‘Man Behind the Curtain’: Todd Akin and the Republican fear of women

Todd Akin (R-MO)

The Congressman from Missouri has accomplished in one sentence what his political opponents have been trying tirelessly to convince the American public of for years: that the currently seated GOP is by and large dominated by the extreme Right, whose religion-based, male-power struggles – and shortcomings – greatly outweigh its sense of purpose on a national, public scale.

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Has Paul Ryan strengthened Romney’s candidacy for President of the United 1% of Jesus America?

As only the second Catholic to ever be nominated for national office by Republicans, Ryan all-but locks in the devout white Catholic vote. While Romney steers the argument over big business regulations and governmental power, his political antithesis – a career politician – is being sent in to hammer away at the Right’s Biblical sensibilities.

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Reality disconnect: New poll shows how religious ignorance can affect elections

Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.

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Drug testing for unemployment benefits yet another Republican smokescreen

House GOP have unveiled new legislation that would eliminate 40 weeks from the duration of currently-offered federal unemployment benefits while allowing states to mandate drug testing for recipients – yet another provision of keeping would-be-working Americans at fault by turning to a “hot button issue” like drug use as the social catalyst for acceptability.

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Occupy Wall Street: Tea parties for smart people

A surge of re-energized American citizens positioned in cities across the country are carrying out the grassroots “Occupy Wall Street” movement (or the “99 Percent Movement”) with an intelligent and provoking agenda that invokes real patriotic citizenship – much unlike the backwards Tea Party protests that have done little more than pervert our founding ideals while hidden under the guise of Americanism.

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