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Applying Heat

Around 400,000 people gathered in New York City Sunday to demand action on climate change, making it the largest climate march in history. The march started with a moment of silence, with thousands walking through Times Square with their fists in the air but without making a sound. Tweeters declared that they had never heard […]

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Textbook Case

Texas has a long history of producing school textbooks influenced by hard-right conservatives, but we had hoped those days were over. Nope. Of more than 140 people on the textbook panels, only three are actually college-level educators. For example, the chair of the History Department at Southern Methodist University, who is also faculty at the […]

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Internet Trolls are Assholes

Science once again proves what we already knew. A psychological study of self-identified internet trolls shows that they are sadists, narcissists, and psychopaths. Or as Psychology Today put it: So next time you encounter a troll online, remember a few things. (1) These trolls are some truly messed up people and (2) it is your […]

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More Climate Propaganda

Yesterday’s post was an amazing video showing how climate change deniers cast doubt on the science when there really is not any significant scientific doubt. But there are many other ways that propaganda is used by the climate deniers. For example, in 2012 the New York Times (the poster child for the supposed left-wing media) […]

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Doubt

Unfortunately, propaganda works, especially with enough money pumped into it, and with help from the right-wing media. How many times do we fall for this snow job before we get wise to their tactics? Another propaganda technique is telling people that they can’t do anything about the environment. For example, saying that it will destroy […]

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We Hate You, But We Vote For You Anyway

Obama has a 54% disapproval rating. The Democratic Party has a 61% disapproval rating, making the party in general even more unpopular. But nobody beats the Republican Party, which has a whopping 72% disapproval rating. In fact, 47% of Americans – nearly half – say they “strongly” disapprove of the GOP. And yet, according to […]

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Obamacare has Failed

… to live up to the warnings from the detractors.

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The Past is Present

© Tom Tomorrow We should be living in a golden age of enlightenment and advanced technology, but instead we seem to be preoccupied by greed, anger, and selfishness. Will we survive?

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So help me…

On October 30, 2013, the Air Force changed their rules. It used to be that they would allow you to omit the phrase “So help me God” at the end of their enlistment oath. But no more. So for now, you have to swear to God in order to be in the Air Force. And […]

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Warren on Clinton

In this interview of Elizabeth Warren by Bill Moyers from 2004, she recounts a story about then Senator Hillary Clinton. It is an interesting story about Clinton, but even more it is an indictment of the insane influence of money on our political system.

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Conservative or Liberal?

© Louis CK Here’s the longer quote from Louis CK: I don’t have any political opinions, I just am very curious. And it’s very interesting to listen to what people say. What’s the best way to run a country and the world? Those are really profound questions. I don’t have the confidence to say that […]

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No Alternative to Bombs?

© Ted Rall It’s true. Everything I hear about ISIS (or ISIL, IS, etc.) is that they are totally evil and must be stopped. Even Rand Paul, who called Hillary Clinton a “War Hawk” did an immediate about face and called for us to bomb them. But then I started hearing that Muslims are just […]

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Are You Sure?

Thirty years ago, two black, mentally disabled men were convicted of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. One of the men spent all thirty years on death row. A few days ago, DNA evidence was used to show that both men are innocent, and they have been ordered to be released. Now here’s […]

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Will the Revolving Door hit Cantor in the Butt?

Used Tool Purchased for $1.8 Million [satire by Andy Borowitz] NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—A used tool that has been on the market for several months was purchased on Tuesday for the whopping price of $1.8 million. While it may not have set a new record, the sale price raised eyebrows, with many observers noting […]

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The Changing Face of Race

© Blue Delliquanti Not to mention that tactics like race-based gerrymandering and voter suppression laws will only work for so long before these these not-really-a-minority-any-more groups figure out that they can wield a tremendous amount of political power. Where will that leave all the Fox News loving racists?

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