October

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Virginia's tea party could be over Nov. 5

If the polls are to be believed, tea party-backed candidates could well go down to defeat all over Virginia on November 5.

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Undocumented activists block another deportation bus

Yesterday, a bus filled with dozens of immigrants en route to deportation ran into an unexpected roadblock: a group of undocumented activists and allies.

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Cory Booker elected New Jersey’s first African-American U.S. senator

Democrat Cory Booker defeated his tea party opponent Steve Lonegan and made history last night by becoming the state's first African American U.S. senator.

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Plutocratic push at the Supreme Court

Watergate? If the Supreme Court ends all limits on what our super rich can throw into election campaigns, U.S. politics faces dangers more troubling than anything Richard Nixon ever created.

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Shutdown deal: The cloud around the silver lining

The agreement to end the shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling is a political victory for President Obama and a defeat for the tea party.

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Shutdown: Fascism with a democratic face

The democratic process was kidnapped by Republicans (and seven Democrats) in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1.

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Lawmakers scramble on government shutdown and debt ceiling deal

The solution, in any case, is only temporary with another showdown or shutdown possible again early next year.

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The tea party gang and the “F” word

The tea party is not your typical conservative group.  They are as close to fascist as you can get away with today.

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Growing college football player protest demands NCAA reforms

Though many college athletes live in poverty, a protest by National Collegiate Athletic Association football players is quietly spreading across the nation.

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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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