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Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

The 1 Huge Thing Missing From the GOP Tax Plans So Far

Gene Marks | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Unfortunately right now we've only seen the revenue side from the Republican candidates. What about the expense side? How do we know if the tax revenues proposed are sufficient? What expenses will be cut?

Donald Trump Channels Occupy Wall Street, and The Revolt Against The Ruling Elite

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment
Blake Fleetwood

Trump, Sanders and the other outsiders will probably not win their party's presidential nominations. But the rage they are articulating is not going away. In all likelihood these Occupy issues will be co-opted by more establishment and semi-establishment figures like Rubio, Bush, Clinton, and Biden.

America's Decline In Wages Can Be Traced To George W. Bush Era

The Guardian | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics
Read More: Bush, Politics News

One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat wage...

CultureZohn: Dear Barack and Michelle

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

We need to remember how artists' work can make things easier to see, that together we must continue to make our country a more vibrant, transparent, clear-eyed, self-aware place.

Man Caught Having Sex With A Bush

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.29.2015 | Weird News

This is what happens when you elect a bush. For sex. A Connecticut man is suspected of getting freak-nasty with the foliage in his yard, according to...

Post Trump, What Is the GOP's Best Path to Presidential Victory?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.

Ali Watkins

Obama Interrogation Advisor Vindicated In New Report | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Bush administration official who currently advises the Obama administration’s elite interrogation force was not integral to t...

Jeb Bush Enters the GOP Presidential Debate -- But What Are They 'Debating?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In the upcoming performance art piece called the GOP presidential debates the candidates will try to one-up each other showing their base who's best at crushing labor unions, disciplining the poor, and striking fear in the hearts of America's enemies.


Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush could wind up being America's next president. That's a statement that my fingers would actually refuse to type for several other Republicans, just because attempting to substitute "Donald Trump" or "Carly Fiorina" in that sentence would be so downright laughable.

Meet the Neocons

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Dean Opperman

2007-08-22-meettheneoconspull.jpg The good folks at Far Rite Records have just released Neocon Gold: The Condi, Rummy, Cheney, and Georgie Story.

How Many More Wars?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All those who criticize President Obama's handling of foreign policy -- which includes the entire Republican presidential field, it almost goes without saying -- should really have to detail precisely what they'd do differently. The voters really do deserve an answer to this question, since these people are running to take Obama's place in the White House.

Next Iraq Question for 2016 Wannabees: Would You Have Let the Inspectors Finish Their Work Before Invading?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If indeed accurate information is all they needed to have made the right decision on Iraq, it follows that they would have wanted accurate information if they could obtain it.

12 Years of Bush Presidencies = 747,000 Net New Private Sector Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) flails about trying to use his family name to attract financial and elite support while also desperately trying to distance himself from his brother's disastrous record, there is another problem he cannot run away from: The 12 Bush years were the worst on record for net new private sector job creation.

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.

Ten Years Since McCain-Kennedy, an Immigration Starter Kit for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Steven Choi | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Steven Choi

Moving into the 2016 race, any Presidential candidate that wants a fighting chance needs to prioritize an immigration reform game plan -- one that is fair, just, family-oriented and economically sound.

Where Does Marital Mediation Fit In?

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Israel

During the past quarter century, academics and others writing about mediation have characterized styles of mediation as belonging to one of three categories: "facilitative", "evaluative" and "transformative." The categories are quite clearly defined.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Congress Using in Iran Same Bush/Cheney Policies that Failed in North Korea

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Apparently, for members of Congress, and the entire rightwing, preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is of less importance than denying them mutual respect. And, for that, they will trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Marco vs. Jeb Is A Shakespearean Drama

Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

As Marco Rubio debated whether to run for the United States Senate in 2010, he made a pledge steeped in loyalty and deference: He would never challeng...

The Case Against Political Dynasties in American Politics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

What does history teach us about the wisdom of going the 'easy' route and voting for candidates from political dynasties? Does being part of such a dynasty impart one with greater political wisdom or a higher level of achievement?

Obama's Foreign Policy: Continuity Rather Than Contradictions

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Alliances of convenience are the staple of foreign policy as any reader of Machiavelli knows. Obama wants a deal over Iranian nuclear capabilities for it would be a major success of US foreign policy.

Presidential Libraries: Taking Stock as Obama Readies His Own

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.

Jeb Bush: Not His Father, Not His Brother!

Richard Fowler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and the failure of bland candidates like Al Gore, the American people have spoken. They want an exciting, riveting, jaw-dropping and hope-inspiring President.

Friday Talking Points -- Best Pi Day Of The Century!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get on with all the politics, we have two unrelated announcements. The first is tomorrow's quirk in the calendar. Actually, today is quirky as well, if you're a friggatriskaidekaphobe, since it's Friday the 13th.

Democracy Reflux

Howard Meyer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Howard Meyer

While Americans say they want change, we are falling for more of the same. This may be because these are uncertain times and people are looking towards candidates they are familiar with.