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The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Obama Administration decided to pass up an opportunity to appeal the decision of the 11th Circuit court judges ruling the individual mandate as stated in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare) as unconstitutional. Due to the fact that judges from the 6th Circuit court issued a separate ruling to uphold the bill as constitutional, the case will likely be subject to a Supreme Court hearing just months before the 2012 election.

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

That is what this protest is all about. It’s about the big banks taking taxpayer bailouts then refusing to give loans to individuals and small businesses. It’s about major corporations taking taxpayer bailouts then giving themselves big bonuses. It’s about the mortgage and foreclosure crises, companies who are laying off thousands of employees to keep their profit-margins up, gas prices, oil industry profits, income inequality, climate change and corporate outsourcing, tax-avoidance, loopholes and greed.

The Christianization of Early American History and the Perpetrating Fraud, David Barton

The Christianization of Early American History and the Perpetrating Fraud, David Barton

So now historian fraud, David Barton, is suing two former candidates for the Texas Schoolboard and writer W.S. Smith for defamation of character over videos on Youtube attacking his historical perspective.

Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

In 2007, the world became engulfed in the largest economic slump since the Great Depression. The crisis was so damaging it was coined ‘the Great Recession’ and there was much comparison of the recession to the Great Depression of the 1930s in the mainstream media. However, what many failed to do was an in-depth analysis of both the Great Depression and the Great Recession, to compare and contrast the two.

The 44th President is Damned if He Does & Damned if He Doesn’t

The 44th President is Damned if He Does & Damned if He Doesn’t

What would you say to a school teacher who fails your child on every test, not because his/her answers were wrong, but because the teacher just doesn’t like him/her, and tells you so? What would you say about a boss who tells you that you are doing a good job, but he/she has to fire you because you have shifty eyes and he just doesn’t trust you?

The Constitution Doesn’t Begin and End with the Second Amendment

The Constitution Doesn’t Begin and End with the Second Amendment

Everyone agrees that owning a gun is a constitutionally protected right. But it’s something else completely to believe we have the right to threaten gun violence as protection against our own government. When you take the second amendment piece by piece, it doesn’t say anything remotely related to people protecting themselves from the American government.

Pat Buchanan: Sexist, Racist, Nazi Sympathizer, AND Msnbc Analyst

Pat Buchanan: Sexist, Racist, Nazi Sympathizer, AND Msnbc Analyst

Pat Buchanan is a very controversial figure. He worked in the Nixon and Reagan administrations and has since been a very vocal pundit on behalf of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party. Throughout his long career, he has been a presidential candidate, advisor, political speaker, analyst, and an author. But throughout that career, he has also been a sexist, racist, and a Nazi sympathizer.

Social Security And Medicare ARE Entitlements, The Right-Wing Just Distorts The Meaning Of The Word

Social Security And Medicare ARE Entitlements, The Right-Wing Just Distorts The Meaning Of The Word

We hear it all the time. The media, politicians, pundits, and even President Obama have endlessly referred to Social Security and Medicare as ‘entitlements’. Republicans talk about these programs as if people don’t actually pay for them, and distort the word ‘entitlement’ as if it means something horrible. The Right Wing, as always, is wrong.

Really? The Granny Brigade can show up but my graduating class is nowhere to be found?  REALLY?

Occupy Wall Street Protests: The Mystery Of The Missing Middle Age Masses

Have the children of the 70s and 80s lost the will to fight? Did they ever have it to begin with?

The Patriot Act in Effect

The Patriot Act in Effect

I am sorry but I believe that the drone attack on Al-Alwaki and Samir Khan was wrong. Both of these men were American citizens and should have been taken alive and given a fair trial. But of course this is the Patriot Act in effect which gives the president the right to declare any American citizen an enemy combatant.

Bill O’Reilly’s Empty Threat

Bill O’Reilly’s Empty Threat

I have a message for the Bill O’Reillys out there. Any time you’re feeling so repressed and burdened by your shackles that you just can’t bring yourselves to show up and collect your meager millions, just drop me a line. I’ll be more than happy to relieve you of your burden. In fact, we can trade places. You can have my slightly lower tax rate and I’ll just have to rough it with your slightly higher one. Deal?

Ron Paul’s America

Ron Paul’s America

A longtime political operative once adequately summed up Ron Paul’s brand of stalwart Libertarianism by using this adage ‘when you first hear about it, it seems like a big, delicious bowl of ice cream. Then, after awhile, you realize that mixed in with the ice cream, there is a sizable chunk of dogsh$t.’

The 99% would have words with thee 1%!!

The Unions Are Coming! The Unions Are Coming! Occupy Wall Street Gets ‘Organized’

Occupy Wall Street isn’t going away, you fat cats, no matter how hard you try to ignore or intimidate them.

Bullying Gay Kids Today, Voting Republican Tomorrow

Bullying Gay Kids Today, Voting Republican Tomorrow

No exaggeration necessary: These same children who are tormenting their gay classmates in school are already on their way to being the successful young Republicans of America. No, not all Republicans will be homophobic, and not all bullies will be Republican, but by and large these two groups of people are in fact one in the same.

Michigan GOP Introduces Bill That Would Imprison Teachers For Sending Political Emails

Michigan GOP Introduces Bill That Would Imprison Teachers For Sending Political Emails

Republicans in Michigan are pushing legislation that would have serious consequences for union workers such as teachers. The GOP led House of Representatives in the state have introduced a bill that would imprison union members for sending political emails using publicly owned email services.

They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

Looking at the Republican Party these last couple of months, it’s becoming all too obvious that the powers that be are loaded with it.There is great concern within the Grand Old Party over the viability of the current crop of candidates vying for the nomination and the chance to dethrone emperor Obama from the Kremlin (er, White House) next year. Hence the ‘Draft Christie’ movement among the, how should I say it, less enthusiastic contingent of the faithful and the hopeful.

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You Cannot Negotiate With Crazy People And Conservatives Are Way Off The Deep End.

The Left needs to snap out of their dreams of compromise and realize that they are not dealing with normal people. The Right has gone insane and the faster we understand that, the faster we can deal with this new reality.

It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

Regardless of your politics, for those of us who support the existence of the Jewish State of Israel, watching events on the world stage in the past week has been tantamount to helplessly watching your own child get bullied on the school yard.

Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Many in the US do not know that the republicans put a really large weight around the neck of the Postal Service and is trying to drown it by requiring them to prefund their retirement and pension benefits for the next 75 years…and do so in a 10 year period. A phenomenal and impossible feat that means that the Postal Service will have to find 5 1/2 Billion dollars each year to fund this. Instead of helping to create jobs this could cause at least 120,000 jobs to be lost.

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

The idea of the American dream is one of the most successful pieces of propaganda ever perpetuated. If we believe in the dream, we can dismiss or outright ignore economic, social, and demographic realities that have more to do with economic impoverishment than any supposed behavioral deficiencies on the part of welfare recipients.