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For Many PACs, Switching Horses Fast Is Just Good Business

by Doug Weber Business PAC donors tend to be practical. Historically they favor incumbents and try to be friendly with members of Congress. Usually, that’s a safe bet: Incumbents won 97 percent of the time in House races and 93 percent of the time in Senate elections in 2016, numbers on par with those in past elections. Show More Summary

Remembering The Armenian Genocide

April 24th is the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. It was 102 years ago that the Ottoman Turks began a lengthy and methodological plan to eradicate Armenians. The result left over 1.5 million Armenians dead. Survivors were left without a homeland and in a state of trauma. Show More Summary

News Roundup For April 24, 2017

Looks like it’s going to be a busy week of terrible news... 1. The French election will see Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in another vote to take place on May 7th. A political noob and a right wing whack job… France is just looking for attention! More here. 2. Show More Summary

Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit To Serve As Attorney General

[This column was first published by] Don’t let his languid southern drawl or physical resemblance to the kindly Keebler elves fool you. Ever. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the nation’s 84th attorney general, is neither laid back nor kind. Show More Summary

Confederate Memorial Day

Two states, Mississippi and my home state of Alabama, are doing Confederate Memorial Day today. I have some thoughts about that. This embarrassment invites many levels of analysis, but any reasonable conversation must begin with a single,...Show More Summary

The Pivotal Importance Of Purposeful Philanthropy In The United States

President Trump’s “America First” federal budget proposes drastic cuts or the outright elimination of many programs that support the socially and economically disadvantaged; scientific and health research; education; and, the arts. If...Show More Summary

Obama Supports The Wrong Candidate In France's Election

Bernie Sanders’ crew supports progressive candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon Former US president Obama “wade[d] into the French election fight” on Thursday with a highly publicized phone call to French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. Show More Summary

New Survey Shows Bernie Is Right: Young Americans Want To Reverse Runaway Inequality

A new survey conducted by the Educational Network shows that younger Americans (ages 18-40) overwhelmingly support bold proposals to reverse inequality?- Sanders-type policies such as Medicare for all, free higher...Show More Summary

The Price For Killing Workers Must Be Prison

Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. Show More Summary

Trump's Family Planning Cuts Would Cause Global Side Effects

By Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University School of International Service President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his administration cut off U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, which provides and funds reproductive health services in poor countries. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions's Crime Rhetoric Aimed At New York City Drips With Hypocrisy

This past Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent letters to nine jurisdictions that had been identified in a May 2016 report by the DOJ Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. Show More Summary

After The March For Science, It's Time To Get Political

This weekend, tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the March for Science in Washington, D.C. and at over 500 satellite marches all around the world. Where I live, up in deeply nerdy Cambridge, Massachusetts, there are March for Science posters up all across the city. Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- Trump Suffering From '100 Days Envy'

We'd like to boldly add a new disease's definition to the political lexicon. We feel this is necessary since Donald Trump seems to have caught a rather drastic case of "100 Days Envy." Symptoms are a tendency to flail around lookingShow More Summary

PhRMA Shows Biggest Spike In Lobbying Spending In First Quarter Of President Trump

by Ashley Balcerzak With President Trump’s 100th day looming, he’s struggled to check off some of the big initiatives on his to do list, such as getting rid of Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. These hefty projects invite companies...Show More Summary

We All Have The Right To Bodily Autonomy #SAAM

If anyone ever tells you that you’re a lesser human being because you don’t want to have sex with them ? cut them out of your life. We all have rights to our own bodies and we all have the right to say no. We should all have the right to autonomy over our own bodies. When it comes to sexual activity, nothing is more powerful than the word ‘no’. Show More Summary

The Numbers Don't Lie: Stop Wrongful Convictions Now

For the third straight year, a new record has been set for the number exonerations of innocent prisoners. We officially had 166 exonerations in 2016. Over seventy of them were the result of official misconduct. What is even more shocking,...Show More Summary

At Sea With Captain 'Wrong Way' Trump

Baby boomers like me fondly remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons of childhood (and adulthood, for that matter — in their grown-up jokes and cultural references they presaged The Simpsons by a good 25 years and are still pretty hilarious). You may particularly recall one Rocky and Bullwinkle character, Capt. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Amid Great Cultural Shifts, Voting Settles Little

In an era of profound cultural transformation, elections and referendums have very real consequences ? such as the repeal of environmental regulations or crackdowns on press freedom. But as much as they reveal how markedly divided societies are at this historical moment, they settle little. Show More Summary

What's A Scientist To Do? March!

It’s hard to believe that 92 years after the Scopes Monkey Trial (which debated teaching evolution in public schools), the integrity of the science community is in politically charged territory. The reality of climate change, possibly...Show More Summary

Woodrow Wilson Pushed U.S. Into World War I And Communism, Fascism And Nazism Resulted

A century ago Congress declared war on Imperial Germany. It was a bizarre decision: the secure New World voluntarily joined the Old World slaughterhouse, consigning more than 117,000 Americans to death for no intelligible reason. The...Show More Summary

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