The GOP’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True

The shutdown taught many of us how much we actually need the government, but we need it to function properly. We need it to be properly funded, and we need it to be properly led.

Yes, We Are a Republic — Also, We Have a Democracy

A republic and democracy are not mutually exclusive.  It defies logic to say “We are not a democracy, we are a republic”; it belies any semblance of understanding of what a republic or what democracy actually is.