Ted Vaill: We will have to live with Teddy’s daily bloviating for over five more years, unless he is censured, like Joe McCarthy in the 1950s shortly before he died of alcoholism, or chooses to quit the Senate, or, of course, if he is elected President in 2016.
Natalie Davis: The wingnut-orchestrated destruction of the late, lamented grassroots community service nonprofit ACORN is happening again—and progressives must stand against it.
Gary Corseri: Wasn’t there supposed to be a “War on Drugs”? Pinch me awake, but I’m guessing that we Baby Boomers lost… because it’s pretty clear that drugs—especially the “legal” ones—have proliferated in the heart of the Empire the way drones have darkened the skies over Afghanistan, Pakistan and all the little stans.
Tina Dupuy: This recent phenomenon of “running for office” when really they’re sprinting for a book deal, TV show, or cinnamon-cure spokesman, has become its own commercial enterprise.
Brent Budowsky: Will the House Benghazi Committee of Clinton inquisitions subpoena Cruz emails involving Armed Services Committee matters?
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.
Tom Degan: President Sarah Palin? Relax. Even the American people wouldn’t be stupid enough that blithering imbecile to the White House. Ain’t never gonna happen. President Ted Cruz? That’s a different story.
Jim Hightower: The first right turn on our road trip brings us to a sweeping view of Ted’s Energy Renaissance Act, a proposal so studded with fossil fuel favors that it should be titled the “Exxon Mobil Relief Act.”
Mario Rivas: If the grandest thing the “Grand Old Party” seems to do is speak of nonsense and shutting everything down while insulting everyone along the way, what’s so grand about that?
Julie Driscoll: if Republicans truly think Obamacare is going to end life as we know it, one would think they’d be truly happy to “own” this shutdown which was the ostensible reason they shut down the government to begin with.
Anthea Butler: the Republican Party is a new religious movement: A religion that relies on a Jesus that says affordable health care is wrong, being poor is your own fault, and that anyone who says otherwise doesn’t believe in Freedom, the founders, or the American People.
Brent Budowsky: The public has seen the results of the Banana Republican policies and politics. The public is saying no to Cruz, no to Lee, no to the Tea Party and no to House Republicans.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: While Rubio was elected in part on the strength of the Tea Party, it is Cruz who has become the leader and the face of the Tea Party movement.