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What It’s Like To Be The First Openly Trans Mayor In Texas

The New Hope town hall is a squat, one-room meeting space on Rockcrest Road. A small green park sits behind it, where a young father is encouraging a little girl to come down the slide. The roughly six-acre “municipal district” of New...Show More Summary

The Matter of Message: Republicans Win On Bias and Fear While Democrats Eat Their Own

I cannot believe that Democrats are claiming that the sole cause of their electoral problems is Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco residency. ~ Joy Reid Nor can I. But that’s how this goes. The caterwauling has begun. Or, rather, continues. Another...Show More Summary

The NRA Doesn't Care About Philando Castile's Gun Rights

The National Rifle Association is still silent about the death of Philando Castile, and this is yet more proof that the NRA is all about gun rights...except when they aren't. Last Friday, Officer Jeronimo Yanez of St. Anthony, Minnesota...Show More Summary

Yes, Trump Really Said That...

Donald Trump held one of his patented campaign-style love fests in Iowa Wednesday night, complete with blatant lies, belittling, bombast and bluster. Like him or not, at least with his rabidly loyal base, these events are a religious experience. Show More Summary

Five Months Of Trump: The Tipping Point

Five months into the Trump regime, we’ve reached the tipping point. It may take more than a year to play out, but the presidency of Donald Trump is coming to an end. Meantime, congressional Republicans ? acknowledging the administration...Show More Summary

Fearing Border Tax, Retailers Boost Lobbying 31 Percent

by Kennett Werner It’s been a remarkably tough year for the retail sector. So far in 2017, retailers have set a record pace for bankruptcies and store closings. Household names are faring no better than small shops: J.C. Penney saidShow More Summary

Republicans Keep Trying To Shut Women Down

Last week, it happened again. In the midst of Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Committee Member and Senator Kamala Harris fired a series of rapid questions to Attorney General Sessions to answer. Show More Summary

To Understand Health Care Repeal, Follow The Money

American politicians are supposed to pander. The whole point of our legislative branch is to select officials who will represent what their constituents want in the halls of Congress. Why, then, is Congress rushing to pass a bill that...Show More Summary

A Heroin Addict’s Appeal To President Trump

I didn’t vote for you. You see, I was born with a brain injury. Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston told my parents I would never be able to walk normally. Young children are mean. As a young boy, insults, and laughs became a daily ritual. Show More Summary

A Bold Proposal To Unleash America’s Green Economy

China completed construction on the world’s largest solar farm earlier this year. Shortly afterward, both China and India officially surpassed the United States to become the world leaders in renewable energy investment. This all happened...Show More Summary

Private Prison Corporation Threatened Prisoners With Solitary If They Mentioned Scabies Outbreak

Another day, another horror story at a privately operated, for-profit correctional facility. This time it wasn’t ICE detainees forced to work for little or no pay, or yet another riot by prisoners fed up with poor conditions at a private prison. Show More Summary

The 'Historic Significance' Of Donald Trump

Cross-posted from A billionaire in the White House. Only in America, right? In an age of billionaires, whether the voters who elected him thought that he was the one who could do what was needed in the nation’s capital...Show More Summary

One Year After The Sit-In, You Still Deserve That Seat In The Room

It started with a text from one of my staffers. With the cameras that normally show the business of the House of Representatives turned off, why don’t we download Periscope and stream it that way? House Democrats were in the middle of something historic. Show More Summary

McConnell's Big Gamble

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to make a big legislative throw of the dice Thursday, when he (finally) unveils the super-secret Senate Republican health care bill not only to the public, but also to the rest of his own caucus. Show More Summary

Prison Publication Will Get BOP Documents And $420K

Fourteen years ago, the nonprofit monthly magazine Prison Legal News filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the Federal Bureau of Prisons for documentation of how much money the BOP had paid out over an approximately seven-and-a-half-year...Show More Summary

Let's Break Our Current Political Intolerance

The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) could have been a horrifying massacre. That it wasn’t was a miracle, a combination of good fortune and valiant heroism, and frankly, pure luck. We have seen much too much carnage resulting from wanton gun violence in our country. Show More Summary

Don't Jump To Conclusions After Tuesday's Special Election

There were special elections held on Tuesday in South Carolina and Georgia. The race in South Carolina went to the Republican as expected, though the margin of victory was a lot slimmer than most anticipated. But the eyes of the country...Show More Summary

President Trump Is Relinquishing Title Of Commander In Chief

As an Afghanistan veteran, I’m concerned by the news that President Donald Trump is removing himself from the process of deciding whether or not we send more American troops to that country, because I believe he is putting political safety ahead of national security. Show More Summary

American Exceptionalism: An Oxymoron?

Note: The video below may be disturbing for some viewers. Back in the days when this land was still infected with the disease of slavery, many African-American mothers chose to drown their children rather than subject them the hardships of bondage they’d endured. Show More Summary

Why Ossoff Lost: The View From A Georgia 6th District Voter

I’ve lived in the Georgia Congressional 6th district for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like the Jon Ossoff campaign. If you went to the gas station, his signs were there. If you went to the grocery store, you’d find his flyers there. Show More Summary

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