politics

How ALEC Subverts Our Democracy – VIDEO

How ALEC Subverts Our Democracy – VIDEO

If you aren’t familiar with with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), then you should be. This is an organization that bills itself as a charity with education as its focus. What it really is is a lobbying organization that holds private meetings with legislators from every state. It writes boilerplate laws complete with fill in the […]

NH Senate Votes To Kick 40,000 Off Expanded Medicaid

NH Senate Votes To Kick 40,000 Off Expanded Medicaid

The New Hampshire Senate Finance Committee voted yesterday to discontinue participation in the state’s expanded Medicaid program, potentially leaving 40,000 people in the state without insurance and risking higher premiums for the rest of those in the Granite State. Despite praise from Senate Republicans, the vote fell along party lines. The Finance Committee is comprised […]

What Would Jesus Do? Run For President, According to Jeb Bush

What Would Jesus Do? Run For President, According to Jeb Bush

“If you’re looking for a perfect candidate he probably existed 2,000 years ago.” That was Jeb Bush’s response to a reporter asking him who the perfect presidential candidate would be. Thom Hartmann at Democratic Underground picked up the story and ran down Jesus’ potential policy positions. Healthcare: Love your neighbor as yourself.   Poverty: Sell […]

New Study Proves U.S. Is Controlled By Rich And Powerful Elite – VIDEO

New Study Proves U.S. Is Controlled By Rich And Powerful Elite – VIDEO

It’s not exactly breaking news that the United States is an Oligarchy and that Democracy in this country has gone the way of the dinosaur and the Dodo Bird. But when other countries are looking at us and pointing their fingers, the problem has gone beyond just being anecdotal. Former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, has […]

‘My Story As A Republican That Is Supporting Bernie Sanders For President’

‘My Story As A Republican That Is Supporting Bernie Sanders For President’

While perusing Reddit, I came across this post from the Bernie Blog and it reminded me that not all lifelong Republicans have oatmeal for brains. When I first moved to Northern California in 2008, one of the real estate agents I worked with and subsequently became friends with was a gentleman who was and remains Republican—at […]

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