Archive for ‘GOP’

January 17, 2016

The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Once again, the fear machine is going into full force as the Presidential primary campaign heats up.  If there’s one thing the politicians in general and Republicans in particular don’t want, it’s people going to the polls with their wits about them. They need people to think and vote with their limbic lizard brains, not their prefrontal cortex.

Source: The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 8, 2016

Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Millions of Americans saw “The Big Short” over the holidays. The blockbuster movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis, is a primer on how the crookedness and fraud rampant in the U.S. financial system brought down the global economy in 2008.

Source: Bernie Sander’s Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 4, 2016

Donald Trump and the Causes of ‘Trumpism’ – The Atlantic

Irrespective of how the Republican presidential primary turns out, the conditions that led to the mogul’s rise have left their mark on the party—and America.

Source: Donald Trump and the Causes of ‘Trumpism’ – The Atlantic

January 3, 2016

Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

America has an infection. Whether it is terminal remains to be seen.

Source: Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages

December 29, 2015

Reagan Started the GOP’s Fascism Destroying America From Within

Reagan ushered in the first step of fascism, economic stagnation, when his extremist trickle down economic theory was imposed on the nation

Source: Reagan Started the GOP’s Fascism Destroying America From Within

December 29, 2015

A Favorite from 2015

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December 28, 2015

At Capital One, Easy Credit and Abundant Lawsuits – ProPublica

A ProPublica analysis of state court filings reveals that Capital One sues its customers far more than any other bank.

Source: At Capital One, Easy Credit and Abundant Lawsuits – ProPublica

December 27, 2015

The 10 Best 2015 Investigative Reports on Political Money – ProPublica

Our picks for the year’s most notable in-depth stories on campaign finance, from newsrooms around the country.

Source: The 10 Best 2015 Investigative Reports on Political Money – ProPublica

December 27, 2015

Who’s Spoiling Now? Polling Indicates That Democrats Underrate Sanders’ Electability at Their Peril | Rob Hager

Last week the highly trusted Quinnipiac University National Poll (“Q-Poll”) delivered both bad news and good news for Bernie Sanders. The unpromising lead is: Sanders polls 30% behind Clinton, among Democrats.

Source: Who’s Spoiling Now? Polling Indicates That Democrats Underrate Sanders’ Electability at Their Peril | Rob Hager

December 27, 2015

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them! | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Dear Readers: In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts of the human kind: wartime opportunists, lobbyists, lawyers, ex-members of Congress, bagmen for big donors: all of them determined to grab what they could for their corporate clients and rich donors while no one was looking.

Source: The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them! | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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