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Obama’s “European-Style Welfare Culture”


  The Republican Myth of Obama’s “Entitlement Society” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 One of the few things Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich agree on is that President Obama is turning America into “ European-style welfare culture.” In his standard stump speech … Continue reading

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Robert Scheer: The Die Has Been Cast


The Recovery Is Dead, Long Live the Recovery Robert Scheer, 8/3/11 The die has been cast. Obama’s “nearly complete capitulation to the hostage-taking demands of Republican extremists,” as an editorial in the normally sedate New York Times described the deal to raise the … Continue reading

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Matters of Principle, Gary Hart 07/31/11


Gary Hart was a presidential candidate in the 1984 and 1988 elections.  Here is his take on a speech you may never hear from President Obama, but in what seems to be the parallel universe in which we live, may … Continue reading

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American Medical Roulette: What are the Odds?


Whats wrong with this picture?  Well, for one thing, the US pays $7,200/year for healthcare per person.  For another, we don’t have a national healthcare system.  More importantly, the $7,200 buys us a life expectancy of about 78 years.  Portugal has a life expectancy … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Abandon Obama?


President Barack Obama “Change we can believe in” has come to be an empty slogan.  Once again the Democratic party is on the defensive against a grey eminence which demands that no tax increases be implemented. In fact, it demands … Continue reading

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Robert Reich: Political Canards


The Republican’s Big Lies About Jobs (And Why Obama Must Repudiate Them) TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011, http://robertreich.org/ And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed … Continue reading

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Birther Stampede!


One would think that a court challenge might be the appropriate way to resolve this. However, the birther movement appears to be based on faith.  Not faith in God or in reason, but a faith in Slogan.  Slogan is a … Continue reading

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