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

The Rage Is Not About Health Care: It’s All Partisan Politics

An excellent article by columnist Frank Rich in the New York Times addresses some of the issues I looked at in my last article. It’s a good read, and brings up prescient points that we should all keep in mind. ~ Wicasta There were times when last Sunday’s great G.O.P. health care implosion threatened to… Continue reading The Rage Is Not About Health Care: It’s All Partisan Politics

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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Right-Wing Voters: Obama’s Success = Destruction of USA

by David Corn Mother Jones A new focus group study from the Democratic-friendly polling firm of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research shows that right-wing Republicans have jumped the political rails to inhabit a world of their own. The dominant “fact” for this band of conservatives is that President Barack Obama has a secret plan to impose socialism… Continue reading Right-Wing Voters: Obama’s Success = Destruction of USA

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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

Lies And Misinformation: Separating the Truth from the Fantasy

So many people write me each week asking if one or another rumor is true, such as any number of the daily misinformation e-mails that they receive each day in their in-box, that I’ve decided to start posting the mist egregious here on The Watch. This doesn’t mean that this will become a reservoir for… Continue reading Lies And Misinformation: Separating the Truth from the Fantasy