Much of the lethargy that bogs down our political leaders and limits their imaginations comes from their political ties -- to institutions that are broken, conventional wisdom that has failed, and lobbying forces not looking out for the common good.
Your one-stop guide for decoding the GOP's favorite terms.
Look at historical heroes of liberal achievements - FDR and LBJ. They learned when to play nice with the titans of capital in order to get things done.
Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.
Who still cares that the U.S. government sold guns to Mexican gangs? I care.
At least Fox News is now where it belongs - in the world of entertainment.
Many of these folks either enter wealthy already or are ensured a soft landing with a golden parachute. Given all the fully-legal and quasi-legitimate benefits, you'd think they wouldn't have to grab at any more.
The last decade began with the Court ordering a state to stop counting votes and ended with the Court repealing a century of precedent governing political contributions. Imagine where the next decade could go.
“This is a tough read for her,” Hunter said, watching her daughter Frances Quinn draw Alex the Lion from Madagascar in yellow crayon on the title page.
Progressives like to envision we are pushing forward a positive agenda, but we are increasingly finding ourselves in the position of pushing back: against policy assaults from the right-wing, an uncompromising Tea Party-controlled GOP and a flood of corporate money swamping democracy.
Is Nike, not always associated with human rights, trying to be a good corporate citizen? Or is it just a smart business strategy? Does it matter?
In case you forgot, before Obamacare you had the “freedom” to choose which insurance company would inevitably reject some, most, or all of your medical bills when you got sick or injured.
A new documentary on George H.W. Bush shows a sense of civility – nobility, even – in his pride in and dedication to public service.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proven himself to be good at politics. He's pushed Albany to function in ways it hadn't for years. His approval ratings in the state and his national recognition affirm that he's crafty at what he does.
Which means that his recent have-it-both-ways announcement on fracking ...
Reverend Wright’s “radical beliefs” have resulted in no policy decisions whatsoever from the Obama White House. You cannot say the same thing about the beliefs of the religious right and their influence in the GOP.
When Florida starts "purging" its voter rolls, there is reason to worry.
There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.
The economy isn't doing well and our president has shown deep enough concern for this fact that he... held a press conference and talked about it a lot.
Even when they lose a race, conservatives get right back to promoting the ideas their losing candidate ran on. Progressives should do the same post-Wisconsin.