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So often we catch people doing things wrong but really the best way to motivate people and to create a positive world view that gets people active is the catch people doing something right. Thom would like you to catch someone in your family, community or life doing something right.

How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now

With House Republicans reportedly putting the finishing touches on a compromise deal, the GOP healthcare plan is officially back from the dead.

But don't get your hopes up - the new Trumpcare is just as bad as the old Trumpcare.

In fact - it might even be worse.

Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now

For years, Republicans have said that America - at its core - is a center right country.

Well - they're wrong.

It turns out that America is about as far from being a center right nation as you can get - and now we have the numbers to prove it.

DNC Unveils Unity Reform Commission

Almost a year later, the wounds of the Democratic 2016 primary are still very, very raw.

But 21 people now have a chance to change that - and make the Democratic Party more accountable in the process.

Transparency Era Ends at the People’s House

The Trump administration is waging an almost unprecedented war on transparency.

But do voters actually care?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today defended the Trump administration's decision to break with the Obama administration and stop releasing White House visitor logs.

Should Trump Have Let the Generals Drop the Mother of All Bombs?

Dropping the so-called Mother of All Bombs on Afghanistan has earned Donald Trump another round of glowing coverage from the war-hungry Beltway media.

But the decision to use America's biggest non-nuclear weapon in Afghanistan wasn't really his - it was the generals'.

So - should it reassure us that the professionals are in charge?

Or scare us even more?

Trump Sabotaging Obamacare

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Donald Trump threatened to cancel key Obamacare payments that the federal government makes to insurance companies.

Whatever Happened To Republicans' Preference For Federalism And Local Control?

For decades Republicans have been the party of federalism and local control.

So why are they now threatening to shut down the government if police departments all over the country don't bow down before their far-right agenda?

If the government shuts down again, you can probably blame the Trump administration.

How Deregulation Caused the United Debacle

United Airlines stock continued to plummet yesterday after a passenger was violently removed from his seat after refusing to give it up.

The whole incident was caught on camera - complete with screaming passengers and bloody noses - and it's rapidly turned into a public relations disaster for an already struggling airline.

Trump Risks World War for Tiny Syrian Intervention

Just a few days after striking the Assad regime in response to a chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is now hinting at even greater involvement in Syria's bloody civil war.

The Republican Party Is Ready to Sell Off Your Internet Privacy at a Level That Boggles the Mind

Trump's new Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, recently co-authored what is either an intentionally or naively deceptive op-ed in The Washington Post.

America's TV Media Crisis Goes Far Beyond Covering Trump: We Simply Aren't Hearing About the Most Pressing Issues of Our Time

America has a "lying press" problem. And it's not the "enemy of the people" situation our president has asserted.

Consider the biggest threats America faces right now.

Are Mike Pence's Dining Habits Weird or Sexist?

Would you dine alone with a member of the opposite sex who wasn't your husband or wife?

Mike Pence wouldn't - and it says something disturbing about how he sees the world - and a woman's role in it.

Who has more power… Trump or the Freedom Caucus?

As the standoff heats up between Donald Trump and the Freedom Caucus - is the Republican Party on the verge of all-out civil war?

And if so - who'll come out on top: Trump and his red hat-wearing army or the Koch brothers and their million dollar mercenaries in Congress?

Do Republicans Want Big Corporate Tyranny?

Republicans love to whine about the tyranny of the big bad federal government.

So why did they just vote to increase the power of corporate tyranny?

Everything any of us have ever done on the internet will now be sold off to the highest bidder.

How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now

With House Republicans reportedly putting the finishing touches on a compromise deal, the GOP healthcare plan is officially back from the dead.

But don't get your hopes up - the new Trumpcare is just as bad as the old Trumpcare.

In fact - it might even be worse.

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