Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

The idea of the American dream is one of the most successful pieces of propaganda ever perpetuated. If we believe in the dream, we can dismiss or outright ignore economic, social, and demographic realities that have more to do with economic impoverishment than any supposed behavioral deficiencies on the part of welfare recipients.

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Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Unfortunate yet telling instances like the execution of Troy Davis, applause for death at a Republican presidential debate and the disrespectful and grossly hypocritical jeering of a gay U.S. soldier in the aftermath of DADT’s undoing each call to mind the fact that the modern day Right wing – Christian Republicans, mostly – has transformed its conservative agenda from fiscal to social, from political to religious, from freedom to fascism.

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Being Anti-Abortion Isn’t The Same As Being Pro-Life

Being Anti-Abortion Isn’t The Same As Being Pro-Life

Anti-abortionists want you to believe that they are Pro-life but nothing could be further from the truth. Here are just a few of the ways to distinguish the Pro-lifers from those who hide the fact that they are merely Anti-abortion.

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Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

The daffy Republican presidential candidate delved even further into the fact-free fantasy realm of tea party fiction at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate when she proposed the elimination of all taxes, but then added that the government did need some money to run.

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Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

The argument that wealthy people are somehow more valuable to society has never been stronger. The newest Republican meme is that they are the job creators. They are the producers. In fact, a man once asked me ‘What have the poor ever done for us?’

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The REAL Reason Conservatives Hate Welfare (hint: it’s about steak)

Steak for me, not for thee!!

A conservative cannot enjoy their steak unless they know that someone, somewhere cannot have a steak of their own.

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10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

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Stop Pretending You’re Not A Conservative! You Wrecked The Country, Now Own Up To It!

Of course they do! They just don't want to admit it out loud...

There’s nothing sadder than a self-loathing conservative. Man up!

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Caught In Climate Change Denial (Or, ‘Dear GOP: The World Is Laughing AT Us, Not With Us’)

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States ‘look like a joke’ when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science (video below).

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Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Is Corporate Bribery Silencing The Voices of American Protesters?

Almost every Republican in Congress made a pledge to a powerful Washington lobbyist that they would never raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans. This was not a pledge to represent the American people or to protect America’s interests as a whole. It was a pledge to protect Wall Street instead of Main Street.

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The Religious Right?

The Religious Right?

The Religious Right or the ‘Christian Right’ is a political group which advocates for socially conservative policies, believed to be aligned with Christian values and/or doctrine depending on the particular denomination. However, in a nation with a two party political system, the integration of Christian values in political discourse is somewhat of a double edged sword.

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Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

Do Pro-Lifers Really Care About Life?

It’s a simple question, really, with a seemingly unfortunate, simple answer: Not so much.

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It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

It’s a Sad Day When Some People Think the End of Discrimination is a Sad Day

On September 20, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell finally goes where it belongs: the dustbin of history.

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Spending And The Great Depression or ‘No, World War 2 Didn’t End The Depression’

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There’s a common myth out there that goes, ‘the Great Depression was finally ended by World War 2′. It has some slight variations, such as ‘the Great Depression lasted 15 years’ or even ‘the market didn’t recover until govt spending stopped’. All of these are complete misunderstandings of history if not outright lies.

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8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

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Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Gosh, Why Don’t People Like Those Wonderful Republican Presidential Candidates?

Many of my conservative friends have told me lately how displeased they are with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls. I can certainly understand their disappointment.

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Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Never Underestimate the Desperate: They Could Vote Republican

Right there, two simple sentences in a comedy film, nailed the entire human experience and wrapped it into one rather neat and sad little package, complete with a bow and ribbon. Give somebody a paycheck – especially somebody who hasn’t had one in a while – and they’ll believe anything you say.

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What is ‘BIG GOVERNMENT?’

What is ‘BIG GOVERNMENT?’

You don’t have to look very far these days, whether you’re reading the daily newspaper, surfing the internet for the latest news or flipping through the channels on your tv set to hear the newest political catch phrase, ‘BIG GOVERNMENT.’

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Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

The term ‘Ponzi scheme’ is pithy. It’s easy to remember. It rolls right off the tongue and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker. For the rabid right, it had all the attributes for a great talking point in going after their number one target, Social Security.

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Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

For your Tea Party friends, who believe that the United State’s credit downgrade, from AAA to AA+ is a good thing, let the smartest guy in the room do the arguing for you (in a way that even they can understand).

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