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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

    The great economic divide in America finds its roots in politics, in unrestrained capitalism, if you will, and in unrestrained money for politics. The following articles explain some causes and effects. Some questions for you to think about as your read this. Before you do,  look at this graph from Moyers and Company; The Triggers of Economic Inequality. Be sure to roll your cursor over the triangles to see what action to place at these critical junctures. Does ... Full Story

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics

BERKELEY, CA–MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics, announces the launch of its Company pages for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have "won." Company pages also show total contributions from related companies and ... Full Story

The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011

The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011

                The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011 By David J Rothkopf I live in Washington where lying is an art form. Actually, that suggests an artist's intent and here in D.C., lying is more reflexive, like breathing or taking cash from fat cats. But when you live in a place like this -- if you can call it living -- where somehow we have managed to train moral mice to produce the shit of bulls, you really get an ... Full Story

Why I’m Joining the One Percent

    Forget the Occupy Movement Why I’m Joining the One Percent by BRIAN J. FOLEY I marched with Occupy Oakland last Saturday, but I’ve had a change of heart. I’m joining the One Percent. The One Percent have fun. They have jobs and money. Or just money, because when you have a lot of money, you don’t need to work. They live in houses, not tents. The One Percent have a government that actually listens to them. Lockheed needs a war to sell goods and ... Full Story

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

          The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality by Naomi Wolf US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed ... Full Story

New York becomes the Occupied Territories

New York becomes the Occupied Territories

          New York becomes the Occupied Territories As the US security state grows and civil rights and liberties erode, Osama bin Laden gets the last laugh Only two weeks before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Associated Press has broken a story that reminds us of just how much America has changed during the last decade, and how the government - and as important, some of the country's most powerful corporations - ... Full Story

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

            Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder By Matt Taibbi October 26, 2011 8:00 AM ET In an era when there's exponentially more money in politics than we've ever seen before, Perry is the candidate who is exponentially more willing than we've ever seen before to whore himself out for that money. On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an ... Full Story

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's ... Full Story

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

      Las Vegas Smackdown Republican candidates hammered each other for two hours in a lively Nevada confrontation — and often strayed from the facts. Read More             Fact checking the CNN Republican debate in Las Vegas By Glenn Kessler The Republican debate hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night was certainty lively and at times feisty. Read ... Full Story

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

              Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate By Bill Adair Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 After several debates that were so similar they sometimes felt like reruns, Thursday night's debate in Orlando brought some new twists, the appearance of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and questions from YouTube. Read More            

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