Reading Time: 3 minutes Texas led the way, but expect more false claims of voter fraud from the White House and Republican-controlled states ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion: Many GOP lawmakers recognize President Donald Trump is bad for the country, as exemplified by Sen. Mitt Romney’s (UT) recent Washington Post op-ed. But the chances of him or any of them diverging from the Trump agenda are slim to none.
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump is constantly lashing out against what he considers “fake news” (i.e. any story that is unflattering to him). But some of his GOP allies are creating their own websites that truly fit the definition.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Opinion: If you can’t win, cheat. And if you can’t win cheating, cheat more. That has been the motto of Republicans in various states following the midterm elections.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: More than a few of us ask each day lately, “How did we get here?” Well, it all began 26 years ago, in Houston, Texas, and I was there.
Reading Time: 14 minutes You may have heard of the Koch brothers, the Mercers, and Sheldon Adelson. Now meet the billionaire GOP donor you don’t know — but should.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With polls tightening ahead of the midterms, is the slow-moving caravan of migrants moving toward the US the “October Surprise” Republicans need to scare their base into turning out?
Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at how the next generation of Republicans is doing in the Trump era.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Trump administration has made it easier for oligarchs across the world to influence US politics. The Koch brothers are celebrating; transparency advocates are horrified.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With so much job security, US politicians can get away with just about anything and the country suffers as a result.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump and the GOP are about to pull off the biggest heist in world history — they just have to fool their supporters one last time.
Reading Time: 2 minutes We wrote a special Christmas poem to celebrate the passage of the GOP’s tax reform legislation. Finally things are looking up for billionaires.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to make fun of the GOP as a party that helps billionaires at the expense of everybody else. But the Republican tax bill shows that the joke is on regular Americans while the rich will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Is the two-party system in the US nearing its end? Increasing partisanship and intra-party fighting are signs that the time may have come for the two major parties to break up.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republican enthusiasm for tax cuts is the product of an enduring conservative philosophy rooted in faulty interpretation of economic theories — with dire consequences for workers and the market.
Reading Time: 3 minutes One headline today read, “Republicans in Despair After Trump’s Disastrous Week.”It brought to mind heated conversations I had years ago with Republican aides on The Hill, folks I have known from when I reported on such things back in the 80s and 90s.Those conversations were sparked by the first signs of trouble: the Tea Party Read More
Reading Time: 18 minutes How a Nobel Prize winning economist teamed up with Charles Koch to create today’s GOP agenda.
Reading Time: 5 minutes While the Republican field of White House hopefuls is historically deep and diverse, the GOP’s process of picking its nominee is highly undemocratic. Open primaries were supposed to bring transparency to party nominations once dominated by backroom deals. But party-sanctioned debate rules and the influence of conservative billionaires are stacking the deck in favor of the frontrunners.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The vaunted FBI gave erroneous testimony in almost every case involving DNA hair analysis—a significant number of which involved the death penalty. Now, leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want answers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The GOP has lit a fire under its base that’s burning much brighter than their Democratic counterparts. What does this mean for the 2016 elections?