The back-to-back GSA and Secret Service mini-scandals, along with the newly-leaked photos of our soldiers posing with Taliban remains, remind us that sometimes public servants behave badly and it's not a partisan affair.
Not many people knew about ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- before this uproar, and most people probably imagine they won't hear much more. The truth is, though, that ALEC isn't small, the campaign to pressure it wasn't quick and the story isn't just a ripple.
Congress could take steps that would save Americans 200 million hours of tax preparation and two billion dollars. But lobbyists have made sure Americans don't see these savings.
Americans may get uneasy punishing people for their wealth and success, but we are comfortable asking those winners to acknowledge their gains were made in a system to which we all contributed. That's all the Buffett rule suggests; but it's not the operating system of Bain capital.
What's more surprising than Rick Santorum dropping out to most is that he lasted this long. He has already factored into three of my predictions on this site, so I'll round his candidacy out with two more before we bid farewell.
The series of recent actions by police, vigilantes and the courts have all fit into an so-called "law and order" culture that too willingly violates, imprisons, criminalizes and humiliates our own citizens. Both Passover and Easter remind us that "law" isn't always right and "order" isn't always just.
If they were just giving us a laugh, that's one thing; we might chuckle or we might find it childish. But they are out to discredit organizations that provide essential services, and they treat it all like a game.
Communication between countries, parties and leaders in that region is essential for progress toward peace. And where the elected leaders refuse to communicate, citizens are trying to fill the void.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.
The frontrunner required piles of his own cash and the heavy support of a SuperPAC to win a state that always should have gone that way.
Rick Santorum's "snob" comments just don't make sense. And they won't win Waitress Moms in 2012.
From a continuation on Bush security policies from indefinite detention to drone attacks, to a failure to pursue criminal charges against the executives that brought our economy to its knees, the Obama Administration has scored middling marks among its base supporters.