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10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

I get paid to be a redneck racist moron! Ain't Amurika great?

Ted Nugent: Lying Whore For Rick Perry

Why would you trust a man that says he doesn’t want to end Social Security and then TELLS you how he is going to end Social Security? Am I missing something?

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Yes, Rick Perry is being thought of as the new Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy. So…does he see Russia from Texas? Apart from the fact that he obviously employs the old style of his Texan mentor and predecessor George W. Bush, being a shoot from the hip ask questions later…if at all, kinda guy, he definitely needs to ‘shed the image of a novice with a sparse understanding of the nuts and bolts of foreign policy.’

The Party of Death

The Party of Death

This isn’t really a commentary on the death penalty – although, that being said, my views on the death penalty have been, at various times, various things. I’ve been for it, I’ve been against it, I’ve been neutral. A particularly heinous crime, particularly crimes against children, make me long for […]

Of course they do! They just don't want to admit it out loud...

Stop Pretending You’re Not A Conservative! You Wrecked The Country, Now Own Up To It!

There’s nothing sadder than a self-loathing conservative. Man up!

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.

Caught In Climate Change Denial (Or, ‘Dear GOP: The World Is Laughing AT Us, Not With Us’)

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States ‘look like a joke’ when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science (video below).

Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Some history and information on Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ most watched show; The O’Reilly Factor.

Whom Shall We Kill?

Whom Shall We Kill?

Troy Davis has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Our country witnesses, once again, a flawed system at work. From the Pope to Jimmy Carter, leaders are calling for a stay in the execution, and rightfully so. How long must we continue to ask ourselves, ‘Whom shall we kill?’

America’s Bargained Democracy

America’s Bargained Democracy

The staggering scope of privatization of our government’s services and duties started by Eisenhower and accelerated with George W. Bush, has created a shadow government that in size has never been foreseen in the history of industrialized world.

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

Since 2010, the internet and the media have been filled with threats to sit out 2012, threats to primary the President or even to turn to a third party. Progressives are angry…and rightfully so. The road to Progressive values should not be this bumpy and painful. We voted for ‘change’, where the hell is it?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

What bothered me the most about last week’s debate was the idiot in the background who shouted “Yeah” and the roar of approval from the buffoons in the audience. If you had any doubts about whether the tail was truly wagging the dog, that display should remove them once and for all.

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

I realized I was losing my allegiance at the beginning of the past decade following the Supreme Court’s involvement in the infamous decision of Bush v. Gore and that my oath was of no import to me as recently as January 21, 2010

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Many of my conservative friends have told me lately how displeased they are with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls. I can certainly understand their disappointment.

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Snakes are causing big problems in the Everglades. A proposed rule within the Interior Department would make it illegal to transport the snakes.

Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Right there, two simple sentences in a comedy film, nailed the entire human experience and wrapped it into one rather neat and sad little package, complete with a bow and ribbon. Give somebody a paycheck – especially somebody who hasn’t had one in a while – and they’ll believe anything you say.

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

The term ‘Ponzi scheme’ is pithy. It’s easy to remember. It rolls right off the tongue and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker. For the rabid right, it had all the attributes for a great talking point in going after their number one target, Social Security.

Photo: Reuters / Larry Downing

Obama Declares ‘National Emergency’ over Jobs, Makes Unscripted Plea to Supporters

Let’s not understate the President’s push: Obama’s on the road really busting his a** to push the recalcitrant Congress into passing the American Jobs Act in a hurry. And he really needs your help. Here is all the information you need to reach your Representatives via phone, fax, email, Facebook and Twitter.

Whom The Tea Party Would Leave Behind

Whom The Tea Party Would Leave Behind

It’s been a pretty rough few days. Not only did we all have to sit through the sad memories of 9/11, but we also had to sit through two Republican debates, one sponsored by the Tea Party.