About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on both Twitter and Facebook. Have feedback, inquiries, criticism or hate mail? You can email him as well.

The Response by Many Conservatives to the Murders at a Planned Parenthood Clinic is Sickening

In the wake of the mass shooting that took place at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, I’ve been absolutely disgusted and ashamed at some of the comments I’ve read from conservatives regarding the tragedy. From some mocking the shooting itself, to a few actually claiming this was a ploy by the Obama administration to enact […]

The Most Dangerous Republican Presidential Candidate Isn’t Donald Trump or Ben Carson

In today’s political environment, presidential elections are excruciating marathons that can, at times, be absolutely mind-numbing. However, as Bill Maher recently pointed out, there are benefits to this as well. We’ve weeded out some incredibly ridiculous candidates thanks to the luxury of having the time to realize how unfit for office they are. Right now […]

Dear Mainstream Media: Stop Being Cowards and Start Being Honest About Donald Trump

Listen, I get that the mainstream media is supposed to (in theory) remain mostly impartial – at least on the news side of things. Of course, much of today’s 24/7 cable news is filled with opinion-based shows that are often very partisan and biased. But I also believe there’s a difference between attempting to be impartial, and […]

Marco Rubio: The United States is Governed by God, Not the Constitution (Video)

While most of the attention this election cycle has been given to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, several others such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have slowly been inching their way up the polls, solidifying themselves as viable Republican candidates. Well, one of those candidates, Rubio, recently professed his belief that the […]

Here are 10 Reasons Why I’m Thankful Barack Obama is Our Nation’s President

To this day I really don’t understand why some people have such negative feelings toward President Obama. While I’ll be the first to admit that he hasn’t been perfect, considering the circumstances he inherited and has had to deal with since becoming president, I think he’s done a pretty damn good job. Especially considering Republicans have […]

If Republican Family Members Insist on Dinner Table Politics, Here are 10 Facts to Shut Them Up

Well, it’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving marks the holiday most known for family, turkey, football and being the day before the big Black Friday deals go on sale (although most of the sales seem to start weeks beforehand these days). It’s also the holiday that’s often known for bringing liberals and conservatives together […]

Trump Campaign Loses It, Claims Absurd Conspiracy to Conceal Evidence of 9/11 ‘Celebrations’

By now most have heard about Donald Trump’s ridiculous assertion that on September 11, 2001 he witnessed – with his own eyes – “thousands and thousands” of people celebrating in the streets of New Jersey as the World Trade Center buildings came down in the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. There’s just one […]

Donald Trump Gives Bill O’Reilly Absurd Excuse for Tweeting Out Racist Lies (Video)

In case you missed it, over the last few days Donald Trump has made several headlines. From his suggestion last week that he might support a national registry database for Muslims, to his completely made up claim that in New Jersey he witnessed “thousands” of people celebrating the fall of the World Trade Center towers on […]

Fact-Checking Site Finds Donald Trump Only Tells The Truth 7 Percent of the Time

More than anything else, what I find most ridiculous about the ascension of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican party’s presidential ticket is the fact that almost nothing he says is true. And it’s not just that he lies, it’s that he seems to just make stuff up as he goes along. Then to top […]

Ben Carson Doesn’t Know Who Wrote The Constitution Even After Writing a Book About It (Video)

In what seems like a nearly every day occurrence, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once again said something that showcased how ignorant he seems to be about practically everything. During a Sunday interview, Carson was asked which founding father stood out to him, to which he answered Thomas Jefferson. The problem is the reasoning he gave for choosing […]