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Diversity In Religion Distinguishes Non-Republican States From Republican States

States that elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate tend to have smaller populations of non-Christian residents, relative to their size – though even in those states, diversity is increasing. […]

House Democrats Link Fatal Train Derailment To Republican Blockage Of Transportation Bill

Xavier Becerra noted that the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives has forced transportation funding legislation to wait while Republican legislation to promote right wing social issues has been allowed to take center stage. […]

Republican Party Pays For Advertisements To Convince Right Wing Voters To Oppose Hillary Clinton

The Republican National Committee believes that it is more likely to energize its political base by opposing Hillary Clinton than by talking about the agenda of the Republican Party, or the presidential candidates who are seeking to represent it in 2016. […]

The Republicans’ First 100 Days Controlling Congress Slammed

A summary of reactions to the first 100 days of the Republican control of Congress in 2015. […]

Is This Former Republican More Progressive Than Hillary Clinton?

The analysis, reflected in the graphic below, shows Chafee in about the same position as Hillary Clinton, slightly to the left of center, but not by much. […]

Does Republican Presidential Candidate Jim Rundberg Owe Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Campaign Fines?

As the Federal Election Commission documents, Jim Rundberg is an officially-registered Republican Party candidate for President of the United States, having filed his papers on February 1 2015. Shortly after that declaration, Peregrin Wood wrote a brief review of Rundberg’s campaign announcement, also noting a January 1 2015 article by political reporter Charles Ashby of […]

House Republicans Vote To Revive Predatory Loans For Mobile Homes

The only real purpose of H.R. 650, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act, is to help a small number of people make a great deal of money from exploiting people who live near the predatory loan. Just five corporations issue the majority of chattel loans. […]

Who Is The Conservative Campaign Committee, Pushing Republicans To Be Uncooperative?

The Conservative Campaign Committee, announcing its determination to replace the corrupt Republican congressman Michael Grimm with another politician in the same mold, has released a statement reading:

“Should we try to work with Obama in the spirit of cooperation, since the mainstream media keeps insisting this is what voters want and that this is best […]

What Shining Hill Is That Republican City Built On?

Republicans like Ted Cruz have ignored the second part of John Winthrop’s metaphor of the emerging American nation as a shining city on a hill. Winthrop’s shining city was a much a warning as it was a prideful prophecy of American Exceptionalism. […]

What Is This Republican Diversity Rick Santorum Is Talking About?

The Republican Party’s idea of diversity is agreeing to disagree about whether to take big campaign contributions from the oil industry or military contractors first. […]

Republicans in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas say Religion means you don’t have to Do Your Job

[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.]

Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should stop whining, show up to work and get the job […]