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And the Democrats Play Nice . . .

Now that the Republican tax bill has exposed the class warfare that underlies the party’s motivations we’ve heard Democrats criticize the premises of Reaganomics. Lost in the din of Democratic politicians righteously denouncing this latest Republican tax scam is the…

Hear Them Roar

Fifty-three percent of white women who voted in 2016 cast their ballots for a man whose career in public life should’ve been ended after he was caught bragging about sexually assaulting women. So on the day after the “Pussy-Grabber-in-Chief” was…

Washington DC November 16, 2005

In response to a query: I gave then-US Senator Barack Obama a copy of my book, In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (Columbia University Press, 2001) at a commemoration of RFK’s 80th birthday, November…

The Republicans’ Non-Response to the Las Vegas Shooting

The Republicans’ hackneyed nonresponse to the mass killing in Las Vegas shatters the pretense we hear from the National Review and other right-wing mouthpieces that claim “conservatism” animates the GOP in the Trump era. There’s nothing “conservative” about leaving the…

Black Athletes Don’t Work on a Plantation

Donald Trump’s demand while addressing an adoring crowd of white folks in Huntsville, Alabama that the rich, white, largely Republican owners of National Football League teams fire the “sons of bitches” among players who engage in symbolic protest has begun…

Hurricane Harvey and the Myth of the “Texas Miracle”

From the time Texas Governor George W. Bush first bounded onto the national scene Texas Republicans have been lecturing us on the need for the nation to emulate the public policies of the state of Texas. Low taxes, lax regulations,…

Racists Have a Friend in the White House

The tepid response from the President of the United States to a self-described Nazi murdering an innocent protester in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday adds weight to the notion that white supremacists have friends in the White House and in the…

“A Better Deal” Isn’t Going to Cut It

It’s a little ironic that the Democratic Party that in 2016 nominated a losing presidential candidate who was heavily identified with the party’s shift away from working-class politics and toward corporate neoliberalism would now seek belatedly to counter its failure…

The Emerging Republican Majority

Now that the Democrats lost all four of the special House elections (or maybe three given the sketchy trustworthiness of voting machines in Georgia) we now know that Trump’s “disapproval” rating that MSNBC commentators have been flogging for months is…

Alexandria Shooting Exposes More Republican Hypocrisy

A chorus of right-wing opportunists want the country to believe that somehow the Bernie Sanders campaign and “the Left” are responsible. Within minutes of the lone-nut rampage shooting targeting Republican politicians in Alexandria, Virginia, right-wingers took to the airwaves to…