Politics 101

Why Being Liberal Doesn’t Equate To Being An Ally

Why Being Liberal Doesn’t Equate To Being An Ally

The principles of groups like Black Lives Matter are wonderful. For too long, brown people in America have been ignored, denigrated to less than human, marginalized, oppressed, and systemically abused. In recent years, increased instances of police brutality that have almost always seemed packed with racist undertones, as well as killings of unarmed individuals whose […]

History Writer Explains: No, Nazis Were NOT Socialists (TWEETS)

History Writer Explains: No, Nazis Were NOT Socialists (TWEETS)

Yes, “Nazi” is a short name for “National Socialist German Workers’ Party.” They put socialist in the name to draw people away from communism, even though this was a far-right organization. Many people try and claim that Nazis were socialist, but they really weren’t. Mike Stuchbery, a history teacher, and writer, recently posted a long […]

GOP Congressman Dodges Press To Avoid Confirming Or Denying Trump (VIDEO/AUDIO)

GOP Congressman Dodges Press To Avoid Confirming Or Denying Trump (VIDEO/AUDIO)

For the better part of two years, Donald Trump talked about giving the government back to the American people. On the surface, that meant making government more accountable. Well, it looks like the only Republican congressman from New England seems to have missed the memo. He openly admits that he avoids speaking to reporters because–wait for […]

This Is What America Would Look Like Without Gerrymandering (GRAPHIC)

This Is What America Would Look Like Without Gerrymandering (GRAPHIC)

In his last State of the Union address, former President Barack Obama said we need “to change the system to reflect our better selves.” On the top of that list was ending gerrymandering. He said: “We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not […]

New Bill Would Prove Just How Delusional Trump Really Is (VIDEO)

New Bill Would Prove Just How Delusional Trump Really Is (VIDEO)

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require President Donald Trump to undergo a mental health evaluation to make sure he is stable enough to stay in office. The bill was introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on Friday. The bill calls for Vice President Pence and members of the President’s Cabinet […]

The Russians Are Coming–For Paul Ryan (TWEET)

The Russians Are Coming–For Paul Ryan (TWEET)

This past weekend, House Speaker Paul Ryan got a rather rude surprise. Twitter started lighting up with a hashtag campaign calling for him to resign. As difficult as it is to say considering what we know about Ryan and his past history, this is one campaign in which we shouldn’t take part. It’s actually part of […]

New Chief Of Staff John Kelly Basically Gives Up On Controlling Trump (TWEET)

New Chief Of Staff John Kelly Basically Gives Up On Controlling Trump (TWEET)

When Donald Trump tapped Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, it was widely believed that he would bring a heavy dose of discipline to a White House that was severely lacking in it. At first glance, he seemed to have succeeded. He put the entire staff–even First Daughter Ivanka Trump […]

States Tell Kobach To ‘Kick Rocks’ With Latest Request For Voter Info (TWEETS)

States Tell Kobach To ‘Kick Rocks’ With Latest Request For Voter Info (TWEETS)

Earlier this spring, Donald Trump created a commission on “election integrity,” ostensibly to review concerns about the manner in which elections are conducted. The real purpose, however, soon became apparent–to troll for “proof” that Trump only lost the popular vote due to massive voter fraud. The commission’s vice chairman and operating head, Kansas secretary of […]

Dems Promise ‘A Better Deal’ For The American People (VIDEO)

Dems Promise ‘A Better Deal’ For The American People (VIDEO)

For some time, one of the loudest critiques leveled at the Democratic Party is that it really doesn’t stand for anything except opposing Donald Trump. This coming week, the Democrats are doing something to change that. They are rolling out a new economic agenda on Monday called “A Better Deal.” The new program is due to […]

Senate Rules Could Force GOP To Bend Over On TrumpMcConnellCare (TWEETS)

Senate Rules Could Force GOP To Bend Over On TrumpMcConnellCare (TWEETS)

The Republican effort to repeal Obamacare has hit one snag after another in the last few months. When the House passed its version of a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate concluded it was so extreme that it simply blew the bill up and started over. However, the Senate bill imploded amid opposition […]

New Poll Proves It–Trumpsters Live In Alternative Universe (TWEETS)

New Poll Proves It–Trumpsters Live In Alternative Universe (TWEETS)

It’s no secret that there is a yuuuuuge gulf between the diehard supporters of Donald Trump and the rest of the nation. But a breathtaking new poll shows just how wide that gulf is. Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate pollsters in the business, released its latest nationwide poll early Tuesday morning. There’s […]

MS Secretary Of State Was For Sharing Data With Kobach Before He Was Against It (TWEET)

MS Secretary Of State Was For Sharing Data With Kobach Before He Was Against It (TWEET)

Earlier this month, Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, the operating head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asked all state election officials to provide detailed data on registered voters– Social Security numbers, party affiliations, military statuses, criminal histories, voting records, the lot. Kobach quickly had a bipartisan revolt on his hands. At […]

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Late Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he won’t bring up the latest incarnation of the Republican effort to replace Obamacare until John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye. It’s not as if McConnell had a choice. Within hours of the bill being unveiled three days […]

Pat Toomey Reveals That No Repubs Expected Trump To Win Either (VIDEO)

Pat Toomey Reveals That No Repubs Expected Trump To Win Either (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that the Democrats were caught completely unawares by Donald Trump’s upset victory. But it turns out that all the Republican gloating about the polls being very, very wrong was just for the cameras. Over the long Fourth of July weekend, a Republican Senator admitted that almost no one in his party expected […]

SC Repubs Put Voter Privacy At Risk, Hand Over Data To Kobach’s Fishing Expedition (TWEETS)

SC Repubs Put Voter Privacy At Risk, Hand Over Data To Kobach’s Fishing Expedition (TWEETS)

Last week, Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity made a sweeping request of the nation’s election officials. The commission, helmed by former Kansas Secretary of State and voter suppression specialist Kris Kobach, wants every bit of information that the states have on the people on the voter rolls–Social Security numbers, party affiliations, military statuses, […]

Trump’s Loony Tweets Fuel Push To Dump Him From Office (TWEETS)

Trump’s Loony Tweets Fuel Push To Dump Him From Office (TWEETS)

It was clear long before Donald Trump’s latest unhinged outbursts on Twitter–his slagging of Mika Brzezinski and his simulated bodyslamming of CNN–that he did not have the temperament to be president. However, these ugly outbursts may give legs to a push among House Democrats to have Trump declared mentally unfit for office, in accordance with […]

Guide To British Politics Part 2 : The Irish Peace Process

Guide To British Politics Part 2 : The Irish Peace Process

The Troubles began in the late 1960s and is usually thought to have ended in 1998. The root of the problem, however, stretches back centuries, not decades. In 1534, Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, a law that made Henry VII the Supreme Head of the Church. This break from Rome set in motion events that would […]

4 Badass Women Not Afraid To Cross The Aisle To Change Politics (VIDEO)

4 Badass Women Not Afraid To Cross The Aisle To Change Politics (VIDEO)

There are some badass women with amazing histories in Washington, D.C. Whether we acknowledge it or not, women have added struggles rising to places of prominence in our male-dominated society. When they succeed, we should celebrate their victory. Recently, on CNN, they began a series titled “Badass Women of Washington with Dana Bash.” Each installment begins with […]

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Publicly, Republican lawmakers weren’t rattled in the least by James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But a veteran conservative commentator has learned that Comey’s performance has knocked a lot of scales off GOP eyes. They just aren’t willing to say so before the cameras–yet. According to Politico’s Burgess Everett, Comey’s testimony didn’t change a lot […]

Angry, Lonely, Gaining Weight-CNN Reports On Trump’s Deteriorating Emotional State (VIDEO)

Angry, Lonely, Gaining Weight-CNN Reports On Trump’s Deteriorating Emotional State (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that tensions are high between President Donald Trump and most news outlets. Things might be worse after a CNN reporter claimed that he’s been in a downward spiral since taking office. Gloria Borger is CNN’s Chief Political Analyst. She was recently featured on Anderson Cooper 360 and discussed a report she filed. Apparently Trump isn’t doing so well in the White […]

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