It is really no secret how the vast majority of modern-day Republican front-runners – those who have co-opted the ‘fiscal conservative’ political party to further a corporate-funded, socially conservative theocracy – generally feel toward the LGBT community.
by Bryan Zepp Jamieson •
Every December, I write a “Solstice piece,” and the theme is the same; this is the turnabout point, from now on, the days are getting longer, and eventually it will be spring. Of course, there’s another element that I tend not to dwell upon. And that is that the Solstice is also the first day of Winter. And it’s just going to stay winter for another 90 days or so.
by Chad Henderson •
by The Progressive Cop •
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has spent his career seeking attention and notoriety. Sheriff Joe has given himself the title ‘Toughest Sheriff in America’ and he routinely preaches that the system shouldn’t ‘coddle’ prisoners. For nearly two decades he has housed inmates in his notorious “Tent City,” as a way of practicing what he preaches.
by Zachary Bailes •
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by Colby Hess •
by Winning Progressive •
by Winning Progressive •
Showing how out of touch they are with everyday Americans, conservatives have latched onto the news that the share of national income taken in by the top 1% fell from 23% in 2007 to ‘only’ 17% in 2009 to contend that the focus of Occupy Wall Street and others on economic inequality is somehow misguided.
by Bryian Revoner •
by Peter Fegan •
What we’re witnessing here is a fundamental split within the Republican Party between the establishment and the rank and file. The establishment sees Gingrich and Paul as way too extreme, erratic and unelectable, while the rank and file – insert Tea Party here – sees them as personifying the very essence of what they want from a candidate.
by Michael Hayne •
Christopher Hitchens, the celebrated journalist, public intellectual, outspoken atheist, and Johnny Walker Black aficionado– a man of varying political complexities but who relentlessly, brutally derided anyone who sought to manipulated or flouted logic and reason–sadly passed away this past Thursday at 62 after suffering from esophageal cancer.
by Julie Driscoll •
But about the wars . . . I get crossways with my liberal friends because I won’t decry the wars. I won’t condemn them. I won’t condemn the fact that we’re there. I won’t condemn the President for the fact that he hasn’t ended both wars. I won’t condemn the President for being a “hawk.” I won’t condemn President Obama for taking out terrorists in his drone attacks.
by Jack Cluth •
Recovering From Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): ‘Because the Cops Don’t Need You and Man They Expect the Same’
by Phil Rockstroh •
Witnessing the acts and utterances of Republican presidential candidates can be regarded as a helpful psychological exercise, a type of ‘exposure therapy’ involving the development of methods used to bear the presence of unbearable people who insist on evincing the history of human ignorance, duplicity and insanity.