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Moderate Republicans In Denial

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Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy. Joining a long list of Republican "reformers" who are trying mightily to help the GOP avoid a rendevous with hostile demographics, the...More

 

It's Politics Stupid!

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In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup." The financial gloom that swept over the US...More

 

Defending the One Percent

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It seems puzzling that Harvard University would grant tenure, let alone appoint someone to be the chairman of its economics department, who fundamentally doesn't believe in economics. But there it is, all spelled out in a much talked about new...More

 

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall

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JFK spoke at the Brandenburg Gate 50 years ago when East Germans lived in fear of the Soviet State. Now, the German Chancellor lectures the US President about the ethics and limits of state-based surveillance. Reagan spoke at the Gate...More

 

What Was The Southern Strategy?

Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now...More

 

U.S. Foreign Policy Should Reflect the Compassion of the American People

It is of course necessary for the U.S. Government, like any government, to do what it can to protect its own interests. However, has not the United States government had policies in the past that was not so much for...More

 

Reaganomics: The America We Lost and the America We Can Lose

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The Trickle-Down effect (Reaganomics) Many Americans bought into the idea presented to them back in the 80′s that cutting taxes for businesses, corporations and those who invest in those corporations would somehow stimulate the economy and create jobs. We were...More

 

Top 10 Crazy Quotes After The Healthcare Ruling

After the supreme court ruled in favor of the healthcare mandate, many conservatives lost their heads and said some really ridicules things. I made a list! 10. Michael Reagan: “This kept us on the path to socialism. … And we...More

 

Why no-compromise politics works.

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Why are right-wingers winning in the political war they've been waging against everyone else for the past century? They refuse to compromise. Oh sure, they earn the scorn of self-proclaimed "pragmatists", those who made a fetish of "compromising" (today's codeword...More

 

A Nation of Workers is a Nation of Consumers

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Is it a progressive idea to see that when people work they become consumers? Is it also a liberal idea that when workers make more money, they spend more money? The answer is; not really. Or at least it shouldn’t...More