Republicans are trying to wipe out all funding for family planning, and defund Planned Parenthood entirely, in the budget bill to be voted on shortly.
Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.
We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.
As this national debate plays out, I hope we all take some time to stop and really consider what kind of nation we want to leave our children.
Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.
Like so many other initiatives of the tea party-infused Republican right, the push to leave - and even destroy - the Human Rights Council is wrong.
The violence in Tucson is also not an isolated incident. According to the last figures issued by the FBI, there were 8,336 victims of hate crimes committed by 6,225 people in 2009.
In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.
The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives can be viewed, almost poignantly, as a death in the neighborhood, and Emily Dickinson provides a commentary.
I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.