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Rand Paul Votes For Discrimination In Public Schools

Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2093 to S.Amdt. 2089 to S. 1177 (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015)

Statement of Purpose: To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.

When Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his followers proudly said that their candidate would […]

Moneyed, but Popular? Jeb Bush’s #RightToRise Hashtag Swamped by Hard Rock Band

Jeb Bush’s campaigns are gloating right now. Sure, Jeb Bush’s official campaign, which is limited to accepting only a few thousand dollars per donor, is doing poorly: it has raised just $11.4 million so far this year. But Jeb Bush’s shadow Super PAC campaign, with which it is in close coordination in possible violation of […]

What Bobby Jindal Doesn’t See About The Issues That Matter To Americans

Whatever your opinion is about the issues that Bobby Jindal identifies, or the others that American voters care about, Jindal’s refusal to recognize the breadth of perspectives in our country is reason enough to withhold support for his presidential campaign. […]

Jeb Bush Fact Check: Is Declining Worker Productivity to Blame for America’s Economic Rut?

Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader:

New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific?

Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the […]

Hobby Lobby Reiterates its Bigotry: For Political Leadership, Only Christians Need Apply

Today is Independence Day in the United States, and while many people treat Independence Day as a historical commemoration of the Revolutionary War, it is not. Independence Day marks the signing of a piece of paper on July 4, 1776 and invites us to consider the ideas animating that paper. Some of those ideas are […]

Wedding Cakes and Same-Sex Marriage: Does the Right to Not Be Upset Trump Free Speech?

Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts:

Gresham, Oregon is a city of more than 100,000 people (a fifth of […]

Chris Christie for President: The Pros and Cons

The top reasons to support Chris Christie for President… and to oppose his presidential campaign. […]

Jill Stein Presidential Campaign Lapses Into Sluggish Communication

What’s the point of getting Jill Stein into the debates, when she doesn’t even bother to fully use the opportunities for political speech that are available to her right now? […]

The Pros and Cons of Bobby Jindal for President

Yesterday, Bobby Jindal announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Would he make a good President of the United States?

Pros: – Jindal has impressive raw intelligence. He earned a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. – In Congress, Jindal supported increased funding for AMTRAK. – Jindal voted against the […]

Level the Playing Field to Public: We’re Not Running Candidates for President. LPF to FEC: Yes, We Certainly Are.

One of the reasons the Americans Elect corporation failed to attract significant public support in its bid to run a privatized candidate for U.S. President in 2012 was that it declared something in public, then actually did the exact opposite in practice — not just once but over and over and over and over and […]

What Brought the Green Party and the Libertarian Party Together? This Wall Street Tycoon’s Lawsuit…

Peter Ackerman has a flair for timing.

The former Michael Milken acolyte and Wall Street tycoon, who maintains a guarded set of offices one block away from the White House, has managed to make a political splash just as members of Congress head for the exit, just as cable news channels start covering shark attacks […]