Tea Party Flying the Confederate Flag

Wrapping themselves in their patriotism, the Tea Party folks wave a rebel flag while protesting shutdown of the government they wanted shut down. What is it called when you take your ball and go home and then go back to the playing field and complain there’s no game? The past is never dead. It’s not…

117 ALEC Members Voted Out in 2012

In primary and general elections in 2012 and recall elections in 2011 and 2012, a total of 117 members and alumni of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) were voted out of office, according to research and analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), ColorOfChange, and others. Read the article

Sotomayor, Sexism and Senate Elections

By Terry Jacques There are some forms of sexism that produce a universal reaction in women at a level so deep, no analysis is required. We see it, we feel it, and it hurts. Our stomachs clench involuntarily, and a burning ball of anger wells up within us. Some of us can brush off jokes…

Sowing a climate of hatred reaps violence

By Jane Lane The commentators I saw on cable television yesterday who were interviewed about the 89-year-old who shot and killed a guard at the Holocaust Museum went to great lengths to distinguish between true conservatives and “the fringe.” A couple of them even gratuitously added that there are radical fringe elements on the left…