If the Republican leadership can sell it to enough of its members, it could be a way out of the perpetual crisis machine that the budget has become. By separating the politics from the actual real-world results, it allows both factions of the Republican Party to get what they want.
ince the news broke on this blog Nov. 6 that he was forming a "Stop Chris Christie PAC," former congressman Tom Tancredo has been on the interview cir...
Cruel as it may be to say now, much of the November 2008 hype to which many progressives (me included) subscribed, was just that -- hype -- the product of a profound misreading of what had, and what had not, just happened.
The right keeps winning more and more power in the U.S. -and that despite the fact that its analysis and programs are not supported by the majority of Americans and concretely destructive to the economic interests of many who vote for them.
Finally, President Obama is playing offense on immigration reform -- and it will pay dividends to both the country and his own political standing. Republicans who thought Obama would be a rug they could stomp on to 2016 are now on defense.
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With the President's recent return from his diplomatic trip in Asia, and the year about to end, Barack Obama is getting ready to sign what many call "one of his biggest political decisions of his presidency."
What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.
The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.
For each modest step forward on climate stabilization, the latest election ensures that Americans are destined to march several steps backward when it comes to reliance on climate-altering fossil fuels. It's a recipe for good times for Big Energy and its congressional supporters and bad times for the rest of us.
A new GOP majority will be looking for creative policy proposals to differentiate themselves from President Obama. After years of being called a "do ...
Long before today's Republicans made obstruction their raison d'etre, Gilded Age Democrats turned "No" into a political rallying cry, and, in the process, rolled back some of the era's most important social reforms.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...
It would be in the public interest to re-examine the hundreds of millions spent on buying TV time, considering that those TV airwaves are already the public's.
We recognize that it's more common to talk about Millennials instead of to them, particularly when it comes to the topic of aging, but you've truly earned your place at the table. Now that you're here with fresh perspective from your generation, here's an idea for your first term.
While a host of progressive issues are dear to many of us, none of these should cloud our judgment in getting behind the one person who could not only win, but effectively govern this country and keep the conservative dogs at bay...Hillary Clinton.