Why Did America Embrace Torture as Policy?


The Senate’s official report on the use of torture during the Bush Administration is out, and it’s hard to see how it could be worse.

If You Like Your Plan, You Couldn’t Keep It Anyway


All those stories about Obamacare canceling millions of insurance plans turned out to be mostly hype.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

President Obama visits Bagram Airfield

Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

Four Other Presidents Who Weren’t Able To ‘Combat Russian Aggression’


The Kremlin’s hardline foreign policy is not a problem unique to Barack Obama.

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America


If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

Why “Hang Obama For Treason” Sums Up The Tea Party’s Message


A Florida candidate for local office recently said President Obama should go “straight to the gallows”. Paul Blest on what he meant and why no one should be surprised.

Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble


Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

Ariel Sharon Dies at 85 After Decades as Polarising Presence


Few contemporary figures could match Sharon’s talent for invoking such contradictory sentiments by two American presidents.

Former Secretary of Defense’s New Memoir Shows Depressing Lack of Context


Robert Gates’ memoir criticizes everyone else and doesn’t acknowledge facts about our involvement with Afghanistan.

Nonpartisan Support: Letters From The President to Crestfallen Athletes


It’s always nice to see someone use a position of power to lend a helping hand with absolutely no hint of an ulterior motive.

Will 2014 Be The Year Of The Minimum Wage?


All signs point to the minimum wage being a major issue in 2014.

What the Veterans of the Iraq War Deserve


Today is Veterans Day, on this day let us not forget the Iraq War.

The Coming Republican Blame Game


Republicans need to look beyond their usual suspects to see how they lost the shutdown fight so badly.

Hillary’s Ghosts of Campaigns Past


Less than a year after Hillary Clinton left her position as Secretary of State, many of the trends that derailed her campaign for the White House in 2008 are reemerging.

The Soundtrack of My Republican Life

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Republicans, right wing talk show hosts, right wing politics, Republican politics

How Edwin Lyngar became disenchanted with the right-wing political climate in which he was raised.

Bush in Rehab


Can George W. Bush’s presidency be redeemed? Greg Olear takes a closer look.