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What…Republicans Hate Poor Kids Now?

What…Republicans Hate Poor Kids Now?

Jan Brewer signs legislation intended to make it harder for same-sex couples to adopt.

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Overthrowing Democracy One City At A Time

Last week, Benton Harbor, Michigan was subjected to a hostile government takeover by a single individual. Just over a month after Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that gave broad new powers to emergency financial managers appointed by the state of Michigan to run struggling cities and schools and the ability to terminate union contracts, it has finally happened.

The Corporate Nanny State

The Corporate Nanny State

The cries of ‘End the nanny state!’ can be heard from yachts, to mansions, to airport bathrooms around America. Where did people develop, or should I say ‘invent’, this idea that we live in a ‘nanny state’?

The Tennessee Bubble: Gay Prohibition

The Tennessee Bubble: Gay Prohibition

By keeping children in that bubble you are creating a very volatile situation for very fragile lives. You are not only saying that being gay is not okay, but you are making it the law.

Treasonous Republican Sabotage ??

Treasonous Republican Sabotage ??

…It is well known that the Ryan Budget Proposal will have a real and negative affect in devastating the middle class, on whose backs the recovery is built and depends on. The hypocrisy…and no surprise… is that Paul Ryan is also a recipient of the same Social Security program he now wants to destroy…

The LAW Behind Obama’s Birth Certificate

The LAW Behind Obama’s Birth Certificate

What is the law regarding birth certificates that the ‘birther’ movement is clearly unaware of? This is it…

How Republicans “Win” Elections or Support the “Voter Shooter Law”

How Republicans “Win” Elections or Support the “Voter Shooter Law”

How Republicans win elections through fear and election manipulation and how they don’t go nearly far enough in keeping the unclean from voting.

Tea Party Lies about Raising the Debt Ceiling

Tea Party Lies about Raising the Debt Ceiling

The Tea Party confuse the debt ceiling with spending ‘on the Obama Agenda.’ The Tea Party implies that if the debt ceiling is not raised, then President Obama will not be able to spend any money on his agenda. The Tea Party ignores that most U.S. government spending is for programs mandated by law or for functions of the U.S. government that existed before Obama.

The Return Of The Confederacy

The Return Of The Confederacy

‘The South shall rise again!’ Who knew these words would be so prophetic? Indeed, not only has the South risen, but it has also brought the Confederacy with it. However, this time it isn’t the Democratic Party that is bringing up the Confederacy, it is in fact, the Republican Party.

Which 10 Corporations Pay Zero Dollars In Taxes?

Which 10 Corporations Pay Zero Dollars In Taxes?

10 multibillion dollar corporations last year paid zero dollars in income taxes. Some even received a tax refund. Senator Bernie Sanders compiled a list of the 10 companies, and here it is.

Representative Raul Grijalva: A Congressman that Stands with Us

Representative Raul Grijalva: A Congressman that Stands with Us

Questions and answers from Raul Grijalva, progressive representative from Arizona, his caucus’s progressive budget, and his work for Tucson and the nation’s people.

CEOs Are Richer Than Ever. So Where’s The Trickle Down?

CEOs Are Richer Than Ever. So Where’s The Trickle Down?

It is practically carved in stone among conservatives and the GOP that the more money the rich and corporations make, the better off everyone else will be. This is called alternately “Reaganomics”, “Supply Side Economics”, “Trickle Down Economics” or, as Bush Sr., the far more intelligent of the Bush presidents, put it: “Voodoo Economics”.

Shutting ‘Birthers’ Up For Good

Shutting ‘Birthers’ Up For Good

Was President Barack Hussein Obama II born in Hawaii? Yes. Is there proof of this? Yes. Instead, where do the ‘Birthers’ (those that believe President Obama was born outside of the U.S.A.) believe the President was born? Africa… of course.

Fight Back, Democrats!

Fight Back, Democrats!

Democrats finally held their ground against Republicans in Congress on Friday, taking a stand against Republican attempts to destroy programs that serve the public.

Showdown on the Budget Just a Stop Gap Distraction

Showdown on the Budget Just a Stop Gap Distraction

The latest stopgap budget compromise delays the inevitable dismantaling of the New Deal and doesn’t touch the military budget or revenues, i.e. making corporations and billionaires pay their share for all the benefit.

The Republican ‘Budget’

The Republican ‘Budget’

The right-wing of the Republican party, led by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan has released their federal budget plan. Ryan claims it will knock off trillions of dollars from our national debt. He thinks it’s a great plan. And why not? It sure cuts out of a lot of bothersome “people” programs.

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The Democratic Scorpion, or How We Sting Ourselves in Our Collective Ass

So the President’s running for re-election. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Most Presidents aspire to a second term. It’s only natural that Democrats should be pleased. Whatever you say, he’s accomplished a lot – more than his previous two Democratic predecessors.

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Defending the Power Elite in America Against the Interests of the People: The Case of the United States Government

There are several ways the status quo, government run by the powerful and not the people, is protected in the United States. It is set up to prevent big sweeping changes and thus promotes the interests of those in power, the moneyed and political elite. Elections do little to change the underlying body politic and are only cosmetic in nature.

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Disastrous Dependence

The need for energy has never been more important. America has been dependent on oil to meet its energy needs for over a century now and as the rest of the world aspires to be like us, it is clear that the worlds supply of oil is thinning out and running dry.

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So Here We Are…

Republicans took control of the House in January and it’s March 30, 2011. I have to ask: where are the jobs?