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Bill Nye Scolds GOP Congresswoman on Global Warming

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” told Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to stop questioning the facts behind climate change on Sunday …

Congress Deserves Public’s Contempt for Its Obsession With Destroying Obamacare

Con­gress is back — and the House has an am­bi­tious plan for the year ahead. OK, an am­bi­tious plan to ce­ment its place in his­tory as the …

2013: The year in whiteness

From Phil Robertson to Megyn Kelly, peddling white grievance became a bigger, crazier, more lucrative racket<p>Maybe it was the very fact of enjoying a wonderful Christmas with my family and friends, against the manufactured backlash to a nonexistent “War on Christmas,” that let me appreciate the …

The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today

Want to understand the failures of the “free market” and the key to getting a decent wage? Here’s the real story<p>Let me tell you the story of an "unskilled" worker in America who lived better than most of today’s college graduates. In the winter of 1965, Rob Stanley graduated from Chicago Vocational …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Obama Confronts Liberals' Biggest Skeptics: White People

The broad based social safety net has always faced skepticism from white voters, who don't want to spend tax dollars on the "undeserving" poor. In a …

End the 1 percent’s free ride: Taxing land would solve America’s biggest problems

Want a real overhaul of the tax code? Here’s an elegant way to reduce inequality and mitigate poverty — in one tax<p>Appealing to the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe the tax code is so complex that it needs “major changes or a complete overhaul,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max …

The Difference Between Republican and Democratic Brains

What Demo­crats and Re­pub­lic­ans don’t have in com­mon goes far bey­ond the bal­lot box. Their per­son­al­it­ies, like their core be­liefs and …

Blame Obama for Passing a ‘Partisan’ Health-Care Bill? What Nonsense.

The GOP idea that Obamacare is flailing because he pushed through a ‘partisan’ bill beyond Kafkaesque—and Republicans only believe it because they …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch shift. Not because they want to sleep in, but because it’s a widespread belief that the …

The president strikes back: Insurance companies get their justified comeuppance

Obama’s fix for insurance cancelations bears the hallmarks of desperation and frustration — but it just might work<p>If your health insurance carrier has canceled your plan in anticipation of the launch of the Affordable Care Act, the administrative fix President Obama announced Thursday doesn't …

Republicans Have No Interest in Fixing—or Even Understanding—Obamacare

Conservative pundits and policymakers keep tilting at the law, and they keep using the same nonsensical arguments.<p>Rep. Fred Upton's bill in the House, which would give insurance companies the option of continuing for a year the health insurance plans they have just canceled, is the first …

North Carolina Official Pushing State Attorney General On Marriage Equality

"I will let each couple know that it is my hope to grant them a license, but I need to seek the North Carolina Attorney General's approval," Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger says. Update: The decision will fall to State Attorney General Roy Cooper, but his office says the request is …

Tea Party’s shutdown lunacy: Avenging the surrender of the South

“The American elite has lost control,” and may not rein in the Tea Party, economic analyst Doug Henwood warns Salon<p>On Monday, Republican Rep. Charlie Dent told me that he could see himself voting to raise the debt ceiling at “the bewitching hour” if “the markets start getting real jittery”; while …