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Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, 1965. Photo from AP. The right-wing war on democratic rights:Voting rights, immigration reform imperiled Lost in both the partisan spin and rhetorical legalisms is that the scale of political power is … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Cruz’s Opposition to Liberty

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images. States’ rights trump the Constitution:Ted Cruz’s opposition to liberty Cruz’s homophobia is so pronounced that he has criticized other politicians for being too accepting of gays. By Lamar W. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Cruz’s Opposition to Liberty

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Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

Tea Party favorite Mike Pence is the new governor of Indiana. Photo by Darron Cummings / AP.Electoral contradictions:The progressive majority andthe reactionary state governments Challenges to a progressive future do not come just from Washington, Wall Street, or the Pentagon. … finish reading Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

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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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ELECTION 2012 / Steve Russell : The Election Night Rhythm and Blues

The Obama Four celebrate victory in Chicago on election night. Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images.From the POTUS to Sharon Keller:The election night rhythm and blues What got me off my leftist disgust with Obama high horse … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Steve Russell : The Election Night Rhythm and Blues

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Cruz Vs. Personal Liberty

Tea Party darling Ted Cruz. Photo by Gage Skidmore / Flickr.Ted Cruz:Opponent of personal liberty Like many right-wingers, Cruz has a limited understanding of our First Amendment rights. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 9, 2012 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Cruz Vs. Personal Liberty

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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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Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press. Image from Picasa. Fact and fiction: Cultural cognition and today’s politics The scholars have noted a tendency for people to ‘conform their beliefs about disputed matters of fact… to values that define … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics

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Robert Creamer : Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Frightens the Right

Sign from Occupy Wall Street. Image from We Know Memes.Five reasons the Occupy Wall Streetmovement really frightens the right By Robert Creamer / Progressive America Rising / October 12, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street movement really frightens the Right Wing. … finish reading Robert Creamer : Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Frightens the Right

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Harry Targ : The Two-Headed Neoliberal Monster

Image from Stupid Comics.An American dilemma, 2011:The two-headed neoliberal monster It became clear to the financiers that government regulations, social safety nets, and public institutions of all kinds had become impediments to the free flow of money capital. By Harry … finish reading Harry Targ : The Two-Headed Neoliberal Monster

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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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