America Polarized

The chances are good that if your extended family got together for Thanksgiving dinner this year, there was a bitter political discussion. For Americans, according to Pew Research, values and beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years, perhaps extended even…

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Republicans as Traitors?

Now I know, in this polarized nation – extreme division fostered by conservatives forces (the age-old adage of divide and conquer), forces which for two generations planned the rise of a corporate state, it is commonplace for GOP demagogues to call opponents traitors – President Obama, for example.  But…

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Feel Manipulated? You Should!

Last January, demoralized House Republicans trudged to a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia to plot out their legislative strategy against President Obama for his second term. Common wisdom from mainstream media sources had them in retreat mode.  But Republican tradition, especially since the Newt Gingrich shutdown and stormy Speakership, oozes…

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Shutdown Looms — and Even Worse!

Let’s not equivocate. The blame for the government shutdown in a few days, and the even more dire economic shutdown by the middle of October – like global in scope – is on the shoulders of the Republicans in general and the Tea Party Republicans specifically. The mainstream media…

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