The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led in a rightward direction
The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening soon
America's worst nightmare is a Romney presidency bolstered by conservative Christians in Congress and a bible-based Supreme Court.
Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only liberal financial foe
As the birth control mandate went into effect this week, religious freedom arguments continue to threaten it. Here's why they're wrong.
Meritocracy is in crisis and the potential remedies for this situation are not happening because of the power exercised by our corrupted elites.
Parent trigger laws are being pushed by ALEC and other right wing groups to allow parents to essentially 'fire' a public school, with the potential to make them into private, charter schools.
Michigan lawmakers are pushing through a bill that allows professionals to discriminate against GLBT clients in defiance of Codes of Ethics
Despite the fact it violates the Constitution, conservatives across the country keep proposing bills to test poor people seeking government help for drugs.
The American military industrial complex is gearing up our army to butcher through the Iranian people, and the bill will land in our laps.
In order to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, Republicans use entitlement society language to stigmatize using government benefits.
Conservatives can't handle the truth about the aftermath of slavery or neo-slavery and how it still affects African Americans lives today.
Anti-choice advocates in Mississippi have begun to advance so-called Personhood Amendments to attack birth-control, abortion, cloning, and stem-cell research.
Anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty but right now I would no more trust a jury of progressives to look dispassionately at the case than I would a jury of conservatives.
Many Republicans and Tea Party groups are of the misguided opinion that America has the right to do whatever it chooses in the world and that the choices it does make are perfect. Although America is a great country and one of the world's super-powers, it does not always make the right decisions and is not exceptional. The phrase "American exceptionalism" is thrown around continuously by conservatives who believe that America is without fault, and it leads to discriminatory policies abroad and here at home. There are myriad reasons why America is not exceptional, and it boils down to one problem; conservatives.
Why did Sarah Palin keep an Israeli flag in her office in Juneau? She needed an American flag and an Alaskan flag. Didn't her governor's obligations stop there?
As the historical facts - the actual facts - are inconvenient, Beck, like other Republicans, have fabricated a history more congenial to Republican ideology.
Republicans lionize Ronald Reagan, and in the older, white population, the dead president is a god who deserves to have his head on Mt. Rushmore. Sarah Palin channels Reagan and her supporters speak of her as being the new Ronald Reagan. It is typical of conservatives to worship a president who hurt the economy, set labor relations and unions back 40 years, and caused untold damage to the environment by destroying regulations. Republicans still think of Reagan as the gun slinging cowboy who rode in and cleaned up the frontier, or the war hero who single handedly stormed up a hill and took out a battalion of Nazis. Regardless the image old white people have of Reagan; he was just an actor, and a bad president whose policies were controlled by banks and corporations
It is obvious that moderation has no place in modern Republican discourse, whose rhetoric is based on confrontational and inflammatory statements, the more outrageous the better.