Category Archives: politics

Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst 2016 will be a tough election for the GOP to win. 2024 might be impossible. Greg Russak‘s insight: Writing at Commentary magazine on Monday, former Bush Administration official Pete Wehner concludes:   It’s an undeniable … Continue reading

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You won’t believe how many people are upset about this secretive agreement

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Right now, Obama and other leaders are in closed-door meetings to fast track and finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership. And what they’re talking about will shock you. Greg Russak‘s insight: The TPP threatens to censor … Continue reading

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How Our Laws Are Made [infographic]

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As the national debt and budget issues monopolize the airwaves, it strikes me how little I remember from my undergraduate government courses. I can rattle off the names of several key representatives and senators, but … Continue reading

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FOCUS | Cliven Bundy and Homeland Security

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst ‘It’s a stark image: A supporter of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy lies prone behind a concrete retaining wall on a freeway overpass, training a rifle on federal agents. He walked away a free man. When … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Book Rips Tea Party ‘Magical Thinking’

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren’s new book isn’t just a memoir — it’s a full-throated endorsement of modern, populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government “magical thinking” by the tea party. While the Democratic Massa… … Continue reading

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Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon: Greg Palast

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Four years ago this Sunday, the Deepwater Horizon blowout incinerated 11 men and poisoned 600 miles of Gulf coastline. What political fairy dust allows BP to remain virtually immune from the consequences? – 2014/04/18 Greg … Continue reading

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Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren’s Influence

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos discuss how Elizabeth Warren is changing the Senate and the country. Greg Russak‘s insight: But it’s undeniable that Warren is changing the Senate and, by extension, the country. “Left-wing populism … Continue reading

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MoneyBomb | Take Back Tour

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: The National Defense Authorization Act, aka the NDAA, is legislation every American ought to be aware of and ought to add it to the list of things that need to be changed … Continue reading

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Video | BillMoyers.com

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: April 11, 2014 If you believe America desperately needs a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering and reviving the spirit of … Continue reading

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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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