It is the ideology of austerity that has prevailed in the U.S. at least since the 1980s, and Paul Krugman says is putting Europe into its Second Great Depression.
Former New York mayor and rightwing gadfly Rudy Giuliani is dog whistling again, using coded racial language to stir political passions.
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It is becoming more evident that those of us who disagree with traditional conservative orthodoxy are vilified as illegitimate Republicans, whatever that means.
Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.
For several weeks now, GOP congressman Aaron Schock has been at the center of negative media attention because of things he is alleged to be hiding, inspiring ethics complaints. But the one thing reporters are not talking about openly -- yet appear to be wink-winking and nudge-nudging about -- is the question of Schock's sexual orientation. This is glaring and curious.
While many conservatives are happy to see him leave the show he created, the truth is that all Stewart's done is dare to look at Michele Bachmann from the vantage point of a sane person. In doing so, we laugh because changing "French fries" to "freedom Fries" is funny.
Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.
There is no one parameter that qualifies somebody as American or even a set of qualities that comprise a monolith of American culture. While Jindal's comments are directly aimed at Indian-Americans, they're insulting to all immigrants and the general creation of this country.
When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a "public option" health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to "keep insurers honest."
President Obama's remarks, last week, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast were theologically sound and politically smart. In spite of this, his comments set off a storm of criticism from conservative critics who took him to task for both his theology and his politics.
Just as embryonic stem cell research was the sentinel cultural issue for the last several presidential campaigns, the three-parent embryo could well be adopted by one of the more socially conservative candidates. These issues aren't only of concern to conservatives, but they tend to be of greater symbolic importance to activist voters in the GOP than among Democrats.
February 14th is the day when Americans celebrate love with cards, flowers and chocolate. At my house, the kids are busy making paper hearts and cranking out scores of cards for their friends. Their handiwork inspired me to create a valentine for members of Congress who need to have "the talk."
While North American energy integration may appeal to Republicans for the way it would enrich major U.S. oil companies and pipeline firms, its real allure lies in the way they believe it will buttress the more hawkish and militarized foreign policy that so many in the GOP now favor.
The House voted again to repeal Obamacare.
The GOP cynically flips the table and blames the wealth gap and even the poverty rise on Obama's supposedly reckless tax and spend policies. This is more myth-making. Obama's budget has not broken the government's fiscal bank.