Clinton had been expected to look for some ways to separate herself from the president to avoid the impression that having her in the White House would amount to a third Obama term. But as she prepares for another presidential campaign, Clinton has aligned herself with Obama far more often than not. On Monday, a […]


Even GOP legislators are pissed at AFP’s campaign to deprive the poor and uninsured of healthcare in this red state In every red state where they’ve spent big, the Koch brothers have defeated Medicaid expansion, the piece of the Affordable Care Act that is optional for states and gives relief to the working poor.  But […]


The cliche about everything being bigger in Texas just might apply to the number of minorities receiving their high school diplomas as well. According to My San Antonio, reporting on new data just released from the National Center for Education Statistics, Texas currently holds the highest graduation rates for Black and Hispanic high school students […]


Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core Last week’s Global Teacher Prize-winner isn’t the only one saying Common Core hurts teachers and children.   1. Nancie Atwell, Global Teacher Prize Winner, 2015 Last weekend, Nancie Atwell won an inaugural global award that intends to be a “Nobel Prize for teachers.” It comes with $1 million, which Atwell promptly […]


The Senate minority leader wants to treat a key bipartisan deal like a roach at his Ritz-Carlton. If Democrats still hope to brand Republicans in Congress as the stubborn cause of gridlock, they must address a major headache. This problem also threatens the party’s courtship of anti-special-interest populists. It undermines their claim to be champions […]


Now that a Republican has actually announced he is running for president, it is a good time to start the mind-numbing exercise of pointlessly speculating about who the vice presidential nominee might be. So I offer this first cut of a baker’s dozen for your consideration. I do so with just a modicum of analysis […]

In this Oct. 3, 2014 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far.

The court sent Peggy Young’s case against UPS back to a lower court in a 6-3 decision The Supreme Court made an important move for worker’s rights on Wednesday, ruling that a pregnant worker could be protected from workplace discrimination by reviving the case of a former UPS worker who sued her employer. In a […]


The Republican primary pits candidates who openly seek to update Reagan-era ideology against those who deny the extent to which they are revising it. Reporters often divide the Republican presidential field into “establishment” candidates and “conservative” ones. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie fall into camp No. 1. Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Ben […]


As U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, formally announced his candidacy Monday for the White House during an address at Liberty University, the largest Christian-based higher education institution in the U.S, Cruz’s message throughout his announcement was reigniting the “promise of America.” Cruz’s presidential campaign officially launch its website, which immediately highlights the first-term senator as a […]


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