Articles by: Stephen D. Foster Jr.

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Republicans are furious over alleged remarks made by Vice-President Joe Biden when he stated that Tea Party ‘have acted like terrorists’, referring to the fact that the Tea Party held America hostage over the debt ceiling debate.

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Joe Lieberman Calls For Cutting Social Security To Fund MORE War

Joe Lieberman has bounced back and forth between the Democratic And Republican Parties for years now, siding with the GOP a majority of the time. But he has now taken a step towards being a Tea Party member. Today he announced a plan to cut Social Security because ‘we’re at war with Islamist extremists’.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Planned Parenthood Firebombed In Texas

Planned Parenthood Firebombed In Texas

Throughout the debt ceiling debate many news stories have been put aside. But this story should have been front and center at some point. Last Tuesday night, someone firebombed a Planned Parenthood in McKinney, Texas.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Examining The Debt Deal

Examining The Debt Deal

Last night, I was very angry about this deal. I felt that it didn’t represent a true compromise that President Obama and the majority of the American people demanded. Today, I’m less reactionary, and more interested in examining the pros and cons of the deal, and who wins and loses. First, let’s examine the meat of the deal.

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The White Knight Scenario: What President Obama Should Do About The Debt Deadline

This debt ceiling debate has been long, arduous, and ridiculous. Democrats have made a good faith effort to compromise, even if that means putting Social Security and Medicare cuts on the negotiating table. Republicans on the other hand, have refused to give up any of their sacred cows.

Michele Bachmann Called For Elimination Of Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae AFTER Getting $400,000 Government Mortgage

Michele Bachmann Called For Elimination Of Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae AFTER Getting $400,000 Government Mortgage

Michele Bachmann has been getting government money for just about everything these days. From government funds to care for foster children, $250,000 in farming subsidies, $100,000 to train employees, and a great deal of Medicare money goes into the pocket of her husband. But these funds are nothing compared to a $417,000 mortgage that Bachmann received in 2008 from government mortgage programs.

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Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

As if the people of Wisconsin haven’t been punished enough by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature, the GOP has unveiled a plan to keep voters from acquiring the required voter identification cards and a plan that would confuse and deter voters from going to the polls.

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Republican Senator Admits That He Wants To Bring America Down

In a Monday evening interview on Hardball With Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah admitted that he wants to bring America to its knees if an amendment is not passed in Congress that would force Americans to live under conservative governance despite which party the people elects. Here is the transcript.

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Enemies Of The State: The Kochs

Never before in American history have we seen a pair of people more determined to take America backwards. Never before have we seen two people more determined to buy elections and seize control of government in an effort to control United States policy and turn the country into a corporate state. The Koch family has been trying to do this since the 1950′s and their secret plans are on the verge of being realized.

Obama Gets Angry, Republicans Repeating History

Obama Gets Angry, Republicans Repeating History

When Americans blamed Republicans for the government shut down in 1995, one would think the GOP learned their lesson. But the eternally short memories of Republicans and their apparent failure to remember historical facts once again compels them to try something that failed. What is it about the GOP that makes them believe that they can hold America hostage?

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Using ‘Corporate Personhood’ To Bring Down News Corporation

By definition, corporate personhood practically grants corporations the same rights that human beings enjoy. So that should also mean that corporations should face the exact same consequences when a crime is committed. And I’m not just talking about a person within the corporation. I’m talking about the entire corporation.

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Trading Potential Peace For War And Abandoning Patriotism For Treason

How patriotic is it for Republicans to turn on an American President, and instead show their support for the leader of a foreign nation? That’s exactly what the Republicans have done, so how can they truly care about their country when their loyalty is to a foreign nation’s leader?

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No Way Out: Private Prisons Or Conservative Sponsored Gulags?

Ever heard of private sector prisons? Up until a couple of years ago, I had always assumed that prisons were owned and operated by state and federal government. It was only while researching the Arizona death panels that I discovered the existence of privately run prisons.

Welcome to Arizona: Home of The REAL Death Panels

Welcome to Arizona: Home of The REAL Death Panels

Many people on the right accuse President Obama of wanting to implement death panels, but the Republican Governor of Arizona is trying to create something much closer to ‘death panels’.

The Wall Between Church And State

The Wall Between Church And State

What is the meaning of the term ‘Separation of Church and State’, and why was it important to the Founding Fathers? Read to find out.

An American Stain: Glenn Beck And The Radical Right or “Good Riddance Glenn Beck!”

An American Stain: Glenn Beck And The Radical Right or “Good Riddance Glenn Beck!”

He is perhaps the most paranoid man in America and he makes anyone who has ever claimed to have been abducted by aliens seem sane by comparison. Hell, we should rename paranoid schizophrenia after him. And he has brought the Radical Right Wing closer to the mainstream than ever before. […]

Reagan The Liberal

Reagan The Liberal

Reagan is a hero of the conservative movement, but are his conservative supporters aware that he took some very liberal stances on certain issues? Read about his positions, and see what you think.

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The Children Republicans Leave Behind

Republicans claim to be the ‘pro-life’ party, but based on the policies they support it would seem they’re the ‘pro-birth’ party, since they continually cut from programs that help women and children who are living in poverty.

The Strangling Of Voting Rights

The Strangling Of Voting Rights

It’s happening in cities and states across the country. In 22 states, Republicans are determined to pass legislation that would effectively kill the voting rights of minorities, the poor, and college students.

A Permanent Idiot Versus A “Temporary” President

A Permanent Idiot Versus A “Temporary” President

Sarah Palin referred to President Obama as a ‘temporary President’. What is worse, being a ‘temporary President’ or a permanent idiot?