The Death Penalty in America; A Costly, Flawed, and Prejudiced System.

The Death Penalty in America; A Costly, Flawed, and Prejudiced System.

The death penalty is clearly not a perfect method for exacting justice. So long as it is a human institution it will never be perfect and innocent men and women will inevitably become victims of it.

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Job Growth Per Presidential Term (In Millions)

Job Growth Per Presidential Term (In Millions)

So, W gets his Tax cuts and TWO WARS so he should have had gangbuster job growth right? After all Republicans tell us that FDR didn’t get us out of the Depression. It was WWII. Well hell, W had two wars with TRILLIONS being expended so it only follows that he would get that big war time economy boost like FDR.

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No, Shariah Law Is Not Being Imposed In The US

No, Shariah Law Is Not Being Imposed In The US

Desperate to turn the political discussion away from economic issues they cannot win on, Republican Presidential candidates have latched onto the claim that Islamic Shariah law is somehow overtaking the US.

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Standing Under the Happy Holidays Umbrella Is Not an Indictment of Faith

Standing Under the Happy Holidays Umbrella Is Not an Indictment of Faith

There is nothing wrong with the notion of ‘Happy Holidays’ as a proper holiday greeting.

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A Pipeline to Nowhere

A Pipeline to Nowhere

The Congress hit a new high on the gridlock scale on how best to fund the extension. First, the GOP controlled House of Representatives passed legislation that would extend the payroll tax cut one year. However, Speaker Boehner and his crew did so by attaching a host of unrelated initiatives, including the 1700 mile Keystone pipeline.

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Talk About Inequality: Republican Economics Not-So-Classy ‘Warfare’

Talk About Inequality: Republican Economics Not-So-Classy ‘Warfare’

At a recent campaign stop in Pella, Iowa, presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R – PA) made special note of his (and the majority of his party’s) views on economic reform as relevant to today’s socio-economic upheavals.

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The Pledge Of Allegiance

The Pledge Of Allegiance

Lately, I keep hearing rumblings from conservatives referencing the words ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance. It seems everyone is up in arms over the idea that these words (added in 1954, some sixty-two years after the first publishing of the pledge) are somehow being removed or overlooked.

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2012 Will Be The Year Of Republican Hypocrisy

2012 Will Be The Year Of Republican Hypocrisy

The Republican Party have two options to go up against President Obama: Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney. When the Republican voters go out to the polls at the beginning of the year the majority of them will vote for a person who has a background that these voters blasted years ago.

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The Obama Hawaii Vacation Pricetag: Much Ado About Nothing

The Obama Hawaii Vacation Pricetag:  Much Ado About Nothing

Oh, the screaming and crying and gnashing of teeth at the pricetag for the Obama’s approximately $4.1 million Hawaii vacation. You really gotta hand it to The Huffington Post, and its founder, politically schizophrenic Arianna Huffington who hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to be when she grows up.

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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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‘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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The NDAA Is A Horrible Bill, And Why Obama Is Going To Sign It

The NDAA Is A Horrible Bill, And Why Obama Is Going To Sign It

I wish I could feel good about the National Defense Authorization Act, which is heading to the President’s desk. I can’t. On the other hand, there is a whole lot of hyperbole swirling around the internet, from even typically reasonable sources.

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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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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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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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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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Drug Testing For Unemployment Benefits; Yet Another Republican Smokescreen

Drug Testing For Unemployment Benefits; Yet Another Republican Smokescreen

Last week, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled new legislation that would eliminate 40 weeks (10 months, or a reduction from 73 to 33 weeks) from the duration of currently-offered federal unemployment benefits while allowing states to mandate drug testing for recipients of said benefits as a means of eligibility screening.

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This Is Why We Are Progressives

This Is Why We Are Progressives

Those conservatives say the darnedest things, and unfortunately for the connoisseurs of common sense, they actually believe in much of their outlandishness. So, prepare to go where no grain of reason has dared to go before, as you will now take a trip into the mind of a conservative.

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Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Transparency International reports that the United States now ranks the 24th least corrupt on a “corruption perceptions index,” and only the fourth least corrupt in the western hemisphere. When Bill Clinton was president, we were the third least corrupt globally. That is a huge tumble.

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The Republican Brand Is Dead

The Republican Brand Is Dead

The Republican brand is truly unrecognizable, it is definitely gone…dead. It can never come back. It used to be a party that had meaning to the American people, to the American landscape and to the American future. This party has been changed, undermined from within–allowed to surf the wave of its own greed, arrogance and hatred of anything that is not of its own making.

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