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It is getting worse

According to political numbers site 538 the numbers are getting worse. As of this morning, the Republicans now have a 60% probability of winning a majority in the Senate. Oh well, I guess it just proves once again that you can buy an election in the USA.

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The Pitchforks are Coming!

Like Nick Hanauer, I am an unrepentant capitalist. But capitalism only works if, as he says, it is well managed. And right now, we are doing a worse than terrible job of managing our capitalists and plutocrats. Income inequality is rising at insane rates. The end result, history has shown us again and again, is […]

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How We Go To War

© Tom Tomorrow Seven simple steps! And you knew someone was going to bring up Hitler, didn’t you? We have gotten so good at justifying new wars. I just wish we were as good at ending them. Also, I can’t seem to get rid of this nagging feeling that we are being suckered into this […]

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In Hot Water

Jon Stewart tells Fox News to “shut up” and adds “fuck you and your false patriotism”: Is it my imagination, or is Jon Stewart actually getting angry about the media noise machine? If so, I love it. Because if we are indeed watching the decline and fall of America, I don’t want it to end […]

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Abuse of Power

Wow. Just wow. I knew that Republicans were the party of no, but I didn’t realize that they would argue that it would be an abuse of power to just do your frickin’ job. So here is the situation. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder has resigned. Obama will now nominate someone, who has to be […]

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Pundit Blowback

Pundits should be given a big dose of their own 20-20 hindsight medicine: © Jen Sorensen It always amazes me how wrong the pundits are, but for some stupid reason the media keeps putting them on TV to make more stupid prognostications.

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Worried?

Are you worried about the Republicans taking over control of the Senate? Apparently you are in the minority. In fact, only 36% of Americans can correctly identify the party that controls both the House and the Senate. Interestingly, there is virtually no difference between Republicans and Democrats in answering this question correctly.

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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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