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The Weight of Inaction is Inactivating

You may notice that over the last few days, I haven’t been really been posting substantively. Big changes are afoot in the worlds of surveillance and campaign finance. American hunger is set to grow as food stamp cuts kick in without an expansion of jobs for the hungry to fill. Faced with these changes, I’m [...]

Fresh Off Hikes to Student Loan Rates, Congressional Republicans Vote to Abolish Food Stamp Program

On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate voted to double undergraduate student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, making it more difficult for people to lift themselves out of economic struggle by earning a college degree.

One of the transformations associated with earning a college degree is decreased dependence on government services like SNAP, the [...]

How Stupid Does Congress Think We Are?

No more trickle-down economics? Let’s look at what the bulk of the economic recovery spending does: It goes to fund the economic elites in our country, going directly into the bank accounts of big Wall Street firms, in the hopes that they might release some of this money, through big corporations, so that it can trickle on down to working Americans. [...]

Palinisms Page: Please Help Us Build Our Collection

We’ve been blogging the bizarre statements of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin as they come up, but now it seems there are enough for a permanent catalog to be organized. And here it is: a Palinisms page dedicated to the collection of as complete as possible a repository of Governor Sarah Palin’s hair-spun wisdom and [...]

McCain Sends Team to Check on Palin's Policies and Past After He Picks Her for VP

The New York Times reveals today that the John McCain campaign has sent a team to Alaska to check up on Sarah Palin’s past, policy preferences and qualifications to be Vice President — the week after he announced she would be Vice President in his administration.

Is this how things will go in a John [...]

Just In Case You Forgot How Stupid Your President Is

“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us vs. them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they’re there.” — George W. Bush, January 21, 2000

Sometimes it’s nice to [...]