Obama and Democrats Prevail

Last night was a big night for the Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Make no mistake about it, it was a win with a mandate. As Greg Sargent noted on the WaPo late last night: Instead, Obamacare survived. Obama has been reelected with a resounding victory in the electoral … Continue reading

Pollsters: Obama, Democrats Have Clear Advantage in 2012 Election

While a prominent Democratic polling and advocacy organization expects the November election to be close, they argue that President Obama and his fellow Democrats enter the final sprint before Election Day with clear and strong advantages. The public poll averages reported by RealClearPolitics and others are biased by the daily … Continue reading

Romney’s Dogwhistle

These are not stupid people. They are merely UNWISE people, and having promised to take off the kid gloves last week, there is no reasonable interpretation of the “Anglo Saxon” comments as OTHER than a dog whistle to their racist base, to amp up their “enthusiasm” since polling is showing clearly that Romney’s base hates Obama far more than they like Mitty Continue reading

Senator John Kerry on Today’s Historic SCOTUS Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Senior Member of the Finance Committee, today released a statement lauding the Supreme Court of the United States for upholding the Affordable Care Act:  “This is an important day for the Supreme Court and an important day for Americans who need affordable health care coverage.  But … Continue reading

From Defeat In Wisconsin To Victory In Arizona: What A Difference A Week Makes

If it feels like it’s been just a week since Democrats were crying in their soup over their painful loss in Wisconsin, that’s because it was. But this week, instead, they were able to start their Wednesday with a smile: Democrat Ron Barber held onto the House seat in Arizona which … Continue reading

DNC Chair: Romney Wins GOP Nod Only ‘After Six Years of Trying, Millions of Dollars Spent’

Mitt Romney may have formally won the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night, but there wasn’t much to celebrate, according to the head of the Democratic Party. His win in the Texas primary finally, as expected, gave the former Massachusetts governor enough delegates to formally secure the GOP nomination to take on … Continue reading

A Streetcar Named Reform

The Supreme Court has (predictably) expanded police powers broadly, ruling broadly in a case involving strip searches and jail visits, to expand all police’s rights to strip searches (including cavity searches) of anyone for just about any violation — including, as Justice Breyer notes in his dissent, a traffic offense:… Continue reading

FRACKING: Corruption a Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage

  by WALTER BRASCH  (part 3 of 3) The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases land in rural and agricultural areas for mineral rights, increases employment, usually in … Continue reading

Are Women People?

Jessica Winter debates in TIME Ideas: Are Women People? Winter says, “in the past couple of months, certain powerful figures in media and politics have cracked open that certitude,” that “women are fully autonomous human citizens—who vote, even.” I can fully understand the questions Winter is posing given the recent increase … Continue reading