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Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Most readers will know the well-publicized crime, if not the name, of Pennsylvania real estate mogul and revered philanthropist, Robert K. Mericle. Mericle paid juvenile court judges “finders’ fees” of $2.1 million (that we know of) to send kids who screwed up to his for-profit juvenile prisons.

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

Fighting For Good Jobs, Not Just A Paycheck

With unemployment remaining far too high at 8.6% and underemployment hovering around 16%, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are correctly pivoting back to focusing on job creation.

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Obama Administration made the right call recently when the State Department announced that it would undertake a new environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and alternative routes for the pipeline.

by Winning Progressive· · Current Issues
This Is Why We Are Progressives

This Is Why We Are Progressives

Those conservatives say the darnedest things, and unfortunately for the connoisseurs of common sense, they actually believe in much of their outlandishness. So, prepare to go where no grain of reason has dared to go before, as you will now take a trip into the mind of a conservative.

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

In my youth, the conservative wing of the Republican party was dominated by the likes of Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Richard Viguerie and Ronald Reagan. There are two indisputable facts about these four men: One, that they were all proud conservatives during their time, and two, by today’s standards, not one of them would be recognized as conservative enough to satisfy the Tea Party.

Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Drawing A Line In The Sand On Political Corruption In The USA

Transparency International reports that the United States now ranks the 24th least corrupt on a “corruption perceptions index,” and only the fourth least corrupt in the western hemisphere. When Bill Clinton was president, we were the third least corrupt globally. That is a huge tumble.

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

Donald Trump is getting dissed by the Republican candidates…at least most of them. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have RSVPd. Even Michele Bachmann turned down his invite. The Donald is hurt.

Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Isn’t that the American Dream – working to make the world a better place than we found it; giving our children better lives than our own? Have we somehow reached the pinnacle of excellence and now any further development can only lead to ruin?

They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

As the girl with the Jewish father (even before being Jewish was cool), Protestant(ish) mother and agnostic beliefs, I’m used to getting left out. But you’d think this War on Christmas would be right up my alley, right? Every day, my breath is bated, waiting for my recruitment papers. But alas, nothing.

The Occupy Movement has Already Succeeded

The Occupy Movement has Already Succeeded

The current historical trend of occupying public space to address social issues began in the Middle East and Spain. When Occupy Wall Street started a U.S. occupy movement, encouraged by an advertisement in the Canadian magazine Adbusters, on September 17, 2011, the mainstream media and public officials were caught off guard.

Slavery: Alive and Well in the US, Sponsored by ALEC

Slavery: Alive and Well in the US, Sponsored by ALEC

Through cleverly worded ALEC sponsored bills, namely the Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program and the Prison Industries Act, state, federal and private prisons can use prisoners to labor in many different jobs to bring in more money to support the prison and, in the case of private prisons, to increase the corporation’s bottom line.

Thirty Companies That Spent More In Lobbying Than They Paid In Taxes.

Thirty Companies That Spent More In Lobbying Than They Paid In Taxes.

Solid proof that lobbying is a great investment for Fortune 500 companies.

The Candidate Of ‘NO’: Legislation Ron Paul Has Voted Against

The Candidate Of ‘NO’: Legislation Ron Paul Has Voted Against

Ron Paul is one of those politicians who says no for a living. As a representative of Texas, Paul has surprisingly voted against quite a few pieces of legislation that would shock many Americans.

The Republican Brand Is Dead

The Republican Brand Is Dead

The Republican brand is truly unrecognizable, it is definitely gone…dead. It can never come back. It used to be a party that had meaning to the American people, to the American landscape and to the American future. This party has been changed, undermined from within–allowed to surf the wave of its own greed, arrogance and hatred of anything that is not of its own making.

The Slogan Was Meant To Be ‘Yes We Can’ Not ‘Yes He Can’

The Slogan Was Meant To Be ‘Yes We Can’ Not ‘Yes He Can’

A significant challenge facing the Obama Administration as it gears up for the 2012 re-election campaign is that the President is not positively defined in the minds of many voters. A look at the entire record of President Obama shows that he has been a pragmatist who, while far from perfect, has led our country through daunting times and achieved significant progressive victories in the face of intractable opposition.

Lowering Health Care Costs: Yes It Is Possible!

Lowering Health Care Costs: Yes It Is Possible!

Employers and health care insurance companies are beginning to add the Medical Tourism choice. Medical Tourism is the act of attaining health care treatment/surgery in a country other than your own.

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Battleground USA: An Open Letter To The Supporters Of Indefinite Detention

What? You thought it would never happen here? I have some bad news for you…

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A Christmastime Message About Greed, From Bill Maher (VIDEO)

It’s Christmastime again, and many people criticize the greed that seems to run rampant in America during a season which is supposed to be about family, and spreading good cheer. Bill Maher weighed in on this issue.

by Matthew Desmond· · Current Issues
This Is How To Beat The Republicans and Tea Party

This Is How To Beat The Republicans and Tea Party

Many of you are not aware of how the tea party infiltrated and effectively took over the Republican Party in one short year…less even. We were all caught with our pants down when November 2010 saw the election of so many tea party representatives. And yet, how they managed the feat was actually quite simple.

No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

Over at the New York Times, Joe Nocera had a column entitled ‘We Can All Become Job Creators’ in which he praised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for two recent proposals regarding jobs and politics.