The Affordable Care Is Working – Ben Sasse Can Come Out Of His Survivalist Bunker

When he announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in October 2013, Ben Sasse made the ridiculous prediction that: “If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) survives, America will cease to exist.”  Sasse’s prognostication followed upon the heels of a whole string of apocalyptic predictions from his fellow Republicans – mostly notable John Boehner’s […]

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Is Ben Sasse A Radical?

Nebraska’s Congressional Republicans have long been very conservative and responsive to the demands of their party bosses and the out of state special interests who fund their campaigns.  Moreover, since the rise of the Tea Party in 2009, those same Nebraska Republicans have generally given into the demands of this […]


50 Years After the Voting Rights Act, We Still Have Work to Do

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Fifty years ago today, because of the sacrifice of countless men and women, that right was secured for more Americans. On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the […]

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President Obama’s Iran Deal Speech Echoes John F. Kennedy

Yesterday, President Obama spoke on the Iran deal at American University’s School of International Service. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy also delivered a historic foreign policy speech at American University. Just eight months after the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy had boldly entered into a diplomatic agreement with an […]