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How Many Sharks Can the #GOP Jump Before the Party’s Over?

Josh Gerstein’s piece, “5 questions about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Barack Obama,” in Politico is a frank and candid examination of the pros and cons, both short- and long-term, to both sides in the GOP House lawsuit against the president. At … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Get Too Crazy About #GMOs and Neil deGrasse Tyson

I admire and respect Neil deGrasse Tyson a great deal. We need more people like him telling all the science deniers that science is a real thing. It’s why I found his comments about GMOs and people who oppose them … Continue reading

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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote For More Guns

Statistically, you’re most likely to be a gun owner if you’re an older, white, conservative, married, Southern man. Know what else you’re more likely to be? Republican, especially a conservative Republican.   Why is that? Is it really grown men … Continue reading

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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote Against American Jobs

If you’re like me, you may have little to no understanding or appreciation for something called the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. The Pittsburgh Business Times published a good article today titled, Roderick, NAM urge action on Export-Import Bank. I recommend reading … Continue reading

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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When Will Poor, Working, and Middle Class Learn That the #GOP is Not Their Party?

The Great Depression was the direct result of the Gilded Age, a time when banks, corporations, and the men (were there any women or people of color in power then?) of wealth of power had government by the balls, treated … Continue reading

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300 Billion Reasons to Support #MayDayPAC

A very straight-forward “map” that leads to a crystal clear understanding of 300 billion reasons why your support for getting big money out of politics is so important. Look, it’s going to be this simple. Future generations will either thank … Continue reading

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Greg Russak’s pledge page

See on – DidYouCheckFirst Our democracy needs an upgrade. Greg Russak‘s insight: We’re raising $5 million more by July 4 to win a Congress committed to ending corruption in 2016. Please join us with whatever size contribution you can afford. … Continue reading

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Women demand Target prohibit the open carry of guns in stores at shareholder meeting

See on – DidYouCheckFirst TOP PICKS Greg Russak‘s insight: Target gets no more of my money until they come out against open carry. It’s that simple.   Am I the only one who thinks open carry is actually a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Declares War on Mitch McConnell After He Blocked Her Student Loan Bill

See on – DidYouCheckFirst On MSNBC tonight, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) virtually declared war on Mitch McConnell after he blocked her student loan bill. Warren told viewers to donate money to Alison Lundergan Grimes, and announced that she will … Continue reading

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