Opinion

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Akin, Ryan, rape and Republican hypocrisy

Fierce opposition to women's reproductive rights, including the right to decide whether or not to bear a child, has been the agenda of the Republican Party for quite some time now.

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The meaning of Romney’s Ryan choice

The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.

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Being president takes more than a businessman

As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.

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What’s good about Obamacare?

"...Americans saw health care reform as an urgent priority. All we hear from Republicans is how bad this is.  No one has come up with a better alternative."

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Pennsylvania's voter ID law is just crazy

Honestly I thought all of this nonsense with voting rights was settled twice. First in 1865 and second in the 1960s. But voter ID laws have been popping up all over the country, wherever a Republican legislature is to be found.

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The House must follow the Senate's lead

Call your congressional representatives now. Ending the Bush tax cuts for the rich is the critical first step that must be taken if we are ever to have a fair tax system in America.

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Romney scandal worse than it seems

Defenders of Mitt Romney say his refusal to release tax returns and his stashing money overseas are nothing more than what most people would do.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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The real issue: Romney’s profits from job-killing

Romney is happy to profit from vulture capitalism, but he certainly doesn't want any voter to think he himself was a vulture.

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Why we need more - not less - government regulation

One of the mantras of the radical Right in this country is that the economy and everything else would be better off if we just had less government regulation.

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