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The Angry American

June 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Populism, taxes

There has been no time in recent memory when so many people, so many Americans, are very, very angry. They have every right to be angry. A large group of Americans…primarily members and elected officials of the Republican Party…have confiscated a large part of the American treasury. Now they want to take even more. What’s […]

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Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior

March 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior · Courts and the Law, Culture, Politics

The health care reform debate brought out the wild and wooly in our society. Not simply the rather profane nut cases, but the craziness that we allowed to creep into government under the cover of ideology. The truly discontented members of the middle class in our society must learn what actually happened to their country […]

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More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe

March 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Media, Politics

The Republicans have lost the battle against health care for their supporters in the health insurance industry. With no more stalling options, they are trying to use propaganda to scare and distract Americans about the federal government. Most of it is just gibberish. Be assured of one thing. We are in no danger of becoming […]

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Nazis and Neoconservatives…Are There Valid Comparisons?

January 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Nazis and Neoconservatives…Are There Valid Comparisons? · Culture, Politics, wars and militarism

For some time now, we have seen comparisons between various groups, various individuals and the Nazis. The comparisons are almost always totally imperfect. First of all, Nazis were murderers. There are no murderers among contemporary politicians unless you consider it an act of murder to start a war on false premises, a war that kills […]

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Lessons for the “Tea Baggers” on the Bush Recession and Republican Aid to the Rich

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Lessons for the “Tea Baggers” on the Bush Recession and Republican Aid to the Rich · Economics, International affairs, Politics

In November of 2008, while Barack Obama was winning an election, George W. Bush was already planning his exit. In addition to the two wars he was leaving us, the Bush Administration was preparing a surprise, a giant drop in the economy. Republicans in Wall Street had engineered speculative financial instruments based on derivatives tied […]

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Dick and Junior Go to War

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Dick and Junior Go to War · International affairs, Politics

This will be short. There is not much to say that is not obvious to anyone with a brain. In 2001 we were attacked by Al Qaeda, a terrorist organization headquartered in Afghanistan and supported by the tribes that encompass the Taliban, a severely strict and radical Muslim group that was in power in much […]

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Reality, Fantasy and Leadership

November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reality, Fantasy and Leadership · Culture, Politics

Since the latter part of the last decade of the 20th Century, the once-great United States of America has fallen into a trap. That trap is that we can continue to be great without paying the price for greatness. Everyone knows the price but no one is willing to pay it. The price is a […]

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The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives · General, Health Care, Politics

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the members in the House of Representatives of the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party spent an entire day doing their best to obstruct and prevent legislation. But the Affordable Health Care for America Act passed by 220 to 215. It was bi-partisan. One Republican voted with the Democrats. And 39 petty, cowardly […]

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The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer.

September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on The Choice Between Neoconservative and Progressive Becomes Clearer. · Economics, Health Care, Politics

There is no mystery about the difficult circumstances in which we find the American economy. Since 1981, when Ronald Reagan cut income taxes for the top bracket, multi-millionaires, from 70% at the top marginal rate, down to 28%, the country has run very large deficits every year. We have been running deficits in the $200 billion […]

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