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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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Lamar W. Hankins : What’s Conservative about Paul Ryan?

Ryan shrugged. Cover art by Drew Friedman for the New York Observer from his Facebook page.What’s conservative about Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan is an extremist on issues of restricting personal liberty and using government to benefit the wealthy to the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : What’s Conservative about Paul Ryan?

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Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

Image from Research Digest.The election reflectsAmerica’s conservative era As the Republicans moved ever further to the right… so too did the Democrats. This leaves the U.S. as the world’s only rich capitalist state without a mass party left of center … finish reading Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

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Travis Waldron : Texas Republican Platform: Whoa Doggies!

Texas Republicans. Image from Republican Liberty Caucus.The five craziest policies inTexas Republicans’ 2012 platform The Texas GOP supports ‘repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment,’ which instituted a national income tax, and instead favors a wildly regressive national sales tax that would … finish reading Travis Waldron : Texas Republican Platform: Whoa Doggies!

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘The People’s Pension’ and the War Against Social Security

‘The People’s Pension’:The war against social security The opponents of this program are not interested in saving money, a fairer distribution of benefits, or helping the elderly. They are serving an ideological agenda of social Darwinism. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘The People’s Pension’ and the War Against Social Security

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Lamar W. Hankins : Suppressing Democracy 101

Graphic from Other Means.Today’s Republicans findnew ways to suppress democracy By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2012 Registering the poor to vote ‘is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.’ — Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Suppressing Democracy 101

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Lamar W. Hankins : Bogus Republican Values on Texas Primary Ballot

Art by DonkeyHotey / Flickr.Texas ballot initiativesillustrate bogus Republican values The propositions fit into the typical Republican mindset — they tend to see things in black and white, without the ambiguities and complexities that exist in the real world. By … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Bogus Republican Values on Texas Primary Ballot

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Chris Mooney : The Republican Brain on ‘The Republican Brain’

Image from Grist.The Republican Brain on ‘The Republican Brain’ (And how my conservative critics prove the point) By Chris Mooney / Truthout / May 3, 2012 Chris Mooney, author of The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science … finish reading Chris Mooney : The Republican Brain on ‘The Republican Brain’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Republican Mind is Terrible Thing to Waste

Congressman Paul Ryan: A terrible thing to waste. Image from rrstar.com. A Republican mind isa terrible thing to waste By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 2, 2012 “The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Republican Mind is Terrible Thing to Waste

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

Two books on workers and rabble-rousing: Kick some ass with the working class By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 [Autoworkers Under the Gun: A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream, by Greg … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

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David Bacon : How the Anti-Immigrant Tide Was Turned in Mississippi

Members of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance at a rally at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Jan. 12, 2011. Photo by Rogelio V. Solis / AP.How Mississippi’s black/brown strategybeat the South’s anti-immigrant wave By David Bacon / The Rag Blog … finish reading David Bacon : How the Anti-Immigrant Tide Was Turned in Mississippi

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Marilyn Katz : Our Bodies, Their Politics

Image from The Raw Story.Our bodies, their politics The last few months have made abundantly clear what women must do: rid America’s capitols of misogynists. By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / April 24, 2012 In the first half … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Our Bodies, Their Politics

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