We are now in the midst of a full-fledged class war against America's working people. Those directly firing the shots at the U.S. working class are an array of state lawmakers bought and paid for by powerful right wing groups.
There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy.
They didn't wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup.
You've probably seen or heard of protests against the affordable health care act, against raising the minimum wage, against marriage equality, and more than anything against stronger gun laws.
The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.
Of those receiving government help in the form of food stamps or the SNAP program, 76 percent are children, disabled, or elderly.
Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.
The NY Post endorsement is so outlandish and ridiculous that no one with any sense would want to vote for any candidate the Post would endorse.
Rick Perry, the right-wing Republican governor of Texas, is running TV and radio ads - backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce - attacking the Democratic governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon.
How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.