Current Issues

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.

Something Old, Something Renewed

Something Old, Something Renewed

If we got in our “way back” machine and visited Henry Ford, we’d find out some pretty remarkable things. The material and fuel he wanted his cars to run on. It wasn’t any of DuPont’s new fangled plastics derived from petroleum or oil based gasoline. He preferred Hemp.

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

This was never about fiscal responsibility. It was never about balancing a budget and job creation, two of the major subjects the Republican party whined and groaned about throughout 2010. It was all about busting union power, bringing those organisations formed by working people to their proverbial knees. It was about quashing the little man. It was about keeping the peasants in their place.

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters in New Hampshire will still be able to pass in a ballot on election day… for now. It seems that there are some New Hampshire Republicans that would not like that to happen.

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Why am I demonized for wanting a healthy and successful America? Why am I demonized for wanting equality for LGBT individuals and every minority group? Why am I demonized for caring about the education of the children in America? Why am I demonized for wanting others to respect those who […]

by Sarah· · Current Issues, Political Rants
Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs.

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?

America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

What needs to happen for some Americans to understand that they are being bought and sold by big business?

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

Republicans and their Tea Party friends tell us they want a small, cheap, efficient government, and low taxes. But their actions say otherwise.

by ZCT· · Current Issues, Political Rants
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433:

Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or  “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

February 12 is Darwin Day; a celebration of the birth of one Charles Darwin, a man who ignored dogma and, through the power of rational thought, was the first to write about the deceptively simple, yet amazingly intricate, process that is evolution.

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.

Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

I’m tired of the Republicans and the right-wing using the word ‘Liberal’ like it’s a bad thing.

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

Best Elections Money Can Buy

Best Elections Money Can Buy

By Mark Gutis On January 21, 2010, the world as we have known it ended. In one fell swoop of activist judging at its worst, five corporate shills (well, maybe four, I’m willing to give Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy a pass on that epithet) overturned more than one hundred years […]

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire this year, and Republicans think they should be extended, permanently. Even though the last 9 years since they have been implemented has done nothing but contribute to the Recession and widen the gap between the wealthy and the working class. Republicans have had 9 years to see if those tax cuts would work, and they have not worked, and the Republicans are not willing to admit that they failed.

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans claim to be stalwarts of defending the Constitution. On a regular basis they accuse the Democrats of trying to subvert the Constitution. Recently though the Republicans have been saying that we need to repeal the 14th Amendment.

Ronald Reagan And The Tea Party – Would He Make It In Today’s GOP?

Ronald Reagan And The Tea Party – Would He Make It In Today’s GOP?

  How would you guess Ronald Reagan and the tea party are related? The Tea Party loves to celebrate the life and times of Ronald Reagan. To the so-called “conservatives” amongst us, Ronald Reagan is the patriarch of all modern conservatism. To be a “Reagan Republican” is about the highest […]