Iowa Republicans believe that Christianity is under attack. In a PPP poll last month, 69% of Republican respondents indicated that “President Obama is waging a war on Christianity.” On the other hand, they report a surprising amount of comfort with war on non-Christian religions. Only 49% of the same Republican respondents indicated that Islam should […]
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on people who want to impose Islamic legal standards on Americans:
“We do insist that folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody. So in other words we shouldn’t tolerate those who want to come and […]
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on people who want to impose Islamic religious law in the United States:
“We live in a country where people are free to be Muslim. They’re not free, however, to impose a Muslim law as if it were civil law.”
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Kim Davis, who […]
In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]
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 […]
Today, Republicans in the United States Senate voted in favor of H.R. 240, a bill that would kick large numbers of children out of the United States – in the name of Homeland Security.
Right wing conspiracy theorists come up with all kinds of crazy ideas about secret plans by FEMA to set up concentration […]
One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]
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 […]
A late reminder of what’s at stake in this year’s elections: Sure, they’re mid-term, and so there isn’t the drama of a presidential election. Nonetheless, there’s a great deal on the line… such as the ability of communities to continue to rely on quality public education for their children, without interference from Republican politicians.
Blogger DocDawg has delved into the financial records of the Mayday Super PAC. This year, the Mayday PAC is identifying eight congressional campaigns to fund, ostensibly on the basis of campaign finance reform, and so far those campaigns benefitting from Mayday’s largesse are half Republican, half Democrat.
Actual support for campaign finance legislation is […]