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 Simply stated, most Americans don’t want the ACA repealed.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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Conservatives tell women to shun feminism

It’s no secret that Republicans haven’t fared well among women voters in recent years. But what can the GOP do to stem this trend? The right-wing Heritage Foundation is testing one strategy that strikes me as potentially counterproductive. Dana Milbank has the story HERE: The advocacy group held a gathering of women of the right Monday afternoon to mark the final day of Women’s History Month — and the consensus was that women ought to go back in history. If Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s mantra is “lean in,” these women were...

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GOP steps up voter-suppression efforts in swing states

THESE PEOPLE are shameless: Pivotal swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification requirements that have caused fierce partisan brawls. The bills, laws and administrative rules — some of them tried before — shake up fundamental components of state election systems, including the days and times polls are open and the locations where people vote....

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