Author Archives: Ivan Weiss

Issue #309

People could be cut off from health insurance, and Republicans are cheering openly about it If you’re high-fiving over things getting worse for working-class families, you’re doing it wrong. But that’s exactly the position Republican operatives and pundits found themselves in … Continue reading

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Issue #308

‘Republicans aren’t good at ground games in Alaska. That’s their weakness’ Art Hackney has more than three decades of strategizing for Republican election campaigns in Alaska under his belt. And he’s rarely been so frustrated. From an office lined with awards … Continue reading

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Issue #307

Clueless rich kids on the rise: How millennial aristocrats will destroy our future Prevailing neoliberal ideology, which perverts capitalism as an economic system into capitalism as an unyielding political ideology, lurks in the shadows of almost every major issue in America, though nowhere is its influence … Continue reading

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Issue #306

Hobby Lobby: A new tool for crushing workplace unionization? A little-known religious exemption to United States labor law may have just become extremely important, thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby. By declaring that “closely held” corporations may hold religious beliefs, the … Continue reading

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Issue #305

With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton   As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may be entering a different phase of her career—one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On … Continue reading

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Issue #304

GOP voters in Maryland face dilemma as theocrats win primaries Something unusual is happening in the politics of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Michael Peroutka, one-time presidential candidate of the Constitution Party, won the Republican primary for a seat on the … Continue reading

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Issue #303

The coming Democratic schism There is a striking generational split in the Democratic electorate. This deepening division is apparent in a June Pew Research Center survey of more than 10,000 people, “Beyond Red vs. Blue.” The Pew survey points up the emergence … Continue reading

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Issue #302

Right-wing “populism” is a joke: Poor-bashing, immigrant-hating, and a revolting agenda Writer John Judis presciently published an important book about American politics about a decade before its time called “The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the … Continue reading

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Issue #301

Scalia’s major screwup: How SCOTUS just gave liberals a huge gift With an otherwise awful Hobby Lobby ruling, right-wing judges just said I don’t have to pay for warfare! My husband, Tom, and I have been dancing gleefully with our Corgi … Continue reading

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Issue #300

(Two links for the price of one today; same subject) Lone Star Crazy: How right-wing extremists took over Texas In today’s Texas, which is falling into the hands of gun nuts, border-sealers, and talk-radio charlatans, George W. Bush would practically … Continue reading

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