Unless a popular figure with real stature eventually steps up, the coup threat suffers from an "and then what?!" problem.
Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.
Republicans make a bid to kick out Dreamers.
Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.
As Congress gears up for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling, we are left, as a society, with two choices. The first is to lift the debt ceiling and prevent a worldwide economic catastrophe. The second is to not lift the debt ceiling and leave the world at the mercy of fascist weirdos, with only Kevin Costner to protect us.
Why Cathy McMorris Rodgers is giving the State of the Union response
Why the GOP chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers to give the State of the Union response.
The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.
House Speaker John Boehner loves to tell stories about people getting a raw deal from Obamacare. This week, he decided to tell one about himself.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will likely pass the Senate after it won a procedural vote Monday. The bill would “ban sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination in most workplaces,” as BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner puts it. But it is at best a tall order to pass the House of Representatives, where Speaker John Boehner came out even before the final Senate vote Monday to express his opposition.
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.