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Some Republicans Planning to Vote for Hillary Clinton

Some Republicans argue that the Democratic front-runner is a better choice than Donald Trump.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE


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Trump Fills a Vacuum Left by the GOP

The Donald Trump rampage—still hard to believe, after nearly a year—is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party’s slide into complete incoherence.

Posted on May 3, 2016 READ MORE



Half of Americans Think the Presidential Nominating System Is ‘Rigged’

And more than two-thirds of U.S. voters want to change the process by which the political parties choose their presidential nominees, a poll by Reuters/Ipsos finds.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Reporting on John Kasich Through the Years

A look at the Republican presidential hopeful’s career through accountability journalism and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE


New York Primary









Posted on Apr 19, 2016 ENLARGE


The Great White Hunter









Posted on Apr 18, 2016 ENLARGE



The Republican Party May Not Be Headed Toward the Demise Many Surmise

History shows that the GOP will probably survive Donald Trump; Ted Cruz once supported a ban on dildos; meanwhile, a New York Daily News writer argues vehemently against his paper’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE


Finish Line









Posted on Apr 13, 2016 ENLARGE


Cruz Cruise









Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE


Contested Convention









Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE


The GOP Is Dead









Posted on Apr 8, 2016 ENLARGE    


Walls









Posted on Apr 8, 2016 ENLARGE



The End of Trump

The killer news for the man who values winning above everything else is that he has dropped well behind Ted Cruz in the polls in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Flipping Presidential Script, Turning Democratic Race Into Epic Contest

Hillary Clinton has not managed to put away a 74-year-old who wasn’t even a Democrat until he began his campaign. Can the Vermont senator catch her?

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE


GOP Brawl









Posted on Mar 27, 2016 ENLARGE


Wives









Posted on Mar 27, 2016 ENLARGE



Donald Trump Takes Center Stage in New Islamic State Propaganda Video

The terrorist group is using images of the GOP front-runner apparently because of his rhetoric of violence and his inflammatory statements about Muslims.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE



Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities

Behind a proposal to deport 11 million human beings there can be no real plan. But it’s worth asking a relatively straightforward question: Is it feasible?

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE


Louisiana Sheriff Accuses Ex-Gov. Jindal and the GOP of Impoverishing His State

Conservative Louisiana Sheriff Newell Normand last month publicly criticized “that idiot,” former Gov. Bobby Jindal, saying he had led his state off a fiscal cliff, and the law enforcement official went on to admonish his fellow Republicans for following obstructionist leaders and resisting tax increases aimed at covering budget problems the Republican governor left behind.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Party of Trump Versus Merrick Garland

In a span of about 12 hours, Americans were given definitive evidence that the Republican Party is now in thrall to its most ideologically and tactically extreme forces, while the Democrats still look to the center ground and to compromise.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Picks Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

The president is expected to battle the Senate Republican majority after nominating a judge with a record of challenging the federal government.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald Blames Corporate Media’s ‘Faux Objectivity’ for Trump’s Ascent

The Intercept reporter says the legendary Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite would not have been able to keep their jobs in today’s corporate framework, which has “neutered journalism and drained it of all its vitality and passion, reducing journalists to stenography drones.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Blowing the Biggest Political Story of the Last 50 Years

The shocking story isn’t the rise of Donald Trump but how the GOP slowly morphed into a party of hate and obstruction.

Posted on Mar 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Chicago Rally Cancellation Is a Big Con Job by the GOP Front-Runner

Donald Trump now is portraying himself as the peace candidate and a great unifier. But don’t believe the propaganda. He is as divisive as ever.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 READ MORE



Black Lives Matter: ‘We Know Revolution Won’t Come at the Ballot Box’

Black Lives Matter activists started the 2016 presidential race by disrupting campaign events of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and others. Now the group is not endorsing any candidate.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Mourns the Loss of the GOP, ‘a Great Institution, Gone Before Its Time’

“This week, the Republican Party, home to more than a century of great statesmen, died ... violently, tearing itself in half,” the “Full Frontal” host announces.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Killing Someone Else’s Beloved: The American Way of War in Campaign 2016

The crowd that gathered in an airplane hangar in the desert roared with excitement when the man on stage vowed to murder women and children.

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 READ MORE


Vacancies









Posted on Feb 22, 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



The Death of the Republican Party

I’m writing to you today to announce the death of the Republican Party. It is no longer a living, vital, animate organization.

Posted on Feb 16, 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



Election Mystery Money Fuels Most Presidential Campaigns

More than $4 million from donors who by law can remain anonymous has been channeled to efforts to elect White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Proves It’s Possible to Win a Debate You Didn’t Attend

The clear winner of the final Republican debate before the first votes are cast in Iowa was nowhere to be found, and poor Ted Cruz suffered terribly for it, The Guardian writes.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE


Decisions









Posted on Jan 25, 2016 ENLARGE


GOP Hari-Kari









Posted on Jan 25, 2016 ENLARGE



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



America 2016: What Happens When a Nation Gives Too Much Political Power to the Super Rich

As the high-powered shenanigans of Las Vegas casino mogul and GOP bankroller Sheldon Adelson show, “Oligarchy, rule by the few, also tends to become rule by the monstrously self-centered,” Paul Krugman writes in The New York Times.

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Is Nevada Newspaper’s Secret Buyer, Magazine Reports

The casino mogul and conservative bankroller is the formerly anonymous purchaser of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fortune magazine reports.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 READ MORE



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



The American Hunger Games

Let’s send the six Republican candidates for the presidency into the wilderness, weapons in hand, one at a time, and examine their minor differences to see what we can expect in a coming Republican era of “good times.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 READ MORE



The GOP’s Self-Inflicted Wound

As the leading Republican presidential candidates rant and rave about deporting 11 million immigrants, fighting some kind of world war against Islam, implementing gimmicky tax plans that would bankrupt the nation and other such madness, keep one thing in mind: The party establishment brought this plague upon itself.

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 READ MORE



‘America Is Not a Planet’ and Other Republican Remarks About Climate Change

As world leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris, here is a sample of Republican denials of the science of climate change, compiled by The Guardian.

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 READ MORE



Obama Era Sees Conservatives Tighten Grip on States

During Obama’s tenure, Republicans have gained unprecedented power at the state level, doubling the number of state legislatures that they control and securing 32 governorships.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE



A Republican Explains How His Party Descended Into Insanity and Chaos

The other night I phoned a former GOP congressmen with whom I’d worked on legislation in the ’90s. I wanted his take on something: Are the presidential hopefuls really as weird as they seem?

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Finances and the Art of Ignoring Conflicts and Contradictions

There are plenty of pieces missing from Trump’s financial story that call into question both his skill as a dealmaker and his business acumen.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE



Fools, Fascists and Cold Warriors: Take Your Pick

Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars Western capitalist societies in moments of disarray.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE



The Plague of American Authoritarianism

It is too easy to believe in a binary logic that categorizes a country as either strictly authoritarian or strictly democratic, and leaves no room for the possibility of a mixture of the two. American politics today suggests a more updated if not different form of authoritarianism.

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 READ MORE


Glass Slipper









Posted on Aug 8, 2015 ENLARGE


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