Archive for November, 2011

Concentrated Power: Why We Need Regulated Capitalism

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Share on Facebook Our founding fathers knew that concentrated power hurts society. They wrote a constitution that divided political power into three branches. This system has served us well for over two hundred years, protecting us from tyranny. The founders didn’t foresee today’s vast concentration of economic power and the destruction it could bring. We, […]

The Rise of the DestructoCons (Part II of Reagan’s Big Lie)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Share on Facebook There is a traditional German saying that warns the foolish not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. A wise person realizes the value of preservation and change. Since the French Revolutionaries first took their seats in the National Assembly, politicians have divided themselves along this axis. One party favored preservation, […]

Perry Should Just Abandon Code Words

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Share on Facebook “It reveals to me that he grew up in a privileged way,” he said. “He never had to really work for anything.” Come on Mr. Perry. Just get it done. Call President Obama the N-word and say he is the product of that easy welfare life. Just say it. Just say that […]

Getting to 50.1%

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

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US Needs Demand, Not Degulation

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Share on Facebook Theory meet fact. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that very few layoffs are caused principally by tougher rules. Whenever a firm lays off workers, the bureau asks executives the biggest reason for the job cuts. In 2010, 0.3 percent of the people who lost their jobs in layoffs were […]

Revisiting “Who would Jesus Torture?”

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Share on Facebook Once again, the extremists were on display last night. One of the most disgusting moments was when the self proclaimed “Conservative Christian” audience cheered torture. Resuming torture will, however, betray both our history and our values. I wrote the following essay on April 28, 2009. My oldest son will enter the US […]

Conservative Culture of Denial

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Share on Facebook I have no idea about what Herman Cain did or didn’t do, but Conservatives pundits and politicians are making an absurd argument about the law and morals. Dahlia Lithwick documents their insistence that sexual harassment does NOT exist.  In other words, Cain can’t be guilty because sexual harassment; sexual harrassment is simply […]

Professional conservatives are simply weird.

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Share on Facebook Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), whose ex-wife says he owes $117,437 in back child support, was honored by the Family Research Council Action on Thursday for his ‘unwavering support of the family,’ the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Unwavering support for somebody’s family I guess.  Just not his own.  Someone call Ayn Rand.  She would […]

I pledge to love my enemy as myself

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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Greeks lead Western Revolution?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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