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Rupert Murdoch’s Fall From Grace Is Good For America And The World.

Rupert Murdoch and his band of misguided cohorts and minions have done irreparable damage to the institute of Journalism. These unforgivable people have systematically stripped the Journalistic process to the core, to its bare bones. I do think this scandal being broken is a good thing. News Corp has used it’s power and influence to strangle smaller news media and other enterprises around the world to the point of no return, causing dozens of them to close down or be gobbled up by the giant itself. The world has suffered mightily at the hands of News Corp.

American President Obama and Israeli President Netanyahu

Trading Potential Peace For War And Abandoning Patriotism For Treason

How patriotic is it for Republicans to turn on an American President, and instead show their support for the leader of a foreign nation? That’s exactly what the Republicans have done, so how can they truly care about their country when their loyalty is to a foreign nation’s leader?

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Of Cabbages and Kings: It’s Not That Obama’s Naive; It’s Just That the President’s Not White

To say that race matters, regarding matters to the Right of the political spectrum, is an understatement. Who doesn’t remember many of the people showing up for Sarah Palin’s campaign rallies in 2008, with their stuffed monkeys called ‘Little Hussein,’ the elderly woman challenging McCain with her misguided fact that Candidate Obama was an Arab, the shouts and jeers, even to one man shrieking out that Obama must be killed during a Palin pow-wow.

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Are Evangelicals Always Conservative?

Evangelicals are the most conservative group in America and are the founding backbone of the Tea Party. However, evangelicals have still impacted liberal policies and some have been supporters of leftist movements. How could this be?

Reagan, Tax Cuts, and GDP

Reagan, Tax Cuts, and GDP

In honor of the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth this year, lets take a look at the effect of his tax cuts for the top marginal rate. When we looked at the course of the past 80 years as a set, it looks as if there isn’t a particularly clear correlation between top marginal tax rates and GDP growth.

Tax Rates and GDP Growth

Tax Rates and GDP Growth

Let’s see whether we can prove that higher taxes are bad for the economy by charting the top marginal tax rate versus the % growth in GDP for each year. If higher taxes stifle the economy, we should see an increase in growth each time we lower tax rates. And likewise, if the theory holds, we’ll see a drop in growth each time we increase the tax rate. Does that pan out?

A chart showing the number of Republicans who voted to raise the debt ceiling, under a Republican President.

This Entire Debt Limit Discussion Is Outrageous!

From 2002-2009, Republicans in the House and Senate voted to raise the United States debt ceiling 7 times under George W. Bush, a Republican president. They raised the debt ceiling with no worries, no concern, no filibusters, no problems, no mentions of ‘children and grandchildren’, or any of this right-wing rhetoric we seem to hear spewed every day from the Republicans here in the year 2011.

Who Do You Trust for News? – or ‘Popular News vs. Accurate News’

Who Do You Trust for News? – or ‘Popular News vs. Accurate News’

After Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper News of the World hacked into cell phones to eavesdrop on messages and Murdoch’s newspaper The Wall Street Journal omitting this news article, we are left to ask who can we turn to for accurate news reporting?

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Two Years Ago?

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Two Years Ago?

The Republican Party has drawn their line in the sand; they flatly refuse to raise taxes on the wealthy. Their argument is that higher taxes kills job creation. Proponents phrase this as, ‘lower taxes creates jobs’ and ‘we cannot tax the job creators’. This is a circular logic, which is not substantiated by evidence.

What Impact (if any) Do Top Marginal Tax Rates Have On GDP Growth Rates?

What Impact (if any) Do Top Marginal Tax Rates Have On GDP Growth Rates?

Regardless of which inflation-adjusted measure we use, the answer is still the same: Overall, the past 80 years show us a thorough lack of clear correlation between the top marginal tax rate and GDP growth. The data’s closest hint of a relationship derives from the slightly more robust average GDP growth back when the top rates were higher, but that closest hint isn’t close enough to be sure of an ideal rate.

Which President Raised Deficits, Raised Debt Ceilings, Raised Taxes, Overspent, Talked with Enemies, and Gave Amnesty?

Which President Raised Deficits, Raised Debt Ceilings, Raised Taxes, Overspent, Talked with Enemies, and Gave Amnesty?

Which President Raised Deficits, Raised Debt Ceilings, Raised Taxes, Overspent, Talked with Enemies, and Gave Amnesty? President Ronald Reagan.

Republicans Want ‘Government Out of Healthcare’?  – Hypocrisy at Play

Republicans Want ‘Government Out of Healthcare’? – Hypocrisy at Play

The Republicans say ‘keep your Government hands off my healthcare’ while simultaneously promoting an agenda, and passing legislation, regarding healthcare.

Why Are These Words Not In The US Constitution?

Why Are These Words Not In The US Constitution?

These words are all included in States’ Constitutions from around the country, so why aren’t they included in the US Constitution? Check out this list and see if you think these words should have been included in the US Constitution.

How Lincoln’s Republicans became Franklin Roosevelt’s Democrats

How Lincoln’s Republicans became Franklin Roosevelt’s Democrats

Many Republicans think that the Republican Party of today is comparable to the Republican Party of Lincoln, but that is simply not true. The people that would have supported Lincoln switched parties many years ago.

The Myth Of Socialism

The Myth Of Socialism

Recently, it has become the rhetoric of the GOP that anything that doesn’t agree with them is ‘socialist’ or ‘leading us towards socialism’. This is not the first time the GOP has tried this tactic. Socialism doesn’t mean what they want you to think it means, they’re using the term incorrectly.

The Wall Between Church And State

The Wall Between Church And State

What is the meaning of the term ‘Separation of Church and State’, and why was it important to the Founding Fathers? Read to find out.

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Blame the Workers at Your Own Peril

Republicans are getting away with attacking workers while Democrats do little to push back against the increasing corporate power in the United States at the expense of the rest of us.

The Price of Gas and the Price For Politicizing It

The Price of Gas and the Price For Politicizing It

George W. Bush said he couldn’t do anything to lower gas prices when he was President. No Republicans criticized him. Obama does something to lower gas prices and Republicans criticize him. Why haven’t more people noticed?

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Top Four Republican Lies (Exposed)

Republicans who are Hell bent to make Obama a One-Term President, promise many, many things. Republicans campaigned on ‘Jobs’, they claim they don’t want government to come between you and your doctor, they claim to be peaceful, and they claim they are fiscally responsible. Well, they lied to us.

Someone Plugged The Drain of Trickle Down Economics

Someone Plugged The Drain of Trickle Down Economics

With 88% of income growth going to corporate profits and just 1% going to wages, someone plugged the drain of Trickle Down Economics!