About Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr is a writer, editor and activist who's passionate about progressive ideals, with extra attention given to the fight for universal health care, medical marijuana, and saving our nation from decades of devastating trickle-down policies. Thomas is also a dedicated advocate for Type 1 diabetes research and education.
Be sure to check out his archives on Forward Progressives for more of his viewpoints.

John Oliver Nails Our Nation’s Sheer Stupidity on Marijuana Laws (Video)

On Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the HBO host spent most of his show going over the federal government’s ignorance and hypocrisy on marijuana laws, while highlighting some of the real people who have been deeply hurt by them. To start out, he mentioned how 4 more states legalized weed on election day, […]

I Will Fight For Bernie Sanders Until My Last Dying Breath, If That’s What It Takes

This past December, my sister flew in from Kansas City to stay with our family for what was supposed to be a few weeks, to celebrate Christmas and see her nieces for the first time in three years. She had just left an abusive relationship months earlier and had been trying to get her life […]

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: A Debate Between Supporters

Manny Schewitz and Allen Clifton recently sat down for a debate about the frontrunners for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Manny is an unapologetic Bernie Sanders supporter, while Allen has made his support for Hillary Clinton perfectly clear. With that said, I figure it’s best to jump right […]

Jon Stewart Slams ‘Shockingly Terrible’ Hypocrites At Fox News For Not Giving A Damn About ‘Fair And Balanced’ Coverage (Video)

Jon Stewart verbally annihilated Fox News last night on The Daily Show, hammering the network for ignoring the full story on the Department of Justice’s reports about Ferguson. He also perfectly tied in their hypocrisy on Ferguson as it relates to their incessant coverage of Benghazi. Earlier this month, the DOJ released two reports related […]

Fox Business Attempts To Report On Super Bowl Attendance, Fails Miserably (Video)

You really have to love when a supposedly professional “news” organization makes a complete fool out of themselves – especially when it involves Fox. That’s what happened today when Fox Business attempted to report on the Super Bowl by claiming the NFL is bracing for “record-low attendance” this year. The reporter, Elizabeth MacDonald, stumbled her […]

Breaking: The NFL and Roger Goodell Never Bothered to Ask Casino For Elevator Footage of Ray Rice

TMZ Sports has just broke the news that nobody from the NFL – including commissioner Roger Goodell – bothered to ask the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City for the elevator footage which shows Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious. Footage that the casino says they would have gladly handed over to the […]

The Truth According to Trumbo: Half-Term Governor Gets Her Own TV Network, World Laughs In Unison

The Truth According to Trumbo: “Not-So-Lethal Injections” Edition

The Truth According to Trumbo: “I’ll Tell You Where to Take Your Huddled Masses”

The Truth According to Trumbo: “No Room For Compassion” Edition