Sunday's Outlook section of the Washington Post will be dubbed: "The Polarization Issue"Writers Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein finally, finally, FINALLY, bring to the front pages what we here have been saying since, OH, SINCE DKOS FIRST STARTED....we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. Read more
ALRIGHT! Now the Washington Post Agrees with this blog--ALRIGHT!!!
And Of Course, the Republican Party still denies its War on Women's Rights, especially when it comes to Health Care.The following is from a speech given by Dr. Jennefer Russo at the United Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg, PA on April 28, 2012.My name is Dr. Jennefer Russo. I am a Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. I am an obstetrician/gynecologist in Pittsburgh. My patients come to me for a variety of different medical needs, including contraception, pap smears, ovarian cysts, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. Some women choose to continue pregnancies and some don’t. Either way, I take care of them. Read more
Thank You, Mr. Stephen King for becoming a voice of reason. After all, the Middle Class is the True Foundation of Society--Look-Look-Look at all the third world countries--they are in the economic mess that they are in because they do not have a Middle Class Structure--Big Business and the Republican Party need to wake up and smell the coffee, by destroying the Middle Class---they are self destructing and IF they succeed they will succeed in DE-evolving the United States into a Third World Economy.The disproportionate and unfair tax rate disparity between the rich and poor is going to be a major hot-button issue this election, particularly when Romney's meager 13% tax rate is even lower than Obama's (because he's richer). Over the past year, a number of super-rich progressives led by Warren Buffett have come forth asking the federal government to tax them more, noting that the discrepancy is making the country worse for everyone. The latest to join the chorus? Best-selling novelist Stephen King, who just penned a plea for the Daily Beast called, "Tax Me, For Fuck's Sake!" Proletariat language: that's partly why we love him. King writes: Read more
This is indeed something to think about. Short notice or not short notice, maybe there might be a way for me to be involved with an activity, after all, even though I work tonight and tomorrow night.Fall 2011 was pretty exciting, wasn’t it? Protesters in Egypt and Tunisia had just won a non-violent revolution. Over 1200 Americans took part in the biggest act of civil disobedience in the history of environmentalism and it looked like they had won. Occupy Wall Street appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, and became a national phenomenon calling the nation’s attention to the interrelated crises of political cronyism and deep structural inequity threatening our democracy. For a second it felt like maybe the “post-hope” era was coming to an end. Maybe we’d all finally get off the internet and start directly confronting those things we’d been waiting for President Obama to fix for us since January 2009. Read more
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