GOP Seeks to Destroy First Amendment and Democracy Itself

As Don Draper, the central character of AMC’s hit show Mad Men, likes to say, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

For the GOP across the nation these days, though, the prevailing attitude is more to the effect of, “If you don’t like what’s being said, repress the conversation.” read more

Teachers Strikes Protest Decades of Republican Tax Cuts

It’s time for some historical perspective so we can really understand what is going on with this year’s teachers strikes.  A common thread in almost every state under Republican rule is that funding has been taken away from public schools, systematically and over a long period of time.  The genius of GOP ideology came up with the idea that by cutting state taxes the economies would boom and this would increase state tax revenues.  But it hasn’t worked out that way. read more