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Seriously, John Kasich

John Kasich’s leadership style seems to be to mumble along, trying not to say very much, identifying problems while avoiding solutions, and then, when cornered, blurt out old ideas that have already failed. […]

George Pataki Puts Politics Above People By Linking Hillary Clinton and Iran To September 11 Terrorism

The lesson of September 11, 2001 that George Pataki learned is that when a Republican politician can’t come up with a reasonable justification for disagreeing with someone else’s foreign policy, saying something vague about “lessons of September 11th” is an effective alternative. […]

Which Revolution Media Group Is Getting Its Revolting Act On For The 2016 Election?

Revolution Media Group in San Francisco is “a new breed of agency that draws outside the box” and “harnesses beauty & brains” in order to embody “the simple idea of getting back to basics — working with a handful of talented people and keeping things honest… through wide-eyed creativity and meticulous craftsmanship”.

The people who […]

Wage and Hour Complaint Backlog at US DOL still higher than under Bush, but Improving

Quick Guess: under what kind of presidential administration is a backlog of official employee complaints about wage and hour violations allowed to build up at the Department of Labor? A Republican presidential administration or a Democratic presidential administration?

If you guessed “Republican,” think again.

The staffers of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. […]

Climate Disaster Previewed With California Water War In US Congress

Instead of fighting over the shrinking resources that remain, legislators in Congress ought to be working together to deal with climate change, the root cause of the increased frequency of severe drought in the Southwest. […]

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 […]