Inequities in our justice system continue to widen with wealthy, white criminals continuously managing to escape punishments faced by others
The consequences of Republican deregulation and their weakening of OSHA has been an ongoing threat of death for American workers.
Republicans are enthusiastic about sequester cuts until it affects their wealthy constituents. Then, they throw temper tantrums.
This month, an article argued the Iraq War was the single worst foreign policy decision in US history. This may be more than just hyperbole.
This week, no less than eight former directors of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed onto a public letter to two Senators accusing the Obama Administration of abandoning the War on Drugs simply because he has indicated he plans to largely respect the decisions of voters in Colorado and Washington when they legalized marijuana in…
One woman’s tragic story provides a glimpse into the plethora of problems the U.S. faces with a lack of affordable housing and homelessness
Could the answer to the ongoing economic woes of the country be a forgiveness of household debt? At least one economist thinks so.
People actually willing to vocally support reproductive rights have become less and less common owing to the success of stigmatization
While debunking the sickening Sandy Hook conspiracy theory may seem to dignify beyond what it deserves, it has to be done
Fossil fuel barons need to join the efforts to stem climate change, but their religious beliefs may be an unrecognized barrier to progress.
Mirroring their counterparts nationwide, conservatives on a post-election political cruise reveal they still don’t understand their faults.
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President’s Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?
The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led in a rightward direction
Budget negotiation drama is getting more intense as the fiscal cliff or ‘austerity bomb’ approaches. The stakes for the poor couldn’t be higher
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has been selling the notion that he understands liberals & conservatives, while basically badmouthing liberals
Ever since Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act and championed policies supporting minorities, whites have been defecting from the party.
Analysis of the white vote reveals they choose Romney by significant margins. What does this mean when it comes to race issues in the USA?
Nearly 180 ballot measures face a vote on Tuesday. Here are a few of the most consequential initiatives to watch.
Some liberals have the mind-boggling view there is no difference between Romney & Obama, and are even planning not to vote for Obama in swing states.
The self-made myth perpetuated by conservatives has been allowed to shape policy, demonize government, and deny how much is built together
No other state that’s allowed fracking has imposed a moratorium to study environmental and health effects. Can New York use these to ban it?
Democrats are subjected to a different set of standards than Republicans when it comes to their behavior including in political ads.
Deceptively named front groups, posing as grassroots organizations while actually representing corporate interests, are becoming rampant.
Critics have been saying President Obama has not done enough to address poverty. They don’t seem to understand the reasons he couldn’t.
Collective bargaining has been under attack. Now, the upcoming elections are hazardous as the GOP seeks to impose more right-to-work laws
Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only liberal financial foe
By accusing Obama of racism toward white people, the Fight Bigotry Super PAC is the perfect haven for real racists to invest their money.
This ticket will absolutely depend on low-information voters enamored with right wing media. In point of fact, the vast majority of this country would be harmed by the policies these men represent.
As the birth control mandate went into effect this week, religious freedom arguments continue to threaten it. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We need to believe in the competence of our public institutions for our society to function. When they don’t function, how should we react?
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
The war on public transportation is in full swing, like the war on all things public waged by the right. Like so many of their offensives, the motivations include racism and hatred toward the poor.
The right wing has been winning over Americans for decades by framing the political debate so liberals must reclaim the language of politics.
While Republicans pass alleged ‘religious freedom’ laws aimed at knocking down women’s reproductive rights across the country, at least one has gone down in flames.
Some of Ron Paul’s otherwise socially liberal followers are an example of men who have turned their backs on reproductive rights.
Missouri citizens have petitioned to get a ballot initiative up for a vote that would limit interest rates on usurious payday loans
Romney and Walker each pushed austerity politics only to end up with abysmal job records, yet polls say gullible voters keep supporting them.
Between his inability to stop laughing when he causes misery to others and his chronic deceitfulness, Mitt Romney is almost a psychopath.
All women have to do to emphatically support Obama in 2012 is compare his policies to the Romney and the Republicans, but here are 7 reason why the president is the obvious choice.
Without the time to change new Republican laws suppressing voting rights before the election, advocates will need to utilize new Get Out the Vote strategies.
In the wake of the 2012 Trustee’s Report on Social Security, the right wing continues to have the media as an ally in circulating myths about the program.
It is no exaggeration to say that Michigan’s emergency manager laws are a threat to democracy, and the chance to repeal them faces an uncertain future
On tax day, it’s nice to take a look at one small positive slice of what the government does with our tax dollars
Despite the fact that people with mental illnesses end up in systems that cost taxpayers more money, state governments continue to slash funding for services.
With the blessing of the Supreme Court, fundamentalist, right wing evangelists are taking religious indoctrination into the public schools.
Corporations are taking over the incarceration of prisoners to make billions of dollars in profit while lobbying against much needed reforms.
Despite the fact it violates the Constitution, conservatives across the country keep proposing bills to test poor people seeking government help for drugs.
The GOP has led a assault on higher education which has included restricting access, for-profit exploitation, and controlling curriculum.
In order to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, Republicans use entitlement society language to stigmatize using government benefits.
When even holdouts like Obama are feeling forced to use Super PACs, the American people need to effectively step in and require change.
The right’s Saul Alinsky phobia comes from a belief that only certain kinds of Americans should have power, and the rest should be passive recipients of whatever the powerful inflict upon them.