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Jeb Bush would back refugees who 'prove' they're Christian

I'm eager to hear more from the right about their proposed mechanism for a Christian test -- because the idea sounds stark raving mad.

Most White Teens Believe They’ll Live To See 35. Black And Hispanic Teens Aren’t So Sure.

A new study delivers stark results. The post Most White Teens Believe They’ll Live To See 35. Black And Hispanic Teens Aren’t So Sure. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The FBN Debate: Average Is Not Over

Fox Business News was perhaps a mite too self-congratulatory about how well it conducted tonight’s debate–but the contrast to CNBC’s embarrassing performance was sufficiently stark that I can forgive it. The questions were intelligent and the moderators were prepared. I thought the candidates all performed at roughly their average level. Show More Summary

Battle Of The Christmas Cups: Dunkin’ Donuts Saves Christmas!

Besides, their coffee is better. Dunkin’ Donuts’ holiday cups will be decorated with a wreath circling the word “Joy” this season, in stark contrast with their rival Starbucks’ minimal red design… “The only problem I have with Starbucks cups is that they don’t come filled with @DunkinDonuts coffee,” Marshall Hook tweeted. Dunkin’ Donuts did not [...]

How Campaign Finance Disenfranchises America's Silent Majority of Socialists

Jay Mandle, Colgate University It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect...Show More Summary

The Bathroom Wars and the 2016 Presidential Election

Yesterday’s sweeping defeat (61% to 39%) by Houston voters of an ordinance that (among other things) broadly banned discrimination based on “gender identity” starkly displays the potency of voter objections to laws requiring that men who think they’re women be allowed to invade women’s public restrooms. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: A brutal reality check for the Democratic Party

The news that Tea Party Republican Matt Bevin snatched the Kentucky governor’s mansion away from Democrats is a particularly stark reminder of how deep a hole Democrats have dug for themselves on the level of the states, and of the consequences that could have for the long-term success of the liberal and Democratic agenda. Bevin […]

The PRC's New Twist in Coercion

The PRC’s totalitarian political reality was revealed starkly with the Chinese abolition of its one child policy this week.

Paul Stark: Opposing Abortion Doesn’t Need To Be About Abortion

In a Star Tribune opinion piece, local writer Bonnie Blodgett attributes the pro-life view to “only religious zealots.” Other pro-choice advocates routinely dismiss the pro-life position on the grounds that it is a mere religious belief and therefore may not be “imposed” on our pluralistic society. No appeal to religion This claim is mistaken in...

Cruz adds to GOP divide on how best to overhaul tax system

All the tax plans released by the Republican candidates to date would starkly reduce the amount of money Americans and U.S. businesses pay in taxes, with experts — including those who support them — predicting they would balloon theShow More Summary

The Return Of The Hastert Rule -- And What It Means For The Rest Of Us

From Mike Stark over at Daily Kos, what Paul Ryan's embrace of the Hastert rule means: Let's begin by defining it: Hastert Rule: An informal rule of the House of Representatives first imposed by Speaker Denny Hastert. The rule holdsShow More Summary

Clinton v Bush: a big 2015 contrast in campaigns

“Deja vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra said. Thing is, though, Bush is running out of fuel while Clinton is on a joy ride. The contrast couldn’t have been more stark. On Friday, as Hillary Clinton was basking in the reaction to her marathon appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, her communications [...]Show More Summary

What This Poll on Mass Shootings Gets Dangerously Wrong

A Washington Post-ABC News poll on gun violence published Monday included a stark finding: "By a more than 2-to-1 margin, more people say mass shootings reflect problems identifying and treating people with mental health problems rather...Show More Summary

Fox's 'Minority Report' Shows Life Post Climate Change, and Delivers an Awesome Pro-Gun Line…Accidentally Of Course

Fox’s Minority Report offered us a look at the world after climate change catastrophe on Monday night. On an episode titled “Fiddler’s Neck,” Detective Vega (Meagan Good) along with pre-cogs Dash (Stark Sands) and Arthur (Nick Zano) head back to their hometown. A little place called, you guessed it, Fiddler’s Neck.

Flawed Poll Presents False Choice Between Stopping Gun Violence And Protecting Gun Rights

The Washington Post relied on a flawed polling question to conclude that there is a "bitter and stark division" on the issue of gun violence as it relates to the 2016 election. The Washington Post and ABC News asked respondents, "Which...Show More Summary

Iceland Sends 26 Top Bankers to Prison

In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO's and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74 years in prison. The majority of those convicted have been sentenced to prison terms of two to five years. Show More Summary

"Trey Gowdy Says His 11-Hour Benghazi Hearing Didn't Reveal Anything New."

HuffPo paraphrases.AND: From Amy Davidson in The New Yorker:Clinton has been immersed in politics for decades, and yet the panel managed to make the contrast between her manner and the ways of Washington look stark. She appeared to be a sensible outsider. Show More Summary

What the 2016 Presidential Race and the Game of Thrones Have in Common

The Game of Thrones continues in the 2016 presidential race. Bernie Sanders (AKA Ned Stark) takes on Hillary Clinton (AKA Daenerys Targaryen) for a chance to battle the winner of Ben Carson (AKA Walder Frey) and Donald Trump (AKA Ramsay Bolton). Show More Summary

Supreme Court Goes Back to Work and Shows Again Why Election Day is Judgment Day

The Supreme Court began its 2015-6 Term earlier in October. Even though it issued no decisions, the critical issues it considered and the stark divisions on the Court illustrate why Election Day 2016 will be Judgment Day for the Supreme...Show More Summary

Jeb!: If I'm The Nominee, There Will Be A Stark Contrast From Clinton

There certainly will be a stark contrast between Mr. "Right to Rise" Jeb! and Hillary Clinton if they end up being the presidential nominees. Here's how Bush responded when asked what he thought of Hillary Clinton's debate performance on this Sunday's State of the Union on CNN: BUSH: She looked beatable because of the ideas she embraced. Show More Summary

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