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Thursday, October 2, 2014

‘Opinion/Commentary’ Archives

Children and guns, deadly combination

Children and guns, deadly combination

    Florida 13-Year-Old Finds Family Gun, Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister Another tragic shooting involving kids. May 6, 2013  |  A 6-year-old Florida girl is in critical condition after being shot by her 13-year-old brother, Florida officials say. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinal, the teen found the gun when the siblings were home alone. Although the incident is still under investigation, the shooting appears to have been accidental, the Sheriff's ... Full Story

America, the land of the destitute

  By Paul Buchheit Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America -- The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor Any of the ten richest Americans could pay a year's rent for all of America's homeless with their 2012 income. March 24, 2013  | The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned ... Full Story

What happened to Conservatives?

What happened to Conservatives?

  American Right-Wingers Are No Longer Conservative — They're Extremists Their reactionary bent is manifesting itself in legislatures across the country. April 17, 2013   By Joshua Holland College students taking Poli-Sci 101 learn that conservatism is an ideology that reveres established tradition, emphasizes a deep respect for the rule of law and comes with a deep distrust of rapid social change – especially change driven by public policy. William F. ... Full Story

Welcome to Ayn Rand Planet

Welcome to Ayn Rand Planet

  Why the Rich Prosper from the Stock Market While We Get Screwed By Les Leopold On Planet Rand, the stock-market boom is a wonderful thing precisely because it rests upon the recent rise in corporate profits.   March 11, 2013  | This morning I received an email blast form Amazon. It was pushing The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, the old and new testament of the Ayn Rand nation, which includes much of the Tea Party and its Republican allies. How ... Full Story

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

  Have We Ever Gotten to the Bottom of Exactly 'Why' Bush and the Neocons Disastrously Invaded Iraq? The true purpose of the Iraq invasion remains opaque. Here's a theory why. March 22, 2013  | By Robert Perry A decade after President George W. Bush ordered the unprovoked invasion of Iraq, one of the enduring mysteries has been why. There was the rationale sold to a frightened American people in 2002-2003 – that Saddam Hussein was plotting to attack them with WMDs – ... Full Story

1,000,000 extremists ruling the country

1,000,000 extremists ruling the country

  Why Are A Mere One Million Extremists Dictating the Laws the Whole Country Lives Under? By Martha Rosenberg Like William Spengler, the convicted felon who killed firefighters on Christmas Eve in Webster, NY with a weapon bought by a straw purchaser, Kurt Myers also set his home ablaze and began a killing spree last week in Herkimer County, New York . Like Spengler, Myers was a loner who acted strangely and whose only motive for the murders seems to be being ... Full Story

Thousands of gun deaths since Newtown

Thousands of gun deaths since Newtown

    One Nation Under The Gun: Thousands Of Gun Deaths Since Newtown By Jason Cherkis On the morning of his murder, Feb. 11, Devin Aryal, 9, dressed to the ticking of his race car clock. His collection of stuffed animals, won from those arcade claw games, stared back at him from their perch on his top bunk. Devin felt he had outgrown the cutesy animal prints that had adorned the walls of his Oakdale, Minn., bedroom. He was in fourth grade now, after all. Without telling ... Full Story

The “Makers” are really the

The “Makers” are really the “Takers”

    16 Giant Corporations That Have Basically Stopped Paying Taxes -- While Also Cutting Jobs! It's a golden age for corporate profits. So why don't our biggest corporations pay more taxes?   By Paul Bucheit The brackets are set for the big dance — the dance around tax responsibility. Most of the teams are in the bottom bracket. In this league, the lowest score wins. Outside the stadium our nation's kids and seniors and low-income mothers may be dealing ... Full Story

The Ryan/Republican Budget

The Ryan/Republican Budget

    The 5 Worst Things About The House GOP’s New Budget By Igor Volsky, Travis Waldron and Tara Culp-Ressler Mar 12, 2013 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the third iteration of the GOP budget on Tuesday morning. The document achieves balance in 10 years by maintaining the high revenue levels and health care savings that Republicans have vociferously opposed and slashing the health and safety net programs that middle and lower income Americans rely on. Top-income ... Full Story

Ryan Budget = tax the middle class

Ryan Budget = tax the middle class

By Colorado Democratic Party Dejá Vu All Over Again With the Ryan Budget: Tax Hikes and Program Cuts for the Middle Class, Tax Cuts for the Rich Denver – As early analyses of the latest Ryan Budget start to come in, the terrible consequences for Colorado’s middle class families are once again clear. While cutting popular programs that seniors, disabled children, and students rely on, Chairman Ryan would offer the wealthiest Americans a new tax cut and would have middle class taxpayers ... Full Story

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