It’s Not Just about Israel

It’s Not Just about Israel

It has happened many times. I meet someone. The person finds out that I am Jewish. The person then starts carrying on about how much they love Israel and hate President Obama because he doesn’t support Israel.

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Libertarians As Prions, Or Kuru Brain Contamination

Libertarians As Prions, Or Kuru Brain Contamination

Prions, like Libertarians, were once healthy individuals. Theoretically, they could be again.

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14 Ways Homophobia And Transphobia Affect Everyone

14 Ways Homophobia And Transphobia Affect Everyone

Homophobia and transphobia affect everyone; they have serious consequences for both LGBT and straight people.

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Your Credit Score

Your Credit Score

The credit score (FICO) has gotten out of control. It was meant to assess risk when lending someone money. That’s it. It’s now morphed into assessing risk for renting apartments and getting a job. Two things a lot of people desperately need. The funny thing about FICO is that it failed miserably at what is was born to do.

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George Washington And A Black Democratic President

George Washington And A Black Democratic President

George Washington understood that dealing with debt was the government’s responsibility, but leaders would be unlikely to make unpopular choices in a democracy unless the public was both enlightened and understanding: “The execution of these maxims belongs to your representatives,” he said — meaning the members of Congress.

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Social Media And The Occupy Wall Street Eviction

Social Media And The Occupy Wall Street Eviction

It was a regular night at Zuccotti Park until New York Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, decided to use his power to create a “temporary” police state and force the movement to a breaking point. It bent, but it did not break. According to The Washington Post, demonstrators “should temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office said today on its Twitter feed. “Protesters can return after the park is cleared.”

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Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

By trespassing, we are saying that mega-corporate occupation of the power and wealth of this nation is illegitimate. We are here to take our power back and do our best to divest from an economic system that harms us and our fellow citizens

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Six Decades Of GOP ‘Pretend Cutting’ Is Enough

Six Decades Of GOP ‘Pretend Cutting’ Is Enough

Since WWII, Republicans have occupied the White House a total of 36 years. That’s more than half of the 66 years since 1945. And during those 36 years of GOP rule, what have they ever cut from government?

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Occupy Wall Street – Yes It’s About Handouts

Occupy Wall Street – Yes It’s About Handouts

It’s true that this movement is, in part, about handouts, but it’s not the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are seeking handouts.

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Denmark’s Shame: The Bloody Dolphin Massacre On The Faroe Islands

Denmark’s Shame: The Bloody Dolphin Massacre On The Faroe Islands

Situated between Scotland and Iceland lies a small group of islands called the Faroe Islands. These islands belong to the nation of Denmark. But a dark shadow of shame shrouds the island. Since the 10th century, the young men of the islands participate in a yearly ritual to become an adult. This ritual involves the gruesome and bloody massacre of Calderon Dophins and Pilot Whales on the beaches.

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Why Do the Poor Continue to Defend Tax Breaks for the Rich?

Why Do the Poor Continue to Defend Tax Breaks for the Rich?

Sometimes I just don’t understand why there is always a financially struggling college kid, a low wage worker, or a middle class citizen that feel as though they have to go out of their way to defend tax breaks for the rich. At least once a month I find one person that wants to argue against their own interests and it continues to baffle me.

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Bachmann Thinks America Should Be More Like China And Less ‘Socialist’: (VIDEO)

Bachmann Thinks America Should Be More Like China And Less ‘Socialist’: (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann is still alive and apparently running for president, which means she’s obliged to say insane things. Whether she’s touting the benefits of waterboarding  (listening to Bachmann speak apparently violates the Geneva Conventions as well) or pulling a Palin and lashing out at the big bad liberal media, logic can only dictate the oval office should impose […]

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Facebook Opens Doors To A New Way of Suppressing Information, Activists Constantly Banned

Facebook Opens Doors To A New Way of Suppressing Information, Activists Constantly Banned

Articles are shared on Facebook as quickly as a press of a button. But this creates obstacles for the people who want to control the message. So what do they do now? Well, in some instances, they take the source of information out.

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A Challenge to Herman Cain: If They’re Really Lying, Sue ‘em

A Challenge to Herman Cain: If They’re Really Lying, Sue ‘em

So, given his stature, given his persistent denials, why doesn’t he just sue these conniving women for defamation?

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A Harbinger of Things To Come for the Affordable Care Act?

A Harbinger of Things To Come for the Affordable Care Act?

For over a year the country has been watching a heated and tense legal tennis match going on between conservative-leaning courts and liberal-leaning courts over the legality of President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

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Islamic Fundamentalism And The American Right-Wing: A Love Story

Islamic Fundamentalism And The American Right-Wing: A Love Story

If you’ve listened to Glenn Beck anytime in the past year or two (and who hasn’t?), you’ve no doubt heard him talk about the sinister alliance between three groups, American progressives, labor unions and Muslim extremists. According to Beck, they want to collapse the current society and bring about a worldwide Islamic caliphate – a new world order dominated by Islam.

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Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Had it not been for Perry’s Dumb and Dumber moment, surely Herman Cain’s name calling of Rep. Nancy Pelosi or Mitt Romney’s answer for why people call him a flip flopper would be center stage. For me, though, Cain’s name calling is the highlight of the debate (or low-light depending on how you look at it).

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Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

If you have ever found yourself searching for a good reason to continue your support of the Separation of Church and State argument, look no further than the Jonestown-like dynamics of Mississippi’s Initiative 26 proposal–better known as the ‘personhood amendment’–that was thankfully voted down in Mississippi’s most recent election.

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How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

This short story offers a parable about the politics of a small town where one rich family was able to protect themselves and their financial bottom-line by controlling the local media and making sure that they ‘owned’ as many local elected officials as possible.

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The Republican Party Of Death

The Republican Party Of Death

So, this is just a small peek into the Republican Party of Death…Beware…

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