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Tea Party Pharaohs and Right-Wing Romans

At Passover, we tell the story of a Pharaoh who was inhospitable to strangers in his land. In America today, it's Tea Party that attacks anyone in favor of sensible immigration reform.

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality.

 

Mormon Bishop Posing As Homeless Man Rebuffed by Congregation

A bishop in a Mormon church outside Salt Lake City has shined a light on the hypocrisy and selfishness of members of his church by dressing as a homeless man and gauging their reactions to him.

 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Margaret Thatcher visits with Augusto Pinochet while he was under house arrest in London.

Margaret Thatcher is dead.

 

Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march for Unemployment Insurance.

 

Life Before Social Security

This year I will be 71 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties. I was born in the first year of WW II and my older relatives born in the 1930s during the Great Depression.

 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Needs to Explain “Racial Entitlement”

The United States Supreme Court recently listened to a challenge to the Voting Rights Act in which the question before the court is “about whether the federal government should still