Opinion

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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Relieve the unemployment pain now!

The reality is that unemployment insurance extension is one of the best things that can be done right now to help the economy. Contact your senators today.

Oops, they did it again

For all their presumed political prowess and message discipline, the Republicans have a habit of very bad timing when it comes to policy proposals.

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Support for the tea party weakens

The most important feature of last Tuesday's primary was not the anti-incumbent vote.

Chomsky, fascism and the working class

Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.

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Republican Party excites scientific community

(Satire) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month could lead to evidence that would further validate the theory of evolution.

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Aim those arrows accurately

We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, if the Republicans - the strongest advocates for Wall Street and corporate profits at the people's expense -  succeed in stopping Obama.

The Obama challenge to the banks

The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.

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GOP spurns real ‘right to life’

Right to life is not meant only for the unborn, but, instead, for a person's entire lifetime.

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Ultra right is down, but not out

The actions of the Republican Party over the past year in opposition to health care reform and every other program of the Obama administration are unprecedented in character.

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