As 2015 Begins, Remember 2014’s Wins

As 2015 Begins, Remember 2014’s Wins

While last year’s voters put a pack of reactionaries in charge of the new Congress, let’s not forget that bigger majorities of the same electorate leapt at the chance to say “yes” to an array of unabashedly progressive ballot initiatives. For example, even...
Fomenting the Fear of Foreigners

Fomenting the Fear of Foreigners

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with “a more welcoming, inclusive message” and “positive solutions on immigration”? My how time flies when you’re having elections. The...
Big Media’s Crummy Advice for Democrats

Big Media’s Crummy Advice for Democrats

Before anyone even knew just how badly the Democrats would get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, some pundits were already sending the party a message: Be more like the Republicans. Now they don’t put it that way, exactly. The professional campaign...
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...
How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.” Now, you know me — I wouldn’t say anything like that about the...
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