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The Unsung Heroes

Kathy Kemper | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

Jan. 20th, 11:07am With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcon...

Grabbing P*ssy: GOP, Why the Outrage?

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Angela Bonavoglia

Here's the thing: I'm shocked that everyone is so shocked. Let's face it: Only very recently has the idea of men grabbing women's genitalia, or any other part of a female body, on the street, in the subway, or on a date, unbidden, been seen as sexual assault.

What Uncle Kevin's Lived Expertise Taught Me

Kevin Hines | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

Kevin Joseph Ryan was many things. To many in the San Francisco Bay area, he was a lifesaver. To my family, he was the one who brightened our days. To me, he was Uncle Kev.

Paul Ryan's Dream Crushed

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.

Trump's Tough Love for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

While Trump's flaunting of divorces, affairs, and other indiscretions may indicate a certain hubris and lack of regard for public opinion, none of it counts as abuse for everyday American women. The real abuse will come from his policy ideas if he's elected.

Obama Should Call Ryan's Bluff: Pass Immigration Reform, Delay Start Date to 2017

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This is an opportunity for the President to call Ryan's bluff. Instead of scoffing at Ryan's lame and lying excuse, the President should embrace it by stating that he would be happy to sign a comprehensive immigration reform bill, like the one passed by the Senate, but that did not become effective until, say, October of 2017 (the new fiscal year).

We Are All Ryan Reynolds Struggling To Build This Ikea Crib

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ryan Reynolds may look better than us while attempting the daunting task of Ikea furniture assembly, but that doesn't mean he knows how to do it bette...

With Out Papers

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We have an immigration issue here today. People will risk their lives to get here to become part of the bigger, louder American Family. The problem isn't that these people are coming here -- the problem is we have part of our family who have forgotten what it was like to be Italian (or whatever group YOU come from).

Donald T. Sterling Is No Aberration

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. His beyond reprehensible slur that he doesn't want African-Americans at "my games," which has ignited a furor, is part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.

The Ryan Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Alternative

William Hartung | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The Ryan plan is not a conservative budget in the true sense of the term. If it were it would cut government spending across the board, not give a free ride to wasteful Pentagon spending while letting other programs bear the full burden of spending reductions.

The Four 'Grand Bargains' That the Republicans Turned Down

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

All of these plans failed because the most powerful Republicans (Boehner, Cantor, Ryan) and the Tea Party Caucus are not looking for a compromise. They want unilateral concessions.

House Republicans: What Happened? You Were Doing So Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

When a Republican Member of Congress uses a term like "wetback," I generally write it off to the insensitivity of individuals of a certain age. But when almost every Republican votes to deport DREAMers and many other sensible Republicans propose the enforcement-only son-of-H.R 4437, I am genuinely offended.

Ryan Announces Opposition To Background Check Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday at a town hall that he opposes legislation to expand background checks for firearms purchases, despite signaling ...

Budgets to the Right of Us, Budgets to the Left of Us: Budgets, Budgets Everywhere!

David Coates | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
David Coates

They share similar names. They all promise prosperity. Nobody, after all, is going to label their budget "the route to yet more unemployment." In truth, however, these are not just different budgets. They are entirely different route-maps to our collective future.

Brutal Ryan Plan Remains On Track For Victory

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on dome...

We Have a Revenue Problem

Richard Klass | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Handling the surge in outlays caused by the "Great Recession" was a formidable problem. Unfortunately the picture on the revenue side was even worse. So why will the GOP not admit that we also have a revenue problem?

Now to Work

Terence Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Terence Smith

Looking back over the last six months or so, the most striking development in American politics is not the reelection of the president or the relative status quo in Congress, it is the virtual disintegration of the Republican Party.

Ryan Trying To Find 'Sweet Spot'

The New York Times | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After Senator John McCain’s failed presidential bid in 2008, he repaired to the Senate to become a thorn in President Obama’s side....

Election 2012: A Republican Extinction Level Event (ELE)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we are to move "Forward" it's time we eliminate the potholes to progress known as the regressive Republicans. Give the Libertarians, Peace and Freedom, Green Party or countless others a chance.

Obama 2.0: A Coalition Government?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

As Barack Obama found during his first term, it's nearly impossible to move America forward when everyone pulls in different directions. He might be able to do something about that as he shapes the team for his second term. How?

6 Life Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Linda Flanagan

With the power back on at last, after eight days of generator-induced quasi-civilization, it's time to consider the lessons we might learn from this debacle.

A Vote for Nothing

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Americans have a choice between a moderate Eisenhower-Republican-style president in Mr. Obama, or an entirely new creature: a man who believes in nothing, who seems to exist entirely in negative space.

A Question For the 73% of White Evangelicals Who Say They're Voting for Romney

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to polls 73 percent of WHITE evangelicals will be voting for Mitt Romney. If the polls are correct here's the question I'd like to ask evangelicals using their own style of language/concerns/theological thinking as applied to their choice.

Afghanistan in the Obama-Romney Gap

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Laurenti

As the American public's disillusionment with fighting the war deepens, the precarious support base in Congress and mainstream policy circles is dwindling. The administration cannot afford to dawdle any longer.

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.