A Mythical Right to Discriminate

A Mythical Right to Discriminate

The Supreme Court is now considering cases that could usher in nationwide marriage equality, and state-level gay marriage bans are falling faster than you can say “equal protection under the law.” People who want to turn back the clock on rights for their...
Taking Stock of the Money Midterms

Taking Stock of the Money Midterms

The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to call the real winner: big money. “Incredible night for money in politics!” gushed one of the show’s satirical...
Restoring Government by the People, for the People

Restoring Government by the People, for the People

One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for how well they fight for the interests of the people they represent. In theory,...
A Fracking Fortune Gets Political

A Fracking Fortune Gets Political

Televangelist James Robison recently declared that he’s praying for a merger of the tea party and the religious right. Is he kidding? That merger is well underway. And it’s getting a hefty push from a couple of billionaire brothers. No, not Charles and...
Restoring the Right to Vote

Restoring the Right to Vote

Last year, the Supreme Court decimated one of the civil rights movement’s crowning achievements. Now, it’s time for Congress to pick up the pieces, put it back together and make our laws strong enough to protect our most important right: our vote. Many...