Tag Archives: Right Wing Politics

Carl Davidson :
What the big debate tells us about a
Republican presidency

Here’s my instant two cents on the first GOP ‘debate’: put your money in the body bag business. By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2015 First, if any of the top people here win the White … finish reading Carl Davidson :
What the big debate tells us about a
Republican presidency

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Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

The abominable Straw Man argument. Image from Linda’s Bees. Frosty the Straw Man: How right-wing rants poison political discussion If we could have civil discourse about our disagreements and try to understand why we have differences of opinion, perhaps we … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

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Tom Hayden : Becoming Two Countries in 2014

Becoming two countries. Image from Shutterstock / sojourners. The war for America: Becoming two countries in 2014 Joined by a right-wing Roberts Supreme Court and funded by the likes of the Koch brothers, the Right is consolidating its power on … finish reading Tom Hayden : Becoming Two Countries in 2014

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Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

Demonstrator at Moral Monday protest, Raleigh, N.C. Image from newsobserver.com. The battlelines are drawn:Right-wing neo-secession or a third Reconstruction? In this war for the heart and soul of the U.S., the battle for the South stands front and center. By … finish reading Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

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PHOTO ESSAY / Otis Ike : The NRA War Party in Houston

Undercover at the NRA: Otis Ike with new friend at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, May 3-5, 2013. All photos by Otis Ike  / The Rag Blog. A Klan rally without hoods:The NRA War Party in Houston … finish reading PHOTO ESSAY / Otis Ike : The NRA War Party in Houston

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James McEnteer : How Mass Media Enable the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies from Shaun of the Dead. Image from TheModerateVoice. What if the dead stop staying dead?How mass media enable the Zombie Apocalypse When Mitt Romney rose from the grave of his own hypocrisy and insular privilege to oppose Barack Obama, … finish reading James McEnteer : How Mass Media Enable the Zombie Apocalypse

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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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Marilyn Katz : Whose Election is This Anyway?

Is it about them? Or us? Caricatures by DonkeyHotey.Whose election is this anyway? It’s not about Obama or Romney. It’s about us. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | August 28, 2012 Without Occupy, without women, without the young, … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Whose Election is This Anyway?

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Harry Targ : The Campaign Against Social Security

Rep. Paul Ryan talks to media April 1, 2008, about his budget plan. Ryan wants to privatize Social Security. Photo by AP.The media relaunches the campaign against social security The addition of Congressman Paul Ryan to the Romney ticket is … finish reading Harry Targ : The Campaign Against Social Security

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Don Swift : Paranoid Politics and the Legitimacy Crisis

Graphic from Framing the Dialogue. Inset images below from NeoRepublica and Pushed to the Left.Paranoid politics:How the legitimacy crisis helps the Republicans The growing lack of confidence in government and democracy occurred most with white, blue-collar people. The extent to … finish reading Don Swift : Paranoid Politics and the Legitimacy Crisis

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Don Swift : Cultural Cognition, Collective Memory, and Tea Party Republicanism

Image from Religion Nerd.Cultural cognition, collective memory, and Tea Party Republicanism The right-wing information machine is very adept at wiring for its followers a collective memory that filters out contradictory information. By Don Swift | The Rag Blog | July … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition, Collective Memory, and Tea Party Republicanism

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Bill Freeland : The Marx Brothers Are Reforming Public Education

Graphic by Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog.The Marx Brothers are reforming public education Hilarious, but as Groucho himself might have observed, the joke’s on us! By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / June 6, 2012 CONCORD, New Hampshire … finish reading Bill Freeland : The Marx Brothers Are Reforming Public Education

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