The GOP say the only way to address the debt is to weaken Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security, but we know that healthy, secure Americans make a healthier, more secure America.
Deficit hawks want to stop investing in our country and privatize our resources and public works, though we know a strong national infrastructure is key to a strong, national economy.
Tea Partiers obstruct needed disaster relief and laugh off spending on disaster preparation, yet we know a robust defense of our country will make a more profitable, predictable country.
They talk about being fiscally responsible, but doing it by physically irresponsible -- weakening our citizens, society & nation.
We need strong Americans & a strong America. Getting physically stronger is fiscally smarter. Let's get fiscal -- and get physical.
And let's get together for a liberal libation with like-minded lefties ready to chat at your local progressive social club.
Find - or start - a chapter near you.
Florida plans a purge of its voter rolls,
disenfranchising many of its own citizens
...because the most secure democracy
is the one where the fewest participate.
Romney's ready to purge our country,
arguing against teachers, police & firefighters
because he'd like Bain-style capitalism to bring
austerity to the many & wealth to a few.
And The Tea Party was ready to purge Jeb Bush
after he said the GOP had moved too far right
...a statement he quickly retracted
as he realized who held the Republican reins.
Meanwhile, the CEO who lost billions?
No purge there -- he keeps his job.
Progressives need a stronger surge
to push back the right-wing urge to purge. Read more
There is, at present, in North America and elsewhere, a huge and very important battle going on. The battle is going to decide who rules everything. It is between "the people" and economic interests.
The only "power" that the people have is in being able to put those who seek positions in government into office. We do that presently by voting.
The power that economic interests have is wealth. They use that wealth to buy off those we elect and get laws passed that gives them more and more control of our society. Their interests are economic. Their aim is purely profit. To them, people are only cogs in the corporate, money-making machinery. Read more
Here's the latest from Michael Ruse, over at the blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He is discussing the anti-evolution“academic freedom” bill that just passed in Tennessee: Read more
Sharon Sund, who is running for Third District Congress in Minnesota, has received an "A" level rating from the Stonewall DFL. For context: Read more
2/15/12 As Rachel Maddow said last night on her show, “Republicans in Virginia want a government so big that it can literally get inside individual citizens genitals by force and without their consent.” The Virginia House passed a bill yesterday mandating that women seeking an abortion must first undergo an invasive trans-vaginal ultrasound—a probe inserted into the vagina. Traditional ultrasounds cannot produce a clear image of the fetus at the early stage of pregnancy when the vast majority of abortions take place. Read more
In life we can’t always get what we want. Read more
Most Americans, both conservative and liberals realize that this is a capitalistic society Read more
Most of us have some idea of what we consider American but when someone uses the word un-American, what does that mean? Read more
There is an old myth, it is convenient to the executive - the equality or balance of the three branches of government. Read more
Law "On Protection of Consumer Rights" quickly gained popularity and became one of the most used in Russia. Thousands of consumers with the law failed to protect their rights. Read more
What are the arguments considering the European Court of Human Rights? Read more
12/8/11 Candace Gingrich-Jones, half-sister to Newt, told Rachel Read more
So where's your birth certificate, congressman?
From POLITICO's Kathryn McGarr:
Last week, POLITICO asked the 11 House Republicans co-sponsoring the so-called birther bill — requiring presidential candidates to prove they were born in the U.S.— for copies of their own birth certificates.
It is not, of course, a requirement for members of Congress to either produce a birth certificate or be natural-born citizens of the United States.
But we decided to ask anyway: Read more