Inspired by Bernie: Let Those Who Can, Run in November ’16

November 2012. There before me, an empty space on the election ballot. Not one progressive had dared oppose the incumbent.  His tenure in office was marred by admitted “inappropriate and regrettable” behavior, yet he ran unchallenged. The blinking cursor thumbed its nose at me, keenly aware that whatever name I wrote in—be it “Johnny Appleseed” […]

Texas Lawmakers Want To Remove Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

If you’re a woman and you use Planned Parenthood in Texas for health care, you might have to go somewhere else for cancer screenings if Texas lawmakers have their way. To conservative Republican lawmakers, Planned Parenthood is an evil empire determined to provide abortions to anyone they can, despite the fact that abortion services are […]

Don’t Underestimate Republican Hatred

It’s been a rough go for the Republicans of late. They’ve seen their Benghazi scandal, so carefully cultivated, go up in smoke. A confirmed ringleader of the Benghazi attacks, Ahmed Abu Khattala, has been captured, and stated that the infamous video mocking Islam was his motivation. A major GOP talking point is dead, just like […]

The Libertarian Denial: The Truth About Rand Paul and Drones

I wrote an article yesterday covering the comments made by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Monday, when he shockingly said he supported the use of drones to kill Americans on American soil without a trial.  This, of course, is a complete contradiction from his 13 hour filibuster in March where he spoke out against the […]