Following the recent mass shooter attack in Colorado, many Americans are rightly considering the deadly and foreseeable consequences of the right-wing media's role in the dissemenation of demonstrably false accusations of fetal body part sales by the national community health care provider Planned Parenthood.
Now it's said you can't trust a politician. This usually means they won't live up their promises. WIth the current crop of Republicans their straight out lies with no basis in fact mean you can trust nothing they say. Can we elect any of them? Fuggedaboutit!!
Here is what's grimly fascinating in this year's dystopian carnival of a Republican presidential primary. When it comes to what can be said in America, all bets are off.
Certainly, there has never been a stranger or more unsettling Republican campaign for the presidential nomination or one more filled with economic balderdash and showmanship.
The Republican party's national approval rating is at its lowest point since 1992 - about 32%, compared with 46% for Democrats. As pollster Stanl...
It's time for us to stop being polite and keeping the peace in our families, to stop hiding behind sympathetic posts on social media and instead have hard discussions about where we, as families, are at. To tell those close to us how afraid we are that, some day, we might see their mugshot on television after a horrific event.
As President Obama flies to Paris for the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal force?
Would the result have been different had Turkey not chosen to shoot down a Russian plane which may have veered momentarily -- and this in the Turkish version, mind you -- into its territory? We'll never know.
Virtually every player at the Paris conference fully understands the grotesque extremism gripping the GOP. It is an embarrassing spectacle, unique among world powers. But the embarrassment is trivial. More than ever, the stakes involved in U.S. leadership are the highest conceivable.
America's torture advocates, it seems, have few moves left. The most brazen of them are not brazen enough to offer anything but well-worn defenses. None dares admit that they believe U.S. security requires us to commit acts of extreme brutality.
Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admit...
The Republican Party must avoid the old adage; you can pay me now or pay me later. It's time to get our heads out of the sand and admit that climate change is no longer a question of weather or not.
Despite the presence of an increasingly viable progressive alternative, Democrats continue to lean against their own interests in the mistaken belief that it will help them win elections. Then they wonder why we're stuck with rising inequality and a political system rigged against the majority of the population.
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In the wake of terror we must similarly hold our heads up and show the terrorists that they cannot break us or sour our freedoms. Our mettle is being tested, and we cannot be seen to be brittle.
The Republican Senate just voted to reject plans by President Obama and the EPA to dramatically reduce emissions from coal power plants. This is reactionary politics. It is also political theater that plays right into the hands of the President.