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Countering the Right: Two Ludicrous Op-ed Claims by Conservatives for the Day

Countering the Right: Two Ludicrous Op-ed Claims by Conservatives for the Day

Oh, the things the right will say to fool people! First up, Robert J. Samuelson gave us his take on a new book detailing the ...

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What i would change about my birth experience if i could!

What i would change about my birth experience if i could!

I was born at a very early age!  I think I can be confident that is the truth!  I was very young when I ...

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Reflections on Laclau

Reflections on Laclau

Written by Ritchie Savage Ernesto Laclau, who passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, is known primarily as an Argentinian political theorist who wrote about ...

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Please Leak CIA Torture Report!

Please Leak CIA Torture Report!

A good op-ed in The Guardian by Trevor Timm pleading that some official in the government release a full copy of the report on ...

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ECB to do QE?

ECB to do QE?

European Central Bank might do Quantitative Easing. That raises a question as follows. Stimulus can be implemented by, 1, cutting interest rates (the favoured ECB ...

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Does God Still Protect And Bless America?

Does God Still Protect And Bless America?

DOES GOD STILL BLESS AMERICA? Some of the idiots on the extreme right wing of American Politics ask the question about whether God still has ...

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Vince Cable blunders.

Vince Cable blunders.

Vince Cable, the UK’s “Business Secretary”, is currently in the lime light because he sold off (i.e. privatised) the postalsystem, Royal Mail at much ...

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The framers didn’t want a balance of powers

The framers didn’t want a balance of powers

The framers didn’t want a balance of powers Since speech is free … although usable speech is a kings ransom and drawn against all ...

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#TheoryThursday: We Are A Movement of Movements

#TheoryThursday: We Are A Movement of Movements

This piece was written for our contemporary myriad movements, but it is particularly poignant in regards to the Wave Of Action, which is attempting ...

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Plutocracy may have just become the new American standard!

Plutocracy may have just become the new American standard!

“Democracy” – - I am told we haven’t been a Democracy for quite a while now although that is what I thought I was ...

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Abolish minimum wage laws?

Abolish minimum wage laws?

Ryan Bourne argues that the minimum wage should be abolished for various categories of less productive employees, e.g. the long term unemployed and youths. I ...

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Mitch McConnell Wants to Give Tax Break Extensions to “People” With $7.9 Trillion in Their Mattresses

Mitch McConnell Wants to Give Tax Break Extensions to “People” With $7.9 Trillion in Their Mattresses

When politicians talk about the need for tax breaks for businesses, we are always to assume it is because business is struggling and needs ...

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“I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations as would secure their safe return in due time.” Thomas Jefferson

Countering the Right: Two Ludicrous Op-ed Claims by Conservatives for the Day

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Oh, the things the right will say to fool people! First up, Robert J. Samuelson gave us his take on a new book detailing the perils of economic inequality by, of course, pretending like it isn’t a problem.  Buried in his critique was this ridiculousness: As for the power of the super-rich, they hardly control most …

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What i would change about my birth experience if i could!

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I was born at a very early age!  I think I can be confident that is the truth!  I was very young when I was born!  My Mom and Dad affirmed that fact for me when I got a little older. I am not sure I really remember too many of the details about my …

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Reflections on Laclau

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Written by Ritchie Savage Ernesto Laclau, who passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, is known primarily as an Argentinian political theorist who wrote about populism, socialism, and political discourse. Populism is commonly referred to as a type of politics that exalts the ‘people’ and pits them against the elite. Laclau’s work on populism and …

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Please Leak CIA Torture Report!

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A good op-ed in The Guardian by Trevor Timm pleading that some official in the government release a full copy of the report on the torture of prisoners captured under the guise of the war on terror. Though voted to be released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a leak of the full report will be …

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ECB to do QE?

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European Central Bank might do Quantitative Easing. That raises a question as follows. Stimulus can be implemented by, 1, cutting interest rates (the favoured ECB tool to date), 2, by standard fiscal policy (borrow and spend) or 3, combining fiscal and monetary policy, i.e. simply having the government / central bank machine print money and …

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Does God Still Protect And Bless America?

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DOES GOD STILL BLESS AMERICA? Some of the idiots on the extreme right wing of American Politics ask the question about whether God still has His protective Hand over the affairs of The United States which they contend was founded as a “Christian” nation – – but which, in all reality, has never been anywhere …

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