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Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

Those who serve in legislative bodies seldom read what they vote on and virtually never write the bills they drop into the legislative sausage machine. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 22, 2014 Cheap shots have been … finish reading Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

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Ted McLaughlin :
Why Congress can’t understand your financial struggle

For the first time in this country’s history, more than half of the members of Congress are at least millionaires. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2014 The figures above are for Congress in 2012, and … finish reading Ted McLaughlin :
Why Congress can’t understand your financial struggle

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Lamar W. Hankins : Questions Ted Cruz Won’t Answer

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the inquisitor. Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images. Questions that Rafael Edward‘Ted’ Cruz won’t answer Cruz’s performance has been described by various commentators and reporters as disgraceful, appalling, embarrassing, slanderous, impertinent, uncivil, moralistic, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Questions Ted Cruz Won’t Answer

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ELECTION 2012 / Katherine Haenschen : Thank you, John Cornyn!

Graphic from Burnt Orange Report.An open letter to Senator John Cornyn… …in recognition of his great achievement in electing female Democratic senators. By Katherine Haenschen / Burnt Orange Report / November 12, 2012 Dear Senator John Cornyn, I want to … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Katherine Haenschen : Thank you, John Cornyn!

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ELECTION 2012 / Ed Felien : Forward Over the Fiscal Cliff?

Taking the dive! Image from Photobucket.The next step:Forward over the fiscal cliff? If John Boehner wants to give the car keys to the crazies, and they’re willing to drive over the cliff, then the rest of us should step back … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Ed Felien : Forward Over the Fiscal Cliff?

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Lamar W. Hankins : Grover Norquist and ‘Pledges Oft Interred…’

Blackmailer Grover Norquist. Caricature by DonkeyHotey. Inset photos below: Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed.The pledges of men areoft interred with their bones Republicans fear Grover Norquist, who keeps their pledges locked in a safe as though they are valuable stock … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Grover Norquist and ‘Pledges Oft Interred…’

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Robert Jensen : Occupy Congress

Norman Solomon. Image from Nation of Change.Occupy Congress:Norman Solomon sees arole for progressive legislators By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | November 30, 2011 Conventional politics in the United States focuses on elections, while left activists typically argue that … finish reading Robert Jensen : Occupy Congress

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Ted McLaughlin : Congressional Insider Trading is a Crime! Or Should Be…

Image from Dallas News.There oughta be a law:Stop Congressional ‘insider trading’ By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog/ November 26, 2001 Last week it was revealed that members of Congress regularly do something that, if done by other Americans, would … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Congressional Insider Trading is a Crime! Or Should Be…

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Urgent Business of Promoting Religion

Writ in stone. Image from Addicting Info.‘Substantive and meaningful’:Congressional Republicans attend tothe urgent business of promoting religion By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / November 8, 2011 Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia recently declared that … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Urgent Business of Promoting Religion

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Carl Davidson : Who’s Waging ‘Class Warfare’?

Art from RepublicanDirtyTricks.com / Keep on Keepin’ On.Talk about your ‘class warfare’:Shameless opposition to jobs bill reveals GOP hatred of working class By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2011 If you want to have your class … finish reading Carl Davidson : Who’s Waging ‘Class Warfare’?

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Larry Ray : Tattered Leadership and Toxic Tea

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.A virus has been unleashed:Tattered leadership and toxic tea By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 2, 2011 A fetid brew of public ignorance and indifference flavored with abject partisan stubbornness … finish reading Larry Ray : Tattered Leadership and Toxic Tea

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Steve Max : The Snare and Deception of ‘Family Economics’

Political cartoon from Progressive America Rising.Obama hits the trap running:The snare and deceptionof ‘family economics’ The trap that Obama and many Congressional Democrats constantly fall into is to act and talk as if Republicans are normal and that this is … finish reading Steve Max : The Snare and Deception of ‘Family Economics’

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