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No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

Showing how out of touch they are with everyday Americans, conservatives have latched onto the news that the share of national income taken in by the top 1% fell from 23% in 2007 to ‘only’ 17% in 2009 to contend that the focus of Occupy Wall Street and others on economic inequality is somehow misguided.

Kim Jong-il Has Passed Away But Will His Political Ideology Remain?

Kim Jong-il Has Passed Away But Will His Political Ideology Remain?

Maybe with Jong-il’s passing, the North Korea vs. South Korea narrative will finally change for the better.

by Bryian Revoner· · Current Issues, News
Eye of the Newt

Eye of the Newt

What we’re witnessing here is a fundamental split within the Republican Party between the establishment and the rank and file. The establishment sees Gingrich and Paul as way too extreme, erratic and unelectable, while the rank and file – insert Tea Party here – sees them as personifying the very essence of what they want from a candidate.

I’m a Liberal, But I Won’t Condemn the Wars

I’m a Liberal, But I Won’t Condemn the Wars

But about the wars . . . I get crossways with my liberal friends because I won’t decry the wars. I won’t condemn them. I won’t condemn the fact that we’re there. I won’t condemn the President for the fact that he hasn’t ended both wars. I won’t condemn the President for being a “hawk.” I won’t condemn President Obama for taking out terrorists in his drone attacks.

If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If you believe, as many Republicans seem to, that those out of work are simply not working hard enough to find a job, then you’re going to view the unemployed with contempt. And why would you agree to assist those you hold in contempt?

Recovering From Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): ‘Because the Cops Don’t Need You and Man They Expect the Same’

Recovering From Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): ‘Because the Cops Don’t Need You and Man They Expect the Same’

Witnessing the acts and utterances of Republican presidential candidates can be regarded as a helpful psychological exercise, a type of ‘exposure therapy’ involving the development of methods used to bear the presence of unbearable people who insist on evincing the history of human ignorance, duplicity and insanity.

On The Third Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Funky Christmas (VIDEO)

On The Third Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Funky Christmas (VIDEO)

Get ready to dance to the season! Enjoy a Holidelic Holiday!

by Wendy Gittleson· · Current Issues
The Republicans: They Are Who We Thought They Were

The Republicans: They Are Who We Thought They Were

After watching this latest Republican Debate on Fox News, one thing becomes clear, and that is the very real split between the insane and the reasonable

Idiots’ Delight: A Kentucky Church, Lowe’s, and Jimmy Fallon

Idiots’ Delight: A Kentucky Church, Lowe’s, and Jimmy Fallon

The three biggest idiots in the month of December are exposed.

Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Winning Progressive had the opportunity to see a movie called The Last Mountain, which is about the efforts of communities in West Virginia to challenge the most destructive form of coal mining – mountaintop removal mining (“MTR”).

Another Historic Example of the 1% Turning Members of the 99% Against Each Other (VIDEO)

Another Historic Example of the 1% Turning Members of the 99% Against Each Other (VIDEO)

If blue-collar cops in this country really buy the idea that the OWS movement is contrary to their personal and professional interests, it would seem that the 1% have once again, effectively turned some of the 99% against each other.

What To Tell Your Father-In-Law (Or Other Family Member) Who Thinks The Unemployed Are Lazy

What To Tell Your Father-In-Law (Or Other Family Member) Who Thinks The Unemployed Are Lazy

The unemployed are lazy – Your Fox News watching Father-in- Law/Uncle/Cousin/Sister knows that because (s)he personally knows of a guy that has a job opening and can’t find a single qualified person.

Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

I agree with this ‘Person of the Year’ choice. But as I read the story and the attached sub articles, I realized something shocking. The article moves from the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere overseas to Occupy Wall Street. Unfortunately, in this they missed a key piece of the pie making this story unable to be considered on ‘The Protester’ and more on ‘Selected bits and pieces of the protests.’

Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Most readers will know the well-publicized crime, if not the name, of Pennsylvania real estate mogul and revered philanthropist, Robert K. Mericle. Mericle paid juvenile court judges “finders’ fees” of $2.1 million (that we know of) to send kids who screwed up to his for-profit juvenile prisons.

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

With unemployment remaining far too high at 8.6% and underemployment hovering around 16%, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are correctly pivoting back to focusing on job creation.

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Obama Administration made the right call recently when the State Department announced that it would undertake a new environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and alternative routes for the pipeline.

by Winning Progressive· · Current Issues
This Is Why We Are Progressives

This Is Why We Are Progressives

Those conservatives say the darnedest things, and unfortunately for the connoisseurs of common sense, they actually believe in much of their outlandishness. So, prepare to go where no grain of reason has dared to go before, as you will now take a trip into the mind of a conservative.

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

In my youth, the conservative wing of the Republican party was dominated by the likes of Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Richard Viguerie and Ronald Reagan. There are two indisputable facts about these four men: One, that they were all proud conservatives during their time, and two, by today’s standards, not one of them would be recognized as conservative enough to satisfy the Tea Party.

Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Transparency International reports that the United States now ranks the 24th least corrupt on a “corruption perceptions index,” and only the fourth least corrupt in the western hemisphere. When Bill Clinton was president, we were the third least corrupt globally. That is a huge tumble.

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

Donald Trump is getting dissed by the Republican candidates…at least most of them. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have RSVPd. Even Michele Bachmann turned down his invite. The Donald is hurt.