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As Pertinent Now As It Was Then: FDR’s Second Inaugural Address

As Pertinent Now As It Was Then: FDR’s Second Inaugural Address

When I look at the current state of our nation, I see repetitive behaviors to a time not so long ago. Please take the time to read President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second Inaugural Address, and may we learn from it again.

Religious Right Wrong on Abortion

Religious Right Wrong on Abortion

The Religious Right often talk about how abortion is wrong because it goes against their religion. Ignoring that religious beliefs are irrelevant for legislation, it is odd that no one ever calls them on it. Their religion does not decry abortion.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Our society treats politicians like celebrities, but is that a bad thing? Is treating our politicians like celebrities actually hurting our political process?

What A ‘Party’

What A ‘Party’

A timeline from the last 10 years showing how the Republican party is weak on terror, and on National Security.

Newt Gingrich: 23 Years of Quotes

Newt Gingrich: 23 Years of Quotes

Newt Gingrich has said some pretty wild things throughout his career. Here’s a list of some of the wacky things he’s said.

Testing Force, from http://www.kidney-bingos.demon.co.uk/LPW2009/

How to Promote High Stakes Testing: Lie

The lies used to promote high takes testing and the liars who gain from lying to promote testing.

Consistency pt I: Bush got Osama

Consistency pt I: Bush got Osama

I’m starting to get a bit irritated with inconsistency in arguments these days. Somehow it bugs me more than even the flipflopping and outright lying. If your position is factually incorrect, at least make it internally consistent.

The Timeline of Failure and a Moment of Triumph

The Timeline of Failure and a Moment of Triumph

A complete timeline chronicling the hunt for Osama bin Laden, beginning during the Clinton Administration, and ending shortly after bin Laden’s assassination. This timeline shows several different ways that George W. Bush failed to catch bin Laden, and how his Administration is now trying to take credit.

The Republican No Fault, No Blame Phenomenon

The Republican No Fault, No Blame Phenomenon

The one attribute Republicans hold that no other group in world history can claim, is that they can do no wrong. Seriously! As remarkable as this claim sounds, just look at their track record.

Donald Trump for President? FUGGETABOUTIT!!!

Donald Trump for President? FUGGETABOUTIT!!!

1st off, let me make abundantly clear that I like Donald Trump. I list the Apprentice (and Celebrity Apprentice) as one of my favorite “guilty pleasure” shows of all time. And despite everything else, I will, more than likely watch this season to it’s conclusion on May 22nd. And I would be tuning in whether or not this whole Presidential race hubub were going on. I personally won’t be tuning in for any kind of announcement about the GOP nomination, but rather to see if my early favorite, John Rich, will walk away with Trump’s prize.

Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare!

Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare!

Senior citizens, even those in the Tea Party, LOVE Medicare. But if Republicans have their way, senior citizens won’t have Medicare for much longer. Now that the GOP is in the hands of extremists, Republicans are taking aim at Medicare in an effort to shatter the middle class and senior citizens once and for all.

End Game for the Birthers

End Game for the Birthers

Ronald Reagan’s birth certificate was issued in 1991, but he died in 2004. Does that mean he was 13 when he died, or that Presidents sometimes need new copies of their birth certificates?

Which Party’s Presidents Created The Debt? Anyalysis From 1938 – 2004

Which Party’s Presidents Created The Debt? Anyalysis From 1938 – 2004

Which Party’s Presidents created a majority of our debt, between 1938 and 2004?

What…Republicans Hate Poor Kids Now?

What…Republicans Hate Poor Kids Now?

Jan Brewer signs legislation intended to make it harder for same-sex couples to adopt.

The Ten Accomplishments of Bush

The Ten Accomplishments of Bush

I found this on the weekly standard, and I thought it would be worth sharing with all of you, along with some special commentary.

Treasonous Republican Sabotage ??

Treasonous Republican Sabotage ??

…It is well known that the Ryan Budget Proposal will have a real and negative affect in devastating the middle class, on whose backs the recovery is built and depends on. The hypocrisy…and no surprise… is that Paul Ryan is also a recipient of the same Social Security program he now wants to destroy…

The Return Of The Confederacy

The Return Of The Confederacy

‘The South shall rise again!’ Who knew these words would be so prophetic? Indeed, not only has the South risen, but it has also brought the Confederacy with it. However, this time it isn’t the Democratic Party that is bringing up the Confederacy, it is in fact, the Republican Party.

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The Democratic Scorpion, or How We Sting Ourselves in Our Collective Ass

So the President’s running for re-election. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Most Presidents aspire to a second term. It’s only natural that Democrats should be pleased. Whatever you say, he’s accomplished a lot – more than his previous two Democratic predecessors.

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The Liberal Revolution!

Liberalism has a long and rich history of creating change when it is needed the most.

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Defending the Power Elite in America Against the Interests of the People: The Case of the United States Government

There are several ways the status quo, government run by the powerful and not the people, is protected in the United States. It is set up to prevent big sweeping changes and thus promotes the interests of those in power, the moneyed and political elite. Elections do little to change the underlying body politic and are only cosmetic in nature.