Queer Talk: Personal Crusades, Angelic Troublemakers, and Red and Blue Politics

By |August 30th, 2012|

In spite of the efforts to find ways to be supportive of the Romney / Ryan ticket (and related to LGBT equality, Log Cabin Republicans seem more excited about Ryan than Romney, because one time Ryan voted for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act), LCR hasn't endorsed that ticket. They still could, of course. But why wait [...]

USA Ranks 28th Out of 29 for Income Equality

By |August 30th, 2012|

Via Real World Economic Review, the graph below is from Edward Fullbrook's Decline of the USA. RWER quotes from an Al Jazeera review: Fullbrook's book reminds us that there's a rational order in the world "” that countries can learn from one another's experience in tackling social problems and challenges, and that by striving to [...]

Team Obama Fact Checks Paul Ryan’s Speech

By |August 30th, 2012|

THE OBAMA campaign gets busy.

Condoleezza Rice Enters Politics, Just Don’t Tell Her

By |August 30th, 2012|

CLASS ACT alert. Condoleezza Rice should prepare herself, because the Republican Party in California has been comatose since Pete Wilson's governorship. She's just the woman who might bring it back. She's an abortion rights advocate, incredibly adept, with her domestic passion education, which she calls the civil rights issue of our time. Who can argue [...]

Republicans Need Susana Martinez

By |August 30th, 2012|

"I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum "“ that gun weighed more than I did! My parents grew that small business-from one 18-year-old guarding a bingo-to more than 125 people in three states. And sure, there was help along the way. But my parents took the risk. They stood up. And you better believe that they [...]

Paul Ryan’s Budget Austerity Targets the Poor

By |August 29th, 2012|

NO WONDER Nuns on the Bus was dogging Paul Ryan. "It's immoral!" an 81 year-old nun cried out. The Ryan budget carves away subsidies for the poor, as Ezra Klein laid out today, while he debunks what people think they know about the Ryan budget and the focus on Medicare.  Ryan's budget, which Mitt Romney has [...]

News Desk: Reddit Snags Obama, Who Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

By |August 29th, 2012|

"Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn't revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change," Obama wrote. [Politico] REDDIT USERS got [...]

Yahoo Fires Washington Bureau Chief for Hot Mitt Romney Moment

By |August 29th, 2012|

"David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended." - [Politico] DURING A BREAK in an ABC/Yahoo News webcast, Chalian ripped [...]

Team Obama Targets Paul Ryan Before National Speech Tonight

By |August 29th, 2012|

"Mr. Ryan is new to the national scene with out-of-step views from a bygone era.. He is known as the author of the extreme GOP budget, the 'Path to Prosperity,' one that many say hurts the middle class." [h/t The Hill] THE NEXT GENERATION Ronald Reagan takes to the stage tonight. Also speaking tonight is [...]

News Desk: Voter Registration Restrictions in Florida Rejected

By |August 29th, 2012|

Democratic registration all but dries up since new Florida laws. During the 13 months beginning July 1 the year before elections in 2004 and 2008, registered Democrats increased by an average of 209,425 voters. From 2011 to this year, that number was 11,365. [Jacksonville.com] EFFORTS TO BLOCK registration drives in Florida has disproportionately [...]