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How Republicans Feel About The Common Core And What They Know About The Common Core

Republican rants against the Common Core tend to take on the tone of opposition to “standardized testing” and “computers”, as if the best way to educate children is to give them non-standardized tests and to deprive them of all new technology. […]

Vote Liberal In 2016

Over the next 22 months, there are going to be a lot of corporations and wealthy families spending a lot of money to convince you that you need to be afraid. They’ll tell you that you need to be afraid of Muslims and Mexicans, of Ebola and of health care, of science and of clean […]

Jeb Bush Begins His 2016 Presidential Campaign With Corruption

It’s official: Jeb Bush is running for President in 2016.

The opening of the Jeb Bush for President campaign begins, however, with just the kind of doublespeak that we all remember from the days of George W. Bush.

This morning, in a message to his followers, Jeb Bush wrote that he will now “actively explore” […]

Mitt Romney for President 2016… Awkward!

Mitt Romney is getting on a bit in years, edging into that time of life when a man can begin to engage in odd sorts of behavior that people around him find to be embarrassing – compulsions like running for President over and over again.

Reports at the beginning of this week have Mitt […]

Jeb Bush Promises To Repeat His Brother’s Foreign Policy Nightmare

Marco Caputo from the Miami Herald summarized Jeb Bush’s recent speech at a swank hotel in Coral Gables by writing, “As Jeb Bush weighs a presidential bid, the former Florida governor on Tuesday laid out his foreign policy precepts, which closely mirror those of his brother, former President George W. Bush.”

Those words ought to […]

Bush For President 2016… Because It Worked Out So Well Last Time

The political news of the day is that Jeb Bush admits that he’s nearing a decision about whether he will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. If Jeb Bush is going to make his announcement soon, then the rest of us need to get ready too, because when a Bush runs for president, […]

Jim Webb for President, The Pros and Cons

This week, former U.S. Senator from Virginia Jim Webb announced that he is forming an exploratory committee, the first step in beginning a campaign for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.

What can we make of the Jim Webb for President campaign? Here’s a quick sketch of the mixed bag Jim Webb’s political record:


Republicans Against Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush for President in 2016? Some people are saying that the Republican presidential nomination is already wrapped up, long before the primaries have even begun. They say Jeb Bush is a sure thing. However, some Republicans are determined to see anybody but Bush in 2016.

“He is too moderate for the Republican base,” says […]

Conservatives Across America Heap Accolades on Barack Obama for Ebola Policy

American conservatives are out on the streets, showing their love for President Barack Obama’s Ebola policy.

That’s what I must conclude from the sudden appearance of bumper stickers like this across the nation. On Barack Obama’s watch, after all, there were a handful of cases in which someone with Ebola flew to the United States. […]

“Religious Beliefs Aren’t Reasonable!” — Justice Antonin Scalia, October 7 2014

“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”

So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.

Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in […]

Bumper Sticker: Stop Freaking Out About Ebola

Over the last week, we’ve discussed the irrational exaggerations of the danger that Ebola poses to people in the United States. There is no Ebola outbreak in America.

That’s not to say that there isn’t a health emergency. There is. There’s a mental health emergency that is leading many Americans to support extreme policies that […]