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No Liberal Hero: Facing The Ron Paul Problem

No Liberal Hero: Facing The Ron Paul Problem

Disillusionment with the status quo – combined with the buzzwords swirling around a Libertarian campaign – often strikes just the right chord with frustrated American voters. But while the concept of a Libertarian presidency does have its appeal, there are inherent problems that outweigh the positives.

Reinvigorating Detroit

Reinvigorating Detroit

Detroit is a city that is struggling to stay alive. Suburbanization, the decline of the auto industry, and economic and governmental neglect have hollowed large parts of the city out

DebateWatch: Fact-Checking the NH GOP Debates

DebateWatch: Fact-Checking the NH GOP Debates

Those who took our suggestion to keep an eye out for common Republican claims during this weekend’s GOP Presidential Debates got plenty of evidence that candidates continue to feel free to make statements that are at variance with the facts

DebateWatch: Perry On Government Spending

DebateWatch: Perry On Government Spending

During Sunday’s GOP debate in New Hampshire, Gov. Rick Perry suggested, ‘the biggest problem facing this country today is a Congress that is out of control with their spending.’

DebateWatch: Romney On Obama, Jobs, And Taxes

DebateWatch: Romney On Obama, Jobs, And Taxes

Those who took our suggestion to keep an eye out for common Republican claims during this weekend’s GOP Presidential Debates got plenty of evidence that candidates continue to feel free to make statements that are at variance with the facts.

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Life, Liberty and Lies in New Hampshire

If you’ve ever been curious about the core of conservatism, all you needed to do is watch ABC’s New Hampshire Republican Debate, which was the first debate that took place over this past weekend on Saturday night.

White Privilege and the GOP

White Privilege and the GOP

‘The ‘squeaky wheel’ we call the GOP signals more than an out of date, rusted, crusted, and old way of “doing things.’ Then again, when white privilege is sought to be protected, the old way of doing things are the ‘right’ way of doing things.

How Threatening Is The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)?

How Threatening Is The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)?

SOPA poses a danger to the internet as we know it. Basically, under SOPA, an accusation of copyright violation is enough to allow the Department of Justice and any complainant who gets a court order, to shut down a website and websites that facilitate copyright infringement.

The Slow Climb Back From The Abyss

The Slow Climb Back From The Abyss

The news that the economy added over 200,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to a three-year low of 8.5% was certainly music to the ears of an awful lot of people, especially the people who reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mr. Cordray Goes to Washington

Mr. Cordray Goes to Washington

President Obama started 2012 off well yesterday when he made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘CFPB’).

Wiping Out Homophobia on Facebook

Wiping Out Homophobia on Facebook

Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook had a main goal, when I joined it, of spotting pages on facebook that promoted hatred and intolerance towards the gay community and getting them eliminated from the social network. Since then, it’s morphed into so much more.

31 Rick Santorum Quotes That Prove He Would Be A Destructive President

31 Rick Santorum Quotes That Prove He Would Be A Destructive President

Here are 31 quotes that prove how ignorant, fanatical, heartless, and dangerous Rick Santorum is.

It’s Mitt By a Nose

It’s Mitt By a Nose

One down, two to go. So now that Iowa has spoken – or at least the 122,255 who bothered to give a damn and cast their votes (that’s about 5.4% of the state’s population) – the man the Tea Party can’t stand has eked out the smallest margin of victory in its ‘illustrious’ history.

Wall Street Wins the 2012 Iowa Caucuses

Wall Street Wins the 2012 Iowa Caucuses

Without a crushing defeat in Iowa, Romney’s path to the nomination is clear. No amount of evangelical enthusiasm for Santorum, or youth and independent excitement for Ron Paul, will make a difference. Unless hit by a huge scandal, Wall Street’s man won’t lose now.

Creating a Democracy Without Limits, Through Term Limits

Creating a Democracy Without Limits, Through Term Limits

The gridlock, inaction, and partisan bickering that characterize the state of our elected officials in Washington, DC are largely a result of the pressures they face in constantly worrying about their next reelection.

Down The Conservative Memory Hole Or How I Learned To Only Remember How AWESOME America Is!

Down The Conservative Memory Hole Or How I Learned To Only Remember How AWESOME America Is!

Why learn from history when you can just make it up to suit your agenda?

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

10 Reasons Not To Vote For Ron Paul

Addicting Info posted an article several months ago regarding Ron Paul and his ties to white supremacy, and we were barraged with pleas and ‘stories’ to win us over. In honor of Ron Paul’s obsessive fans we’re publishing the following article, showing his history of discrimination.

Lets Cut the Crap: Ron Paul is Promoting Nothing Fancier Than the Politics of Crude Selfishness (VIDEO)

Lets Cut the Crap: Ron Paul is Promoting Nothing Fancier Than the Politics of Crude Selfishness (VIDEO)

Incredibly naive progressives who like Ron Paul’s ‘libertarian’ views on such matters as drugs and personal freedoms, overlook the obvious fact that his perspective is not the by-product of some refreshingly, enlightened intellectual perspective.

The Circus is Leaving Iowa And Coming To a Town Near You

The Circus is Leaving Iowa And Coming To a Town Near You

This year the people of Iowa have had almost exclusive access to the Republican presidential candidates for over six months and just about the only thing we can all agree on is that we don’t like any of them.

The NDAA – A Dangerous Precedent Even With the Signing Statement

The NDAA – A Dangerous Precedent Even With the Signing Statement

While President Obama’s signing statement, issued on December 31, 2011, confirms that the Obama Administration is not going to use the NDAA to indefinitely detain US citizens, that statement does nothing to limit the ability of future Administrations to use the detention authority provided in the NDAA.