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David C. Barker, Morgan Marietta: From ‘Total exoneration!’ to ‘Impeach now!’ – the Mueller report and dueling fact perceptions

Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?

May 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Republicans, embrace your inner child

Yes, Republicans, embrace your inner child: Donald. Mr. Trump speaks your inner truth, however Hitleresque and vile it sounds. Speaker of the House Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Reince Priebus and many … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: New Kansas law picks the pockets of the poor

New Kansas law picks the pockets of the poor while humiliating them in the process. When Republicans support or pass a law to address a non-problem, they usually have an … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paul Christensen: Disunited States

The recent invitation John Boehner extended to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress was an unprecedented sign of disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. Usually, heads of state … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Hillary will win in November unless…

Hillary will win in November unless Americans want to end Social Security, Medicare & aid to public schools Now the media attacks on Hillary will begin in earnest, if for … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: House budget funds war and cuts everything else

Snip, snip, snip. They’re cutting down the nets. I’m not talking about overjoyed college basketball players standing on ladders to cut down the basket nets to the cheers of rabid … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Barack Obama’s Terrifying Otherness

GOP letter to Iran is not about treaty but about undermining the legitimacy of President Obama. Republicans, and Democrats for that matter, have every right to make public their opposition … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

John Samuel Tieman: The Party Of ‘No!’

If Democrats want an emotionally charged, yet meaningful bumper sticker for the 2016 election, I suggest, “Republican = Anarchy + Nihilism.” I am not anti-Republican. Nor am I anti-conservative. I … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Republicans and Fear

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
? PFC Jones with Mine-Detector. Want to talk about fear? W.J. Astore Why, looky here, another article in the New York Times that examines…

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: On the consequence of a failure of imagination

Much of the good work in the world is poorly paid or done for free. Poetry would not be written, hospital and hospice sits would not be done, medical care … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: The Conservative Mind

1. Believes that it is preserving the old ways, the ways of God and the “Founding Fathers” against encroaching evil. 2. Believes it is entitled to more wealth than others … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Fossil-Fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sam Pizzigati: The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks

Americans want what 21st century politics has so far not delivered: real options for challenging concentrated wealth. What can we expect Congress to do about America’s staggeringly top-heavy concentration of … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Republican Political Alchemy and the Disappearing Democratic Party

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Trust him! He’s wearing a flag lapel pin — and pointing heavenwards! Matthew Jacobson Today’s Democrats do not realize the extent to which the…

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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