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The Birth of the Stupid Party

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans are handing their presidential nomination to a know-nothing billionaire bully, Donald Trump -- the worst nominee in modern times. How did Republicans get to be so stupid?

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

Poland's Tea Party Movement

John Feffer | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
John Feffer

In the current Polish culture war the "worst sort" of Poles are fighting back. Demonstrations have again become commonplace in Warsaw, and the liberal left is banding together in the face of the new threat.

The Rules of Politics Have Changed

Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba

It's one thing to fight against Bernie's revolution because you don't believe in the cause. It's another thing to believe in the cause, but to fight it because you believe in an outdated set of theories about the American electorate.

Understanding Eminent Domain Law in the Context of the GOP Presidential Contest: What Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush Aren't Telling You.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

The current status of eminent domain law in the United States, however, doesn't square with Cruz's, and now Bush's, fear-mongering over the issue. In essence, Cruz and Bush are trying to make Trump the boogeyman here. And while there may indeed be plenty of grounds for pinning that moniker on Trump, eminent domain does not appear to be one of them.

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

The House Divided Cannot Stand: GOP Civil War

David Yankovich | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
David Yankovich

This fight for speaker may only last for a few weeks, but the battle for the party will last for much longer. This will drag into the presidential elections in 2016. The earthquake that is breaking the party apart is massive and an open GOP civil war is here now.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

In the Era of the Angry Nut

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Keith M. Parsons

If you express an opinion in any public forum these days on any subject whatsoever you will soon encounter the Angry Nut. The Angry Nut is angry. Very angry. At you.

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Tea Party Leaders Follow Joe McCarthy In Taking On U.S. Military

John A. Tures | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the biggest showdown between state authorities and the U.S. military since the Civil Rights Era, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to shadow a U.S. military exercise in the Southwest.

8 Hurdles to a Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Solar Choice in Florida

Jim Pierobon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jim Pierobon

A sea-change is brewing in Florida and it's shaping up to be the most closely watched 2016 referendum on any state's election ballot. Given that Florida harbors the most potential for solar in any state east of the Mississippi River and is the country's largest underperforming solar market, the stakes couldn't be higher.

The Bully Mentality -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It's called the bully mentality that we have mentioned before. Bullies are those who want to dominate others without regard to reason or even common sense. And they appear periodically when prevailing cultures or societies lack strong leadership--positive leadership, that is.

The Left Needs a Tea Party

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

The far Right was smart enough to see the effectiveness of the tactics of the Left in the '70s and to adopt those tactics. It's time the Left took them back.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Republicans Hate Their Own Member of Congress While Democrats Like Theirs

John A. Tures | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.

Despite the 'War on Whites' Tea Party Paranoia, 85 Percent of Congress and 69 Percent of Obama's Administration Is White

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States Congress is a Tea Party's dream; mostly male and mostly white. It's tough to wage a "war on whites" when the 113th Congress is 85 percent white and President Obama's cabinet is 69 percent white.

Absentee Senator Pat Roberts Survives Bruising Kansas Primary

Erik Ose | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.

'Pro-Troop' Charity Repeatedly Misled Voters, Funneled Millions To Tea Partiers

ProPublica | Kim Barker | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in ...

Occupy the Tea Party

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

At first blush, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street appear as bookends: opposing grass-roots movements on the political right and left, respectively. But a look under the hood of each is instructive.

Rebecca Klein

Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

College-educated supporters of the tea party might change their political tune if they mingled more with those less educated than themselves. Resea...

Walgreens and Inversion, Where the Tea Party and Liberals Unite

Don McNay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The ideal way to implement change is to wait for Congress to change the laws. The most efficient way for an American citizen to make their anger felt is by boycotting Walgreens.

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Split About The Future Of The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This primary season has been a very mixed bag for the tea party. Just two weeks after one tea party-backed candidate unexpectedly took down Rep. Eric ...

Tea Party Candidate Doesn't Want To Be Associated With The Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Dave Brat, the GOP nominee for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, is tired of being called a tea party candidate. The economics professor, wh...