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Politics: Naomi Wolf on when Romney killed the ‘American Dream’

Naomi Wolf writes a piece in the Guardian in response to Mitt Romney’s historic ‘47%’ comments.  I’ve included a few excerpts: What Romney’s comments reveal is that the American Dream is dead, killed off by skepticism from the bottom up – by the 99% of lower-income and middle-class people who no longer believe in it…… Continue reading Politics: Naomi Wolf on when Romney killed the ‘American Dream’

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Politics: What Massachusetts knows about Romney’s ‘business experience’

Many people who are from or have lived in Massachusetts know that Romney, while Governor, led a state which was near the bottom of the national list for JOB GROWTH. During his administration, he also piled up more DEBT per person than any other state and CUT taxes for millionaires. Romney’s track record in no…… Continue reading Politics: What Massachusetts knows about Romney’s ‘business experience’

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Politics: Who is ‘We’ and what have they ‘Built’?

I won’t be tuning into the Republican National Convention, though last night, while eating dinner, I overheard that the theme for the first night of the Convention was ‘We Built That’. So who and/or what is the Grand Old Party (GOP) referring to with ‘We’? Who exactly is ‘We’? Is it a reference to Americans generally or…… Continue reading Politics: Who is ‘We’ and what have they ‘Built’?

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Irish President Calls American Tea Partier “Wanker Whipping Up Fear”

The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins eviscerated ardent US Republican radio broadcaster Michael Graham over issues like healthcare and foreign policy. Read more here.

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Déjà vu and the Tea Party

To be a member of the Know Nothing Party, one had to be ‘a native born citizen, a Protestant, born of Protestant parents, reared under Protestant influence, and not united in marriage with a Roman Catholic’.  In addition, members of the Know Nothing Party had to take a pledge to prevent ‘the insidious policy of…… Continue reading Déjà vu and the Tea Party

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Video: Reading a Muslim Brotherhood response to Michele Bachmann

I am trying to be more creative.  Rather than writing something, I have decided to speak something.

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10 reasons why Romney chooses Rubio

There’s an obvious variable here – would Rubio even accept the invitation to be Romney’s running mate?  Reports are already suggesting he wants no part, but it’s hard to imagine he’d pass it up (but you never know).  Either way, Romney wanting Rubio to serve as his running mate makes sense for a number of reasons,…… Continue reading 10 reasons why Romney chooses Rubio