The Court's monumentally wrong ruling in Citizens United v. FEC has laid bare the underbelly of the conservative legal project. It's time for progressives to have that honest brawl about why the Constitution itself points in a progressive direction.
The Constitution doesn't, it turns out, belong only to the handful of men who drafted it two hundred years ago. Ironically, it's thanks to the far-right bloc on the Court that Americans are more open than ever to hearing this message.
It's increasingly difficult to figure out which of the numerous organizations claiming to offer "reproductive health services" actually provide termination referrals and which are merely sham clinics established by right-wing religious activists.
How have we reached the point where violence is promoted as an acceptable response to democratically-enacted legislation? The truth is that political developments over the past three decades have made such violence tragically inevitable.
Molly Ivins was a true wit. It's not surprising that a play about her would be very funny, but the play also reveals a side of her that many will not be familiar with- a lifelong struggle with her father.
Whenever the president addresses our troops, he should, indeed he must, appear in civilian clothing, because that's precisely what he is: a civilian, a very special one, to be sure, but that's what he is.