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Is The Democratic Party For NRA Blood Money, Or For Children?

To make the point again, this is a very, very simple equation: eliminate the scourge of the NRA, drain the swamp of its blood money and you stop the murder of children. Period. And so the question that must be asked of at least the Democratic Party: what is the party going to do to destroy the NRA’s ability to keep advancing an agenda that promotes gun mayhem in the streets and the murder of children and other innocent people?

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It’s Just Math: CBO Says Millionaire Surcharge Can Pay For ALL of Obama Jobs Package

    There is an incredible easy equation to make–both morally and financially. The one percent broke it now they need to fix it. And it all adds up, according to the Congressional Budget Office.   The math: The Democrats’ proposed tax on millionaires would raise an estimated $453 billion, more than enough to pay for […]

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Republicans Pity The Poor “Middle Class” Millionaires–People You Won’t Find Next Door

   Sure, for humor, I turn to listen to Jon Stewart and Colbert. But, really, if you want the funniest laughs you have to mix in Republican leadership talking points. Seriously. Ah, yes, the "class warfare" inherent in Harry Reid’s proposal to apply a 5 percent surtax on millionaires. Except it isn’t so–not surprisingly–as the […]

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Convention Choices–Do Dems Care About Unionization?

   This will be interesting. The Democratic Party loves to come to the labor movement when it needs help or money. Harry Reid, for example, doesn’t win re-election without the help of the Culinary Workers i.e., UNITEHERE. And so: A union representing hotel workers has asked the Democratic National Committee to rule out two of […]

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The State of Labor–Now Take To The Streets

There isn’t any other way of putting it: last night was a disaster for the labor movement and for its members and all working people. When the working class "hero" John Boehner choked up in recounting his humble roots, I said aloud, "will you remember that when you unleash Big Business to press its boot […]

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Nails On A Chalkboard: Watching the Nevada Debate

   So, it’s probably a bad sign about my own priorities that I flip on C-SPAN at night and, having stumbled on the debate in the Senate Nevada race, I stuck with it–without running for a large glass of wine. Or maybe something stronger.    Oh my god.    It was a muddle. I can’t […]

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Liz Cheney Knows Racism When She Sees It (She Was Raised in It)

After years of supporting her racist father, Liz Cheney is finally calling out racism where she sees it — in the words of Harry Reid. Liz Cheney insists that Reid’s comments about Obama were racist because they involved "I mean, talking about the color of the president’s skin…" I think we can all agree that […]

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When A Tinge Is Too Much

   So, now, there is a public option in the Senate health care bill that is apparently taking shape–of course, states can opt out of the provision which makes it, in my view, weak if we are trying to establish a national standard. I suppose that the opting-out could also mean states could enact a […]

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What To Make of Specter’s Opposition to EFCA

   Yesterday, Arlen Specter declared on the floor of the Senate that he would not vote for cloture–meaning, for you’all not as familiar with the lingo of the Senate, that he would not vote to end a filibuster, which requires 60 votes to stop–on the Employee Free Choice Act. Oddly, this got very little play […]

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