No matter that Obama spoke well. John Boehner's tan and his sour face really won the show. And what's all this about a living wage?
As Congressman George Miller, who has led the Northern California team at water negotiating tables for decades, commented, Boehner's proposal "has little or nothing to do with water policy in the state" and everything to do with the politics of the Republican caucus.
The "Duck Dynasty Wing" of the Republican Party has taken over the GOP, and they're not about to retreat in their war on science and common sense.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
It has been a painful year for the people of North Carolina and for our state's reputation. In just one year, the Tea Party controlling Raleigh has sl...
Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell" and climate change, a hoax.
There's a Super Bowl about to be played in the U.S. Senate and the point spread favors the Republicans.
Call me a cock-eyed optimist if you will, but I couldn't help wondering how different next year's State of the Union speech will be if Democrats have a much better year than expected and not only hold the Senate but win control of the House.
It was a speech mainly geared to the base of the party and reinforced the reasons many of us believe it is crucial that we elect more Democrats. But it was also a speech to the middle class about moderation and how the government can help people.
I often wonder, given sufficient whisky and irony and time: Has there ever been a more delightfully inept, wince-inducing oxymoron in the tortured American lexicon than 'conservative Christian?' I am almost completely serious.
The far right can't erase our history. It can only push us to read our banned books in our underground libraries. We know our cause is fair and just. We know we are right, and we will win.
The GOP's response to Bridgegate explains a lot about conservatism today, and how it has evolved since Ronald Reagan's era.
Gallup headlined on 28 January 2014, "Democrats and Republicans Differ on Top Priorities," and reported that the biggest difference between supporters...
Sometimes I use the weekend to catch up on my reading. Sometimes I regret it. A partial sample from last weekend: BusinessWeek tells me that: "After...
The world of the political is catching up with the real life concerns of Main Street in asking the very important questions related to the new economic reality. Who will help us when times get tough?
If you want a compelling story about our national political life as the politics of 2014 begin--and what has been and might happen with the Republican Party--look to the North Country.