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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

    By Joe Conason If the foreign adversaries and competitors of the United States imagined a future that would fufill their most ambitious objectives, it might begin with a government crippled by the House Republican leadership’s “Ryan budget” released on Tuesday. Followed to its absurd conclusion, this document would lead America toward a withered state, approaching the point where Marxian dreams and Randian dogma converge. Or at least that’s the view ... Full Story

Keystone = higher gas prices

Keystone = higher gas prices

        Keystone Pipeline Means Dearer Gas, Few Jobs  By Jonathan Alter “I’ll get us that oil from Canada,” Mitt Romney said in his victory speech after the Michigan primary. He was referring to Keystone XL, the crude-oil pipeline that has become a top-tier campaign issue for Republicans. Problem is, the tar-sands oil in that pipeline wouldn’t be coming to “us.” It would go directly from Canada to ... Full Story

All about Eve: the GOP war on women

All about Eve: The Christian roots of the GOP war on women By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite The Senate has defeated the “Blunt amendment,” the controversial bill named for Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have that would allowed even non-religious employers to opt out of health care coverage they disagreed with on “moral grounds.” This defeat is not an end to the GOP’s war on women, however. It is merely a skirmish in what looks to be a protracted struggle for women’s ... Full Story

Blunt amendment killed

          Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate By N.C. Aizenman By a largely party-line vote, the Senate on Thursday blocked a move to exempt virtually any employer with moral objections from the Obama administration’s controversial birth control health coverage rule. The measure, an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway funding bill, was tabled—and therefore effectively killed—by a ... Full Story

Sex, Lies and Contraception

Sex, Lies and Contraception

 by Gary Wamsley It seems odd that with all the problems facing our nation that the headlines of the past week have been about contraception. With millions of people out of work, millions losing their homes, robber barons trying to buy the government and the Middle East a tinderbox, how is it that something as personal and private as contraception has become the most important issue on the national stage? Much of it can be explained in the context of the battle for control of the White ... Full Story

Ann Teinaes: Politics Animated

Ann Teinaes: Politics Animated

                    Ann Teinaes'  animations in the Washington Post present a biting satire  of the news. No subject is off limits no politician is spared. View her work here, cartoons are serious business. Be prepared to stay awhile, there are many pages.   Ann Teinaes            

Springtime for Toxics

Springtime for Toxics

          Springtime for Toxics By Paul Krugman Here’s what I wanted for Christmas: something that would make us both healthier and richer. And since I was just making a wish, why not ask that Americans get smarter, too? Surprise: I got my wish, in the form of new Environmental Protection Agency standards on mercury and air toxics for power plants. These rules are long overdue: we were supposed to start regulating mercury more than 20 years ... Full Story

Hurt Obama, don’t hire

Hurt Obama, don’t hire

          Tea Party Group Urges Small Businesses ‘Not To Hire A Single Person’ To Hurt Obama By Marie Diamond Congressional Republicans have acted shocked and offended at Democrats’ suggestions that they are intentionally sabotaging the economy to try to win back the White House in 2012. Republicans have refused to pass President Obama’s jobs plan — which experts estimate will create at least 1.9 million jobs — and proposed an ... Full Story

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

More about NDAA: Indefinite detention of Americans

The issue of indefinite military detention of U.S. Citizens has become a hot topic. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was crafted by John McCain, who should know better, Senator Levine and Dick Cheney (whom I thought was no longer a government official) and was rushed into consideration with little debate and no coverage by the main stream media (MSM) In the aftermath, many articles have been written on the subject and many voices raised in rage and I will link to some ... Full Story

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU's Federal Challenge to WI GOP's Photo ID Restrictions Could Reverse Similar Laws Nationwide   By Ernest A. Canning on 12/15/2011 6:29am Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning Election laws in Wisconsin are not covered by Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which would otherwise require the Dept. of Justice or a federal panel of judges to "preclear" such laws to assure they are not discriminatory. Thus, it falls to non-governmental organizations, such ... Full Story

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