Number one comedy tour in the country now a top selling album

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The right loves to tell us how the free market rules and dictates what we will consume, and that’s allegedly why liberal talk radio is confined to a few weak radio stations. However, the number one comedy tour in the country is turning that argument on its ear. The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour has been […]

Governor Tom Corbett officially the best Governor money can buy…

If you’re in Pennsylvania – and you need help from the police – you’re screwed. That’s because Republican Governor Tom Corbett – who already slashed $900 million out of his state’s education budget – is now targeting the police budget. According to Patriot-News, Corbett wants to cut the police department budget by 5% – essentially […]

A “For the Rich, By the Rich” Economy

There’s more evidence of a widening wealth inequality gap in America thanks to 30-plus years of Reaganomics. According to The Atlantic magazine – two-thirds of all new income in America between 2002 and 2007 went to just the top 1% of Americans. That’s 2 out of every 3 dollars in America being sucked up by […]

Dick Cheney confirms he is a war criminal

Draft dodger Dick Cheney has a new book coming out. The man with no pulse is trying to set the record straight about his time in the White House as Vice President – and according to excerpts from the book entitled, “My Time” – which is set to be released next week – Cheney confirms […]

Not all Billionaires are Created Equal

Maybe we should take a tip from France. The French government just introduced a new debt reduction package that includes a 3% income tax increase on people making more than $720,000 a year. But no one is screaming about class warfare in France today – that’s because it was the millionaires and billionaires themselves who […]

Illegal Foreclosure Epidemic

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Robo-signing foreclosure paperwork is a federal crime, but no bank or banker has even been charged. Two-year-olds often go running around the house too wildly and crash into something. They get an “ouchie” and fall down crying, but they learn from it. That’s the virtue of the “ouchie” that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan […]

Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

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With the economy foundering like a man overboard in heavy seas, we’ve attempted to rescue it by throwing it an anchor. If I were Thomas Paine (which I sometimes think I am) I would say: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” If I were Charles Dickens (which I never think I am) I […]

Let’s listen to Warren Buffett

The billionaire – and one of the richest men on the planet – had some advice for lawmakers when it comes to taxes. In an article in today’s New York Times – Buffett argued for his own taxes to be raised – as well as others just like him. “While the poor and middle class […]

What would FDR Do?

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We really can have a more equal America. We just need to fight for it. How much can a U.S. president committed to greater equality hope to accomplish when lawmakers devoted to helping the rich hold the upper hand? Advocacy for equality must take a backseat, Obama administration insiders insist, when fanatical friends of the […]

Watching Out for Our Water

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Dubious, albeit positive-sounding, promises from the corporate world can't substitute for more meaningful safeguards against corporate abuse. Water is at risk in the United States and around the world. Its quality and availability is in peril. Today, nearly one in eight people lack access to adequate supplies of safe drinking water. Globally, water-borne diseases kill […]

Waiter, There’s a Newfangled Technology in My Soup

The unregulated nanotech industry is spreading through the U.S. food system. The U.S. food system has a new bedfellow, and it may already be on your plate. Increasingly, the coatings that keep supermarket produce fresh-looking and the chemicals used in pesticide-intensive farming are incorporating nanotechnology — a technology still in its infancy. Is it safe? […]

America’s Real Job Creators are Broke

Despite the GOP's ideological claptrap about corporate executives being "job creators," it's ordinary Americans who actually create jobs. As narrators used to say in Western movies: "Meanwhile, back at the ranch…" Our policymakers in Washington have totally lost sight of what's happening at the ranch. John Boehner's GOP-controlled House and Barack Obama's White House have […]