Category Archives: Politics

George Will, Wrong No Matter How You Look At It.

“On May 8, here in the second-most important court in the land — the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — there will be an argument that this is objectively a revenue measure,” Will explained. “The Supreme Court said as much, … Continue reading

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I am The Mayor Of Peoria, Jim Arbis, And I Approve This Message

Friends, Peorians, fellow countrymen, lend me your ears. I, the Republican mayor of the beautiful city of Peoria Illinois have important matters to discuss with you. I realize the byline on this post would seem to indicate the author is … Continue reading

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OSHA – Over 40 Years And Still Saving Lives

Republican President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law in 1970. As Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, says: OSHA doesn’t kill jobs; it helps prevent jobs from killing workers. This week, the UFCW International Union … Continue reading

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Fighting Redmap Update

Previous posts about the National Popular Vote Initiative can be found here, here and here. The National Popular Vote Initiative is a proposal that would give the electoral votes of participating states to the winner of the popular vote in … Continue reading

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Friday Feminism: Abortion, Equality and Sexual Assault

Federal Judge Daniel Hovland struck down North Dakota’s six week abortion ban, known as the “fetal heartbeat” measure, permanently on Wednesday calling the law “invalid and unconstitutional” and that it “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.” The law had immediately been … Continue reading

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Election Reports – Central States – 4/16/14

In Kentucky, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is challenging Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat. In the first quarter of 2014 Grimes managed to out-raise McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader. Her campaign has been boosted by grassroots support, having … Continue reading

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Cowardice of the Racist Right

I’ve come to the conclusion that most Republicans are simply cowards. We read, and hear on hate radio, the viciously racist statements and images made by right-wing racists nearly every, stinkin’ day (many of which we’ve compiled at http://www.allthingsdemocrat.com/not-racist/). That’s … Continue reading

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The GOP Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Because . . .

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserts that the Paycheck Fairness Act “was going to be helpful to trial lawyers.” I developed a small headache as I tried to unravel the web of contradiction while she spoke about how pro-women’s equality the … Continue reading

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It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, … Continue reading

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Mike Huckabee Successfully Trolls For Publicity

Searching the Google for items related to Mike Huckabee today yields thousands of results related to his speech at a summit of conservatives in New Hampshire. Many of those links are to reputable news and opinion sites with massive audiences. … Continue reading

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Over/Under: Years Before Republicans Start to Claim Credit For Obamacare

The Heritage Plan: 1989. All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. Many others require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. … Continue reading

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Friday Feminism – Important Stories This Week

Florida made the news once again and as usual not in a good way.  Thirty-two year old, single mother, Charlene Dill, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor late last month. She had a documented heart condition – the cause … Continue reading

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