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.
Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.
Seeking bipartisan support, President Obama today called for tighter controls on individual purchasing tactical nuclear weapons. The president asked Congress to approve a three-day waiting period prior to purchase, during which the individual would need to present evidence that he is not Iran or North Korea.
Where, pray tell, does rocket-scientist DeMint think this money is spent? On Newt Gingrich's moon colony? Let me help him out. We just need him to concentrate for a moment, because this is a tough one, even for a rocket-scientist.
In their desire to rehabilitate their anti-immigrant image, Republican lawmakers have been scrambling to put forth immigration bills far short of anything comprehensive as initially called for by House Speaker Boehner.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been appropriately pilloried over the past 24 hours for his amazing "legitimate rape" comments. But should we any longer be surprised? Isn't this what the Republican Party has come to?
Senator Jon Kyl is best known for explaining his lie about Planned Parenthood as "not meant as a factual statement." Hence, it is not possible to know whether his recent ridiculous statement that middle class and the wealthy have identical values is meant as a factual statement or not.
In a presidential election year, Boehner & Co. surrendered to a simple calculus: the 99 percent has something that the 1 percent doesn't -- more votes. Way more.
In some ways Carmona's candidacy is already a success as it indicates that a state which has for to long catered to the extreme elements of both parties, may finally move back to the moderate traditions of its past.
Media lapdogs are marked by stenographic tendencies, sympathetic frames and a reliance on industry jargon. Politico's latest report about Congressional Republicans working to undo looming defense cuts meets all three criteria.
To serve the 1 percent, Republicans discarded all of their supposedly sacrosanct philosophy about taxes during last week's struggle over extending the temporary payroll tax cut.
As Americans take stock this Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it appropriate we expose some other turkeys that the war industry is celebrating this holiday season.
With less than two weeks to go before its November 23 deadline for $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts, the twelve members of the bipartisan "Super Committee" have agreed to freeze time on November 22, so November 23 never happens.
Senator Jon Kyl (R. AZ) advanced the art of GOP prevarication last April when he claimed that Planned Parenthood spends 90% of its budget on abortions. The grossness of the falsehood -- the correct figure is 3%, not 90 -- was par for the course.
The bottom line on Senator Jon Kyl's gambit to publicly pressure the supercommittee against more defense reductions is that it reveals that Kyl has no leverage on the issue.
GOP 2012 presidential aspirants, courting their party's religious fundamentalist base are making truly outrageous comments about Islam and Muslims.