Twitter is a bit annoying — too many trolls and discussions are too shallow. But it is hella fun for political one-liners. Below are perhaps my 11 favorite political tweets … [Read full article]
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Republican Civil War (Dancing With The Devil Leads To This)
Immediately after the last US general election, despite the fact that the Republican Party “won,” I wrote about Republican Party “civil war” and asked in the title of an article, … [Read full article]
Confessions Of Former Climate Change Deniers
Over 600 people responded to a question on Ask Reddit to explain why they changed their minds about the dangers of climate change.
Is the Clean Power Plan Un-American?
Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting … [Read full article]
Big Oil: Tens of Billions in Cash Reserves but Opposing Fair Tax System
On September 19 President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years, including raising $1.5 trillion by closing special interest loopholes and other revenue raisers. This includes eliminating $41 billion in tax loopholes for the oil and gas industry (p. 63) over the next decade.
Top 9 Activism Stories
Check out these top activism stories of the past day or so:
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult
This is a repost of a tremendous article by a true political insider, on just how much the GOP is owned by large corporations and willing to hold the country hostage to accomplish a few societally unhelpful goals (with bolding added by me until the sections on the GOP’s principal tenets at the bottom):
#1 Tea Party Citizen Mistake… (+ Top Activism & Politics Stories)
The Tea Party’s got a number of mistakes to its name. And the #1 mistake really depends on who you’re talking about when you’re talking about the Tea Party — the citizens or the political leaders. In this case, I’m referring to Tea Party citizens.
Politics in the U.S. — the Referees Have Left the Building, Obama is Constantly Looking for Them
I normally don’t do this, but this is a stellar post on politics in the U.S. from David Roberts of Grist, and you need to read the full thing, so I’m reposting it in whole. This is the story today. This is where we are and why we are so screwed. There are solutions. They are clear and what we promote here regularly, but they are not what Obama and Democratic leadership are pursuing.
Government Shutdown 2011: See How Much Republican Politicians Are Willing to Screw the U.S.?
A potential government shutdown is all the news right now, as it should be. The U.S. government could grind to a screeching halt due to Congress’ inability to agree on a budget. But many of the news agencies covering this possible shutdown are painting the picture much too evenly. (i.e. Is it the Democrats? Is it the Republicans? Who’s causing this potential disaster?…)
Americans: Boiling Frogs?
Boiling frogs — this is the U.S. citizenry today. How did it come about? First off, what do I mean by boiling frogs? If you’re unfamiliar with this apparent truth, … [Read full article]