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.
Lila Garrett: Why are the Democrats who have just lost the House and Senate by disgraceful numbers in such a good mood? They lost they seem to be energized, relaxed—like members of a chain gang who have just been unlocked.
Charles Hayes: Even though the basic social employment contract has been gutted, voices on the Right still whine about a deficit of moral virtue, as if all people have to do is just start acting responsible.
Sharon Kyle: Tune in today, on our LA Progressive Live! show to hear us discuss these particular articles and the possible reasons for their popularity. This is a call-in show so you’re welcomed to join the conversation.
Devin Griggs: Sen. Paul has time and time again attempted to introduce a national version of a so-called “right-to-work” law during his time in the United States Senate, although thankfully these attempts have, for the time being, been beaten back.