American Democracy · Barack Obama · Donald Trump · Election 2016 · Election Integrity · Mitch McConnell · Republican Party · Russian Hacking Scandal · Vladimir Putin

A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

The Washington Post today published a jawdropping background account of the Obama administration’s response to intelligence revelations that Russia had engaged in a cyberwarfare attack on America’s 2016 presidential election, including a specific directive from President Vladimir V. Putin to the operatives involved in the hacking operation. The Obama administration knew of this in early August… Continue reading A Question the GOP Must Answer: What Is Your Purpose?

2018 Midterm Elections · Affordable Care Act · Donald Trump · House Republicans · Obamacare · Paul Ryan · Republican Party

The House GOP May Have Pulled the Plug… On Their Majority

After seven years of threatening to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” the House GOP finally passed a measure that, in the kindest terms, will be a death sentence for many Americans. And that is no exaggeration. Paul Waldman of The Washington Post did not mince words, and said… Continue reading The House GOP May Have Pulled the Plug… On Their Majority

American Democracy · Election Integrity · Muslim Travel Ban · Progressive Movement · Protest · Republican Party

The New Civic Army

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Trump presidency has been the explosion of money, people, and legal action to combat an onslaught on the U.S. Constitution by the axe-wielding White House and GOP Congress. A new civic army has arisen: A network of already-established and nascent progressive organizations committed to fighting on every… Continue reading The New Civic Army

American Democracy · Civil Rights · Donald Trump · Protest · Reince Priebus · Republican Party

The GOP’s Power Is On Borrowed Time

The GOP’s continued defense of Trump’s haphazard, unvetted, and likely unconstitutional ban on immigrants from seven cherry-picked Muslim-majority nations has reached a Code Red level of cynicism. It is unclear what White House Chief of Staff, and former RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus hopes to gain from his party’s support of Trump’s ban. House Speaker Paul… Continue reading The GOP’s Power Is On Borrowed Time