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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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Greenville Journal: Corruption Opposed, Not Success

January 26, 2012
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Greenville Journal: Corruption Opposed, Not Success

Don’t panic, folks, the Occupy movement is fighting against crony capitalism, not main street capitalism. [The Greenville Journal published my Op/Ed piece "Corruption Opposed, Not Success" (pdf here) in their January 20, 2012 edition. The Journal doesn't currently publish and online edition that I can link to, so I am posting the original text that…

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President Obama: Still Time To Veto NDAA

December 25, 2011
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President Obama: Still Time To Veto NDAA

Dear President Obama, Please veto NDAA and force Congress to send you a defense authorization bill that does NOT codify indefinite detention, kidnapping, and assassination of citizens or non-citizens. This the the wrong way to go. America is better th...

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Why Does Media Cast Occupy As Violent, When Tea Partiers Showed Up With Guns?

November 21, 2011
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Why Does Media Cast Occupy As Violent, When Tea Partiers Showed Up With Guns?

Mainstream media, especially the Fox News propaganda channel variety, are falling all over themselves to portray the Occupy movement at a mob of violent anarchists. When heavily armed police in riot gear pepper spray seated, unarmed protestors, it’s somehow twisted into “more Occupy Wall Street violence.” Yet a few short months ago, tea party protesters…

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Occupy Cal Students Show Unbelievable Bravery Against Police Brutality

November 12, 2011
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Occupy Cal Students Show Unbelievable Bravery Against Police Brutality

Occupy Cal: This is what Courage looks like If you’re an American or anyone around the globe, who saw America’s constitutionally-guaranteed rights of free speech and peaceful assembly as proof that some pockets of liberty can take hold, this video of California police officers pummeling unarmed students will break your heart.  At the same time,…

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Harry Siegel Explains Occupy Wall St. Community On Majority Report

November 9, 2011
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Harry Siegel Explains Occupy Wall St. Community On Majority Report

Curious about how the Occupy Wall Street community works? Sam Seder of The Majority Report has a great interview with journalist Harry Siegel about the working of the General Assembly and other decision-making groups at Occupy Wall Street. Here’s...

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Backlash To Right-Wing Extremism Begins With 2011 Elections

November 9, 2011
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Backlash To Right-Wing Extremism Begins With 2011 Elections

Backlash to the right-wing mania that swept the country in 2010 has picked up serious momentum with the 2011 off-year election results. Sanity and the wisdom of the 99% scored three big wins in yesterday’s elections: Ohio voters overturned the anti-union bill pushed by Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature. Mississippi voters…

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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

November 8, 2011
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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

Before I drove from South Carolina to New York to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, I wrote a little statement that I intended to deliver to the Occupiers via the “people’s mic.” But as I sat through my first evening’s general assembly, I was humbled and decided I’d be better off listening than talking.…

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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

November 6, 2011
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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

Most days, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is too absorbed with the business of consolidating the wealth of his friends and donors to think about the bottom 99% of Wisconsinites. Not this day: Tweet This Post

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