With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.
A 2014 Civil Rights Bill would almost certainly be D.O.A. on arrival in the 2014 House. And if by some miracle it passed, its chance of surviving a court challenge would be anything but certain.
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The Republican position on issues like unemployment insurance, minimum wage, the SNAP program, and Medicaid is cruel on a level that is deeper than anything we've seen in American politics since the ugliness of the backlash against the civil rights movement.
By changing the lenses through which the electorate views Americans for Prosperity, Democrats can successfully turn the Koch's own attack ads back against them.
We must rid our government of obstructionists, who are in the pocket of the 1 percent, and we must increase the numbers of true Progressives who will fight to pass an amendment to overturn McCutcheon and Citizens United decision and go to public funding of campaigns at every level of government.
Hypothetically, if you wanted to distill every form of right-wing economic lunacy into a 100-page document, then hypothetically, it would be the Ryan Budget.
Their ammunition is dwindling. Most of the horror stories they've been able to present have proven false. There is, however, one tiny issue they can cling to, and it came from the president's own lips.
After a long period in the political winter, it appears that the GOP finally has something to be excited about -- the Obama administration's health care debacle.
I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.
Obama's popularity numbers are down for the moment. But for most of his first and second term he has been popular and an enormously appealing president and campaigner.
The recent Pew study confirmed that millennials are the most diverse, pluralistic group of people in American history. What was most interesting, (at least to me), was the apparent positions that many young Republican millennials harbor on social issues.
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On issue after issue, party leaders spew egregious factual falsehoods. They're doing so only secondarily because they are so often misinformed. Instead, their overriding goal is to appeal to what they understand to be the biases and prejudices of their evermore authoritarian base.
It's not against the law to worship a free market, compassionless, capitalist society or to pretend that charity is a reasonable substitute for social services. But it is backwards. And it's wrong to worship this fantasy and try to persuade others that it's tantamount to the Christian God written about in the Bible.