Feeling anxious about the midterm elections? Feeling helpless because the elections that decide Senate control are happening far away from where you live? There's an app for that! MoveOn is running a GOTV campaign to reach 5 million progressive voters in key states by election day. You can either sit at home, watch polls, and fret, or you can act to change the outcome of the election.Read More
Jobless claims are at their lowest point since 2000, but adjusted for population, they are the lowest ever on record. Think you'll hear this in your cable newscast? Think again.Read More
According to the Beltway press, the DSCC has given up on Alison Lundergan Grimes. Factually, their stories are correct; but they're wrong about what's really going on, in Kentucky and around the country. TV ads don't vote: voters vote. And Democrats are marshaling their resources where it counts, in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) operations.Read More
Barack Obama is the most consequential and successful president - if not ever, then in most of our lifetimes. An objective look at his policy successes will tell you that. Yet, the media - Left, Right and CNN - insist on cherrypicking coverage, lying and obfuscating facts and history in any way they can to trash the black guy. That's what they are doing right now with the coverage of Elizabeth Warren's interview to Salon - making Obama the whipping boy and ignoring facts, including facts about the interview.Read More
Paul Krugman and I have butted heads many times - one time he even responded to my article as being "bearded professor bashing"! But I have frequently stated that it's Krugman's political banter I am not a fan of, though I am a great student of his economic - pure policy - analysis. After being derailed by Whiny Left adulation for a while, Krugman returned to that role I appreciate this week in the pages of the Rolling Stone, calling President Obama "one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history." I welcome him back from the ODS coma.Read More
A special take on the special occasion of the latest news of marriage equality spreading through the country like a righteous wildfire from a North Carolina grown straight man. Equality is not just an issue for those whom injustice under law directly affects but for anyone who cares about our country, which begins with caring about the people we have known and grown to love throughout our own lives. Marriage equality is personal, but not just to gay couples.Read More
This had to be done. Cenk Uygur - the Left's Rush Limbaugh (pretty much literally) - has decided to vomit his Obama Derangement cocktail all over the Internet. I needed to teach him a lesson.Read More
The traditional media is bandying about (and misrepresenting) the president's visibility on the campaign trail, and taking it as indicative of his waning political influence for 2014. Bad mistake.Read More
So, Chris Cillizza thinks that President Obama is too logical, which by definition means he lacks passion. I think Chris Cillizza is confusing passion with showmanship.Read More
A number of court cases regarding various states' bans on same-sex marriage have been percolating up over the past few years, and it's been a series of wins for marriage equality adovcates. This week we learned that the Supreme Court chose not to bring any of the five Circuit Court decisions up for a hearing. This had the effect of leaving those Circuit Court rulings in place, and since marriage equality won in each of them, it was a victory for those of us who support marriage equality.
It takes four justices to decide to hear an appeal. And there are four justices who mostly rule on the liberal side of an issue. So then, why didn't SCOTUS add marriage equality cases to their calendar?
If you look to the dilemma Cinderella faced when she found herself stuck in the pitch on the palace stairs, you'll find one possible explanation.Read More