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Working Class Rollback — Why Republicans Are the Ones Creating “Government Dependence”

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We all want a deal. We all want to maximize our dollar spent; it’s only common sense. That’s why we seek “bargains” and look for the lowest price possible. After all, if a company is willing to sell you something dirt cheap, what’s the harm in taking them up on it? That’s capitalism, right? What […]

5 Quick Reasons We Need To Stay The Hell Out of Syria

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You know what I don’t want? I don’t want the U.S. to go to war with Syria. Know why? Well, there are a lot of reasons, but here are the five biggest and quickest reasons why. #5. John McCain’s Hard-On For War Easily one of the biggest reasons to be wary of entering the Syrian […]

An Important Warning From El Salvador To Anti-Abortion Extremists

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Oh, abortion. Could there be a more easy-going, ‘you can have it at your local sports bar and no one will get upset,’ kind of topic in American politics? I jest, obviously. Abortion is one of those topics that is usually best left off the table, and yet it’s one of the subjects that far-right fringe lunatics […]

Our Next Congress Is Virtually Guaranteed to be a Little Bit Smarter

I don’t want to gloat. Wait. Yes I do. I am going to gloat quite a bit today. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s days in Congress are now officially numbered. The Tea Party favorite barely held off her opponent in her last election, securing her seat by just 5,000 votes. Then this year allegations of financial impropriety […]

Facepalm: Governor Chris Christie Does Epic Flip-Flop on Climate Change

If your name is Chris Christie, you should probably acknowledge that climate change is real. The idea that someone who is the governor of a state ravaged by a hurricane like Sandy, you’d think that environmental causes would shoot straight to the top of your short list of things to get done in your term. Instead, […]

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Gets It Right, Marijuana Injustice Must End Now

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There are few people in the world I hold much more contempt for than the 113th United States Congress. The 112th was terrible, and it looks like the 113th is going to be consistent with the established terribleness trend of the last three years or so. The House is currently run by Republicans who have […]

Fiscally Responsible Republicans? Pffffffft.

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If the Sasquatch, Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and a Fiscally Responsible Congressional Republican all walked into a bar, who would order the first drink? Trick question. None of those people exist. The myth of the Fiscally Responsible Republican has been debunked so many times now it’s not worth much more than a laugh when […]

Constitutional vs. Human Rights

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What’s a human right and what’s a Constitutional right? How often do they intersect, and is it possible for them to conflict with one another? These are the kinds of questions that will be most important to ask and to answer as we try to move forward. Our country’s founding principles, put down into a […]

The Time is Nigh For a Senate Shakeup

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Recently I was watching Doris Kearns Goodwin on “Meet The Press.” If you’re not a history nerd like me you might not know who she is, but she’s a foremost expert in presidential and U.S. history. The show’s panel was discussing the incomprehensible notion that a background check amendment which enjoyed overwhelming — 90% or […]