I Don’t Want to Buy an Orange Shirt–But I Know I Must

I don’t own an orange shirt.  But I know I need one. I don’t want to buy an orange shirt.  But I know I must. … In late May, I reached out to my good friend, Pastor Thomas Dixon, the Democratic Party-Green Party fusion candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. “Pastor Dixon,” I said.  […]

Trevor Noah Rips Into Mitch McConnell, Republicans for Absurd Supreme Court Rhetoric (Video)

While it’s been several weeks since the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia, the real battle for picking his replacement is just now getting started after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland as his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Though as most people are well aware, pretty much since the news broke that Scalia […]

An Open Letter to Bill Clinton, from a Former Neighbor and Bernie Sanders Supporter

Dear President Clinton: We used to be neighbors, though I doubt you would remember me.  I used to live just down the street from you on F & 19th.  I often took evening strolls by your government housing quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, and waved.  Every once in a while, a sniper atop the White House […]

Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Are Killing The Republican Party

Does anyone remember Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, or both of the Bush presidents? It seems like not so long ago that the Republican Party represented conservative ideology, but they weren’t completely insane. In the years since the rise of the Tea Party and hyper-partisan media, the GOP has drifted so far to the right that […]

President Obama’s Executive Action Is A Good Thing For Gun Owners

President Obama is considering taking executive action to address the horrific gun violence problem we are facing here in the United States, and gun fanatics are predictably freaking out. On my local news station’s Facebook page, people have reacted with ignorant rants about gun confiscation, and some have even suggested that someone with a gun should […]

Conservative Conspiracy Fanatic Claims An Invasion Of 100 Million Muslim Refugees Is Coming

While most people are familiar with right-wing conspiracy nuts like Glenn Beck or Alex Jones from InfoWars, there is a much larger pool of lesser-known media figures that are all competing for space in the small, but crowded conspiracy market. Part of being successful in this industry is playing to the fears of people who […]

Ted Cruz Is Raising Money For A Gun Group With Ties To White Supremacists

Nearly everyone knows what the NRA (National Rifle Association) is, and Senator Ted Cruz is no exception. The most powerful gun lobbying group in the United States, the NRA enjoys the support of conservative politicians like Ted Cruz, and even some moderate Democrats in red states. At any gun show you go to, you’ll find […]

Why Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted Against Terror: He Understands Learning From Our Past Mistakes

Senator Bernie Sanders gave a speech last week at Georgetown University which explained what his campaign is all about, along with what he believes Democratic Socialism is. In his speech, he gave possibly the best response to how we should address the problem of ISIS/Daesh, which much of the media overlooked. My friend Sean Illing […]

President Obama Blasts Republican Hypocrisy On Syrian Immigrants

Republicans and conservative media have had a field day with fear-mongering about terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Paris. A number of Republican governors have announced that they would try to block the federal government’s plan to give asylum to 10,000 Syrian immigrants in the United States over the next year, and right-wing […]

Sorry, The Liberal Media Isn’t Trying To Destroy Ben Carson

Once again, the folks over at the conservative website National Review have published something so ridiculous that I have no choice but to respond. Last time it was their pathetic attempt to link Bernie Sanders to Nazis and ignoring the fact that Germany was under fascism and National Socialism, which is nothing like Democratic Socialism. […]