Kevin Zeese: I find it ugly that a senator would be negotiating fast track legislation through Congress for secret corporate rigged trade deals while raising money from big business interests that would profit immensely from those deals.
Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.
Walter Moss: Some of the virtues and values that seem especially important in the political realm include the proper mix of realism and idealism, love, compassion, empathy, humility, tolerance and a willingness to compromise, a sense of humor, and creativity. How then do they relate to the culture wars between Right and Left?
Walter Brasch: Maybe it’s time to call those right-wingers who don’t believe in the country to call them what they are likely to become if they keep up their obstruction–extinct.
Lauren Windsor: After winning the mid-terms, GOP leadership promised an end to shutdowns, but the rest of the party didn’t seem to get the memo.
Lance Simmens: Tuesday marked a new low in the state of dysfunctional politics spawned by the right-wing Republican take-over that has held our representative democracy hostage.
Lauren Windsor: Without resolution by Friday, DHS employees from Border Patrol to FEMA to the Secret Service to the TSA will be furloughed or forced to work without pay.
Aaron J. Leonard: By the early seventies while such groups as the Black Panthers and Weathermen were largely in disarray, retreat, or disintegration, the Revolutionary Union, in contrast, was ascendant.
Nia-Malika Henderson: here is perhaps no other politician on the national scene right now who has a clearer identity than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass).
Brent Budowsky: A more populist, proactive, aggressive and self-confident Obama has taken the policy initiative and regained the political offensive.
Lila Garrett: Not only is this NOT an anti-war picture, it makes anyone who doesn’t own an AK .338 Lapua Magnum-chambered McMillan TAC-338 sniper rifle, feel like a sissy.
Brent Budowsky: There is a GOP distemper in Washington, an overreaching of aggressive tactics against Democrats and an underachievement of success in governing. The result? Obama rises in favorability, Clinton rises against Republicans.
Eric A. Gordon: The amazing rise of popular activism over the last year or so is an encouraging sign, especially as much of it is linked to the organized labor movement and to faith and community groups.