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Dems; Learn To Prioritize Or Suffer The Tea Party

Dems; Learn To Prioritize Or Suffer The Tea Party

We want everything to be right immediately, we want jobs, we want social order. We want a Department of Justice that enforces the law equally across the board. We want Health Care for everyone, not just the lucky ones. We want to do away wtih 2nd class citizen status. We want Immigration reform. We want more, much more and we wanted it all yesterday.

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The Tea Party’s Dejection Philosophy

So I appeal to all the candidates who are aspiring to be the next President of our country; please stop the dejection philosophy but adopt a ‘can do’ attitude. Tell us that you want to improve, how you intend to better our education system, our health care system, our regulatory systems, instead of telling us you will simply ‘get rid of’ them.

Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

For your Tea Party friends, who believe that the United State’s credit downgrade, from AAA to AA+ is a good thing, let the smartest guy in the room do the arguing for you (in a way that even they can understand).

JFK: Candidate of the Future

JFK: Candidate of the Future

With the current climate in the GOP, John F. Kennedy looks like a candidate from the future. What Kennedy was pushing, and what many have forgotten, is a human connection that extends beyond religious affiliation and party alignment.

American Infrastructure Is Being Built By The Chinese, NOT Americans

American Infrastructure Is Being Built By The Chinese, NOT Americans

Republicans in Congress have been objecting to new infrastructure spending that would put Americans to work repairing and rebuilding bridges, highways, schools, airports, skyscrapers, high speed rail lines, and clean energy industries. Now we may know why.

There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

I chose not to participate in any of yesterday’s ceremony and for that, I took a lot of heat. Any American capable of feeling was deeply impacted by 9/11. I was no exception.

Unaffordable College Costs Strengthens Class Warfare in America

Unaffordable College Costs Strengthens Class Warfare in America

In a country where further education is championed to compete in the world economy, this is totally unacceptable. The cost of college is always increasing and becoming unaffordable to most. If we are truly a country that aspire to inspire the next scientist, doctor, and engineer, then we must begin to look for alternative ways to make college affordable to all, not some.

GAME ON! The Battle for 2012 Starts Now

GAME ON! The Battle for 2012 Starts Now

I have two questions to ask the man addressing a joint session of Congress Thursday night: Who are you? and What have you done with the President of the United States?

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Yet Another Musing On 9/11…

Ten years ago, and non-stop ever since, I have been told that ‘we’ are totally innocent victims of a single and singularly terrible atrocity. That no one could have foreseen it or kept it from happening. That nothing like it had ever happened before in the whole history of mankind. That because of it, there were certain carefully delineated groups of people I had to hate utterly and oppose uncritically – and yet other groups of people I had to love and obey without question.

Ten Years After: Has 9/11 Changed Us?

Ten Years After: Has 9/11 Changed Us?

Let’s face it, everything changed on 9/11. In every way imaginable, the terrorist attacks that occurred that day represented for the United States the most important demarcation point in its history, rivaling even the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entire Civil War. Not even its own successful revolution could […]

Reflections and Perspectives of September 11th

Reflections and Perspectives of September 11th

Personally, the most memorable moment of September 11th was being jarred out of my sleep by the constant ringing of my old, cellular, flip phone and hearing my cousin screaming at me hysterically telling me to turn on my television to CNN, because the country was being attacked.

The Real Lesson Of September 11

The Real Lesson Of September 11

I believe the true legacy of 9/11 can be summed up with these words: ‘We have every right, and indeed an obligation, to fight evil; but in fighting evil, we must not let ourselves become evil.’

Explaining 9/11

Explaining 9/11

After ten years, what’s the easiest way to review, clearly and briefly, the events around Sept. 11, 2011? Perhaps the best way is to imagine you had to explain Sept. 11, 2001 to a child.

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‘Pass This Jobs Bill.’ Obama Delivers Pitch-Perfect Speech on American Jobs Act

(Video and Best Quotes.) If you were looking for the President to devise an intelligent plan to create immediate jobs and deliver it with coherent, powerful rhetoric and a dogged defense of liberal ideals, Obama hit a home run. The oration of his Sept. 8 Joint Session on jobs creation was on point. The urgent message to Congress was clear and repetitive and it wasn’t so much a request as an expertly articulated demand:

Warfare Between The Classes

Warfare Between The Classes

We hear it all the time from Republicans, that the poor are waging class warfare against the rich and that any taxes levied against the rich are no more than a redistribution of wealth. I reject this Republican claim and contend that the wealthy are the ones waging class warfare and they are doing it with the complete backing of the GOP.

8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

After watching the GOP Debate on MSNBC last night I realized that there were 8 very good reasons to vote for President Obama’s re-election in 2012. Those reasons are below

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Up until three weeks ago, the race for pole position amongst the Republicans candidates was firmly in the hands of Mitt Romney. Then Governor Perry of Texas threw his Stetson in the ring, and suddenly Mitt Romney is trailing Perry by two to one in the latest polling. How can that be? The guy looks, acts and talks like George W. Bush 2.0, minus the smarts.

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

At a Labor Day event yesterday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa gave a fiery speech about the tea party, telling the American people that ‘It’s time to take these sons of bitches out.’ And each and every one of us should listen. For the last thirty years, the American people have been under assault from the right-wing and their corporate overlords.

Obama and the Arab Spring

Obama and the Arab Spring

Earlier this year, we were jubilant when Tunisia ejected Zine El-Abidel Ben Ali, and even more so when the people of Egypt soon after booted Hosni Mubarak from power. As defenders of freedom and the will of the people, we were elated to see these two countries rise up and overthrow their tyrannical dictators.

I didn't even know it existed until I was Rain Man in 1988 and didn't hear the word again for at least a decade. We've come a long way since then.

Autism And The Inhumanity Of The Right Wing

Sarah Palin uses her special needs child as a prop piece but we already know that the Right Wing wants to cut services for them. Where does that leave conservative parents?