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The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Trump and the Theft of the American Dream · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Capitalism, Democracy, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, taxes

Please take a look at the Koch Brothers’ latest piece of propaganda–quite probably the worst and perhaps most consequential lie ever told in a television commercial, (in the right-hand column, under “From the Right.”) Watch it, and then read on. “Look around…” it says. “…America is divided.” The title of the commercial is “It’s Time […]

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American Stagnation

May 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on American Stagnation · Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, taxes, Wall Street

America has never been richer. Private assets amount to over $80 trillion, more than four times the national debt and the GDP. Yet the United States is regressing. That is not the opinion of a populist editor. That is the opinion of some of our best and brightest economists, as relayed to you by a […]

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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Values, Voters, Loonies and Liberty · Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, The Budget

The Tea Party Republicans recently released some video from the Voter Values Summit. One can only wonder at the thinking process, if any, in making their conclusions–even factoring in partisan politics. Then one of the speakers said that he was speaking for all the “unborn” (not “undead”—we’re not talking zombie movie here….just political zombies) and […]

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The Salesman of Hate

March 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Salesman of Hate · Media, Politics, Populism

In 2003, a scumbag by the name of Mark Levin was encouraged by two other scumbags, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom made tens of millions of dollars by trashing the government, the Middle Class and the poor and supporting the military-industrial complex, even though they never have, and never would, see the […]

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Neocons and Neo-Fascists in the Global Village

July 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Corporations and Industry, Culture, International affairs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, wars and militarism

What is America? Is it merely a flag? Is it an armed force, with tanks and guns and planes? After all, that’s what many people see in villages around the world. That’s what simple groups of small villagers saw in Iraq…people with no television, no media elite, no sophisticated intellectual government in their region to […]

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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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Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World?

February 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World? · Health Care, Politics

I am sure that Senator Mitch McConnell, whom some pundit called, I believe, a “turtle-hybrid” recently feels that he has accomplished quite a bit for his Party this last year. The Neoconservatives, despite repeated and repeated and frustratingly, boringly repeated efforts by the President to have them join in, be part of the government of […]

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Neoconservative Obstruction and How to End It.

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Neoconservative Obstruction and How to End It. · Politics

Since 2007, there has been a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and a slim majority of 51-49 took over in the Senate (although Senators Tim Johnson and Robert Byrd were often unavailable.) Consequently, the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party began to use the filibuster to shut down legislation. The filibuster requires that the majority party […]

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What’s the Matter with Massachusetts?

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

Scott Brown, the Republican member of the Massachusetts state legislature, who appeared nude in Cosmopolitan Magazine, is the new Senator from Massachusetts. He claims to be something like a Republican-Independent-Populist-Neoconservative-tea-bagger. His claim to populism is apparently that he owns a pickup truck. He apparently also likes baseball and football, as did George W. Bush. In […]

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Profiles in Obstruction # 1: Senator James DeMint

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Profiles in Obstruction # 1: Senator James DeMint · Health Care, jobs, Politics, wars and militarism

It is too easy to simply make fun of or ridicule James DeMint. And of course many would say: who are any of us mere mortals to criticize men or women who have become Senators? These are supposedly successful people in their own right, business people or former Congress persons who have demonstrated to their […]

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Over Neoconservative Obstruction and Health Care Lobbying, Health Reform Passes.

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Over Neoconservative Obstruction and Health Care Lobbying, Health Reform Passes. · Health Care, Politics

Right to the end, the Neoconservative Obstructionists in the Senate fought their hardest for the health insurance industry, trying to get every benefit they could and putting pressure on all Democratic Senators with any political vulnerability. They fired salvo after salvo at health care reform. They said that the American People were basically ungrateful to […]

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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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