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Warfare Between The Classes

Warfare Between The Classes

We hear it all the time from Republicans, that the poor are waging class warfare against the rich and that any taxes levied against the rich are no more than a redistribution of wealth. I reject this Republican claim and contend that the wealthy are the ones waging class warfare and they are doing it with the complete backing of the GOP.

To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

A lot of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now.

Liberals and Progressives, ‘Arise And Fight!”

Liberals and Progressives, ‘Arise And Fight!”

As liberals and progressives, it is time for us to define ourselves in and on our own terms. For far too long and without credible competent contestation, conservatives have defined and driven the narrative of what it means to be liberal and progressive. Let’s be frank and honest.

8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

After watching the GOP Debate on MSNBC last night I realized that there were 8 very good reasons to vote for President Obama’s re-election in 2012. Those reasons are below

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Up until three weeks ago, the race for pole position amongst the Republicans candidates was firmly in the hands of Mitt Romney. Then Governor Perry of Texas threw his Stetson in the ring, and suddenly Mitt Romney is trailing Perry by two to one in the latest polling. How can that be? The guy looks, acts and talks like George W. Bush 2.0, minus the smarts.

A Tea Party member displaying violent rhetoric.

The Tea Party As Victims Of Left-Wing Persecution And Hate Rhetoric? Who Knew?

The tea party wants an apology for what they believe is ugly, hate-filled rhetoric directed at them, even though the tea party is responsible for a lot of ugly, violent, hate-filled rhetoric.

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

At a Labor Day event yesterday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa gave a fiery speech about the tea party, telling the American people that ‘It’s time to take these sons of bitches out.’ And each and every one of us should listen. For the last thirty years, the American people have been under assault from the right-wing and their corporate overlords.

A Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

A Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

How does Joe Middle-Class Republican spend his day?

Obama and the Arab Spring

Obama and the Arab Spring

Earlier this year, we were jubilant when Tunisia ejected Zine El-Abidel Ben Ali, and even more so when the people of Egypt soon after booted Hosni Mubarak from power. As defenders of freedom and the will of the people, we were elated to see these two countries rise up and overthrow their tyrannical dictators.

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Labor Day: Brought To You In Part By The Enemy

If you oppose unions you probably shouldn’t celebrate Labor Day, and you probably don’t know the history of Labor Day.

I didn't even know it existed until I was Rain Man in 1988 and didn't hear the word again for at least a decade. We've come a long way since then.

Autism And The Inhumanity Of The Right Wing

Sarah Palin uses her special needs child as a prop piece but we already know that the Right Wing wants to cut services for them. Where does that leave conservative parents?

Why Labor Day Is Important

Why Labor Day Is Important

As we approach this Labor Day, we might pause to reflect upon the currently trending political demonization of unions, especially public employee unions as the ill that almost single-handedly is bankrupting the country.

The Wealthy Don’t Create Jobs; Good Jobs Create The Wealthy

The Wealthy Don’t Create Jobs; Good Jobs Create The Wealthy

What came first, the wealthy or the building blocks of wealth? This is no idle ‘chicken or the egg’ question. Major political players base real policies with serious impact on their own answer to the question. What if most of them are getting it wrong? What if getting it wrong could wreck the system and ransack wealth?

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How Obama Emerged from Aug. 31 Hullabaloo Looking Not So Shabby – No, Really!

Yeah, I was pretty pissed at the President yesterday, too. I mean, COME ON!! Really??!! ANOTHER thing your detractors can say you ‘caved’ on? And then two separate ideas made their way into my head.

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Rick Santorum Thinks LGBT People Are Waging A ‘Jihad’ Against Him

When a Republican uses hatred and fear of gays to propel themselves into public office, it’s fairly textbook and hardly newsworthy. Not surprisingly, in the GOP presidential race there seems to be a trend towards proud homophobia.

From: Citizen Orange

Michele Bachmann’s Not the Problem

Michele Bachmann exists as a symptom and a distraction. While the Left (and others) write endlessly about Bachmann, what we need to do is address the ignorant nationalistic and Dominionist right-wing ideology from which she sprang.

From the Center for American Progress

Do Republicans Want to ‘Dumb Down’ Public School Students? The Answer May Surprise You

Yes, Republicans nationwide are engaging in concerted efforts to suppress votes, overpower women’s rights and tar and feather Obama. But did you also know that Republicans may be purposely undermining the public education system to keep wealth and power concentrated in the top 1 percent in future generations?

Confederate Americans (We Know Them As Something Else)

Confederate Americans (We Know Them As Something Else)

If Confederate-Americans are people who are against big government, then that’s the Republican Party. Isn’t it ironic that the Party of Lincoln has now become synonymous with the definition of what a Confederate-American is?

Governor Rick Perry (R-TX)

A Heapin’ Helpin’ of Texas Hoax

Rick Perry has spent the better part of the last two weeks touting his ‘Jobs Miracle’ within the great state of Texas. His assertion is essentially that while the rest of the nation has suffered with seriously high unemployment rates, the state in which he has been governor since 2000 has actually flourished.

Governor Rick "Goodhair" Perry's Bullshit Round-Up

Governor Rick ‘Goodhair’ Perry Unwittingly Tells the Truth

In touting his new book, Fed Up!, Rick Perry made a number of appearances and gave interviews. One of these was Godly Leadership: Our Fight to Save America with television evangelist James Robison on Thursday, May 5, 2011.