Making up the News

One of the far right’s favorite ploys is accusing political opponents of dirty deeds they have done or are planning to do. The “fake news” meme is an example. I’m sure you agree that there’s fake news in circulation. But you also have to agree it’s coming overwhelmingly  from the right. And it’s not just the crazy web […]
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The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

This is the Big One – the winner-take-all, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. The conservatives are betting the farm on this year’s presidential election, and they don’t care what they have to do to win – or what anyone thinks of their tactics. One major strategy is demonizing President Obama. They lie, of course.  The […]
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“Democracy” is on the Brink of Failing America

In a misinformed, disinformed, divided nation, “democracy” seems pitiably inadequate. Folks around here – almost all of them – blame President Obama for the economy’s troubles and they give him no credit for his foreign policy successes. And the national polls reflect the injustice being done to the president’s record. Much of the blame for […]
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Media Blackout Muffles “Liberal” Protests

Back in the Sixties and Seventies, before wealthy conservatives launched a massive crusade to reshape political thought in post-Vietnam America, the ongoing Wall Street protests would have been all over the news. Not today. Today, you will read and hear ad nauseam  about the “controversial” fate of convicted cop killer Troy Davis and the release […]
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Let’s Welcome Keith Olbermann Back on Television

I have to say this about conservatives: They put their support where their hearts are. And they have a lot of money.  Big Business, Big Oil, the Koch brothers and other crusading multimillionaires, all shower cash on politicians and media outlets that support their interests. With liberals, it’s a different story. I suppose no wealthy […]
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