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No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

Over at the New York Times, Joe Nocera had a column entitled ‘We Can All Become Job Creators’ in which he praised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for two recent proposals regarding jobs and politics.

Myths, Misinformation And Falsehoods About The Occupy Movement

Myths, Misinformation And Falsehoods About The Occupy Movement

Setting the record straight on the Occupy movement and its goals.

Rush Limbaugh Laughed All The Way Through Cain’s Withdrawal Speech

Rush Limbaugh Laughed All The Way Through Cain’s Withdrawal Speech

Rush Limbaugh and Herman Cain have a lot in common: Both, are charismatic men who have built their careers on their ability to turn-a-phrase. But Cain’s having to suspend his presidential campaign today, had to have left Rush Limbaugh laughing.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Young Gay Teen’s Cry For Help: ‘I’m Not Going to Kill Myself But…….’ (VIDEO)

Young Gay Teen’s Cry For Help: ‘I’m Not Going to Kill Myself But…….’ (VIDEO)

The anguish of a gay, bullied child is found in this heartbreaking video.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Herman Cain Features Racist Rant On Website

Herman Cain Features Racist Rant On Website

I was on the Daily Rant’s website, and there, before me, was an article entitled, ‘Cute as a Chimpanzee,’ written by Massie on October 26, 2011.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

It has often been said that FDR saved capitalism from itself. What that means is that he took office at the lowest depths of the Great Depression, when it was clear that rampant uncontrolled capitalism had not only failed to benefit the more than one-third of Americans were ill-housed, ill-clothed, and ill-fed, but had also collapsed on itself due to the uncontrolled excesses that unregulated free markets had created.

Conservatives Recognizing Huntsman As Conservative. When Will Liberals?

Conservatives Recognizing Huntsman As Conservative. When Will Liberals?

Jon Huntsman doesn’t strut around the debate stage saying ‘illegals should be electrocuted’ or ‘Obama is a Marxist, fascist, Muslim.’ He doesn’t have a catchy and overly simplistic motto like 9-9-9, but don’t let his rational appearance fool you into believing he’s one of us.

Privatization… Austerity… Why, Exactly?

Privatization… Austerity… Why, Exactly?

Right wing politicians, lobbyists, marketers and titans of industry, we’re gonna need some detailed WHYs in regards to you desire for privatization and austerity. Your rhetoric is just not good enough anymore.

Support Rep. McDermott’s Sensible Estate Tax Act

Support Rep. McDermott’s Sensible Estate Tax Act

In his recent New York Times column titled Things to Tax, Paul Krugman sensibly argues that increased overall taxes must be a key component to any plan to deal with present and long-term deficit issues.

Gingrich Chastises ‘Lazy’ Poor Children (VIDEO)

Gingrich Chastises ‘Lazy’ Poor Children (VIDEO)

Last month, Newt Gingrich advocated putting our children to work as school janitors. Just in case you thought someone slipped something into his Wheaties that morning, Gingrich doubled down on his statement, calling poor children ‘lazy,’ saying they have no work ethic.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
The National Defense Authorization Act Is Even Scarier Than We Thought, Allows Military To Torture American Citizens

The National Defense Authorization Act Is Even Scarier Than We Thought, Allows Military To Torture American Citizens

This week, the United States Senate passed S. 1867 also known as the National Defense Authorization Act including sections 1031 and 1032 which authorize the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens without trial or charge.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Conservative Presidential Field Narrows To 3 – A DC Insider, A Moron and an Idiot

Conservative Presidential Field Narrows To 3 – A DC Insider, A Moron and an Idiot

So who made the cut as the shining role model for all Conservatives to marvel in the 2012 Presidential election? No, not Ron Paul. The last three standing are a DC insider .. A Moron .. and an Idiot.

Los Angeles Stands Up To The Supreme Court, Looks To Revoke Corporate Personhood

Los Angeles Stands Up To The Supreme Court, Looks To Revoke Corporate Personhood

The Los Angeles city council is preparing to vote on a resolution that would revoke corporate personhood. If the council votes accordingly, Los Angeles would become the biggest city in America to strike a blow against Citizens United.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Jon Stewart Punks Jon Huntsman

Jon Stewart Punks Jon Huntsman

On Tuesday, the floundering candidate threw a Twitter town hall. All questions were to go to #Q4Jon. Stewart, being Jon Stewart, decided to tell his Twitter followers to send their questions to…Jon Hamm.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Herman Cain:  Everybody’s Just a Lying Sack of Lying Liars

Herman Cain: Everybody’s Just a Lying Sack of Lying Liars

I’ve been struck lately by how little daylight there is between the way Herman Cain handles controversy and the way Sarah Palin handles controversy. Neither have ever been wrong in their lives; neither can acknowledge personal foibles; neither can accept personal responsibility for anything that besets them; both can ‘wow ’em’ at a tea party rally without saying a damn thing; and both are delusional enough to think that they’re qualified to be president.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Amnesty International Calls For Bush Arrest; FOX Reacts

Amnesty International Calls For Bush Arrest; FOX Reacts

Reuters reports that Amnesty International has called for the arrest of George W. Bush during his visit to Africa later this month.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Amid The Architecture Of Declining Capitalism: Memes, Death Genes And Real Estate Schemes

Amid The Architecture Of Declining Capitalism: Memes, Death Genes And Real Estate Schemes

The recent pepper spraying ‘incident’ at the University of California at Davis represents more than an opportunity to create a cleverly photoshopped, viral meme. The act is part and parcel of a larger collective mindset–a proclivity towards authoritarian overreaction now deeply internalized in daily life in the U.S.

Michele Bachmann Says A Gay Man Can Get Married, But Only To A Woman (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann Says A Gay Man Can Get Married, But Only To A Woman (VIDEO)

On Wednesday during a town hall event in Iowa at the Waverly Pizza Ranch, Bachmann was questioned by an attendee named Jane Schmidt. Schmidt, the president of Waverly High School Gay Straight Alliance, asked Bachmann why gay couples can’t marry. Bachmann claimed that same sex couples have no right to wed, and that gay people can marry as long as it is to a person of the opposite sex.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republicans on Romney…Snub The Mormon. Gingrich On The Rise, Ron Paul’s New Attack On Newt…It’s A Three Way Bloodfest

Republicans on Romney…Snub The Mormon. Gingrich On The Rise, Ron Paul’s New Attack On Newt…It’s A Three Way Bloodfest

Yes I said it, but their actions suggest it! This is the underlying truth behind the right wing’s resistance to Mitt Romney; that he is a Mormon.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
Waking A Sleeping Giant: The Occupy Movement

Waking A Sleeping Giant: The Occupy Movement

In times of great need, Americans have answered the call to action in the effort to push America towards a brighter future. This is one of those times. On November 17, 2011, Americans across the country took to the streets and began a massive day of protests against corporate greed, corrupt politicians, big banks, and the top 1%.