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Jeb Bush on helping super PAC raise $103 million: ‘You might as well front load it if you can’

“If people don’t like it, that’s just tough luck,” he added. Go to Source : Jeb Bush on helping super PAC raise $103 million: ‘You might as well front load it if you can’

It may have been addressed to his son, but ‘Between the World and Me’ speaks to all of us

Over 50 years before I had ever heard the term white privilege, I sat out in the backyard of our middle-class suburban home and finished The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. I can still see the bright green grass and the blond wicker furniture, and the curling corner of the paperback boo [...]

The Jihadist of Copenhagen

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 14, Omar El-Hussein cut down a back street in Østerbro, a quiet neighborhood near the center of Copenhagen. Dressed in a bulky black parka, the 22-year-old strode purposefully toward to the Krudttønden cultural center. As he approached, he withdrew a [...]

Bernie Sanders finds his #BlackLivesMatter message

CLAREMONT, N.H. — It’s a new riff in the hour-long stump speech of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — a slow burn. It begins with some ruminations about how “people would have thought you were crazy” if you said the United States in 2015 would have a black president. Th [...]

The death of shop class

Scenes like this are happening less often in our high schools This past week I attended my class reunion. On Saturday morning we took a tour of my alma mater, Madison East High School—GO PURGOLDERS! Many things had changed in the school, and some things, like the smell of the boys locke [...]

The Tension Liberals Can’t Avoid

It is gratifying to see Glenn Greenwald – one of President Obama’s harshest critics from the left – write in defense of the Iran nuclear deal against neocons who are trying to sabotage it. As usual with neocons, they are being deceitful about their actual intent. They do [...]

Ever wondered why humanity’s alone in the universe? It’s because we don’t exist

Hello aliens! We are naked, and also kind of lumpy. Author’s Note—This is a piece about the universe, aliens, computers, bastards and why there may not be, but probably are, alien computer bastards. It’s long, long enough that this is only part 1 of 3. And you know how much  [...]

Charles Koch compares work of his political network to civil rights movement

He cited criminal justice reform as an issue that strikes the same chord as previous “freedom movements.” Go to Source : Charles Koch compares work of his political network to civil rights movement

Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal writes today about the spiraling cost of college: The federal government has boosted aid to famil [...]

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders is a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party that must happen

There is an epic battle being fought in the Democratic Party. While it is getting coverage, the context of the coverage is all wrong. The battle is not about who best serves Democrats. It is about the soul of the Democratic Party. It is about what it will mean to be a Democrat going forw [...]

Kelley leaves union presidency with list of victories for feds and continuing frustrations

Next week will be Colleen M. Kelley’s last as president of the National Treasury Employees Union. After 16 years at the helm of the second-largest federal labor organization, she’s returning to Pittsburgh to relax with her family. A former IRS revenue agent, Kelley has been in the thi [...]

As I’m sure you all know by now, the first Republican primary debate of the 2016 presidential race will take place this coming Thursd [...]

Trump campaign fires staffer over allegedly racist Facebook posts

Donald Trump’s campaign fired a staffer Sunday for what it said were racially offensive Facebook posts. “Effective immediately, Sam Nunberg, a low-level political adviser, is no longer associated with the Donald Trump For president campaign,” Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski s [...]

The Holocaust, slavery, and the Republicans’ routinely repulsive rhetoric

In the course of American and world history, slavery and the Holocaust are sui generis cataclysms. Any comparisons—especially casual ones—to the Nazi genocide of European Jewry and the bondage and oppression of African Americans necessarily diminish these unique and unparalleled horrors. [...]

I have to admit to taking a certain amount of pleasure in the fact that – as tea partiers attempt to appropriate our “Founding [...]

Trump Says Americans Won’t Vote For Another Black President Because Obama Was So Bad

President Obama has sort of ruined the whole concept of black presidents, according to Donald Trump. In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate said Americans wouldn’t elect another black president for a long time because of Obama’s “p [...]

Trump: People Won’t Vote For Another Black President Because Of Obama

President Obama has sort of ruined the whole concept of black presidents, according to Donald Trump. In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate said Americans wouldn’t elect another black president for a long time because of Obama’s “p [...]

Rand Paul: Defund Planned Parenthood, fund community health centers instead

Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), a Republican presidential candidate, called on Congress to pull federal funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the money should go to community health centers instead. Paul has introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The nonprofit has been mired in contro [...]

The Hunting of Hillary: A conversation with Joe Conason

Joe Conason, the editor in chief of National Memo, and who, with Gene Lyons, wrote the seminal book about the media’s bizarre crusade against Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President (also in documentary film format), is a man for the moment, given the media’s second wind i [...]

Sanders: Biden would represent ‘conventional establishment politics’ in Democratic race

Amid weekend reports that Vice President Biden may be taking a serious look at a presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) characterized Biden as being part of “conventional establishment politics” — which Sanders has criticized throughout his campaign for the Democrat [...]