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Sherman DeBrosse : Tea Baggers, Nativism, and the Fall Elections

Cartoon from the book Heroes of the Fiery Cross (1928) by nativist Branford Clarke that opposed immigration and promoted the Ku Klux Klan. Image from Wikimedia Commons.An open letter to E.J. Dionneconcerning Tea Baggers, nativism,and the possibility of reasoned discussion… … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Tea Baggers, Nativism, and the Fall Elections

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Pitchfork Populism : What Damage Will The Tea Baggers Do?

Photo from jkurt58 / Photobucket.What will they do to America?Right wing populism and the Tea BaggersBy Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / June 18, 2010 Maybe the great body of Tea Baggers cannot be reached, but we must answer … finish reading Pitchfork Populism : What Damage Will The Tea Baggers Do?

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Stormy Weather Ahead? : Dems Need a New Playbook

President Obama had a rainy Memorial Day. Meanwhile, the Dems are hoping for a change in the weather. Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast / AP. Peeking through the clouds:What’s ahead for the Dems? By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Stormy Weather Ahead? : Dems Need a New Playbook

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Follow the Poppies : Opium, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Soldier among the poppies at opium field in Afghanistan. Image from Aftermath News.Working with the warlords:Afghanistan and the heroin trade The U.S. used the international heroin network to serve its geopolitical aims in Afghanistan and elsewhere. By Sherman DeBrosse / … finish reading Follow the Poppies : Opium, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy

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Republican Jujitsu : Protecting Wall Street from the People

Cartoon by L.M. Glackens, 1911 / Puck / Library of Congress.Republican Jujitsu:Protecting Wall StreetFrom accountability and reform By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / April 21, 2010 We are reading about two firms that sold securities to the unsuspecting … finish reading Republican Jujitsu : Protecting Wall Street from the People

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Sherman DeBrosse : Rage, Racism, and the Future of the Tea Bagger Movement

The Tea Baggers:An identity temper tantrum with a violent edge By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / April 6, 2010 [This is the second in a two-part series on the Tea Bagger movement by Sherman DeBrosse. Go here to … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Rage, Racism, and the Future of the Tea Bagger Movement

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Compassion Deficit : The Triumph of Materialism

Cartoon by Stiners / The Unheard.Compassion deficit:On the unpopularity of health care reform By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / April 6, 2010 David Broder recently wrote about interviewing people in Florida and Texas about health care reform. He … finish reading Compassion Deficit : The Triumph of Materialism

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Sherman DeBrosse : The Resistible Rise of the Tea Bagger Movement

Dale Robertson, who claims to have founded the Tea Party movement. Photo from February 27, 2009, Tea Party in Houston.Not by bread alone: Why the Tea Baggers are successful Anger and fear have a way of spreading, and the Tea … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : The Resistible Rise of the Tea Bagger Movement

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Perfect Storm Coming? : GOP Winning With Message Control

Image from The Situationist.Democrats facing perfect political storm?GOP raises misinformation to an art formBy Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / February 22, 2010 As E.J. Dionne writes, Barack Obama, Democrats, and liberals are losing now. Big time! The Democrats … finish reading Perfect Storm Coming? : GOP Winning With Message Control

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Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

It’s a national tradition:Spying on Americans Part II: Reagan administration acquires PROMIS software By James Retherford and Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2010 [This is the second installment in a series about the U.S. government’s extensive … finish reading Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

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Republican Attack Machine : Controlling the Spin

Republican assault on the truth:A winning strategy for an off-year election The Democrats appear to be clueless in the face of a relentless propaganda campaign that relies upon what were once psychological tools to be used against enemy populations. By … finish reading Republican Attack Machine : Controlling the Spin

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U.S. Government : Six Decades of Spying on its Citizens

It’s a national tradition:Spying on Americans Part One: LBJ and Nixon By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / January 5, 2010 [This is the first installment of Sherman DeBrosse’s series about the U.S. government’s extensive and inglorious history of … finish reading U.S. Government : Six Decades of Spying on its Citizens

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