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The U.S. Tortures People … Which Three Senators Didn’t Want You To Know?

“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.”

So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released after years of stalling, that confirms in detail that agents […]

Challenge To Ben Carson Supporters On Climate Change

For a generation, Americans have disagreed about climate change. They have debated whether or not scientific data shows that Earth’s atmospheric temperatures are warming, and whether human activity is to blame.

Throughout it all, Americans have at least agreed on one thing: They have agreed that the issue of climate change is important to consider, […]

Ben Carson Believes In Bigotry, Not Democracy

People who ask us to vote for Ben Carson for President need to give the rest of us Americans some straight answers about which other groups Ben Carson would deprive of equality. Who else, besides gays and lesbians, would Ben Carson allow to become victims of bigotry? […]

Donald Trump Wants To Run For President On The Basis Of Phony Social Media

Frequently bankrupt real estate tycoon Donald Trump is playing the same publicity game he’s played over the last two presidential election cycles. He’s saying that he’s “thinking” about running for President in 2016.

What does that that mean, that Trump is “thinking” about running for President? I can think of an elephant without being an […]

Who Crossed The Aisle In US House Vote On Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

President Barack Obama has the power to adjust the way immigration laws are enforced, and Congress has the power to reign him in.

There is no present border crisis. Illegal border crossings have shrunk dramatically under President Obama. However, there is a lingering problem of an underground society of businesses who deal in exploited […]

Ben Carson’s Political Support Proves Thin

Ben Carson’s supporters are touting a new 2016 presidential candidate poll by ORC International, saying that it shows that Ben Carson has “strong” support among Republican voters. What counts as a “strong” showing in the polls, according to pro-Carson activists?

The poll indicates that Ben Carson is the primary choice of just ten percent of […]

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, […]

Ben Carson Says Women’s Rights Are To Blame For Michael Brown’s Death In Ferguson

Ben Carson looks to be in the same category as Sarah Palin was in 2008 – a Republican candidate who gives tremendous gifts to his opponents every time he opens his mouth.

Hard core Republicans just love Ben Carson. “Dr. Carson is the best hope for our country,” says Vernon Robinson, Campaign Director of […]

Ben Carson Presidential Campaign Limps Behind Even Mitt Romney’s

Earlier this autumn, Ben Carson tried to buy enthusiasm for the idea of his coming presidential campaign by paying for a documentary about what a great guy he is to be filmed and televised nationwide. Did this strategy work?

Ben Carson for President enthusiasts say it did, but reality says something a little different.

A […]

While Vicky Hartzler Fiddles, the Globe Burns: October 2014 was Hottest on Record

On November 2014, Republican member of Congress and global warming denier Vicky Hartzler noticed it was cold. This, she decided, was proof enough to ridicule the idea of global warming. So she took to Twitter:

 

Rep. Hartzler is in her 54th year on Earth. Someone so well-experienced with the seasons really should have […]