Americans' current confidence in Congress [7%] is not only the lowest on record, but also the lowest Gallup has recorded for any institution in the 41-year trend.
There is no knowing at this point if this phenomena will continue to grow into a full fledged and influential movement of the people, by the people and for the people but at this point, it is an exciting prospect.
My first goal in this series is to define the Christian Right and provide some of their history.  The Christian Right has been insinuating themselves into public discourse since the late 70's.  By the end of the...
We will likely see the largest and most diverse field of Democrats running for the presidential nomination. Here is our Way Too Early List of which Democrats may be more or less likely to win the 2020 nomination and why.
On a day when some of these same homophobes who are marching in their "No Gays Need Apply" parades will be dressed in brightly colored clothes, descend on bars in droves getting drunk and hanging all over other men then possibly end up on their knees in a toilet stall, they are hardly in a position to judge others on their behavior as being socially undesirable.
I was raised by a father who couldn't abide the Republican Party. In fact, I don't ever recall a time in his life when he didn't refer to the GOP collectively as "those god-damned Republicans." When Mills Godwin, a...

Born This Way?

Stating that gay people were born with their orientation seems like the perfect counter to the conservative argument that being gay is a choice, but this life-affirming rebuttal opens the door to other attacks.
From a union worker family standpoint, I really want to know what the right wing and the Tea Party has against unions?
Then they start bitching about what he didn't say and should have said, and how he should have said what he did say differently. They twist and turn and bend and break down and analyse and parse his every word.....
When the London (and other English cities)riots rampaged earlier this year, I read with droll amusement, the armchair activist quarterbacks' wistful comments in Huffington Post and elsewhere, basking in admiration and awe of what they thought they were seeing. Viewed from...

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