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Congress: Demand White House transcript

Only Congress, Republicans and Democrats acting together, can protect the nation from this incompetent, venal, and dangerous executive.

The Age of the Demagogues

Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.

Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates is Despicable

In suggesting that the staff of Planned Parenthood, Muslims, Black Lives Matter protesters, and Mexican immigrants are guilty of venal acts, these candidates are fanning the flames of hate.

GOP Candidates Break Silence on Planned Parenthood Shootings

Several Republican candidates broke their silence on the shootings that took place in Colorado Springs. All three candidates took the opportunity to further show their opposition to Planned Parenthood.

Donald Trump’s Call for Spying on U.S. Muslims Recalls FBI Bugging of MLK and...

Mr. Trump is correct that “it has been done before.” The question is whether it ought to have been done before, whether it was constitutional when it was done before.

Five Prerequisites for War Against ISIS

As we move toward war against ISIS, we must be vigilant – to fairly allocate the burdens of who’s called on to fight the war, to protect civil liberties, to protect innocent civilians abroad, to avoid hate and bigotry, and to fairly distribute the cost of paying for war.

If Donald Trump Would Track Muslims and Close Mosques, What Would He Do to...

Trump’s increasingly erratic pronouncements are part of a steady escalation of frightening rhetoric in the Republican presidential campaign.

Iowa Gulls Set World Record for Getting Conned

Some said it couldn't be done, that the party of Trump would not find another, far more outlandish, dangerous and ignorant candidate. And yet Trump's numbers are falling as the new hero of the rightwing fundamentalists, Ben Carson, claws his way on top. That his mountain of mendacity hasn't cut short his 15 minutes of fame is the subject of this essay, not without glimmering moments of satire. Here's the latest winner of the Rogue Rubber Chicken award for national gullibility.

Donald Trump Supports Registry, Special Identification for Muslim Americans

Donald Trump expressed this week that he would support forcing American Muslims to carry special identification showing their faith. The presidential candidate also supports forcing Muslim Americans to be registered in a database.

The Perils of Circus Politics

No opinion leader any longer commands enough broad-based respect to influence a majority of the public. Circus politics may be fun to watch, but it’s profoundly dangerous for America and the world.