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It’s the Fear of the ‘Other’, Stupid: Of Romney, Racism, Republicans and Make-Belief

At the final debate President Obama was on point, clearly knowledgeable versus being coached, and had the better one-liners of the evening. He’s also still the black guy to about … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

When Politics Becomes Religion

“I Don’t Believe the Liberal Media”  is a bumper sticker, a mantra, and an ignorant badge of honor and a disturbing trend: Ignorance is Right-hip.  Birtherism, and baseless claims of … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

American or Islamic, Radical Fundamentalism is Still Radical Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism is fundamentalism. Jidhadi or Teahadi. The rage and fear that is stoked is real, but it is only a by-product, not a popular groundswell of real thought or desire. … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Forward? It’s Game Over, Dear Progressives. Here’s What You’ve Missed…

Progressives are on the verge of losing the fight for the future direction of America, socially and politically. While we fret about the individual trees of politics in this cycle, … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Paul Ryan V.P. Choice Caves to Kochs, Tea Party – The Rise of American Fascism

Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his V.P. running mate over the weekend, a deal brokered to appease the John Birch Libertarians with hundreds of millions of dollars … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 18 Comments

The Republican Un-Civil War – The Neocons and the Tea Party Fight for Control of the GOP

This election is not about Obama-Romney as much as it is about the very uncivil Civil War being conducted in the Republican Party, where one of its two factions is … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 24 Comments

As Much Education as they Can Afford – Romney Remark Renews a Different Kind of Voter Suppression

Curbing access to higher education may be as, if not more significant, than voter disenfranchisement. Mitt Romney’s stump comment that students should “get as much education as they can afford,” soaring … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?

The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Five Things You Can Do to Take America Back from Tea Party Teahadis

It is fashionable to say that you’re so frustrated with the way things are going.  So quit complaining and DO SOMETHING.   Teahadis rail about their Constitutional Rights, but what … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

When You See… Who’s Who in Right-Wing Republican Political Propaganda 2012 (Pt. 1)

You will be hit with a lot of anti-Obama ads from large political Super PACs, think-tanks, and other astroturf grass rights groups that have been cooked up by the far … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

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