In recent weeks we have seen two agreements between distrusting parties. Neither the budget agreement between Democrats and Republicans about funding the U.S. Government, nor the agreement between Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, settled much.
There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. What is not known to many, is that this past year, significant numbers of Senators and Representatives have powerfully stood up for some of our most hurt, victimized and forgotten girls.
There's a noisy, boisterous and well-entrenched faction in the GOP that has dug its heels in and will make life miserable for anyone in the GOP that doesn't toe their hard ideological line. As long as that's the case, the GOP's biggest foe in 2014 will remain the GOP.
Lately, I seem to be spending a lot of time explaining the difference between facts and opinions. It is a time consuming, but worthy, undertaking. It ...
Across the country we are witnessing a wholesale attack by the right wing on workers, unions, women's health, the environment, LGBT issues, civil rights, immigration and nearly every other right that Americans hold near and dear.
Much of the country kicked off the New Year with heavy snowstorms followed by a blast of frigid cold temperatures. But for 1.3 million Americans, whose unemployment checks have been cut off, this may be the coldest winter of all.
Happy New Year! Today, Earth got a little bit warmer. ...
Even before the word sequester came to dominate the budget debate in Washington, there were signs that the military-industrial complex was no longer ten feet tall.
As the role of women expands and becomes increasingly important in the business world, it is essential for their perspectives and ideas to be reflected in the highest office in the land.
The reality is that there are fewer rich people in the US then many would have you believe and regardless of effort the majority of those that make it big already had a seat reserved by their parents before they got there.
Climate disruption, broadband access and crumbling bridges and roads have an odd thing in common: they have entered the never-never land of conservative denialism -- where they are simply not problems for which the right feels obliged to offer solutions.
In trying to achieve their reckless goal of demolishing government, Republicans have hurt far too many Americans. Alternatively, under the correct circumstances, government should be able to help grow the economy.
Whatever way the story gets spun next month, it will be different than the prevailing storyline up to this point. But before we get to that, let's take a look at the progress made in the past month.
In the 21st century, cultural issues have displaced economic issues as the principal alignment in American politics. Economic issues matter, of course, but they no longer define partisanship the way they did in the 20th century: rich Republicans, poor Democrats.
What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, a president and a party who had just won an election with progressive rhetoric were quickly pivoting toward a "Grand Bargain" which would cut Social Security and Medicare. Today the forces of corporate consensus are on the defensive.
The problem is that the right's definition of conservativism is, and will likely always be, exclusively popular among white men who would never be comfortable in a onesie.