For Paul Ryan, Money Trumps God
There is a huge hullabaloo brewing on Capitol Hill over the resignation of the House chaplain, Father Pat Conroy, who claimed he was forced to resign by Speaker Paul Ryan. Democrats are outraged by Ryan's unprecedented decision, and believe it was because the Jesuit priest ...read more
Conservatives Are Trying To Seduce Bernie Supporters And They're Incredibly Bad At It
I came across Vox's "How conservatives want to break Bernie Sanders’s spell over young Americans" and expected something resembling a plan with actual thought put into it. Instead, I got this: Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said in a panel discussion that if millennials saw that ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: The Deadly Toll Of Free Market Madness
One of the conceits behind Trump's presidency is that he'll do away with all those pesky regulations that are keeping Corporate America shackled and unleash "innovation" leading to "jobs" and this will "make America great again".... To continue reading this article, please go ...read more
10 Tips For a Libertarian Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a tradition that Americans from every walk of life can enjoy. It is a time when friends and family get together and give thanks for what they have. However, the tradition has some rather worrying elements to it that could teach Americans socialistic concepts like ...read more
Tom Friedman Complains About The America He Helped Create
Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and master of the completely incomprehensible metaphor is sad. Very sad. On his travels around the world, Friedman gets to see America from other people's perspective, and he doesn't like what he is hearing. In his latest piece for the ...read more
Don't Get Mad About Outsourcing. It Is Capitalism At Its Finest.
For writers, thinkers and opinion makers in the West, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the exclamation point that concluded all debate about the value of free-market Capitalism. Not only was this system of distributing resources efficient, it was also morally correct. ...read more
Right-Wing English Lesson #1: Carrying the Day
By Ari Rutenberg: I keep wondering what dictionary the Republicans use, because while it appears that they are speaking the same English I'm familiar with, when you actually parse the language, it makes no sense whatsoever. Much like a Diddy rap song or Aerosmith lyrics, it ...read more
What Would a Tea Party Utopia Actually Look Like?
By Ben Cohen: Those who define themselves as Libertarians, Tea Partiers, and Free Market Capitalists have one primary objective: To get rid of government and let markets reign supreme. Unfortunately, none of them seem to have thought through the consequences of a country with ...read more
Hilarious Deconstruction of a Tea Party Nut
A Tea Party member left the following rant on one of Chez Pazienza's pieces about the lunacy of GOP economics (a piece well worth reading by way): One common thread seen in liberal blogs is confusion and rage. I felt that way too in my twenties when I had no idea how the ...read more
Two Visions of America
Image via Wikipedia Check out this sparring session between Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Rand Paul on healthcare for seniors. Sanders and Franken lay out a progressive vision for the country, articulating a government run approach to ensuring access to health care for seniors ...read more
Mitt Romney Tells the Truth About the Economy. Sort of.
Mitt Romney's presidential announcement at a farm in Stratham, N.H. yesterday consisted of a series of ridiculous assertions about the President and his track record in office. For a good rebuttal of his key points, check out Andrew Sullivan's scathing report here. However, ...read more
Why the Neo Liberal Revolution Was Built on a Myth
by Ben Cohen Talk to any mildly intelligent Republican, and they will automatically tell you that government intervention into the economy causes stagflation (where the economy doesn't grow, and prices go up regardless). The proof of this apparently comes from the Ford/Carter ...read more