Govt. Shutdown a Victory for “The Republican People”

ThinkProgress » Pence Lets Truth Slip On Uncompromising Stance: ‘We’re Trying To Score A Victory For The Republican People’. I think the correct term for this is...

Tea Party Derangement Syndrome

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months it is clear that the ‘Tea Party’ supported candidates are garnering significant support from the frustrated Republican right as well as the media. While it has yet to be seen exactly how many actual voters will support these people...

Review: “Encirclement: Neo-liberalism Ensnares Democracy”

Here is a great film review of a movie that will likely never run in the U.S. (but from the sounds of it should) by an excellent Vancouver blog, Beyond Robson. If you are interested in economic theory, social justice, world trade, and financial systems then you will probably be interested in at least some...

The $5.4 trillion we’ll pay if the stimulus package doesn’t work

A major sticking point with the bailout discussion is cost. Republicans have blared endless about just how much a trillion dollars is — a stack of $100 totaling a trillion could reach Pluto or something, go around the globe at the equator eight zillion times, etc. One facet of the stimulus package...

I’ve got a question

On the stimulus package, one wingnut says: So, President Obama phoned the Senate GOP sellouts Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Arlen Specter and praised them Friday night for showing their “patriotism” by cutting a trillion-dollar, backroom deal to mortgage our children and grandchildren’s future. My...

Craven Partisanship At Its Worst

In case there was any doubt left that RNC Chair candidate Ken Blackwell epitomizes the worst aspects of GOP partisan politics his recent article “Obama’s Trojan Horse” in the hyperpartisan Townhall.com should remove all doubt. While only a few details are known, one overlooked issue is...

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