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Aug 30, 2012 in Politics
Reminiscent of the “Party of No’s” post-2008 resurgence with its co-opting of the Tea Party mentality, the RNC is not interested in communicating anything real to American voters. Instead, they are expertly utilizing rhetorical and strategic propaganda to swiftly out-sound-bite any and all fact-checking measures that would dutifully render its rhetoric at the convention null and void.
Aug 2, 2012 in Politics
In a June 25, 2012 post on The Nation, authors Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage make a compelling and poignant case for the dangers inherent with the possibility of a Mitt Romney victory in November.
Beginning today, women insured under their employers’ plans will “have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA -approved forms of contraception.” As the majority of religious organizations throughout the world have a seeming love/hate relationship with the notion of sex – combined with the dastardly concept of women’s rights and empowerment – the socially conservative Right is still unsuccessfully trying to wrap its collective head around this one.
The Department of Labor’s proposed child safety regulations for American farms went largely combated by Right wingers across the country, who lamented the usual nonsense of anti-American handlings from the executive branch while supporting the gross misconduct of big business.
Media watchdog group Media Matters has compiled a great video compilation from 2008 of Fox News explaining that it’s just not reasonable to blame the President for high gas prices. Four years later, the Right wing propaganda engine is whistling another tune.
Firing up the cause for regressive politics, Sen. Inhofe’s new book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” furthers his plight of inexcusable denial and conspiracy-theorizing while blaming “government regulations” for the state of energy insecurity in which the nation currently finds itself.
Feb 21, 2012 in Politics
A new analysis of the Affordable Care Act shows that some of the nation’s most hard-strapped citizens are all-too-often than not proverbially shooting themselves in the foot by falling for Republican rhetoric concerning health care and taxation.
Strength, unity and responsibility: SOTU 2012 & GOP response each make a strong case for Obama’s second term
Jan 25, 2012 in Politics
In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out plans for the furthering of America’s economic recovery, energy security and commitment to education as a means-all for the uplifting of the working class while passionately denouncing the incessant, anti-American propaganda coming out of the Right.
Jan 20, 2012 in Politics
Actively and purposefully blurring the lines between fact and fiction, front-running Republicans like Mitt Romney offer little-to-no understanding of the realities faced by the large majority of Americans, nor do they present any plans of action that would directly benefit the working and middle classes.
Dec 21, 2011 in Politics
The economic divide between the classes is widening while the middle and lower classes are being expected to shoulder the burden alone. As income inequality creates opportunity inequality, a social structure that caters solely to the wealthy is perpetuated while everyone else is left to suffer.