It's hard to gauge the outcome of midterm elections more than a year before they're held, but Donald Trump's presidency has motivated progressive and moderate voters in a way they haven't been in a long time.
It is troublesome, even for a progressive secular humanist, to see Democrats resort to a Republican ploy of measuring other Democrats according to their progressive purity
If these evangelicals in the Republican ranks had even the slightest clue how fortunate they are to live in a secular society they might rein in the perpetual sniping that their religious rights are being abridged by a secular government.
Arizona Congressmen Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) plans to announce his endorsement of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for President on Friday.
Gun research is scarce so when it does come out progressive gun regulation advocates have to report on it accurately.
Calls for the Progressives to "break up" with the Democratic Party as an abusive partner miss the mark. The problems is actually their neglect of the party.
The professional left is really not different than the right in that they forget their past missteps and repeat them despite evidence they are on a path to hand Republicans precisely what they want.
There has been no dearth of outrage from EmoProgs who are furious with the president for his third fiscal cliff proposal, and their anger is based on ignorance of the negotiation and governing process
The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led in a rightward direction
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.
Republicans from past experience seem to be eager to take away your rights to firearms and shift the blame to Democrats.
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.
Progressives and Liberals must be proud of themselves for their wavering support of President Obama and women’s rights. It is easy to predict that when the facts are in, the Left will arrogantly claim they are the segment who was on the right side of the issue regardless the outcome. One thing is certain; the right is consistent in their ideological positions, and right or wrong, they stick to their guns. Liberals and Progressives though, abandon their core beliefs to fit the news of the day and it is just one reason Republicans and their conservative base control the narrative on every issue.
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.
President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday.
You hear a lot of talk about the evils of big government and federal regulations but damned if both groups don’t like a healthy dollop of regulation as well. Ultra-conservatives want the government to regulate our sex lives and ultra-liberals want the government to regulate what we can eat.
Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment of hate and xenophobia, the consequences can be deadly and widespread.
Unregulated capitalism gave us the evils of the Gilded Age. Unregulated capitalism gave us the crash of 2008 that has left not just America, but much of the world, reeling.
Why do we have a two-party system? It is not enshrined in the Constitution. In reality, the Founding Fathers viewed the creation of political parties with horror. Is changing the system un-American? What are the possible benefits?
On his radio show today Glenn Beck continued his jihad against intelligence by saying, "The Nazis learned their propaganda from the progressive movement in the United States." However, Adolph Hitler wrote in Mein Kamph that the Nazis learned the value of propaganda from the British during World War I.