what will happen when the Christian right takes over…

This is actually pretty scary…but stoppable.  But please don’t think it can’t happen in America.  It already is a work in progress, and it needs to be resisted. Have you heard of Dominionism?  Or Christian Nationalism?  This is the belief that Christians need to establish a Christian reign on earth before Jesus returns for the […]

Obama’s best option: DON’T BOMB SYRIA

By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at 1:54 PM I was in a meeting recently in Washington with a whole bunch of important people, when I heard a chilling phrase: Obama had “no good options” in Syria. It’s become a cliché. Aaron David Miller in a CNN commentary said there were “no good options” for dealing with […]

today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and hundreds of thousands of Americans assembled again today at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the occasion. President Obama, among many notable speakers, reflected on “out great unfinished business.” For those who can’t watch clips […]

Republicans don’t seem to understand Obamacare…

Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare, reports Daniel Gross. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is starting to take effect. And here’s a shocker. While the overall legislation is wildly unpopular among […]

our return to state-sanctioned racism

Hey!  To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background:  In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities.  Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote against […]

wait…the IRS manager is a…conservative Republican?

In recent weeks we have watched a number of right-wing invented scandals drown in a sea of facts. Of course, the Republicans won’t give up…they’ll continue to throw tantrums and talk impeachment and invent new scandals, just like they do every time the Democrats have the presidency. (And they will no doubt behave like disappointed […]

you’re outraged NOW?!?!

Seriously?!  You’re outraged NOW?  Where was all the outrage 12 years ago when Bush was pushing the Patriot Act through Congress?   It’s great that we’re finally having a national discussion on the balance between personal freedom and security, but let’s not pretend this is some new activity coming out of the Obama administration.   […]