George W. Bush as Hurricane Isaac

by Robert Reich There is nothing Republicans would rather the American people forget more than George W. Bush, who doesn’t even have a bit-part at the GOP convention opening in Tampa. But W’s ghost may… Read More

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Erasing W

by Robert Reich As Bill Clinton is resurrected by the Democrats, George W. Bush is being erased by the GOP — as if an entire eight years of American history hadn’t happened. While Bill Clinton… Read More

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Suddenly Homeless: Whispers Of Life

by Charley James Until I became homeless, I didn’t realize how much I needed face-to-face contact with people – until I got cut off from them. I’d always thought of myself as a bit of… Read More


Socialism: A GOP Plan Signed by Obama

Calling ObamaCare “socialized medicine” truly lowers the standards on what could be considered socialized medicine. It’s like calling paved roads “government overreach”; a stop light a “government takeover of your commute”; or a neighborhood with… Read More

Republican presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney chat following a debate on Dec. 15, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry More Generous With Pardons Than Romney

by Lois Beckett, ProPublica As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has allowed the executions of 238 people, including at least one, Cameron Todd Willingham, who may have been innocent. Perry has turned away the majority of applicants recommended for a pardon… Read More