The point of the GOP's Hillary email obsession is the same as its pounding of her for her alleged missteps and conniving on Benghazi. That is to embarrass and discredit her as a 2016 presidential candidate.
Formally splitting the Republican Party into two pieces may not happen soon, but it makes more sense than the current arrangement where the party has two wings with vastly different values and policies.
It's a strategy that is not only unsuccessful with this extreme GOP, but it's an insult to those of us who have been viciously targeted by the GOP, whether we be women, LGBT, people of color or working people trying to make a decent wage.
Republicans must thoughtfully engage with Black Lives Matter if they desire to gain African American votes from the Democrats. Empty rhetoric will not suffice, and the silence of the GOP on issues that disproportionately impact African Americans cannot continue unabated without dire consequences for the future of the GOP.
As other states wrestle with how to create inclusive immigrant policies, the California legislature's bold steps should serve as a roadmap. California's demographics help to illustrate why inclusive and compassionate policies are not only a reflection of our national commitment to honor the rights and dignity of everyone, but also sound economic policy.
The terrifying truth is that a number of candidates in the Republican presidential race are frightening, although that's not what should be scaring people (on both the left and the right) at this time.
The on again/off again media tease of a Joe Biden presidential run has been a long-running political soap opera. Now that there's actually tangible hints that Biden will jump in the race, the tongues are wagging even more furiously about what actual effect it will have.
Essentially, the Freedom Caucus -- allied with Senate friends like Ted Cruz -- is trying to blackmail America into accepting their far-right priorities even though the GOP couldn't do well enough on Election Day to get them passed through democratic means.
Without a doubt, Trump's campaign launch was the defining moment thus far of 2015. It was a couple steps above Palinesque: Complete sentences, marginally connected supporting arguments.
Starting today, three bills are being rammed through the Wisconsin legislature that will put the final nails in the coffin of our state's long history of clean elections and accountable governance. Who is asking for these bills? Now we know.
The conservative House Freedom Caucus, Has given a whole new meaning to "raucous." They took down Leader McCarthy, Humiliating the Grand Old Party.
When it comes to actually including Gen Y in any meaningful political discourse, both parties fail with flying colors.
John Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House has set off a fierce battle that underscores the systemic problems facing today's Republican Party.
The GOP worked so hard for so long to attain the power they have amassed: control over the United States Congress, one of the most powerful bodies in the entire world. And what they do with that power? They use toddler-inspired "my way or the highway" strategies to win, and most striking, they readily destroy their own if they can't get their way.
This week, as Joe Biden inched closer to jumping into the presidential race, Ben Carson inched closer to forcing us to retire the use of "brain surgeon" as a linguistic stand-in for "brilliant genius," with thunderingly dumb comments about guns, the Umpqua Community College shooting, and the Holocaust. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans took on the trappings of a badly written soap opera, with Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrawing from contention as the next Speaker due to opposition from Tea Partiers who didn't find him conservative enough -- or was it really because of those rumors of a steamy extramarital affair with a colleague? Tune in next time for "As the GOP Turns"... Is it any surprise that neither John Boehner nor Paul Ryan wants a position that has gone from someone who can get things done to someone who promises to stop all things from getting done? Welcome to today's Washington.
The Benghazi hearings damage a political career. (Hint: It's not Hillary Clinton's.)