Harry Reid's announcement that he will not stand for reelection to the Senate from Nevada in 2016 is a major loss for the climate movement -- and yet another signal that the U.S. Senate is being transformed by today's bifurcated, parliamentary politics into an institution almost unrecognizably different from its traditions.
After the mid-term elections, when the Republicans took control of the Senate and the House, exit polls showed the economy was the top issue on voters' minds.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...
They've cheated customers and defrauded investors. Now they want to use our legalized system of campaign-cash corruption to protect themselves from the very government that rescued them.
The market's response to Wednesday's economic data was somewhat perplexing at first blush.
Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.
Stephen A. Smith is just the latest in a long line to peddle the delusion that the GOP can change its ways and become an open-arms party for blacks.
The Obama administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as he remains Prime Minister of Israel, the U.S. may end its policy of blocking consideration of the Israel-Palestine conflict at the UN Security Council.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
We live in a complex world and it's one Clinton knows well. There are no easy answers on how to deal with ISIS, the Iranians, the Israeli/Palestinian question, race relations, etc. Anyone who suggests there are easy answers to these and other thorny issues should be regarded as a fool.
Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics. If anything, the right keeps gaining and the wealthy keep pulling away. How can this possibly be? In the face of all these assaults on the working and middle class, there are many movements but no Movement. The Occupy movement, which gave us the phrase, "The One Percent," was too hung up on its own procedural purity to create a broad movement for economic justice. This vicious circle can be reversed, as it has been reversed at moments in the American past. As that noted political consultant Joe Hill put it, as they were taking him to the gallows, "Don't mourn, organize."
Polls and surveys show that the middle class has a positive attitude towards profit sharing and the whole idea of employee shares. This evidence is important since the idea of middle class profit shares has been percolating up in policy discussions across the country.
There will be no Republican President as long as the Tea Party is part of the Republican Party. As soon as their leadership recognizes this, and comes to this conclusion, the Tea Party's days of de facto importance in American politics will become a footnote, however lengthy.
Does anyone really believe that the email controversy will blunt the enthusiasm of those teenage girls who'll want to skip school to go door-to-door for Hillary, and for what will soon become a women's electoral movement that might just rival Obama's?
O'Malley has a strong enough record in his two terms as governor to make a more than plausible case. It was on his watch that Maryland enacted same-sex marriage, and it was in Maryland where marriage equality won its first referendum in 2012.