Tuesday February 09, 2016
September 28th, 2015
The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change.
Senator Marco Rubio led the way, misconstruing the shift toward green-energy — which even Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden says is in the works — as a job-killing ideological plot.
The Republicans have finally found someone to man up to Donald Trump, who’s threatening to turn their presidential primaries into a Saturday Night Live skit. She’s a woman.
Scott Walker, we hardly knew ye. So swiftly and decisively did the brash and overconfident young governor of Wisconsin flame out as a 2016 Republican presidential contender that one has to wonder why he ever thought he had a prayer.
One part of me wants to bash Carly Fiorina for her persistent dishonesty. The other part wants to defend her against Donald Trump's persistent sexism. So here's both.
Republicans always say nobody respects America anymore. No kidding. Given that CNN International televised last week's GOP presidential debate to a waiting world, it's no wonder. It's one thing to see the most powerful nation on earth choosing its leaders via TV game show. Quite another to contemplate the parade of grotesques and mountebanks enlisted as contestants.
Inequality isn’t a condition. It’s a creation. Inequality is produced by thousands of decisions deliberately made by bosses, bankers, and big shots to siphon money and power from the many to the few.
I worked proudly with Muslim CIA officers in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. I used to think most Americans understood that Muslim Americans are patriots, too.
Ahmed Mohamed’s recent ordeal proved how wrong I was.
The pope addresses Congress Thursday, and conservatives are fearing the worst. Their belief systems can tolerate a lot - laissez-faire economics, xenophobia - but Pope Francis's emphasis on the Roman Catholic Church's historic antipathy to capitalism has them in a dither.
Scott Walker believed that surviving the recall prepared him for the rigors and scrutiny that come with running for president. He was wrong.
Winning three elections in four years in a blue state like Wisconsin clouded his judgment and made him overconfident in his own abilities.
With the arrival of the pope, our spirits lift.
With the departure of Scott Walker, they plummet.