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Extreme Weather is a Warning We Can No Longer Afford to Minimize

This is a warning. Perhaps it's too late. But we are facing a potential climate hostile to human life.

3 years ago

Can “Devolution” Save American Politics?

Conservatives have long argued that the federal government should do less, and instead “devolve” (i.e., hand back) power and money…

3 years ago

Watch: Frank Figliuzzi Tells Nicolle Wallace, We Better Plan for an “Involuntary Extraction of This President”

This was a near unbelievable day in Washington DC. After reinforcements from a number of states arrived, though, the Capitol…

3 years ago

McConnell Warns D.C. and Puerto Rico Statehood Will Create Four New Democratic Senators

Mitch McConnell has warned against admitting Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico as states because it would create new Senate seats…

4 years ago

Two Episcopal Bishops Slam Trump for Using D.C. Church for “Partisan Political Purposes”

Two bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States have publicly criticized Donald Trump for using a historic Washington,…

4 years ago

Democrats Applaud As Trump Wastes Time In Washington, Another State Not In Play

It's as if Trump, in deciding which states to travel to, blindfolds himself and throws a dart at a map…

8 years ago

Arsonist Burns Planned Parenthood Building As War On Women Burns On

Arson was ruled the cause of a fire that burned a Planned Parenthood health center early Friday morning in Pullman,…

9 years ago

61 House Democrats Are Taking A Stand Against Corporate America

The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding…

9 years ago

The Islamic State – Other People’s Business?

Republicans like to blame Obama, but Bush had already created ISIL, and Obama cannot un-create them, because Obama cannot un-invade…

9 years ago

Scott Walker Talks Up GOP Common Sense While Proving He Has None in NH Speech

Walker throws facts and history to the wind as he talks up a fantasy GOP with common sense that nowhere…

9 years ago

Ben Carson Knows Nothing About Foreign Policy, Unaware Baltic States Part Of NATO

America needs a diplomat on the world stage, not a myopic neurosurgeon whose eyes glaze over when you show him…

9 years ago

Legislative Paralysis Strikes Capitol Hill Under New Republican Congress

The new Republican-dominated Congress has proven unable to pass significant legislation. So far they have passed just two bills into…

9 years ago

Game On! Democrats Choose Philadelphia For 2016 Convention Site

Citing logistical advantages and the city's historical significance, the Democrats choose Philadelphia for the 2016 convention site.

9 years ago

Republicans Claim Obama’s “Quasi-Amnesty” Will Create An Epidemic of Non-Citizens Voting

During an appearance on Fox & Friends Friday morning, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told host Steve Doocy that…

9 years ago

Whitewashing The Past: How Conservatives Spurn MLK’s Legacy

MLK was a radical who wanted to eradicate poverty through a guaranteed income program, and he wanted to give reparations…

9 years ago

Democrats Found Their Identity Too Late To Help President Obama’s Agenda

If Democrats had proposed any of their current populist plans last year, Republicans would have went into the midterm elections…

9 years ago

Republican Warhawks And Arms Lobby Unite To Undermine US On World Stage

President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization.…

9 years ago

Fox Affiliate Deceptively Edits Protest Footage To Show Protesters Chanting “Kill A Cop”

Baltimore news station Fox45 ran a story Sunday night attacking protests against police brutality and racial disparity by running deceptively…

10 years ago

ACLU Files Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination In Ferguson School District Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday is a St. Louis federal court in which it claims the…

10 years ago

Police Describe Austin Shooter As Homegrown Terrorist With “Hate In His Heart”

Larry McQuilliams, who fired off over one hundred rounds of ammunition in Austin Friday, was a homegrown extremist with racist…

10 years ago

President Obama Single-Handedly Protects Americans’ Health and Combats Climate Change

Now, every Republican and related conservative is under the illusion that providing for the general welfare means providing for the…

10 years ago

Conservatives Outraged Over ‘Fortunate Son’ Show Their Ignorance Of Song’s Meaning

Conservatives have expressed outrage over the choice to play 'Fortunate Son' at the 'Concert for Valor' on Veterans Day. It…

10 years ago

GOP Heads Explode After President Obama Cuts Historic Climate Change Deal With China

On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the United States and China had come to an agreement to reduce carbon…

10 years ago

Republican Gov. John Kasich Frantically Backtracks After Being Caught Praising Obamacare

Ohio Governor John Kasich spent his Monday night calling up different media outlets after the Associated Press ran an article…

10 years ago

Vice President Joe Biden Tells ISIS That America Will Follow Them To The ‘Gates Of Hell’

At an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an emotionally charged message regarding the…

10 years ago

Despite Being A Huge Part Of It, Ted Cruz Hypocritically Complains About ‘DC Machine’

On Monday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on The Mark Levin Show to discuss, among other things, the recent…

10 years ago

President Obama Shows True Leadership By Pushing For Peace Between Israel And Palestine

On Tuesday, an op-ed written by President Obama appeared in Haaretz, Israel's oldest newspaper. This op-ed comes as tensions between…

10 years ago

GOP Carpetbagger Scott Brown Trails Democratic Incumbent By Double Digits In Senate Race

A new poll released Thursday by Suffolk University and the Boston Herald shows that Republican Scott Brown trails Sen. Jeanne…

10 years ago

Conservatives March On Washington to Demand Legalized Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples

Hatred is as dangerous a contagion as extremist Christianity, and despite same-sex marriage bans being ruled unconstitutional across the nation,…

10 years ago

Do Other Countries Really ‘Hate’ Obama as the Right Claims?

Oh, how they hate Obama. I mean 'hate' with a capital "H." We're talking about most of the world's population.…

10 years ago

You’ve Got To Be Kidding! Republicans Claim Benghazi Suspect Capture Is A Distraction

The way Republicans and conservative media reacted to this good news, which also provided proof that the President is adhering…

10 years ago

What A Surprise! Neocon Warmonger Bill Kristol Wants Thousands Of US Troops In Iraq

During a panel discussion on Tuesday's Morning Joe, neocon torchbearer and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol attempted to make the…

10 years ago

Rick Perry Doubles Down On Stupid During Same-Sex Marriage Discussion

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is contemplating a 2016 run for the White House, appeared on CNBC Monday morning…

10 years ago

Howard Dean Feels That Eric Cantor’s Loss Can Lead The Way To Big Democratic Gains

In an op-ed piece for Politico published Sunday, former Democratic Governor of Vermont Howard Dean stated that the recent primary…

10 years ago

Another Solid Jobs Report Shows Why Republicans Are Laser Focused On Fake Scandals

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for the month on May. For the fourth month…

10 years ago

After His Bergdahl Comments Thursday, Joe Scarborough Needs To Be Taken Off The Air NOW!

On Thursday's episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough went way over the line when discussing the situation surrounding the…

10 years ago

Conservative Media’s Lack Of Empathy For Bowe Bergdahl And His Family Is Sickening

Republicans in Washington and the right-wing media decided to push all-in by claiming the President had negotiated with terrorists and…

10 years ago

Gun Crazed Republican Senate Candidate Calls UCSB Killings An ‘Unfortunate Accident’

Iowa Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst referred to the recent Isla Vista killings as an "unfortunate accident" in a…

10 years ago

Texas State Senator Claims That Obama ‘Thinks He’s God’ During Republican Debate

Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Texas is currently in a primary runoff with Texas' current Lieutenant Governor, Republican David…

10 years ago

The Government’s Drug Schedule Badly Needs Rescheduling

It's here, front and center and it's not going away. It's marijuana, a mostly still illegal derivation from the weeds…

10 years ago

Jon Stewart Calls Out Republicans On Their BS For Claiming They Want Bipartisanship

Wednesday night's episode was the first chance that Jon Stewart got to fully discuss the State of the Union address.…

10 years ago

SOTU: Obama is Hope. GOP Responses – All Four of Them – Are Despair

What Tuesday night demonstrated to every American and to the world, is that President Obama has a plan and that…

10 years ago

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Completely Bombs Delivering The GOP’s SOTU Response

Tuesday evening, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) was tabbed by the Republican Party to deliver their official response to President…

10 years ago

Tea Party Darling Steve Stockman Gives Pathetic Excuse For Being MIA This Month

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who is running a primary challenge for Sen. John Cornyn's seat this year, came out of…

10 years ago

Reefer Madness: Chris Matthews Joins Chorus of Beltway Blowhards Scared of Weed

  On Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews joined the growing chorus of Beltway pundits who are terrified of the potential consequences…

10 years ago

The Media Needs to Talk Less About What Obama Can Do and More About Why Republicans Won’t Do

Since when was it ever the intention of the U.S. Constitution that one branch should be able to not balance…

10 years ago

House Republicans Blatantly Lie To America By Claiming They’ve Passed Dozens of Jobs Bills

On Saturday morning, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) was chosen by the Republicans to make their weekly address. He claimed that…

10 years ago

Happy New Year: Minimum Wage Workers in 13 States Will Get Automatic Pay Raise

Minimum wage workers in over a dozen US states have something to celebrate as they ring in the new year…

10 years ago

Senate Dems Compelled to Embrace the Suck On Budget To Avoid Disaster

The budget deal that was forged by Sen Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks to be one…

11 years ago

A Holiday Wish as the Least Productive Congress in History Wraps Up Its Year

This Congress is on pace to be the least productive in history. Let's set this overpaid, under-performing inertia against the…

11 years ago

John Boehner Won’t Take Responsibility for Least Productive Congress Ever

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was confronted by reporters on Tuesday and asked his thoughts about this being…

11 years ago

39 House DINOs Helped Crush ACA Requirements in a Critical Vote

Unless Democrats want more of the same in DC until January of 2021, they'll have to move their frozen rumps…

11 years ago

How The Tea Party and Republicans Continue to Blow Golden Opportunities

The Tea Party and the Republicans could have led a much-needed national debate about the role and size of the…

11 years ago

Protesting Right Wing Truckers Are Hauling a Load of Constitutional Ignorance

A group of vigilante truck drivers will set upon Washington to demonstrate that when it comes to Constitutional ignorance, they…

11 years ago

Republican Traitors Draped in Tea Keep Their Promise to Break the Government

The current Republican government shutdown is what teabaggers came to Washington to do; "break the government of the United States."

11 years ago

Republicans, Need a Minority To Love? Try President Obama

Obama's best line was when he suggested that if the Republicans were sincere about their new outreach efforts to attract…

11 years ago

The Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Think Tank. Think Tank?

Thursday marks the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, not to mention a think tank. What…

11 years ago

Rick Warren Forgives Whoever Sold His Son the Unregistered Gun Used in His Suicide

After the brutal slayings of 20 precious Sandy Hook children, the son of Pastor Rick Warren shoots himself with an…

11 years ago

Mark Sanford’s Very Republican God Redeems His Career: He Is Forgiven So You Must Forget

Former Congressman and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is about as immoral and unethical as they get, but God is…

11 years ago

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin, the GOP’s New, Kinda New and Old Voices

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin seem to have captured the spirit of the current crop of Republicans; still…

11 years ago

Powerful Democratic Operatives in D.C. Help South Carolina Republicans Retain Control

South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison is a powerful lobbyist for the Podesta Group. He's about to become the Chairman of…

11 years ago

Black and White Armed Protesters Swarm the Capitol — Can You Spot the Difference?

Imagine if the press described second amendment protesters 'violent' and 'angry' today, just because they were armed. Then imagine if…

11 years ago

An Examination of a Legit Defense Expenditure Would Out a Number Of Illegitimate Money-Wasters

The U.S. has an enormous number of military personnel and weaponry in the U.S. territory of Guam. It's legit, but…

11 years ago

The Bill to Fund the Government Is the Latest Bit of Stand-up Comedy From House Republicans

The primary purpose of House Bill 933 is to perpetuate the bloat of the defense budget and decimate domestic programs.

11 years ago

Calling all Right Wing ‘Patriots’ Please Identify All the Freedoms You’ve Lost

Right wing "patriots" are constantly complaining of losing their freedoms and liberty. I would ask what these freedoms and liberties…

11 years ago

Look out Idaho, A New Herd of Paranoid Survivalists Are Heading to Your State

A planned, walled-in Patriot Community called the Citadel Project is being planned for a mountainous region of Idaho. It's all…

11 years ago

It’s Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor

The American government persists in shutting out communist Cuba while welcoming communist Vietnam and China. It's time to bring Cuba…

11 years ago

Chris Christie Sells Himself as a Moderate, but That’s Not Even Close to True

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and presidential hopeful has been casting himself as a jolly moderate. I invite you to…

11 years ago

The Republicans Are Now a Step Closer to Shutting Down the Post Office

Get ready to say bye to the Postal Service as we know it and hello to near-monopoly private providers who…

11 years ago

President Obama Warns Congress to Start Putting Country Ahead of Politics

President Obama urged a balanced approach to the upcoming budget talks, but warned that Congress (read: Republicans) needs to start…

11 years ago

Our 44th President said just the right inaugural things

President Barack Obama and a number of other speakers and entertainers brightened up an inauguration that struck just the right…

11 years ago

The GOP is going try to fight President Obama’s Executive Orders

The President's 23 Executive Orders on gun control are now public. The Republicans are pushing back implying some may be…

11 years ago

The GOP Needs to Shed its God Problem Before it’s Too Late

The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America

11 years ago

Things to Like About 2012

We had some rough times in 2012 but there are things to like about the year just past. Here are…

11 years ago

The New York Stock Exchange is being sold, but the game’s the same

An obscure investment player of many years experience has emerged to buy the NYSE. He's a big derivatives guy with…

12 years ago

Eric Cantor’s letter spells out the continuing ALEC/Koch right-wing agenda

Eric Cantor has gotten his orders from Koch/ALEC headquarters, and there is no mistaking their intent; continue to make life…

12 years ago

In South Carolina the stampede is on to replace DeMint

Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate to take over the Presidency of the Heritage Foundation. Another extremist will undoubtedly take…

12 years ago

Puzzled Republicans; here are the reasons African Americans gave the President 93% of their votes

The Emancipation Proclamation ostensibly freed the slaves back in the midst of the Civil War. Modern day slavery camouflaged as…

12 years ago

The Republican hyperbole about the ‘fiscal cliff’ is deafening and misleading

The ongoing debate about the fiscal cliff continues as the U.S. approaches the current debt ceiling. Republicans are responsible for…

12 years ago

The handwriting is on the wall; cursive is no longer welcome in elementary schools

With schools hotbeds of electronic teaching devices, cursive writing instruction is being phased out, no longer considered necessary

12 years ago

2012 is a special Thanksgiving thanks to key Congressional races

The 2012 election was especially satisfying for the Presidency and the new faces that will show up in Congress, especially…

12 years ago

Pushing Back against George Will’s Half Truths and Lies About Elizabeth Warren

George Will writes about an agency founded and briefly run by newly-elected Senator Elizabeth Warren. Will tells many half-truths and…

12 years ago

After a near-perfect military career, General Patraeus hits a snag

Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his…

12 years ago

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted wants to dramatically change electoral votes to favor Republicans, and make it nearly impossible…

12 years ago

Investigate Rick Scott for the Voting Obscenity that is Florida

As the absentee vote count continues in Miami-Dade county. Post-election, Rick Scott should be investigated

12 years ago

In spite of huge Republican money and relentless attack ads it’s Obama

Incredible amounts of money were spent on the 2012 General Election. And lots of that money was wasted when expensive…

12 years ago

Don’t expect Obama/Romney part deux Biden is one tough cookie

Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan in the only Vice Presidential nominee debate. Biden is expert in Foreign Affairs and very…

12 years ago

Mitt Romney Proved in front of 67 Million Americans that He Can’t be Trusted

It was generally conceded that Mitt Romney won the first debate. The question is can you trust anything he said?…

12 years ago

Romney will bring talking points to the debate while Obama will tell the truth

Mitt's handlers will give him talking points, while President Obama will be armed with the truth at the first presidential…

12 years ago

Mitt Romney Says Obama Has Given Up but is Romney even Trying?

Mitt Romney wants to convince Ameicans that Obama has quit on them, perhaps to cover up the fact that he…

12 years ago

GOP Rep and NRA Pet Trey Gowdy Finds Himself on the Wrong Side of a Gun

Sunday night, South Carolina Representative, Trey Gowdy was sitting in his car when a woman walked up and stuck a…

12 years ago

Mitt and his Rove Jr. VP Grace 60 Minutes and Honesty Was Hard to Come By

60 Minutes Romney/Ryan interview Romney & new VP questioned by Bob Schieffer TV interview exposes BS of Mitt and Paul.

12 years ago

Paul Ryan: A One-Man Fiscal Cliff?

Does Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate signal his campaign is tacking to the right again, or…

12 years ago

NRA Shrugs Off Latest Mass Murder as its Attention is Riveted on Electing Romney

The NRA is front and center again as another mass murder draws attention to the organization and the role of…

12 years ago

Has The Romney Express Already Run Out of Gas?

Mitt Romney is a few votes short of making his Republican nomination for president official, but thanks to a lack…

12 years ago

Dropping a Word Bomb of Truth On Mitt Romney’s Olympic Leadership

What Mitt Romney doesn't want voters to know about his 2002 leadership of the Winter Olympics is that he spent…

12 years ago

Golden Boy John Edwards’ Fall From Grace into Federal Court

The future looks bleak for John Edwards. It all started going downhill when he started an adulterous affair with a…

12 years ago

The Republican War on the Girl Scouts

The Republican Party has gone to war with the Girl Scouts, accusing them training girls to be radicalized, anti-religious baby-killing…

12 years ago

Hey Newt…Don’t Let the Door Hit You In the Ass

Newt Gingrich is firing staff and scaling back on primary appearances. The latest polls don't look good for Gingrich and…

12 years ago

The Poison Pen of Right-Wing Newspapers: Half-Truths and No Truths

A misleading headline about Harry Reid provides the perfect demonstration of just how far right wing newspapers or conservative editors…

12 years ago