After Signing Law Disenfranchising ID-less Voters, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Closes 10 DMV Offices

Is Scott Walker a sociopath or are all Republicans this heartless? Think Progress  Earlier this year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became one of the many GOP governors to sign a law disenfranchising voters who do not have a photo ID — a law thatdisproportionately affects elderly voters, young voters, students, minorities and low-income voters. Having disenfranchised tens of […]


Think Progress A high school student in Arkansas was blocked from receiving sole valedictorian honors this summer, despite earning the highest G.P.A. in her class and receiving only a single B in her four years at McGehee Secondary School. Kymberly Wimberly’s offense? She’s black. School administrators worried that Wimberly’s accomplishment would result in a “big mess” at […]

What caused the national debt? 6 culprits

I disagree with a couple of the following points, but overall, they sound about right. The Week […] 1. The Bush tax cuts The biggest culprit? The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts under then-president George W. Bush, says the Associated Press. They have added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the national debt. It’s pretty clear, says Brian Beutler […]

Cantor Opposed Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase, Now Calls Obama’s Opposition to Short-Term Increase ‘Indefensible’

Up is down, black is white, good is evil and the almighty dollar reigns supreme, only on Wall Street. Welcome to another “opposite day” in Washington D.C. brought to you by the irascible GOP… Think Progress Today, Speaker John Boehner told the House GOP caucus that he is preparing a short-term bill that would raise the […]

#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

It’s pretty cool to see so many Twitter™ responses to Washington politicians’ ineptitude… Raw Story Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse. The hashtag #fuckyouwashington is currently making the […]