Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.
"Decision 2016" -- or maybe we should just call it "Dynasty"... ...
The historic realignment of southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party stands as one of the most dramatic and consequential developments of the past century. However, recent research offers hopeful signs for regional Democrats.
Republicans will meet this weekend to pick candidates for their June primary election, and the most important storyline for reporters to track at the ...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.
Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.
The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.
House Republicans will line up to pass the Ryan budget. At the same time, they will not even allow a vote on raising the minimum wage or extending unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. There are many things wrong with the Republican budget. Its austerity will cost jobs and cripple the economy. Its tax cuts will add to Gilded Age inequality. Its Big Oil agenda continues to ignore catastrophic climate change. Its numbers don't add up. Its claim to balance the budget in a decade depends on funny money -- assuming faster growth, keeping Obamacare's tax revenue while repealing its benefits, etc. But put the disagreements aside. Simply accept Republicans at their word: This is who they are.
Unlike the Tin Man who wanted a heart, the scarecrow who wanted a brain, and the lion who wanted courage, many Republicans are content being heartless, clueless and cowardly.
As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.
I know it does not bode well that at 24 I am this jaded about the political process. I have had enough of politicians not listening to me and the rest of us while they continue to act as they please.
From closed bridges in New Jersey, to favors for polluters in North Carolina, to a...
How come we do business with some of the world's most authoritarian regimes with the worst human rights' records on the planet, yet we keep insisting that the Cuban embargo should be kept in place solely on moral grounds?
The Democrats control the Senate and we get political infighting. The Republicans control the Senate and we'll likely get the same. Whatever happens, smart business owners will be paying close attention. Man, where's Ross Perot when you really need him?
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.