Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland, tears into the Tea Party and its policies: You can listen to the full interview here.
Socialism Wins? Canadians Richer, Healthier, & More Socially Mobile Than Americans I’d prefer a less harsh sounding word than “socialism” but maybe that’s just because the Right has been so successful at badmouthing things they want destroy.
With a sense of guilt and shame, I drove alone the 15 miles to Kent to attend the AM 1090 forum, where the panelists were Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman, Mike Papantonio, Sam Seder, Ron Reagan and special guest Congressman Jim McDermott. Turnout seemed lower than in past years but the crowd was as […]
Republicans made sure that the economy would remain in the doldrums in order to prevent Obama from winning a second term. They opposed virtually every Obama proposal. “The most corrupt, evil, and petty sort of politics this town has seen since Newt Gingrich shut down the government and threw millions out of work because Bill […]
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/02/poor-white-and-republican.html This article is reminiscent of Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”. It describes how many poor whites in the South depend on government handouts but, at the same time, are attracted to the Tea Party’s anti-government message. Biting the spoon that feeds them?