An Actual Strategy for Stopping Republicans

There are two times I remember feeling that the demise of the modern Republican party was inevitable. The first was in 2012 when Barack Obama won his bid for a second presidential term. I was in my senior year of college and had spent most of my time at Colorado State University picking fights with … Continue reading An Actual Strategy for Stopping Republicans

Economic and Racial Justice Must Go Hand-In-Hand

There has been another flare up in the never-ending hellscape that is Bernie vs. Hillary Twitter. The fight du jour revolves around an article by Ryan Cooper for The Week: Why leftists don't trust Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Deval Patrick. In the article, Cooper lists some key positions each of the aforementioned politicians have taken that … Continue reading Economic and Racial Justice Must Go Hand-In-Hand

Maureen Dowd needs a new hobby.

When Maureen Dowd writes a column about the Clintons, is there anyone in the world who doesn't already know what she's going to say? Her latest, "The Clinton Contamination" (another blisteringly clever title from Ms. Dowd), is a diatribe comprised of Dowd's greatest Clinton hits, with some current events tossed in to convince readers of her … Continue reading Maureen Dowd needs a new hobby.

It’s all about leverage, Bernie.

Bernie Sanders has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton, even though she is clearly going to be the Democratic nominee, and even though Sanders has said he will work with Clinton to "make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly." Paul Waldman wonders just who will care when Sanders finally hands over his endorsement. … Continue reading It’s all about leverage, Bernie.

Making History?

The folks over at Reason have their super hot take on Hillary Clinton's nomination: It's the kind of surface-level thinking we've long come to expect from the libertarian crowd. No, Hillary Clinton isn't going to solve all of America's problems by virtue of being a woman. But there is evidence to support the notion that the first female … Continue reading Making History?

That’s more like it.

Remember when I dreamed of a politician who would actually call Donald Trump a racist without beating around the bush? Of course Elizabeth Warren answered the call. Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched a blistering attack Thursday night at Donald Trump, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a "fraud" and "thin-skinned, racist bully." She even threw in "fraud," … Continue reading That’s more like it.

Likely a racist?

Rep. Reid Ribble (R) of Wisconsin says Donald Trump is "likely a racist." Three-term GOP Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin told CNN on Wednesday Trump's comments -- that federal judge Gonzalo Curiel could not rule fairly in a Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage -- is a "racist" remark, putting him in line … Continue reading Likely a racist?

A Few Radical Thoughts on the State of American Politics

Last night, the Associated Press reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had secured the necessary 2,383 pledged delegates and super delegates to become the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. Clinton will be the first woman to capture the nomination of a major political party in United States history. This is an important milestone, the … Continue reading A Few Radical Thoughts on the State of American Politics

The Extraterrestrial Lobby

Stephen Bassett is very excited. Bassett is the United States' only lobbyist dedicated to extraterrestrial issues, and his world has been rocked in the past couple of weeks. I hope that this is only just the beginning. This is the biggest news story in history. After presidential candidate Hillary Clinton discussed the possibility of human-alien … Continue reading The Extraterrestrial Lobby

One Step Closer to Tyranny

About a week ago, Andrew Sullivan at New York Magazine authored an article about democracy's vulnerability to tyranny. He details the conditions that are often present when democracy falls victim to fascism and authoritarianism, and points out that many of those conditions have already been met in our current economic and political climates. He realistically warns that … Continue reading One Step Closer to Tyranny