Articles by: Stephen D. Foster Jr.

Justice At Last

Justice At Last

September 11, 2001, a date which will live in infamy. Ten years ago, a group of terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and killed 3,000 Americans in New York City. War had come to our shores, and that war had been declared by the leader of a group known as Al-Quaida. That leader was Osama Bin Laden. On May 1, 2011, justice has finally been served.

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Why do many people think ‘birthers’ are motivated by racism?

Why do many people think ‘birthers’ are motivated by racism?

For the first time since I began writing, I’m finally writing about the birthers. I’ve largely avoided them because of just how completely nutty and racist their cause is. Their blatant conspiracy theory that President Obama is a secret muslim who was born in Kenya has been nothing more than a racist attempt to defraud him and invalidate his Presidency.

Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare!

Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare!

Senior citizens, even those in the Tea Party, LOVE Medicare. But if Republicans have their way, senior citizens won’t have Medicare for much longer. Now that the GOP is in the hands of extremists, Republicans are taking aim at Medicare in an effort to shatter the middle class and senior citizens once and for all.

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Overthrowing Democracy One City At A Time

Last week, Benton Harbor, Michigan was subjected to a hostile government takeover by a single individual. Just over a month after Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that gave broad new powers to emergency financial managers appointed by the state of Michigan to run struggling cities and schools and the ability to terminate union contracts, it has finally happened.

The Return Of The Confederacy

The Return Of The Confederacy

‘The South shall rise again!’ Who knew these words would be so prophetic? Indeed, not only has the South risen, but it has also brought the Confederacy with it. However, this time it isn’t the Democratic Party that is bringing up the Confederacy, it is in fact, the Republican Party.

Fight Back, Democrats!

Fight Back, Democrats!

Democrats finally held their ground against Republicans in Congress on Friday, taking a stand against Republican attempts to destroy programs that serve the public.

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The Battle Over The Budget

The clock is ticking down, and a government shutdown is looming with no compromise in sight. After several temporary budget resolutions, both parties are already blaming each other for the shutting down of the government this Friday. But which side is really to blame?

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The Fires Of Ignorance

If Republicans have their way, education funding will be cut down to a bare minimum in their effort to trim a budget that they inflated by their wars. But instead of trimming a tremendous amount of defense spending, they have chosen to focus on destroying education.

A Golden Opportunity?

A Golden Opportunity?

Republicans have been calling for a return to the Gold Standard, but is it a good idea?

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To The Shores Of Tripoli

From Egypt to Tunisia to Bahrain and Yemen. All across the Middle East, people are rising up and are demanding democracy and freedom for themselves and for future generations.

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Let me first say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, and while they have my deepest sympathies, I feel it is important to point out a few things that we need to learn from Japan if we do not want the same scale of […]

The Solvency Of Social Security

The Solvency Of Social Security

Created in 1935, and signed into law by FDR, Social Security has been part of American lives for over 70 years now. But it hasn’t been without enemies. Ever since it came into existence, Republicans have sworn to take down the program that keeps retired senior citizens from living in poverty.

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Who are the candidates that the GOP is most likely to run in 2012 and why are they likely to lose the election, based on their personal and political histories?

The War Against Women

The War Against Women

During the Bush Administration, Republicans made it their mission to enter America into foreign wars. In the present day, they aren’t declaring war on other nations anymore. Instead, they have declared war on American women.

Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

This is a pivotal moment in American history. A moment where we can either stand for the American workforce, or see it destroyed. Earlier this week, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin and the Republican led legislature attempted to slam a bill down the throats of the public workforce in that […]

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Grading The 111th Congress

Grading The 111th Congress

Let’s all be honest. Despite the slowness in the Senate, the 111th Congress has been one of the most active, hard working, and productive Congresses in American history, passing nation changing legislation that affects millions of Americans. In the past two years this Congress has boldly taken on health care, equal pay for equal work, financial reform, consumer protection, civil rights, and saving the economy.