Alan Grayson is pretty desperate, it seems, in his bid to become a worthy successor to Marco Rubio's intellectual prowess. He's claiming credit for bringing down the Republican House and Kevin McCarthy. But let's be clear about something, shall we? Kevin McCarthy went down, and the Republican Party is collapsing, because of Republican blowhards, not because of a Democratic one.Read More
Now that politics is heating up again, I will try and be back on a more permanent basis. I'm starting with something that has bothered me for a while: the scapegoating of mental health and blaming it for gun violence.Read More
Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and by doing so perhaps broaden your own world view. It is a prerequisite to any sort of progressive change. It is a quality sorely lacking in today's GOP.Read More
This, pretty much.
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Jeb Bush let it be known that he is out of touch with reality. He is not the only one. It appears that the rest of the field of GOP candidates are exactly the same.Read More
Another day, another mass shooting. The new normal is wondering if you're going to be shot where you conduct your everyday business. This is not the American exceptionalism those on the Right chest-thump about.Read More
An open letter to Pope Francis.Read More
Russian planes have begun bombing runs in Syria. Their first targets tell the tale of what Vladimir Putin sees as his interests.Read More
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I read two stories today that better encapsulate the state of the Republican Party than any I've seen before.
The first is a piece of RW fanfic written from an alternative universe where the GOP is the rightful owner of government, and any elected Democrat is an aberration that must be endured until s/he can be voted out of office.
The second is a news story that has nothing to do with politics, but describes the reality against which the first struggles.Read More
Both the left and the right in this country have shown through their reactions to both Pope Francis and President Obama that they are out of touch with reality.Read More
Speaker John Boehner tendered his resignation from Congress. Things just got interesting.Read More
Pope Francis is in the US. And his brief comments on "life" have some people worked up. A short essay on the Church and life from one raised in the Church.Read More
This is your completely open thread.