What is a revolution? Typically in the last 100 years or so, a revolution would occur when the power governing a nation state became so blind and th...
It seems like every new poll shows President Obama's approval rating slipping lower and lower. The second term slump is nothing new for presidents. What has been striking is how quickly Democrats have started to break away from President Obama.
With all the controversy over the Affordable Care Act and government shutdowns, is it any wonder we have become, for lack of a better term, distracted?
Some political observers believe that if we only had competitive elections throughout the country -- if most congressional districts weren't gerrymandered -- then we would have more moderates in Congress and, therefore, less polarization. Think again. Polarization is the new normal.
To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...
Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.
The "Liberal" Establishment Is Far From Progressive, And Isn't Even Authentically Liberal: It's Just Corrupt. I received flak from readers for point...
The GOP will continue to scream that their act was a naked demonstration of the danger of the tyranny of the majority. It wasn't. It simply ended the far worse tyranny of the minority against Obama's court picks.
The ACA deserves a chance, but more importantly, universal health care deserves a chance. Good health is an inalienable right, even if it does not say so in print.
Not homeless, shopping carts. This isn't an issue about homeless in my representative's mind, it's about shopping carts. It's about cleanliness.
In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.
Citizens United has cast a black shroud over our nation since it was dumped on the American people by an activist, ideologically driven right-wing majority in the Supreme Court. Since that decision, we have seen a steady erosion of our way of life.
Democrats aren't innocent victims. They abused the filibuster too. And Republicans like John McCain used to have enough clout to tamp down the excesses. No more. We're headed to democracy by gladiator, where we all watch to see who gets killed and who gets to fight another day.