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Oh, happy day – The Newt is in! Move over, Donnie Trump, the contest for Goofiest Guy in the GOP Presidential Primary just got goofier with Newt Gingrich's leap into the fray.
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At last, Newt Gingrich has come bucking out of the presidential chute, shouting "Yippie-ty-yi-yo, Here I go!" On March 3, that grizzled old cowpoke working the far-right-wing corral of American politics declared that he's raring... [read more]
With the media's preoccupation with Tea Party politicking, and with the full force of raw corporate power suffocation our democracy, you probably haven't heard that many beacons of progressive hope are shining brightly from America's... [read more]
If you look at the whole flock of 535 congress critters, it's hard not to giggle – or break out in uncontrollable sobs at the thought that – oh my God! – this is the... [read more]
Who owns America? Wall Street, you say? The corporate powers?
Well, yes. But who owns them? The carefully contrived myth is that they are owned by you and me – the millions of mom & pop investors, pension-fund retirees, and people... [read more]
Some politicians grow in office. Others merely bloat.
You can mark down Michael Bloomberg as a bloater. He’s the billionaire who’s been mayor of New York City for two terms, and... [read more]
As we traipse merrily into our voting booths, let's revisit the quaint notion that a government ought to be minimally competent.
I know, I know – since Ronnie Reagan, we've been... [read more]
Never wear a white suit when slinging political mud.
Sen. John McCain seems to have forgotten this, and now he’s getting mud all over his once-proud image as a man of integrity,... [read more]
As the old political adage tells us, a lie can be halfway around the world before truth gets its boots on.
The Karl-Rovian, Swift-Boatian school of smear politics relies on this... [read more]
Maybe you’re concerned about the collapse of America’s housing market, the disappearance of middle-class wages, the bloody mess in Iraq, or any number of other big issues. If so, you’ll be excited to learn that... [read more]