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Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Toby Keith – ‘I don’t know, but I expect the wealthy to write a check ’cause it’s as bad as it’s ever been. It would be unpatriotic not to try to save the country. I’m sure people will bitch about it, but if it meant we get to operate in this country and live here another day, then so be it.’

by Marion· · Current Issues, Information and Resources
Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

The Republican party is getting worried. Of the two front-runners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, neither seems electable at this point. Enter, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. According to Politico:

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
Cutting Entitlements

Cutting Entitlements

I’m not the first person who has tread along the path I’m about to follow, but, I don’t recall ever hearing or reading anything that uses the word ‘entitlements’ when talking about something other than Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

The argument that wealthy people are somehow more valuable to society has never been stronger. The newest Republican meme is that they are the job creators. They are the producers. In fact, a man once asked me ‘What have the poor ever done for us?’

Steak for me, not for thee!!

The REAL Reason Conservatives Hate Welfare (hint: it’s about steak)

A conservative cannot enjoy their steak unless they know that someone, somewhere cannot have a steak of their own.

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus?  Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus? Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with the Religion News Service has released the results of a study, the results of which should come as no surprise to those people who are well aware of the intellectual limitations of some of the most outspoken people engaged in the American national dialogue.

Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

The more I think about the economy, and the mess it’s in, the more convinced I have become that neither side of the political spectrum has a clue about how to fix it. Both seem hopelessly locked into a narrative that, on its own, will not solve the country’s systemic problems.

Justice for All?

Justice for All?

On September 21st, 2011 at Jackson Prison in Georgia, an African-American man, Troy Davis was executed for a crime, many believe he did not commit. Prior to his execution Davis declared his innocents and addressed his friends and family saying, ‘All I ask is that you look deeper into this case so that you can really see the truth.’

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

I get paid to be a redneck racist moron! Ain't Amurika great?

Ted Nugent: Lying Whore For Rick Perry

Why would you trust a man that says he doesn’t want to end Social Security and then TELLS you how he is going to end Social Security? Am I missing something?

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Yes, Rick Perry is being thought of as the new Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy. So…does he see Russia from Texas? Apart from the fact that he obviously employs the old style of his Texan mentor and predecessor George W. Bush, being a shoot from the hip ask questions later…if at all, kinda guy, he definitely needs to ‘shed the image of a novice with a sparse understanding of the nuts and bolts of foreign policy.’

The Party of Death

The Party of Death

This isn’t really a commentary on the death penalty – although, that being said, my views on the death penalty have been, at various times, various things. I’ve been for it, I’ve been against it, I’ve been neutral. A particularly heinous crime, particularly crimes against children, make me long for […]

Of course they do! They just don't want to admit it out loud...

Stop Pretending You’re Not A Conservative! You Wrecked The Country, Now Own Up To It!

There’s nothing sadder than a self-loathing conservative. Man up!

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.

Caught In Climate Change Denial (Or, ‘Dear GOP: The World Is Laughing AT Us, Not With Us’)

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States ‘look like a joke’ when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science (video below).

Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Some history and information on Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ most watched show; The O’Reilly Factor.

Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Almost every Republican in Congress made a pledge to a powerful Washington lobbyist that they would never raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans. This was not a pledge to represent the American people or to protect America’s interests as a whole. It was a pledge to protect Wall Street instead of Main Street.

Whom Shall We Kill?

Whom Shall We Kill?

Troy Davis has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Our country witnesses, once again, a flawed system at work. From the Pope to Jimmy Carter, leaders are calling for a stay in the execution, and rightfully so. How long must we continue to ask ourselves, ‘Whom shall we kill?’

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.