Articles by: Matthew Desmond

Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Huh? That’s right, Michele Bachmann thinks that self-proclaimed ‘rodeo-clown’ Glenn Beck is qualified to solve the Budget Deficit.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

Via The Huffington Post: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the 8-part TLC reality show, is set to receive $1.2 million in tax credits, helping the program’s producers recoup a third of the $3.6 million they spent filming in the Frontier State. According to a measure, signed into law by then-Gov. Palin in 2008, […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Via The Wall Street Journal: MADISON, Wis.—State Democratic senators, holed up in out-of-state hotels, gave no timetable for a return to the capital, putting on hold a fiscal bill that would limit collective-bargaining rights for most state workers. “When we go back is ultimately up to the governor’s willingness to […]

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10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

These are just 10 examples from the GOP’s war on women, I’m sure you can find many more.

by Matthew Desmond· · Information and Resources, News
House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

Via Care2: Conservative politicians in the House have accomplished their goal of voting to defund Planned Parenthood, a move that could leave tens of thousands without access to affordable birth control, health screenings and STI prevention and treatment. But don’t worry, you are still paying millions of dollars to slap an […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Via Reuters: Supporters of legislation to reduce public employee union bargaining power and benefits in Wisconsin were far outnumbered by opponents on Saturday, as the two sides shouted competing slogans under clear skies. Tens of thousands have demonstrated throughout the week against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposals, which supporters say […]

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Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

From Az Capitol TImes: Arizona ranks among the lowest-performing states in the nation for children’s health coverage, riding the bottom line for access, affordability and equity, according to a national report. The State Scorecard of Child Health System Performance was released this month by The Commonwealth Fund, a bipartisan foundation […]

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Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

By Nurse Pam We all understand that Governor Walker of Wisconsin is trying to balance the budget. One of the many items the Governor is plotting for attack is Medicaid, and public employee insurance programs. Rather than cutting off the people, maybe Governor Walker, as well as other politicians, should […]

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GOP State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work

GOP State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work

From Riverfront Time​s: Jane Cunningham (R – West County) believes Missouri kids need to improve their work ethic so she’s sponsoring a bill (SB 222) that would repeal much of the state’s child labor laws. According to the bill’s official summary, children under the age of 14 would no longer be […]

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The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape

The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape

Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

I’m tired of the Republicans and the right-wing using the word ‘Liberal’ like it’s a bad thing.

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

Why Republicans Created The Tea Party

Why Republicans Created The Tea Party

By Matthew Desmond It’s pretty obvious that the Tea Party is just the Republicans blatant attempt to rebrand themselves after the legacy George W. Bush left them with in 2008. The largest deficits in U.S. history, 2 unfunded wars, the economy in shambles, and one of the lowest Presidential approval […]

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Best Elections Money Can Buy

Best Elections Money Can Buy

By Mark Gutis On January 21, 2010, the world as we have known it ended. In one fell swoop of activist judging at its worst, five corporate shills (well, maybe four, I’m willing to give Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy a pass on that epithet) overturned more than one hundred years […]

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire this year, and Republicans think they should be extended, permanently. Even though the last 9 years since they have been implemented has done nothing but contribute to the Recession and widen the gap between the wealthy and the working class. Republicans have had 9 years to see if those tax cuts would work, and they have not worked, and the Republicans are not willing to admit that they failed.

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans claim to be stalwarts of defending the Constitution. On a regular basis they accuse the Democrats of trying to subvert the Constitution. Recently though the Republicans have been saying that we need to repeal the 14th Amendment.

Why The Republican Victory Is Good For The Left (And Good For America)

Why The Republican Victory Is Good For The Left (And Good For America)

Republicans won back control of the House of Representatives Tuesday, in what Republicans are calling a ‘Republican mandate’ or a ‘Republican tidal-wave’ against The Obama Administration and its ‘agenda’. There are a few things that I find funny about this factually inaccurate statement.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
A Silver Lining In November 2nd’s Election Results…

A Silver Lining In November 2nd’s Election Results…

By srv1499 I’ll touch on November 2nd’s election results and events and get far more in depth later in this editorial. The biggest news of the night was the near total rejection of the Tea Party. Even the party which they run under said no to them as witnessed in the […]