How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterm Elections

I just read an excellent article by Timothy Egan at the New York Times, discussing how President Obama essentially saved the day and saw his party sent to the showers anyway. It’s a good example of the disconnect that the average American has with cold, hard facts. In the end, what took a bite out… Continue reading How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterm Elections

Conservative Textbooks – Brazen Indoctrination In Texas

If you haven’t heard about the unbelievable moves in Texas to inject textbooks with Right-Wing Conservative ideology, it’s time to get up to speed. Activists on the Texas State Board of Education have been making changes to the curriculum in Texas that will help indoctrinate their children into a radically Conservative world-view, in the hope… Continue reading Conservative Textbooks – Brazen Indoctrination In Texas

The Tea Party’s Bizarre And Toxic Take on History

I’ve been trying to explain to some of my well-meaning, but terribly misguided relatives why I have such a fundamental problem with the so-called Tea Party “movement”. Then I ran across an excellent article by Ron Rosenbaum on the Slate web site, which discusses the Tea Party revisionism and why, as I’ve contended, it’s dangerous… Continue reading The Tea Party’s Bizarre And Toxic Take on History

Nine Myths You Need To Know About Socialism in the United States

by Bill Quigley, CommonDreams.org Glenn Beck and other far right multi-millionaires are claiming that the US is hot on the path towards socialism. Part of their claim is that the US is much more generous and supportive of our working and poor people than other countries. People may wish it was so, but it is… Continue reading Nine Myths You Need To Know About Socialism in the United States

Conservapedia: From the Mind of Andrew Schlafly. And Yes, They’re Serious

Well, if you’ve ever wondered what the spawn of Right-Wing nutjob Phyllis Schlafly might be up to, here’s your answer. He founded an online “encyclopedia” intended as a right-leaning rebuttal to Wikipedia. You know, because facts seem to have a “Liberal bias” that conflicts with established Conservative ideology. In a recent interview, Andrew Schlafly said… Continue reading Conservapedia: From the Mind of Andrew Schlafly. And Yes, They’re Serious

Another Lie: President Obama Approves Muslim Stamp

An e-mail is circulating which contends that President Obama has approved a new stamp which celebrates a Muslim holiday. While the stamp exists, it was approved during the reign of his predecessor, not by President Obama, and it was released as part of a series by the U.S. Postal Service, not by some vaguely ominous… Continue reading Another Lie: President Obama Approves Muslim Stamp