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The Religious Right?

The Religious Right?

The Religious Right or the ‘Christian Right’ is a political group which advocates for socially conservative policies, believed to be aligned with Christian values and/or doctrine depending on the particular denomination. However, in a nation with a two party political system, the integration of Christian values in political discourse is somewhat of a double edged sword.

America’s Bargained Democracy

America’s Bargained Democracy

The staggering scope of privatization of our government’s services and duties started by Eisenhower and accelerated with George W. Bush, has created a shadow government that in size has never been foreseen in the history of industrialized world.

Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

It’s a simple question, really, with a seemingly unfortunate, simple answer: Not so much.

It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

On September 20, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell finally goes where it belongs: the dustbin of history.

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Spending And The Great Depression or ‘No, World War 2 Didn’t End The Depression’

There’s a common myth out there that goes, ‘the Great Depression was finally ended by World War 2’. It has some slight variations, such as ‘the Great Depression lasted 15 years’ or even ‘the market didn’t recover until govt spending stopped’. All of these are complete misunderstandings of history if not outright lies.

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

Why Nobody’s Heard of Gary Johnson

Why Nobody’s Heard of Gary Johnson

A casual observer might not notice much ideological difference between the gang of 8 that has been showing up for the GOP debates. That’s because there isn’t. Besides Ron Paul, who openly criticizes the wars and the Patriot Act, and John Huntsman, who keeps claiming to be both moderate and electable, it’s the same lines.

by Easton Agnew· · Information and Resources
If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

Since 2010, the internet and the media have been filled with threats to sit out 2012, threats to primary the President or even to turn to a third party. Progressives are angry…and rightfully so. The road to Progressive values should not be this bumpy and painful. We voted for ‘change’, where the hell is it?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

What bothered me the most about last week’s debate was the idiot in the background who shouted “Yeah” and the roar of approval from the buffoons in the audience. If you had any doubts about whether the tail was truly wagging the dog, that display should remove them once and for all.

The Lesser of Two Evils, or What Life After Obama Might Be Like

The Lesser of Two Evils, or What Life After Obama Might Be Like

There are an awful lot of progressives out there who also don’t see any distinction between the Republican candidates, and who think it would serve America good if Obama lost next year.

by Peter Fegan· · Information and Resources
Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

Tex Shelters Salutes The Reagan Library

Tex Shelters Salutes The Reagan Library

The exhibits that should be added to the Reagan Library to give the world a true picture of the former president.
Recently, the Republican party held a presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Ca. While the library is a wonderful living tribute to the Patriarch of our party, and many of the exhibits are worthy of this great man, it lacks what us modern conservatives loved most about him.

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

I realized I was losing my allegiance at the beginning of the past decade following the Supreme Court’s involvement in the infamous decision of Bush v. Gore and that my oath was of no import to me as recently as January 21, 2010

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Many of my conservative friends have told me lately how displeased they are with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls. I can certainly understand their disappointment.

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Snakes are causing big problems in the Everglades. A proposed rule within the Interior Department would make it illegal to transport the snakes.

Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Right there, two simple sentences in a comedy film, nailed the entire human experience and wrapped it into one rather neat and sad little package, complete with a bow and ribbon. Give somebody a paycheck – especially somebody who hasn’t had one in a while – and they’ll believe anything you say.

A Republican for All Seasons

A Republican for All Seasons

Funny how the GOP loves to refer to itself as the Party of Lincoln, even though that party long ago went the way of the dinosaur. Fact is, it’s been quite some time since Republicans had a president worthy of that banner. The last such one was none other than Dwight D. Eisenhower and, while he may not have been the most prolific and polished politician – even in his day – his list of accomplishments is nonetheless quite distinguished.

What is ‘BIG GOVERNMENT?’

What is ‘BIG GOVERNMENT?’

You don’t have to look very far these days, whether you’re reading the daily newspaper, surfing the internet for the latest news or flipping through the channels on your tv set to hear the newest political catch phrase, ‘BIG GOVERNMENT.’

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

The term ‘Ponzi scheme’ is pithy. It’s easy to remember. It rolls right off the tongue and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker. For the rabid right, it had all the attributes for a great talking point in going after their number one target, Social Security.

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Obama Declares ‘National Emergency’ over Jobs, Makes Unscripted Plea to Supporters

Let’s not understate the President’s push: Obama’s on the road really busting his a** to push the recalcitrant Congress into passing the American Jobs Act in a hurry. And he really needs your help. Here is all the information you need to reach your Representatives via phone, fax, email, Facebook and Twitter.