Tag Archives: Ted McLaughlin
Eleven states don’t restore voting rights to ex-felons, but a substantial majority of Americans believe that they should. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder brought up an interesting topic the other … finish reading :
Convicted felons and the right to vote
Just allowing the rich to keep more of the money they make doesn’t mean they will spend any of that money they get to keep to create any new jobs. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 12, … finish reading :
There is no correlation between taxes and employment
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 :
Why Congress can’t understand your financial struggle
Pro-choice demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Sunday, June 23, 2013. More than 1,000 packed the place on Sunday and the numbers kept growing during the week. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. A new day … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Wendy Davis, Energized Dems Deal Blow to Texas GOP and War on Women
Sample plutocrat: William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 – 1885). Famous quote: “The public be damned.” From Famous Person Caricatures / TradeCard.com. Inset image below: Modern day robber baron David Koch. Caricature by DonkeyHotey.The never-ending fight against the plutocrats “The issue today … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : The Never-Ending Fight Against the Plutocrats
Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks / Flickr. Image from OtherWords.The pressures moving the U.S. closerto a single-payer health care system There will be a huge pressure to reform Medicaid — and the only way to reform it adequately is to … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Are We Moving Towards Single-Payer?
Mike Luckovich political cartoon from The Friends of Jake.GOP’s biggest mistake:The anti-woman agenda By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2012 I can understand some of the actions of Republicans, even though I vociferously disagree with them. … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : The GOP’s Biggest Mistake
Chart from Reuters / ThinkProgress.For most Americans:The recovery is a myth By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 20, 2012 The Great Depression of the 1930’s has a lot in common with the current Great Recession, which poses … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Recovery is a Myth For Most Americans
Chart from Bloomberg Businessweek.Against conventional wisdom:Stock market does better under Democrats By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 27, 2012 The Republicans claim to be the party that best benefits Big Business and Wall Street. And Wall Street … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Dems are Better for the Stock Market
And the losers are (clockwise, from upper left): Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Jon Huntsman (who dropped out of the race on Jan. 16). Caricature by DonkeyHotey / Wikimedia Commons.A tough primary season:Republican Party suicide? By … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Can the Republicans Kiss and Make Up?
Class conflict risesas middle class disappears The growing inequality of wealth and income in this country has reached a point where it is now causing a conflict between the rich (the 1%) and the vast majority of Americans. By Ted … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Class Conflict and the Disappearance of the Middle Class
Dogs of war. Graphic from Press TV.Dogs are barking:Are we marching to war with Iran? By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 9, 2012 The animosity between the United States and Iran has a longer history than most … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Are We Marching to War With Iran?