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Jon Stewart Lends a Hand to Fox News – God Knows They Need It Now

November 12, 2012
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Jon Stewart Lends a Hand to Fox News – God Knows They Need It Now

Comedian Jon Stewart cuts through the “Avalanche On Bullshit Mountain” like a ninja with a Ginsu knife. Stewart, a man of magnanimous soul has pity on the poor disgraced Fox pundits, and graces them with a new and more appropriate slogan g...

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The Republican 3-Point Economic Plan In 1 Graph

October 25, 2012
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The Republican 3-Point Economic Plan In 1 Graph

Trickle-down economics zombie rises from the tomb of failed ideas, just in time for Halloween. If you vote Republican in Election 2012, here’s the fundamental economic policy you can expect, and those trend lines you see below – the result of 30 years of “trickle-down” economics – are the results you should expect. Many Republicans…

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Taiwan Rejects American-Style Health Care, Achieves 99% Coverage, Saves Money

June 11, 2011
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Taiwan Rejects American-Style Health Care, Achieves 99% Coverage, Saves Money

Taiwan switched from US-style private health insurance to Canadian-style single-payer system, increased coverage from 60% to 99% and cut cost.  Back in 2009 the Anne Underwood writing for The New York Times interviewed William Hsiao, a professor of economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, who advised the Taiwan government during their 1990′s health…

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Republicans Will Cave In Debt Ceiling Standoff

May 10, 2011
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Republicans Will Cave In Debt Ceiling Standoff

The debt ceiling standoff is political theater to provide cover for cutting assistance to the bottom 90%. WaPo article: Boehner demands ‘trillions’ in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling The owners of the Republican Party would never allow their Congress to cause a US default: they have way more to lose than the…

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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

May 8, 2011
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The Breakdown Examines US Targeted Killing Policy

Worth a listen: In his latest podcast of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes talks with Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army about the evolving US fight against terrorism and how the killing of Osama bin Laden might affect the fight. Here’s Scahill on Democracy Now Jeremy Scahill discusses…

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The Washington Post Thinks We Have a Revenue Problem?

May 2, 2011
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The Washington Post Thinks We Have a Revenue Problem?

The Beltway Censors must have taken the day off when Lori Montgomery squeaked this off- out-of-control-spendingnarrative piece into Saturday’s WaPo (Running in the red: How the U.S., on the road to surplus, detoured to massive debt). I can only assume that the Washington spring weather was exceptional or GroupOn had a special at the K…

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Appointment of Mass Destruction: Tim Geithner

May 1, 2011
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Appointment of Mass Destruction: Tim Geithner

Tim Geithner is surely the biggest mistake of President Obama’s administration. I guess when Goldman Sachs is your biggest campaign donor, you’ve gotta throw ‘em a bone: Timothy Geithner. I think Mr. Obama took the wrong meaning when campaign manager Jim Messina said he needed to “fire up his base”: Geithner Pries Away $30 Trillion…

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Elections Matter, Birthers Matter, Loonies Matters

May 1, 2011
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Elections Matter, Birthers Matter, Loonies Matters

No birthers, you don’t get a loony pass. Now that President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate, silencing at least those doubters who have some grip on reality and self-respect, the embarrassed right is hoping the hoping the whole mess will be forgotten. Don’t count on it. This insidious cancer of racism and reality-detached…

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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

April 27, 2011
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Progressive Budget Plan Eliminates Deficit Long Before GOP Or Obama Plans

The Progressive Caucus budget plan begins reducing deficits immediately and achieves a budget surplus by 2021, without cutting Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, or TRICARE (health services for military, VA, dependents). You wouldn’t know it from watching the so-called “liberal media”, but the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party put together a budget plan (link here) that…

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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

April 15, 2011
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President Obama Is Finally Talking Like a Democrat

If the President’s actions match his words, there’s hope yet. Finally, finally President Obama has come off the fence in defense of core Democratic values. In his Wednesday (4/13) speech on the budget deficit, he laid out his general plan and didn’t pull any punches in pointing out that the Republican/Paul Ryan plan would make…

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