We, the voting public, can't sit on the sidelines over the next year, given what is at stake in these state races. This could signal the beginning of our retaking our government back, but there is plenty of work ahead -- for all of us.
Tomorrow's balloting is not just an "off-year" election, it is in fact an "off-off-year." That is to say, it's an odd year (in more ways that one, I suppose) and congressional elections only happen in even years.
It might be time for a rupture of the symbiotic relationship between corporate donors and the Republican Party as currently constituted. Already, the...
Perhaps the oft-repeated truism that the biggest fear of Tea Party Republicans is that people will actually be happy with ACA -- and thereby fatally undermine their goal of dismantling the social safety net -- is correct.
Here we are in 2013, 12 years since Bloomberg gave up his position as CEO in order to concentrate his full efforts on the public service of helping the city. Luckily, Hizzoner's fortune has not suffered from this sacrifice.
Did you hear the one about the people awaiting flights on a Friday morning having to flee for their lives from a deranged guy with a gun? Or how about...
For most of last month, tea party Republicans shut down the government to hold back Obamacare. But now, in a clear irony, many of those same members are standing up to expand the subsidies offered by the one outright socialist insurance program the federal government maintains.
As long as the Southern White anti-government, anti-tax, anti-child, anti-poor, and anti-Black faction controls the party, no one of good conscience should run as, vote for, or identify with the Republican Party.
The anti-tax movement has been revived time and again over the course of the last century.
Was it just a gentle, instructive chiding from a senior party leader to an obstreperous junior member? Or something more? Last week, Rep. Debbie Wass...
When I was seven years old in the mid-'80s, Mom started taking my brother and me to Grace Bible Baptist Church and School in rural New Hampshire.
Young was a career politician, the longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives. He was remembered as a devoted public servant, eulogized not only as an important advocate for the American military and wounded veterans, but also for his tireless work for his district.
Will Republican leaders wrest control from the tea party and pass immigration reform, or will they set down the path of a spectacular defeat in the 2014 election?
We put the best arguments for limiting carbon pollution -- like how the EPA pollution safeguards could spark innovation and result in a net increase jobs -- against the attacks most often used by climate change deniers and other critics backed by polluting industries like Big Oil.