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Despite Deep Cuts, Defense Spending Deepens

Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading

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New Hampshire GOP hate merchant (aka legislator) tags bishop as ‘pedophile pimp’

As a practicing Catholic, I excoriate Mr. Bettencourt for his disgraceful attempt to change focus by intentionally exploiting and churning up convenient negative public sentiment regarding a tragic scandal to assassinate the character of an opponent–hardly behavior one can accurately describe as Christ-like Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading

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Health Care: Dems Cave to Minority Pressure

We Democrats should be ashamed of ourselves. We are killing the Obama presidency. It’s not like the right needs our help. They’re expert at it. The crazier they get, the more conciliatory we appear. Continue reading

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Baucus Predictably Disappoints

In an effort to appease the right, Mr. Baucus, if successful, will apparently demonstrate once again the democratic party’s uncanny ability to roll over. assume to once again prepare for their proctologist’s expected invasion, only to find an insurances pinch-hitting. And woe to the uninsured.

If this impotent bill becomes law, the only celebrants will be big insurance, big pharma and their benefactors, including shameless profiteers like Max Baucus. Continue reading

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1 in 9 Americans Need Food Stamps

WASHINGTON-  Since its genesis in the 1960’s, America’s food stamp program has helped millions.  Once a recipient, I can attest both to the benefits of Food Stamps as well as the stigma attached to using them, the rolled eyes, impatient … Continue reading

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Japanese Corporate Giants Falter

We’ve got to realize that the broken economy’s not just a domestic problem. The AP reports that Sony announced record losses of $1.72 dollars in the January-March quarter compared to a 29 billion yen profit over the same period last year. Continue reading

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Naomi Klein: Poorest Pay for Bank Bailouts

I saw Naomi Klein on Rachel Maddow’s show night before last and looked for a clip of it yesterday but failed until a moment ago, courtesy of  Raw Story To summarize, WaPo had published an article stating that soon to … Continue reading

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Homelessness: The Widening Chasm

As charitable organizations and homeless shelters struggle to accommodate skyrocketing need with resources dramatically cut and donations down, more families find they must fare for themselves. Continue reading

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How Blue Can You Get?: Jobless claims top 5.5 million

” The number of people continuing to file for jobless benefits rose 122,000 to 5,560,000 people in the week ended March 11 – the latest week for which data was available. It was the highest number since the government began keeping records in 1967.” Continue reading

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