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How the Internet Is Empowering the Grass Roots and Transforming Democracy

While super PACs and superdelegates have been the focus of the public’s attention and frustration, an overlooked narrative is how eager people—especially the young—experience and participate in the political process in nontraditional ways.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Samantha Bee Proves Even Super PAC Donors Are Sick of This Messed-Up Campaign Finance System (Video)

In a comical interview with a real-life Republican Super PAC donor, the “Full Frontal” host highlights how dysfunctional our democracy has become.

Posted on May 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A GOP Trapped by Donald Trump

The Republican Party is on the verge of being taken over by an egomaniac who appeals to the nation’s darkest impulses.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Bye-Bye Bush









Posted on Feb 23, 2016 ENLARGE



Is This the End of the Establishment?

Step back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurred.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE


Bush Campaign









Posted on Feb 22, 2016 ENLARGE



Two Legacies, Two Fates

The Clinton political dynasty is still alive. The Bush dynasty has been routed. Their contrasting fates, to this point at least, tell us much about our two parties, the nature of this year’s presidential election, and the dueling legacies themselves.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Jeb Bush Is Out of the Running—Discuss

He came, he became bewildered, he didn’t conquer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE


Jeb’s Guns









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Jeb Bush’s Last Stand

“It’s all been decided, apparently,” the GOP candidate said this week. “The pundits have made it all, we don’t have to go vote, I guess. I should stop campaigning maybe, huh?”

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Corden Blasts Jeb Bush’s Desperate Attempts to Get Votes Using Guns and Glasses

“Is anyone else worried Jeb got rid of his glasses the same week he got a gun?” asked the “Late Late Show” host about recent changes the former Florida governor made to his persona.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Getting Obama’s Story Straight

If Clinton, Sanders and their party don’t provide a forceful response to the wildly inaccurate and ridiculously bleak characterization of Obama’s presidency that the Republicans are offering, nobody will. And if this parody is allowed to stand as reality, the Democrats will lose.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


GOP Rhetoric









Posted on Feb 17, 2016 ENLARGE



George W. Bush, Who Mirrored and Inflamed Public Passions, Attacks Donald Trump for Doing It (Video)

George W. Bush came out of political exile on Monday to be his brother Jeb’s surrogate in attacking Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy

“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Debate: Candidates Start Their Exchange on a Solemn Note After Antonin Scalia’s Death

Speaking only hours after the death of the Supreme Court justice, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and the other candidates began Saturday night’s debate by declaring the 2016 presidential election an opportunity to either cement or lose the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEOS: Watch Sanders’ and Trump’s New Hampshire Victory Speeches and Get a Rundown of the Results

With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



VIDEO: GOP Candidates’ Fates on the Line in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush brought his mom and brother out to rally for his cause during the lead-up to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but will their combined dynastic powers be enough to keep him in the running for the 2016 presidential contest?

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert Debate the Merits of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Eighth GOP Debate Roundup: Marco Rubio Shaken but Not Taken, Donald Trump Dials It Down

Viewers who tuned in Saturday night to the eighth GOP debate caught a subtler side of Donald Trump, who showed up for the occasion but mostly let his rivals take swipes at one another.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Missed the Eighth GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the Republican debate Saturday night, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jeb Jab









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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Happy Ending’ of Iowa Caucus

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

“Tonight we finally find out who has been elected president of Iowa.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Cruz Wins in Iowa, Rubio Surprises — Trump’s 2nd Place Finish a ‘Big, Fat Beautiful Waste of Time’

Ted Cruz came out ahead of Donald Trump in the Iowa caucus Monday night, winning 28.9 percent of the caucus vote to Trump’s 25.2 percent.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Expensive Election Ever Is a Billionaire’s Playground (Except for Bernie Sanders)

Given that our brand of democracy is cold hard cash, let’s examine the relationships between our 21st-century plutocrats and the contenders for the White House.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



Rhetorical Terror: GOP Candidates Pledge War Crimes, Carpet-Bombing and Asian Land Wars (Video)

At the Trumpless GOP debate last week, the candidates once again promised to bankrupt us with military and intelligence spending and to commit vast war crimes—with reckless disregard for the lives of women, children and noncombatant men—of the sort not openly plotted since the demise of the Axis powers in 1943-45.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE


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The Seventh GOP Debate: Let’s See Some Identity, Please

With just four days to go before the Iowa caucuses, the stakes haven’t been higher for Republican presidential hopefuls. Can any candidate, present or absent, rescue the Republican Party? Seven of them were on hand in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday night to claim they were up for that job. Updated

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



The NBA Presents an Instant Rivalry for the Age of Hyper-Engagement

In the past, sports rivalries—notably in baseball—evolved and played out over decades. The rise of the NBA shows how much things have changed.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



War Talk, Jingoism and White Supremacy at GOP Debate

The GOP presidential debate Thursday night veered even further right on international issues, given the absence of Rand Paul, who represents the party’s libertarian wing, which is less interested in foreign wars.

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 READ MORE



American War Crimes: Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter

There’s nothing like the heady combination of a “populist” Republican race for the presidency and a national hysteria over terrorism to make Americans want to reach for those “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE



Ending the Gun Lobby’s Con Game

The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Consultant for a Day

The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don’t usually ask me for mine. Nonetheless, the GOP’s presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in years. It’s about to hit full stride, and I can’t resist kibitzing.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE



What Could Go Wrong in 2016?

You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it’s a brand new year—a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘SNL’ Spins a Tale of Two Hillarys, Skewers GOP Debate Shenanigans

It’s been a boffo week for political parody, and the comedic minds at “Saturday Night Live” have benefited from the windfall.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jeb









Posted on Dec 18, 2015 ENLARGE


VIDEO: Trevor Noah: It’s Almost Like Republican Candidates Are Trying to Scare Their Way Into Office

“The Daily Show” host weighs in on Republicans’ fear-mongering tactics at Tuesday night’s debate.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Playing TV Tough Guys

It was billed as a foreign policy debate, but Tuesday’s encounter among Republican presidential candidates was in large part an acting competition over who could convey the impression of being the baddest, meanest foe of the terrorists—and of Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE


Fifth GOP Debate









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VIDEO: Missed Tuesday’s GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch CNN’s Republican debate, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



And Now, This Handy Fifth-GOP-Debate Media Primer

It’s getting close to go time for the Republican presidential hopefuls taking CNN’s stage Tuesday evening at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for the fifth GOP debate. This means the media’s prognostication machine is rumbling into overdrive and popping out lists right and left—well, mostly right this time.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE


Trump’s Tentacles









Posted on Dec 14, 2015 ENLARGE



Ted Cruz, Not Donald Trump, Could Become the GOP’s Nominee

Trump clearly has maintained his stranglehold on the media and certain swaths of the American population since he arrived, all bombast and swagger, on the 2016 election scene back in June. But according to The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Trump is actually not the one to watch—or beat.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: George W. Bush—in the Form of Will Ferrell on ‘SNL’—Explains Why He’s Running Again

“The field of Republicans out there is so messed up,” declares the comedian as he plays the 43rd president, “I figured, makes you miss me, doesn’t it?”

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Private GOP Memo Suggests That a Trump Victory Would Only Mark the Beginning

“Understand the populist points Trump makes and ride that wave,” the leaked message from the campaign arm for Senate Republicans declares.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE



Why Are We Not Doing All We Can to Prevent Climate-Related Deaths?

Global warming is a form of terror, perhaps the worst form. The finality of death is the same, whether we are gunned down in the streets or drown in the floods.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


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