Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the Jimmy-Who or Bachman of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?
If the same people who are picking on Ellmers for her nuanced objections to an abortion bill are silent on Koch's support of abortion rights, then they do not have the courage I always ascribed to their convictions.
Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky.
San Juan, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Why not a Commonwealth of Texas? That thought occurred to me reading about political stalemate in Washington while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Club's vibrant chapter here.
It's getting harder to defend our economic and environmental interests against the corrupting influence of campaign cash. The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet -- and both will be more successful once we've removed big money from our political process.
The decades-long power grab by greedy oligarchs and the concomitant convulsion of democracy has been vastly accelerated by Supreme Court decisions that equate money and free speech, granting the latter to flush billionaires and effectively silencing the majority.
Koch-backed organizations and foundations are at the forefront of the anti-Common Core campaign, which is not surprising. What is surprising is that Koch money is going to the other side in the Common Core war as well.
Based on a survey of National Courts Monitor contributors and our best-guess analysis, the topic of "immigration courts" is a runaway winner for our "Tipping Points" civil justice issue for 2015, but we find some space for other concerns. Here's our top five emerging civil justice issues for 2015.
Poll after poll shows that the American people support a progressive agenda that addresses income and wealth inequality, that creates the millions of jobs we desperately need, that raises the minimum wage, that ends pay discrimination against women, and that makes sure all Americans can get the quality education they need.
Immigration, global warming, Cuba, Keystone, with much more to come. For the Left, it comes as a kind of relief. For the Right, the gauntlet has been thrown down and the fight has begun.
At the group's most recent conference, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C., more than 400 predominantly Republican state lawmakers and industry reps formulated sample legislation that will serve as templates for statehouses across the country.
If conservatives really want citizens in control or prefer to reduce the power and influence of a few individuals and groups, they could team up with liberals who have pushed this for years.
The poison pill for private sector unions is likely be a model bill from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) with the Orwellian name of "right to work."
So, WSJ, welcome to the fight to clean up our political system. Ready to support campaign finance reform? Or is it only OK when conservative officeholders are purchased?
Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.