Citizens United allows corporations to use money to influence elections, so a group of progressive organizations is using money to influence corporations. Larry Flynt has once again issued a call for evidence of improprieties -- sexual and financial -- by members of Congress.
Here’s something that people without a sense of humor don’t get: laughing at something disarms it. There’s no such thing as a topic “inappropriate” to joke about because joking about it makes it less formidable and easier to handle.
This week the GOP demonstrated again who their leader is: Representative Paul Ryan. What makes him the leader isn't how extreme he but that he's direct enough to stand by his plan, he's effective enough to insert his ideas into the public debate and most of all that Republicans are willing to follow him.
You need to show ID when you go to the bar. Why not when you go to the polls?
GOP candidate Rick Santorum was quoted in saying that if the territory wanted U.S. statehood, they'd have to make English their only official language. Smart move.
Mayor Bloomberg needs to defend corporate abuses one day, and police actions the next, making him the best recruiter Occupy Wall Street could ask for.
Both parties are becoming more and more ideologically pure each year, making the gap between them larger and larger. Not even the most liberal republican is in the same area of the political spectrum as the most conservative republican.
If you're familiar with Cato, you wont be at all surprised that they're trying to fight off a hostile takeover attempt by the Koch brothers. Disagree with them or not, Cato takes it's work very seriously, and doesn't want a couple of fire breathing polemics holding the strings at their beloved think tank.
President Barack Obama and Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House.
Team Mitt should view last night's losses as an opportunity: to grab the center now and secure firmer standing against President Obama in the fall.
The facts are much less exciting than either party would have you believe. The Republicans omit that there are great expanses of already open land and the Democrats paint a picture where their plans would bring down gas prices and move us along to cleaner and cheaper technology, but battery tech just plain isn't there yet.
In this election, where the economy looms largest, and Iran is puffed up to me the international bogeyman, most candidates have something in common with most Americans: they'd rather not discuss Afghanistan.
Republican leaders are defending the primary calendar and the decision to have so many contests divide delegates proportionately. I’m not so sure. A quick early victory would have spared the contenders the endless scrutiny of their positions on issues and their frequent slips of tongue.
Why is so much money going to loose cannon groups instead of the political parties who would be held responsible for inaccurate and excessively brutal political advertising?
Gingrich angered many in the Republican base by suggesting that Santorum end his quest for the presidency in order to allow one candidate to emerge as the alternative to Governor Romney. Gingrich was magnanimous enough to suggest that he was just the man for the job, naturally.
The sister rock group First Love is doing a better job communicating conservative ideas than the man they support. This is what the GOP needs to tap into: youthful energy, an uplifting message, a spirit of inclusion.
In opposition to the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, Kucinich and Paul have shared a few critical and underrepresented positions. But the more important commonality is their role in voicing opinions that "serious" politicians in their party are afraid to speak.