A native of New Hampshire looks at last night's New Hampshire Republican primary win of Donald Trump and the triumph of Trump's brand of intolerance in the state.Read More
I had hoped to hold it back for some time, but that's not going to happen. So, here you go.
Right now, a book author is trying to profit by selling President Obama as a disappointment to progressives. I make the case that is the purity "progressives" of that ilk that let President Obama, and our country, down.Read More
Bernie Sanders, a progressive pure as the driven snow to his adoring fans, has been attacking Hillary Clinton for having Super PAC support. The irony gods have sung, however, and it turns out that right now, Super PAC spending for Sanders outstrips Super PAC expenditures for Clinton 2:1Read More
Bernie Sanders and his campaign team have made a gross miscalculation trying to trot out their candidate as the gatekeeper of progrssivism. At once, it is giving Hillary Clinton an opportunity to highlight her progressive credentials and results for the Democratic primary electorate and be positioned as a left-of-center, moderate liberal general election candidate.Read More
It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that those on the right in this country have been dedicated to destroying this President and his legacy. It is also important to be aware that many on the left have been feeding that same destruction by perpetually looking to find flaws in our President and his policies.Read More
It seems that Bernie Sanders agrees with the Republicans that the stunning economic recovery led by President Obama and his team is too little, too late, and seriously flawed. But why would a self-appointed gatekeeper of progressivism be so in sync with the GOP? The answer lies in the very premise of his campaign for president.Read More
The lame duck isn't just quacking, he's roaring. As the jobless rate fell last month to 4.9% - the lowest since February 2008, numbers also rolled in from the close of the open enrollment period for exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, which this year enrolled a record 13 million people. This is your #ThanksObama open thread.Read More
Self-appointed gatekeepers of progressivism are trying to shut out moderates from the Democratic party the same way the Tea Party made moderate unwelcome in the GOP. Today, this progressive raises his voice in defense of the big tent of the Democratic party, and in defense of moderates.Read More
A challenge to #BernieBro keyboard warriors: instead of hurling insults at the most admired woman in the world for 20 years, do some good and get out and talk to real voters. Hillary Clinton has amassed a record of progressive advocacy and accomplishments, and demonizing her is no way to go through life.Read More
In this election cycle, "anti-establishment" is becoming nothing more than a catch-phrase for candidates who find it convenient to use it to cover up their sorry lack of significant accomplishments in public service. Let's remind them what it really means to change established realities for the better.Read More
Bernie Sanders and his campaign has for some time tried to convince us that he's 2016's Barack Obama. Last night's Iowa caucuses confirmed he's anything but.Read More
Bernie Sanders is going down the road of asking for raw vote totals - something that is never reported in the Democratic caucuses - in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses after his narrow loss to Hillary Clinton. He might want to learn a lesson in taking care in what he wishes for.Read More
Two years have led to this one day. All the marbles, everyone!
Will Bernie start his revolution?
Will Hillary continue her march to 1600 Penn Av?
Will a gust of wind catch Donald's hair?
Keep it clean, everyone.
It's Sunday, it's rainy, and my f^ck giving is at all time lows. This is your pre-Thunderdome thread.