The GOP is no longer a serious political party. Instead, it’s now a coalition of disparate groups made up of racists, homophobes, misogynists, gun nuts, conspiracy theorists and the ultra-rich.
A good deal of recent commentary about the Republican Party conceives of it as a Trumpist rump devoid of any ideology save the acquisition and maintenance of power[….] This is nonsense.
“The American people made their voices heard in record numbers… Rejecting that mandate in favor of political games and conspiracy theories is a dangerous attack on our democracy—even by Mitch McConnell’s standards.” —Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Jonathan Entin: Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court
When Ginsburg started her work in the 1960s, the Supreme Court had never invalidated any type of sex-based rule. Worse, it had rejected every challenge to laws that treated women worse than men.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members
Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.
Timothy Joseph: What the Roman senate’s grovelling before emperors explains about GOP senators’ support for Trump
The Roman Senate declined from a long-held position of authority to become a body almost wholly reliant on the whims of the emperor.
Everyone knows who to blame for these massacres: Trump, an accomplice to white nationalist terrorism.
Most people — including most reporters and columnists—have no idea what socialism is and only a fuzzy notion of what capitalism is.
The Russian bone connected to the vote scam bone, the vote scam bone connected to the wingnut ignoramus bone the wing nut ignoramus bone connected to the Nazi bone, the … Continue reading →
Republican leaders are reeling from their primary loss in Alabama and the demise of their health-care bill, but they have only themselves — and their big donors — to blame. … Continue reading →
I grew up in Arizona during a time when it was more desert than concrete, when there were a lot of dirty pickup trucks sporting gun racks, roll bars, and, … Continue reading →
As the world burns, our political class whoops it up with the plutocracy, whether in Martha’s Vineyard or at the Kochs’ posh retreat in southern California. There shall be eternal … Continue reading →