Old folks more likely to be Republicans and thus less likely to worry about global warming

There’s a neat — and predictable — symmetry in the results of a new Gallup poll on public attitudes concerning global warming. That symmetry  comports with this set of questions and answers: The politicians of which political party are more likely to dismiss mainstream scientific theories regarding global warming and climate change? Answer: The Republican Party. Which political party attracts a greater percentage of older Americans? Answer: The Republican Party. Which age cohort shows the least concern about the long-term...

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Pro-life Republican, a doctor, is fed-up with his party’s sexism

Too bad there aren’t more politicians like THIS GUY: Oklahoma state Rep. Doug Cox is an anomaly, and he knows it. As a self-identified pro-life Republican in a deep red state, Cox makes for an unlikely ally in the reproductive rights movement. But that hasn’t stopped him from being an outspoken critic of his colleagues’ efforts to scale back access to contraception and abortion services. In a letter to his fellow Republicans, Cox admonished the modern GOP for its fixation on controlling women’s bodies. Writing in response to a proposal...

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Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare are tantamount to socialism

The recent flood of Obamacare sign-ups has put stubborn Republican lawmakers in a box of sorts. They can continue their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act only by blatantly betraying the principles they claim to stand for. Moreover, those efforts are beginning to  pose potential political problems for the GOP in light of poll numbers showing an increase in Obamacare’s approval rating among the general public. Simply stated, most Americans don’t want the ACA repealed. Brent Budowsky EXPLAINS the situation: With the powerful...

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Is Supreme Court ruling on money in politics a boon to the GOP? Perhaps not!

As you know by now, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday by a 5-4 margin that limits on how much money fat cats can give to political candidates are unconstitutional — a decision widely viewed as a likely  benefit to Republicans. But just as the court had its dissenters in this case, there are dissents from the conventional wisdom that the GOP is the beneficiary of this ruling. Peter Beinart, for example, makes this point: In 2012,  Mitt Romney received almost 80 percent of his campaign funds from the kinds of big donors the Supreme...

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Run, Jeb, run!

In a world of increasing uncertainty, predicting the future is exceedingly difficult. This is especially so in Republican politics, what with the GOP facing civil war within its ranks. That means that the only predictable thing about the upcoming battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is that it will be at least as much fun as the clown show of the 2012 election cycle — probably even more. It also means that anyone offering a prediction as to who will win the GOP nomination is only making a wild guess. My own approach to...

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