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Rand Paul Looks Out of Country and Out of State for Political Inspiration while Helping Tax Dodgers Hide Money

Last week, Senator Rand Paul “of Kentucky” introduced special legislation, S. 887.

You may notice that I placed “of Kentucky” in quotes in the last paragraph. That’s because, according to Open Secrets’ analysis of Senator Paul’s contributions, he’s not mainly funded by the actual people of Kentucky. In the 2012 election cycle, Rand Paul received [...]

As Americans Elect Submerges, watch for the Common Sense Coalition to pop up

The private nominate-a-president corporation called Americans Elect still exists, but its operations have ceased for the time being, sunk by its failure to find enough actual people who agreed with its centrist mission. But the people who funded Americans Elect are still there, they still have an interest in affecting American politics, and they still [...]

In Public: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Pleads Poverty. In Private: Arizona Church Funnels Money to Anti-Gay Campaign in Maine

Arizona’s Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has put on a public face of economic hardship this year:

A poor economy is now affecting the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix eliminated 17 positions, which has resulted in 11 layoffs along with two other positions being cut to part-time.

Among those let go were the [...]

Maine Anti-Gay Rally That Shut Mainers Out Was Funded by Washington, DC Religious Group

Boy oh boy, you can say this for the anti-gay forces seeking to overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law: when they go in for something, they don’t do it by halves.

You may remember that in September of 2009, an anti-gay calling itself “Stand for Marriage Maine” held what they called a “rally” in the city [...]

BaucusCare Video Podcast By an Angry Toad

BaucusCare doesn’t even include the public option which would provide an alternative to private medical insurance and pressure insurance companies to stop abusing sick and injured Americans when they’re at their most vulnerable. [...]

What Does AIG Really Stand For?

What new name would you give for the acronym AIG? [...]

Time for another WPA?

Driven across a bridge lately? Used a public park? Visited a library? Walked on a sidewalk? Hiked on a trail? Taken your kids to a public school? Enjoyed a drink of clean water thanks to water treatment facilities? Taken a swim in a municipal pool? Thank the Works Progress Administration (WPA), through which these were [...]

On Our Financial Crisis: The "It's All the Republicans' Fault" Myth

I’ve heard it one too many times now to keep my mouth shut: the line that the current financial mess is all the Republican Party’s fault:

With our government hemorraging money, our economy in shambles because of the greed and malfeance of elected officials and big business alike. The republican party of the 21st century [...]