Category Archives: politics

Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and … Continue reading

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Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Genuflecting to Big Oil’s pressure, Governor Bobby Jindal is Greg Russak‘s insight: You can file this one under, "No Surprise!"   A Louisiana elected official once said “the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana … Continue reading

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Another Orwellian Op-Ed From Charles Koch

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Charles Koch, the misunderstood billionaire pollutocrat, explains his warmhearted benevolence in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. We beg to differ. Greg Russak‘s insight: ….to which I respectfully add the following about libertarians and crony capitalism … Continue reading

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Young Conservatives Group Pressures GOP on Gay Marriage – Washington Wire – WSJ

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have … Continue reading

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The History of Corporate Personhood | Brennan Center for Justice

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Greg Russak‘s insight: A worthwhile read for anyone curious about how it … Continue reading

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Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as ‘gladiatorial combat’ – Los Angeles Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as ‘gladiatorial combat’ Los Angeles Times Barry Glassner first detailed how politicians use fear-mongering in his 1999 book “The Culture of Fear.” He wrote of politicians claiming America … Continue reading

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“You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?” An anti-gay bigot gets humiliated

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Peter LaBarbera came to my college to “expose” the “gay agenda.” He wasn’t expecting what would happen instead Greg Russak‘s insight: In America, and with rare (and legitimate) exceptions, everyone has the right to speak … Continue reading

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How racial resentment fuels libertarianism

See on Scoop.it – Coffee Party News Excerpt from article by Ian Haney López, Bill Moyers.com  Paul presents overweening government power — especially at the federal level — as the paramount threat to ordinary Americans. If he is to popularize this … Continue reading

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No Taxation Without Representation

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Money in politics means taxation without representation. We already have a tax day — It’s time for a representation day. Greg Russak‘s insight: On Tuesday, April 15th, people across America will hold a sign, recruit supporters, … Continue reading

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‘This Is Not Over’: Gulf Life Still Reeling From Toxic BP Spill

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: Nearly four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe, plants, animals, and fish in the Gulf of Mexico are still reeling from the toxic spill, according to a report released Tuesday by the National … Continue reading

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