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Miles J. Zaremski: Without Health Care Reform, Catastrophe Awaits

The mid-term elections are over. Boehner will be the Speaker of the House, and McConnell will remain Minority Leader in the Senate. What does this have to do with health…

Mike Causey: A Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday…For Some

As a thank-you gift for a job well done in a very tough year, most of the Social Security Administration’s 62,000 employees are going to get a bonus holiday: they…

Laura Beatty: Pacman vs. Palin? You Betcha

Have an electoral hangover? We’ve been coping by playing Brave New PacMan — that’s Progressive Against Conservatives Man. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly call you out…

Dan Dorfman: Obama Big Betting Favorite for 2012

Don’t write off Barack Obama just yet. He may be politically wounded, but he’s far from politically dead In fact, despite his skidding approval numbers, the furor over his inability…

High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist, 5th Circuit Court Rules

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleader because she brought a lawsuit…

Rep. Spencer Bachus: ‘Sarah Palin Cost Us Control Of The Senate’

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), recently tapped to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, believes that despite the GOP’s monumental electoral gains last week, the party left some vital…

Eric Margolis: A PASSAGE TO INDIA

Battered at home by last week’s Republican landslide, President Barack Obama headed to India to seek solace in foreign policy. The president’s state visit also marked the continuation of President…

Conservatives, Out-Organizing Dems In Lame Duck Session, Suggest Pitchfork Protests

WASHINGTON — As Congress gets poised to reconvene for the lame-duck session, conservatives are extraordinary organized in their effort to effectively stall any legislative action. A host of outside-government groups…

Michele Bachmann Presses Hard For Republican Leadership Post

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued to aggressively make her case for a GOP Conference Chair leadership position on Monday, kicking off the week by releasing a strongly-worded letter that she…

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Optimistic About California Reform In 2012

Despite last week’s defeat in California of Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana, supporters of the ballot initiative are already gearing up to try again in 2012 and…