What Worries Me About Bernie Sanders

This won’t go over well with my friends who are all about ‪‎Bernie Sanders‬, but I got up today wondering if Mr. Sanders is going to hand the White House over to the GOP clown car. I love Bernie Sanders, and would love to see him as president. But…

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Ayn Rand vs Jesus Christ (Again)

Ayn Rand believed in the freedom that came from from rejecting all religious doctrine and moral code. Her writings were the epitome of the “every man for himself” mantra that you hear so often from soulless corporate raiders, and she believed in the canonization of the wealthy.

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Spam From Senator George LeMieux

You know, it’s always annoying when you receive unsolicited e-mail from politicians. I mean, I get enough spam on a daily basis without having to wade through political bullshit from politicians who’ve gotten their hands on my e-mail address somehow. But when you’ve repeatedly requested to be removed from their mailing list, it’s especially annoying.… Continue reading Spam From Senator George LeMieux

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Texas Approves Curriculum Revised by Conservatives

An article by James McKinley Jr. in the New York Times illustrates just why Conservative ideology is so dangerous. Conservatives are not content with their ambition of merely controlling the government, they want to control what people think. What better way to do that, and what better way to revise history, than to attack the… Continue reading Texas Approves Curriculum Revised by Conservatives

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Darwin Foes Add Global Warming to Their Long List of Targets

The thing that has always amazed me about those who choose to believe in Creationism instead of Evolution and the nutjobs who can look at a disappearing polar ice cap and say Global Warming is fiction, is that it takes very little to dismiss either one. Mostly because anyone who can look at the mountains… Continue reading Darwin Foes Add Global Warming to Their Long List of Targets

Republican Party’s 2010 Fundraising Strategy: Outright Fear-Mongering

An excellent article by Alex Koppelman at Salon.com examines a leaked document that gives us a look into way the RNC thinks of its donors. It’s disturbing that the Republicans are brazenly discussing the tactic of fear as a way to gain political momentum. Like their propaganda dissimination arm, Fox News, they’re not even pretending… Continue reading Republican Party’s 2010 Fundraising Strategy: Outright Fear-Mongering

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Republicans and Medicare: What You Need To Know About What They’re Up To

[The ever-reliable Paul Krugman posted an article at the NY Times (excerpted below) about the Republicans’ latest efforts to dismantle Medicare. It’s always amazed me that many of my elderly relatives who depend on Medicare faithfully vote Republican. To me, that’s like a chicken voting for a fox to be protector of the hen-house. –… Continue reading Republicans and Medicare: What You Need To Know About What They’re Up To

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Where Does The Tea Party Go From Here? Even Farther Out On The Fringes?

CNN contributor John Avlon attended the Tea Party’s first convention Friday and Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee, and wrote an excellent article for CNN examining the Tea Party’s likely future. He is the author of “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.” As the National Tea Party Convention concluded this weekend, it’s clear that the… Continue reading Where Does The Tea Party Go From Here? Even Farther Out On The Fringes?

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Sarah Palin Joins Fox News

If you haven’t heard by now, Sarah Palin has joined the Fox News network as a commentator. This is a win/win for anyone who thinks she’s a dangerous ego-maniac. Palin gets a dedicated slot to go on television and whine about anybody who disagrees with her (and make herself look like even more foolish), and… Continue reading Sarah Palin Joins Fox News

Giving Corporations An Outsized Voice In Elections

If corporations are allowed to pour money at will into American elections, the United States will finally have become an outright oligarchy. But that’s what the Republicans have been pushing for all these decades, isn’t it? Democracy was a noble experiment, but shouldn’t the wealthy people really have all the control? Well, the Supreme Court,… Continue reading Giving Corporations An Outsized Voice In Elections