Allen Clifton

About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

20 Reasons Why I’m Thankful That I’m a Liberal


Keeping with the theme of the day, I thought I’d keep it a little lighthearted and simply list some of the reasons why I’m thankful that I’m a liberal. It’s like I’ve said before, growing up as a liberal in a conservative stronghold such as Texas has not always been easy, but I don’t think […]

Liberals: Here are 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Republican Relatives This Thanksgiving


It’s Thanksgiving so I’m trying to keep things a little lighter today in the spirit of the holiday. But as with most Thanksgivings, there’s sure to be many awkward moments all across the country with liberal and conservative friends and family around the dinner table. And it seems like no matter how hard we might try […]

10 Reasons Why I’m Thankful Barack Obama is Our President


I’ve made it no secret that I simply don’t understand why so many 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 damn good job. […]

John Boehner Showcases Republican Hypocrisy on Gas Prices in Latest Tweet


As we approach possibly the biggest travel holiday of the year, it’s hard not to notice that gas prices are at some of their lowest levels in years. While gas prices vary all across the country, here in Dallas, Texas I recently paid $2.54 per gallon at a local gas station. In fact, oil prices […]

5 Issues Liberals Really Need to Start Caring More About Before It’s Too Late


One of the biggest annoyances I face as a liberal commentator is how difficult it is to get people to care about the things that they need to really care about. Too many issues only become “nationally known” after it’s already too late. And while I don’t begrudge anyone caving in to guilty pleasures, I only ask that […]

John Boehner’s Latest Move Proves Just How Delusional Republicans Are About Benghazi


Anyone who follows politics knows that Republicans have been doing just about everything they can the last two years to turn the attack on our embassy in Benghazi into some massive calamity of failures that would ultimately point to incompetence and conspiracies emanating from the Obama administration, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (also […]

Creationist Ken Ham Offers Absurd Explanation for What’s Causing Climate Change


Even though I’m a Christian, I absolutely do not subscribe at all to the ridiculous belief that the Earth is only 6,000 years old or the story of Noah’s ark. In fact, when it comes to creationists, I typically view them as insane people. In my opinion, someone would have to be mentally unhinged to […]

I Have a Strong Message for Those Defending the Violence in Ferguson


Let me get this out of the way first – I’m not here to write about whether or not I believe Darren Wilson should have been indicted in the shooting death of Mike Brown. People have already had their minds made up on that issue for weeks. People who think he’s guilty are going to […]

The Republican Party and the Rise of the “Christian” Sociopath


As many of you might know, I live in Texas, a state which is part of what’s known as the “Bible Belt.” Needless to say, religion is a very big deal in most areas of the “Bible Belt.”  But growing up as a progressive in a very conservative part of the country has been amazing. […]

Grand Jury Decision: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Will Not Be Indicted in Killing of Mike Brown


After weeks of endless media speculation (often bordering on inflammatory and unethical journalism), the grand jury finally rendered their verdict and decided not to formally indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown. My position since day one has been that I simply wanted the truth to come out. I’m really not […]