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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American Infrastructure Is Being Built By The Chinese, NOT Americans

American Infrastructure Is Being Built By The Chinese, NOT Americans

Republicans in Congress have been objecting to new infrastructure spending that would put Americans to work repairing and rebuilding bridges, highways, schools, airports, skyscrapers, high speed rail lines, and clean energy industries. Now we may know why.

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Obama’s Job Speech Leaves Republicans Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Obama’s Job Speech Leaves Republicans Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The President, of course, anticipated the ‘press releases, Tweets, media’ proclaiming the impossibility of bridging the differences and actually coming to some agreement.

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Explaining 9/11

Explaining 9/11

After ten years, what’s the easiest way to review, clearly and briefly, the events around Sept. 11, 2011? Perhaps the best way is to imagine you had to explain Sept. 11, 2001 to a child.

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Selective Memory: Right-Wing Outraged Over Hoffa Metaphor, Ignore Own Rhetoric

Selective Memory: Right-Wing Outraged Over Hoffa Metaphor, Ignore Own Rhetoric

The right wing’s latest effort to make us think the liberals are coming to get us with guns blazing? Ridiculously attempting to turn an enthusiastic call for Americans to get out and vote in November 2012 as an incitement of violence.

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Warfare Between The Classes

Warfare Between The Classes

We hear it all the time from Republicans, that the poor are waging class warfare against the rich and that any taxes levied against the rich are no more than a redistribution of wealth. I reject this Republican claim and contend that the wealthy are the ones waging class warfare and they are doing it with the complete backing of the GOP.

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To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

A lot of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now.

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Liberals and Progressives, ‘Arise And Fight!”

Liberals and Progressives, ‘Arise And Fight!”

As liberals and progressives, it is time for us to define ourselves in and on our own terms. For far too long and without credible competent contestation, conservatives have defined and driven the narrative of what it means to be liberal and progressive. Let’s be frank and honest.

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