|The Coming Debate and a Trump in the House of Cards|
Katrina vanden Heuvel
A debate that promises to defy the needs--and common sense--of most Americans.
|70 Years Later, We Still Haven't Apologized for Bombing Japan|
We've somehow convinced ourselves that Hiroshima was an act of mercy.
|How to Repeal the Tax Loophole That Allows Companies to Hide Their Profits in Offshore Accounts|
David Cay Johnston
If we want to address the inequality crisis, we must prevent corporations from sitting on hoards of untaxed cash.
|August 4, 1964: The Gulf of Tonkin 'Incident' Sparks American Escalation in Vietnam|
"After expending many billions of dollars and sacrificing hundreds of lives...there is still no end in sight."
|Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, But the Political Assault Continues|
Instead of a serious debate about the facts, for GOP candidates who sit in the Senate this is "all about politics."
|The War on Planned Parenthood Is Also an Assault on Poor Women of Color|
The Right's war on federal funding to health clinics is putting public health at risk.
|Washington Has a New Plan to Tackle Domestic Terrorism and It Probably Won't Work|
Karen J. Greenberg
But enacting gun control laws and investing in support services for America's children might.
|Jeb Bush Admires a Really Lousy President -- And It's Not His Brother|
James K. Polk was condemned by John Quincy Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Abraham Lincoln on issues of human bondage and lawless militarism.
|The Water in Rio Is Full of Sludge and Rotting Fish--And Olympians Are Supposed to Swim in It|
Athletes who participate in water sports will carry an infection risk of 99 percent.
|August 3, 1948: Whittaker Chambers Accuses Alger Hiss of Being a Communist|
"The air was heavy with the ominous and ultimate charges of modern history: treason, espionage, and insanity."
|Campaign for America's Future
|The Democratic Strategist
|Dems Unveil War on Gerrymandering...at Last|
From Jonathan Martin's New York Times article, "Democrats Unveil a Plan to Fight Gerrymandering":
The Democratic Governors Association is creating a fund dedicated to winning races in states where governors have some control over congressional redistricting, the party's first ...
|Political Strategy Notes|
Following what HuffPo's political commentaors Michael McAuliffe and Christine Conetta call "The GOP's Epic Month Of Dysfunction," Michael Tomasky puts the Republicans' current situation in perspective with his Daily Beast post "The GOP: Still the Party of ...
|NYT grossly libels Hillary Clinton on front page, runs inadequate corrections on back pages and then tells Clinton campaign: "we don't plan to comment further." Perhaps they should change their corporate slogan to "all the smears that fit the print."|
The New York Times screwed up badly on July 22nd, when 'the newspaper of record' ran a disastrously-flawed story saying that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been targeted by criminal referrals from two inspectors general relating to her ...
|Clinton's Wide Net Strategy to Win Labor Support|
Those who follow the role of American labor unions in politics will find "Hillary Clinton's multi-step strategy to woo labor: Before winning over AFL-CIO, she hopes to gain backing of individual unions" by Brian Mahoney and Gabriel Debenedetti ...
|Let's Debate Mass Deportations|
One of the frustrating things about the immigration debate is that many conservatives have gotten into the habit of complaining about any solution to the problem of 11 million undocumented people that involves citizenship or even legalization. But when ...
|Political Strategy Notes - Medicare 50th Anniversary Edition|
It was fifty years ago today (July 30, 1965) that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law. Pictured above with LBJ are: fellow ...
|Antichoice Impatience With the GOP|
The heavy maneuvering among Senate Republicans to get a vote on a symbolic, sure-to-be-filibustered-and-if-necessarily-vetoed amendment cutting off all federal funding to Planned Parenthood in response to the series of videos an antichoice sting operation is generating sure looks like ...
|Cruz, Bush, Huckabee Lead GOP Field in Voter Suppression Advocacy|
None of the declared Republican presidential candidates could be considered even remotely-friendly to voting rights and all would likely rejoice in further suppression of demographic groups who tend to cast their ballots for Democrats.
But if you had to pick ...