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We Must Do More!

We Must Do More!

www.posterenvy.co It seems as though everyone is dissatisfied with the state of the union and the direction of the country. If one is a progressive or a liberal, the trends are ominous and growing worse. If one is a reactionary or a conservative, social collapse or the end of days looms. Though these perspectives are […]

Their Lips Move

Their Lips Move

www.politicsplus.org The joke goes: “How can you tell when Republicans are lying? Their lips move.” If this was not so starkly true, it would be mildly funny. Twenty-first century Republicans lie about matters large and small and they lie all the time. The big lie in American politics today is that “America is broke” or […]

Let Us Reason Together

Let Us Reason Together

==================================================================================================================== In the middle of a speech on counter-terrorism, President Obama called for constructive engagement with and by Congress. In so doing, he articulated a crucially needed change in the nature and practice of twenty-first century American politics. ===================================================================================================================== On May 23, 2013, at National Defense University in Washington, D.C., President Obama gave a speech […]

Alex Jones and Antigovernment “Patriot” Groups

Alex Jones and Antigovernment “Patriot” Groups

  This past week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released their annual spring report on Hate and Extremist groups in the United States. While “hate groups” have essentially leveled off, white supremacists groups like the neo-Nazis and other anti-Semitic groups like the Nation of Islam, “extremist groups”, antigovernment “Patriot”groups often tied to militias, are […]

Sequestration Scoundrel

Sequestration Scoundrel

On the day that Speaker Boehner told the Senate to get off its ass, he refused to allow the House to vote on a sequester replacement bill. The Speaker’s standard spiel is that the House has passed two such bills. He seems to be relying on either the ignorance or amnesia of those to whom […]

By February 28, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Sequestration Shenanigans

Sequestration Shenanigans

John Boehner is spending a lot of time and energy spreading disinformation about the looming sequestration. It seems as though he believes the American citizenry will be unable to recall or check what actually happened in 2011. Fortunately, he is wrong. There is a record of who did and said what in the legislative debacle […]

By February 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Heckling the Victim: A Common Right-Wing Tactic

Heckling the Victim: A Common Right-Wing Tactic

Yesterday, a friend of mine posted on her Facebook page, “I am appalled by MSNBC’s reporting morals, for editing the news with the purpose of sensationalizing the polarizing topic of gun control for their own agenda, and misleading people about what really happened during a hearing about gun control in Hartford, Conn. . . There […]

By February 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Thank you again, Mr. President!

Thank you again, Mr. President!

“My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not […]

By January 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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