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America’s Financial Priorities

America’s Financial Priorities

We all know America has a huge deficit, but where is it being spent? What is responsible for the deficit, and why are Republicans blaming the wrong people for it? Where are our financial priorities?

Witch hunter Michele Bachmann

Quotes From Michele Bachmann

Michelle Bachmann announced her candidacy for President yesterday. Right now polls show that Mitt Romney and Bachmann are the two front-runners for the Republican nomination. Not many people are familiar with Michelle Bachmann, so we thought we’d share some of her positions with you, in her own words.

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Enough, Again, about 9/11

We should not use, nor should we ever have used, 9/11 as a justification for U.S. atrocities overseas and the curtailing of civil rights at home.

Why Won’t Republicans Discuss Raising Taxes?

Why Won’t Republicans Discuss Raising Taxes?

Why won’t Republicans discuss raising tax revenues in their budget talks? There is an obvious, but overlooked answer. It’s not that the Republicans stand for lower taxes and smaller government, as they once did. But rather their reason is much more childish, simplistic, and sinister.

Reagan The Liberal

Reagan The Liberal

Reagan is a hero of the conservative movement, but are his conservative supporters aware that he took some very liberal stances on certain issues? Read about his positions, and see what you think.

Many States Fail To Pass ‘Eligibility Requirements’ Laws To Run For President

Many States Fail To Pass ‘Eligibility Requirements’ Laws To Run For President

Legislatures across the country, many who don’t believe Obama is eligible to be President, have tried and failed to pass legislation that would make it harder for Presidential candidates to prove their citizenship. Many of the legislators attempting to pass these bills don’t believe President Obama is an American citizen.

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.

Michelle Bachmann Lied About Raising 23 Foster Children

Michelle Bachmann Lied About Raising 23 Foster Children

If you were watching the Republican Presidential Candidates debate last week, you probably heard Michelle Bachmann state repeatedly that she personally has raised 23 foster children. This is more than just stretching the truth, it is an outright lie. Some of the foster children she took in were only in her care for a week.

Who should resign?

Who should resign?

President Ronald Reagan funneled money to death squads to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Thousands of peasant farmers, native people, and others were killed in the process. I guess he resigned after that, right?

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The Children Republicans Leave Behind

Republicans claim to be the ‘pro-life’ party, but based on the policies they support it would seem they’re the ‘pro-birth’ party, since they continually cut from programs that help women and children who are living in poverty.

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.

Bad Bill of Goods: Why the Deficit?

Bad Bill of Goods: Why the Deficit?

According to the deficit-hawk’s version of conventional wisdom, any time the government borrows it must be bad for the nation. The small government zealot goes even further and declares that anytime the govt spends at all, it detracts from private enterprise. These ideas have overtaken much of our national debate. […]

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.

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America’s Enemies.

There is a surprising amount of people who do not know what or who OPEC is… so here it is… OPEC ( Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is an intergovernmental organization of twelve developing countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

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.

David Duke And The Problem With White Pride

David Duke And The Problem With White Pride

White Pride, white privilege, white prejudice and why it’s impossible to separate them..

by Walt Dismay· · Current Issues
The Strangling Of Voting Rights

The Strangling Of Voting Rights

It’s happening in cities and states across the country. In 22 states, Republicans are determined to pass legislation that would effectively kill the voting rights of minorities, the poor, and college students.

The World Loves Obama

The World Loves Obama

Foreign Relations are becoming more and more important every day, as globalization proceeds faster than anyone could have ever imagined. After the eight disastrous Bush years, nearly the entire world hated the United States. From an immoral and illegal war to refusing to take part in climate change agreements, Bush generally made a mockery of everything people once saw the United States as standing for.