Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Study These Charts, and Then Tell Me America Isn't in Trouble

The horrible evidence of the impact of conservative policies on America can be found here. Wealthy business interests have rigged America's economic system to benefit themselves and screw everyone else. A few examples: (You may need to click to enlarge them)

Oh, and by the way, don't let anyone snow you with the phony "rich people pay all the taxes lie". The lower income groups pay sales taxes, state income taxes, real estate taxes, excise taxes, you name it. And the share of taxes as a share of GDP is the lowest it's been in over 50 years.

This is what America is coming to. Just what do you intend to do about it?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Trace the Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa

Right here,courtesy of Slate. Good animated map with a good chronology of the uprisings. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Last Word on David Broder

It's right here. You owe it yourself to read all of it. Excerpt:

In fact, this fetish [of "balance" in political reporting] became so obsessive that, in the end, it became the great, tragic irony of David Broder's professional life. Because at last he simply could not bear to part with his fantasies about what he wished America to be and face the brutal realities of what America was actually becoming, David Broder -- this "Dean of the Washington press corps" -- totally missed out on covering the greatest story of his time; the utter collapse of the American news media and the mutation of the GOP from a political party into a dangerously fascistic cesspit of oligarchs, lunatics and rubes.

Sunday, March 06, 2011