Election Day 2013: Get Out and VOTE!
Oct28

Election Day 2013: Get Out and VOTE!

Five years ago, Barack Obama won the Presidency in a landslide – thanks to record turnout of minorities, young people and women. These are groups that tend to vote Democratic, and Democrats won large majorities in both the Senate and the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over the most productive term in recent memory. Two years later it was over. The Republicans took back the House in 2010 and were eyeing the Senate,...

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Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California Case
Oct25

Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California Case

by Kim Barker ProPublica, Oct. 24, 2013, 7:04 p.m. Two dark money groups linked to conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have paid a record $1 million in fines to California to settle allegations that the combined $15 million they spent on two ballot proposals in the state was not properly disclosed. The civil settlement, announced Thursday afternoon in Sacramento, caps a year of investigation into the activities of...

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Letter to a Libertarian: ObamaCare, Government and More
Oct18

Letter to a Libertarian: ObamaCare, Government and More

  Dear Generic Libertarian, Every time I make the mistake of arguing with libertarians on Facebook or Twitter I shake my head in wonder at the way you have been misled by those who promote the idea that government is terrible, but individual-centric society is grand. While I don’t doubt the sincerity of your convictions I do doubt their foundation, and I certainly question how they have taken hold in a society where government...

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It’s Not Obamacare They Hate – It’s ME
Oct18

It’s Not Obamacare They Hate – It’s ME

Even though the shutdown has ended, the hateful rhetoric over Obamacare remains. And Erin Kotecki Vest wonders why the Tea Party hates her so much. Cross-posted from Queen of Spain Blog. How much do these people hate me to continue this shut down? That’s what I keep thinking as Democrats and Republicans continue to squabble over what was supposed to be the budget, but really came down to how much they hate me. Yes. Me. I benefit from...

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Angry Over the Government Shutdown? GOOD.
Oct17

Angry Over the Government Shutdown? GOOD.

Now that the government shutdown is over, it’s back to business as usual, right? Let’s hope not. Oh, the right wing Tea Party Republican House members who threw this economic disaster of a temper tantrum are still defiantly insisting they were in the right and when asked if in hindsight, they would do it again — they say they would. This does not bode well for January 15, when last night’s continuing resolution...

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