In a move that should surprise no one, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had his negative ad machine loaded and ready for attack even before Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin’s (R) announcement this morning that he is declaring a primary challenge to the veteran senator’s seat.
Now that our conservative Supreme Court ruled part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, North Carolina is free to pass discriminatory voter ID laws.
It doesn’t pay to make friends with the Cheney family. Just ask Texas attorney Harry Whittington, the man who was shot in the face by Dick Cheney in a 2006 hunting accident. Whittington sustained long-term injuries, including having to carry approximately 30 pieces of lead in his body. Dick has never apologized to Whittington, in […]
What do you do with T-shirts from a failed presidential campaign? Did you ever wonder where they go? Well, in the case of the ill-fated 2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket, the best place to donate your unwanted and unneeded Mitt Romney campaign t-shirts?is to the ancestral country of your rival. In this case, […]
Last month I wrote an article about how Texas labor laws adversely impact employee rights. I attempted to identify the ?right-to-work? moniker as an example of the irresponsible use of rhetoric by the Republican Party. I ended the article on an ominous note ? warning that conservative factions had identified The Voting Rights Act of […]
Almost?50 years ago, the then Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), took a risk?he knew?could cost?his party?the loyalty of a region?it had dominated electorally?since the end of Reconstruction.??Although slavery?as an institution had been destroyed some hundred years before,?African-Americans?had long suffered?under a?different kind of slavery, one of?social and economic inequality, but also when it came to […]
Yesterday Texas Gov. Rick Perry surprisingly announced that he will not seek a fourth term as Texas governor, prompting frenzied speculation that he will again run for president in the next election in 2016. As desirable as a Perry administration might be for anarchists, radical Tea Party groups, and billionaire CEOs, it would spell unrecoverable […]
Last Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM)??John Tester (D-MT), Chris Murphy (D-CT),? and others proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision?that determined that corporations ?are people, too. Senator Udall made no secret of his contempt for the 2010 decision in a recent quote from a press conference on the same day.
In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a huge push to crown Hillary Clinton as President Obama’s successor. Loads of liberals, especially women, have rallied to the cause in the hope of sweeping her into office. While it’s important for a woman to gain the highest office in the land, it can’t be just any woman […]
Collecting data on innocent citizens for no actual reason is one thing, but collecting data on concealed carry owners because you want them to vote Republican and probably volunteer for someone’s campaign? Apparently that’s an unconstitutional violation or privacy, too, at least according to some Virginia Republicans.
So what if Michele Bachmann is leaving her seat in the U.S. House after four terms? It doesn’t mean she’s going away any time soon. The blogosphere is abuzz with ruminations about which road the Tea Party princess will fumble down next.?Though she might spend the coming weeks catching up on some needed R & […]
Max Boot, one of the nation’s leading chickenhawks, and someone who wrote in 2011, rather straightforwardly, that the United States should maintain its presence in Iraq because “it would allow us to project power and influence in the region,” has written an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times, unapologetically titled “Choosing Sides in Afghanistan.” Boot […]
Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett received some serious backlash following a remark he made during a radio interview. He said that companies are having to leave job openings unfilled due to every job applicant testing positive for drugs. Yes, it seems as if Pennsylvania’s unemployed are flying high. While the Governor may believe what he’s saying, […]
A Twitterbomb initiated by UniteBlue is working and #VoteColbertBusch is trending on Twitter.
I have long said that I adore Barbara Bush and I am so happy today to be validated! When I saw a news alert flash across my iPhone a few minutes ago, I guffawed and I’m still laughing. The Bushes, and indeed all of American political “royalty,” are in Dallas today for the grand opening […]
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has announced that he will not seek re-election for his Senate seat in 2014. The 89-year-old Senator has represented New Jersey as a strong liberal voice in the U.S. Senate for three decades; first winning his Senate seat in 1982, retiring in 2000, and returning ?in 2008.
Throwback Thursday! Once upon a time — before Gov. Christ Christie (R-NJ) had weight loss surgery — a former Republican White House Doc DARED to say that the governor?needed to lose weight. He reacted much as you’d expect. Note: I wrote this article before he became such an a**hole, or at least before I knew […]
Check endorsement! Yep, it was none other than Mitt Romney running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) who said — ON THE AIR — in 2013 that he thought Hillary Clinton would be an excellent president. This is the story I wrote back then. In a move that shocked everyone, probably even himself, former GOP vice […]