One if by Land, Two if by Sea (and Three if Dressed in Riot Gear)

One if by Land, Two if by Sea (and Three if Dressed in Riot Gear)

If we’re going to go to the trouble and risk of changing the Constitution, it had better be because some fundamental liberty is being endangered, or some inviolable right being compromised. Like, say, if powerful, unelected corporations and banking cabals were working to undermine democracy.

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A Promising Preview for the Upcoming Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care Reform

A Promising Preview for the Upcoming Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hold oral arguments on March 26, 27, and 28 in the cases it has agreed to hear that challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s historic health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

No, Conservatives,The Bush Recession Did Not Alleviate Economic Inequality

Showing how out of touch they are with everyday Americans, conservatives have latched onto the news that the share of national income taken in by the top 1% fell from 23% in 2007 to ‘only’ 17% in 2009 to contend that the focus of Occupy Wall Street and others on economic inequality is somehow misguided.

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Kim Jong-il Has Passed Away But Will His Political Ideology Remain?

Kim Jong-il Has Passed Away But Will His Political Ideology Remain?

Maybe with Jong-il’s passing, the North Korea vs. South Korea narrative will finally change for the better.

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Eye of the Newt

Eye of the Newt

What we’re witnessing here is a fundamental split within the Republican Party between the establishment and the rank and file. The establishment sees Gingrich and Paul as way too extreme, erratic and unelectable, while the rank and file – insert Tea Party here – sees them as personifying the very essence of what they want from a candidate.

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‘Hitch-slap:’ An Ode To The Late Hitchens’ Greatest Smackdown Moments (VIDEO)

‘Hitch-slap:’ An Ode To The Late Hitchens’ Greatest Smackdown Moments (VIDEO)

Christopher Hitchens, the celebrated journalist, public intellectual, outspoken atheist, and Johnny Walker Black aficionado– a man of varying political complexities but who relentlessly, brutally derided anyone who sought to manipulated or flouted logic and reason–sadly passed away this past Thursday at 62 after suffering from esophageal cancer.

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I’m a Liberal, But I Won’t Condemn the Wars

I’m a Liberal, But I Won’t Condemn the Wars

But about the wars . . . I get crossways with my liberal friends because I won’t decry the wars. I won’t condemn them. I won’t condemn the fact that we’re there. I won’t condemn the President for the fact that he hasn’t ended both wars. I won’t condemn the President for being a “hawk.” I won’t condemn President Obama for taking out terrorists in his drone attacks.

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If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If you believe, as many Republicans seem to, that those out of work are simply not working hard enough to find a job, then you’re going to view the unemployed with contempt. And why would you agree to assist those you hold in contempt?

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Recovering From Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): ‘Because the Cops Don’t Need You and Man They Expect the Same’

Recovering From Authoritarian Simpatico Syndrome (ASS): ‘Because the Cops Don’t Need You and Man They Expect the Same’

Witnessing the acts and utterances of Republican presidential candidates can be regarded as a helpful psychological exercise, a type of ‘exposure therapy’ involving the development of methods used to bear the presence of unbearable people who insist on evincing the history of human ignorance, duplicity and insanity.

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On The Third Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Funky Christmas (VIDEO)

On The Third Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Funky Christmas (VIDEO)

Get ready to dance to the season! Enjoy a Holidelic Holiday!

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The Republicans: They Are Who We Thought They Were

The Republicans: They Are Who We Thought They Were

After watching this latest Republican Debate on Fox News, one thing becomes clear, and that is the very real split between the insane and the reasonable

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Idiots’ Delight: A Kentucky Church, Lowe’s, and Jimmy Fallon

Idiots’ Delight: A Kentucky Church, Lowe’s, and Jimmy Fallon

The three biggest idiots in the month of December are exposed.

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Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Movie Review: The Last Mountain – The Coal Industry Declares War on Appalachia

Winning Progressive had the opportunity to see a movie called The Last Mountain, which is about the efforts of communities in West Virginia to challenge the most destructive form of coal mining – mountaintop removal mining (“MTR”).

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Another Historic Example of the 1% Turning Members of the 99% Against Each Other (VIDEO)

Another Historic Example of the 1% Turning Members of the 99% Against Each Other (VIDEO)

If blue-collar cops in this country really buy the idea that the OWS movement is contrary to their personal and professional interests, it would seem that the 1% have once again, effectively turned some of the 99% against each other.

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What To Tell Your Father-In-Law (Or Other Family Member) Who Thinks The Unemployed Are Lazy

What To Tell Your Father-In-Law (Or Other Family Member) Who Thinks The Unemployed Are Lazy

The unemployed are lazy – Your Fox News watching Father-in- Law/Uncle/Cousin/Sister knows that because (s)he personally knows of a guy that has a job opening and can’t find a single qualified person.

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Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

I agree with this ‘Person of the Year’ choice. But as I read the story and the attached sub articles, I realized something shocking. The article moves from the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere overseas to Occupy Wall Street. Unfortunately, in this they missed a key piece of the pie making this story unable to be considered on ‘The Protester’ and more on ‘Selected bits and pieces of the protests.’

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5 Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths

5 Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths

Christmas is a time where Fox News and right-wing christofascists take time out of their hating the middle class, poor, and gays schedules and feign outrage over a supposed sinister ‘War on Christmas’ being waged by godless liberals. It’s a joyous occasion!

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Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Most readers will know the well-publicized crime, if not the name, of Pennsylvania real estate mogul and revered philanthropist, Robert K. Mericle. Mericle paid juvenile court judges “finders’ fees” of $2.1 million (that we know of) to send kids who screwed up to his for-profit juvenile prisons.

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Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

With unemployment remaining far too high at 8.6% and underemployment hovering around 16%, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are correctly pivoting back to focusing on job creation.

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Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Obama Administration made the right call recently when the State Department announced that it would undertake a new environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and alternative routes for the pipeline.

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