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Mike Huckabee Incoherent On The Environment

Mike Huckabee’s Anything and Everything Energy Policy is a symptom of sloppy thinking and indifference to suffering. Huckabee ought to be ashamed of himself for even suggesting it. […]

Ben Carson Fails To Lead On Environmental Issues

Ben Carson chooses to ignore the issue of environment degradation entirely. That may play well to his political base, but it doesn’t serve our national interest. […]

Carly Fiorina For President Gets Serious

Carly Fiorina starts her very very serious presidential campaign by explaining that she prefers mermaids to unicorns and that she doesn’t think hot dogs count as real sandwiches. […]

Carly Fiorina vs. Ben Carson: Who Is The Bigger Train Wreck?

Today, both Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are scheduled to announce that they are running for Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Both Fiorina and Carson have outstanding records… of disaster.

Ben Carson has been running a pre-campaign for President for a long time now, and he’s succeeded only in earning giggles and eye rolls from […]

On Mike Huckabee, Drunken Rednecks, And Fights

When Mike Huckabee says that he will keep all options on the table, that means he will keep torture on the table, keep imprisonment without criminal charge on the table, keep the bombing of areas with civilians on the table, keep the use of nuclear weapons on the table. […]

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. […]

A Map of Federal Spending vs. Federal Revenue for the 50 U.S. States in Fiscal Year 2014

This morning, someone passed me a Huffington Post article declaring that GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government. Is this true? With Huffington Post’s record (1 | 2 | 3), that’s anyone’s guess. To check the accuracy of HuffPo’s claim, let’s turn to Wikipedia…

…”Wait a minute,” you may be saying to yourself, “if […]

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 […]

Meet Rand Paul’s Protege in Maine: State Senator Eric Brakey

In the 2014 election cycle, Rand Paul’s “leadership PAC” Reinventing A New Direction sent funds to just one candidate for the Maine State Legislature: Republican Eric Brakey of New Gloucester. With that kind of specificity, it’s fair to say that Rand Paul’s organization singled Eric Brakey as his kind of candidate. Brakey won office and […]