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Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

Graphic from alecwatch.org.The ALEC agenda:How the right-wing moldslegislators to shill for corporations By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 28, 2012 “[Any law proposed by businessmen] ought always to be listened to with great precaution… It comes … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ALEC and the Right Wing Agenda

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Steve Benen : Some of Texas Republicans’ Best Friends Are Jewish

Is Texas House Speaker Straus not Christian enough? Straus, on the right, is shown with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (center) and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Photo by Harry Cabluck / AP.Christian conservatives trying to oustJewish speaker of Texas State House … finish reading Steve Benen : Some of Texas Republicans’ Best Friends Are Jewish

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Glenn W. Smith : Attacks on Voting Rights in Houston

The top photo is the captured still from a video (see it here) put out by True the Vote that alleges “Democrats” manipulate elections. Digital Dupes then reported that it appeared that some of True the Vote’s evidence might be … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Attacks on Voting Rights in Houston

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Glenn W. Smith : It’s Getting Hot in Houston

Image from Dog Canyon.Likely Arson in Houston, and Voter suppression from the Right By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2010 A mysterious fire last Friday destroys all of the voting machines in Harris County (Houston), … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : It’s Getting Hot in Houston

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Ted McLaughlin : Debunking the Immigrant Myths

Sign on fence of ranch on US/Mexico border near Campo, California. Photo by Fred Greaves / Reuters.Fear fuels $600 million border bill:Debunking the myths about immigrants By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2010 On Thursday, the … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Debunking the Immigrant Myths

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Harry Targ : Ethics Charges and the Natural Order of Things

Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Photo from Getty Images.The natural order of things:Ethics and Congresswomen Waters and Harman By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 9, 2010 The stories about ethics violations by Congressman Charles Rangel (NY) have been making … finish reading Harry Targ : Ethics Charges and the Natural Order of Things

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Republicans on Health Care : The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Tweet from Roger Ebert. Image from Daily Kos.Ain’t gonna happen:Republican efforts to repeal reformBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 24, 2010 Health care reform is now law, and in a few more days the reconciliation bill will … finish reading Republicans on Health Care : The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Text and Subtext : The Media’s Tea Party

Framing the Tea Party movement: New Left redux? Photo from RaceWire.‘Wal-Mart Hippies?’Framing the Tea Party movement By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / March 10, 2010 Friday morning I was listening to my pseudo “fair and balanced” National Public … finish reading Text and Subtext : The Media’s Tea Party

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Health Care Blues : Citizens Suffer While Insurance Profits Soar

Photo from Public Option Health Care Now.Health care blues:Insurance profits soar, Congress fiddles,Teabaggers rail against ‘socialist’ Obama By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / February 21, 2010 As I write, we await the President’s open discussion about … finish reading Health Care Blues : Citizens Suffer While Insurance Profits Soar

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Primal Scream : White Racism and the Tea Party Movement

Sign at Tea Party in Madison, WI, April 14, 2009. Photo by cometstarmoon / Wikimedia Commons.Bubbling under the surface:Racial resentment in the Tea Party movement By Rich Benjamin / February 9, 2010 [Rich Benjamin’s commentary on the underlying “white grievance” … finish reading Primal Scream : White Racism and the Tea Party Movement

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Jim Hightower : Republican Hypocrites Rag on the Poor

Image from Grub Street.Madcap schtick of Bauer and Linder:Republicans out of touch as middle class sinks By Jim Hightower / February 4, 2010 American politics is a hoot! Where else can raw ignorance rise to such high places — and … finish reading Jim Hightower : Republican Hypocrites Rag on the Poor

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Rumble on the Right : Teabagging for Fun and Profit

Teabaggin’ dodo bird. Image from Voice of Arizona.Trouble in paradise:Tea-bagger convention is for-profit scam By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 28, 2010 Even though they’ve had their efforts publicized by Fox News and funded by large right-wing … finish reading Rumble on the Right : Teabagging for Fun and Profit

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