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Donald Trump's Demolition Derby

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Trump came to Washington to tear the government down for parts, and as far as we can tell, he doesn't seem to have anything at all in mind to replace it except turning back the clock to when business took what it wanted and left behind desperate workers, dirty water and polluted air.

Check Out Our Favorite Politics Books Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Books are great, but there are a lot of them. Traditional print publishers release more than 300,000 titles a year in the United States. At The Huffin...

Books for Our Times: [ital] Listen, Liberal [ital], by Thomas Frank

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.25.2016 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Seventh in an ongoing series, Books for Our Times. Much analysis this presidential season has focused on how far adrift the Republican party has mov...

Career Success--Is It All About the Money?

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

How should we measure career success? Happiness? Wealth? Work/life balance? Being able to contribute to society? Loving what you do for a living?

The Democrats and the Donald

David Coates | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
David Coates

When asking ourselves the key questions - who is best placed to defeat Donald Trump in November, and who is best placed to pull the Senate back into Democratic control - many of us still believe that the answer is not Hillary Clinton. It is Bernie Sanders.

Scheer Intelligence: Thomas Frank and "The New Liberal"

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Journalist Thomas Frank has written several books, as well as founded the magazine The Baffler. His newest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? seeks to understand why Democrats have moved away from addressing inequality over the past few decades.

On Victor Kanyari, Republicans and Elections: God Is On OUR Side!

Washington Osiro | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.

What Happened to Kansas?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Kansas has been something of a laboratory for conservative trickle-down economic policies and ideology since Governor Brownback took office in 2010 and to say the climate is reactionary would be being polite!

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.

The State of the Progressive Movement: New York

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

Two of next year's Democratic presidential contenders, Gov. Martin O'Malley of my current home state of Maryland and Gov. Andrew Cuomo the state of my youth, New York, both consider themselves progressive. Neither of them, however, can be called "progressive" in the traditional sense of the world.

7 Exciting, Inspiring -- and Overlooked -- Lessons From the "99 Percent" Election

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.

Why So Close, Election?

Floyd Elliot | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

If Mitt Romney wins this election, we the People in our wisdom will have validated that strategy, and demonstrated that we are nothing but our worst instincts, our fears and our rage, and that we deserve every horror a plutocracy will visit upon us.

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.

Jamie Dimon's 'Family Reunion' With the Senate Banking Committee

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Bill Moyers


Pity the Billionaire? But He's Winning

Francine Hardaway | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Unlike in other countries, our protestors don't continue; they don't even register at the ballot box. They make some noise, get the pundits excited, and retreat.

The Top Ten Good Men Politicians

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

At the Good Men Project Magazine, we want to believe that there are a few good men in politics. We need to believe it. So we spent the last few months looking for them.

Jason Linkins

Thomas Frank's Parting Shot At Pundit Class: 'Nobody Has Changed The Water In The Fish Tank' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thomas Frank, of What's The Matter With Kansas? fame, likens himself to Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater and puts just about every political institution on blast over his loudspeaker in his last column.

Thomas Frank Leaves WSJ For Harper's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Columnist Thomas Frank is leaving the Wall Street Journal for Harper's Magazine. Frank, who has written for the Wall Street Journal since 2008, will ...

What's the Matter With Democrats?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Fear-mongering has prompted left-leaning pundits to bless the health care bill, giving Democratic activists mindless reasons that everyone should shut up and fall in line ("Krugman supports it!").

Forget Kansas. What's the Matter With Arizona?

Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marjorie Valbrun

As events have unfolded in Arizona, transforming its image from boring border state to ground zero in the increasingly volatile debate over illegal im...

Jason Linkins

Thomas Frank: Tea Party Movement Reflects Previous Observations On The 'Gravity Of Discontent' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wall Street Journal columnist and author Thomas Frank ('What's the Matter With Kansas', 'The Wrecking Crew') sends along an observation today about th...

Gay Marriage and the Governor's Race

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Brady, no stranger to the semantics of Springfield, obviously eyes an amendment banning gay marriage as a means of galvanizing conservative support for his candidacy.

Thomas Frank: GOP Treating Health Insurers Like 'Panda Bears' That 'Need Our Nurturing' | THOMAS FRANK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In June 2008, I used this space to call on then-Sen. Barack Obama to add economist James K. Galbraith's book, "The Predator State," to his reading lis...

Thomas Frank: Newsrooms Don't Need More Conservatives

Wall Street Journal | THOMAS FRANK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would the solution currently on the table--hiring more Republicans and fewer Democrats--have helped the press behave differently in either situation? ...

Why is Obama Championing Bush's Financial Wrecking Crew?

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William K. Black

Obama promoted the architects of the financial disaster and demands that we hail them as heroes because they, and Wall Street, only wrecked the economy -- they haven't (yet) utterly destroyed it.