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Paul Krugman's Indefensible Defense of Barak Obama

Readers of Rolling Stone Magazine have long known what to expect from the bi-weekly’s acidulous commentaries:  anarchist screeds from the rather unbalanced Matt Taibbi; thinly researched and often specious investigative pieces from Tim Dickinson;  alarmist jeremiads from environmentalist hound dog Jeff Goodell and apoplectic harangues against Republicans, Tea Party groups and anyone else who espouses a right wing cause.   1,704 more words

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'Delusional' Hillary Clinton has 'you didn't build that' moment, says businesses don't create jobs

Don’t tell anyone this, but there are some rumors in certain circles that Hillary Clinton might be considering a run for president in 2016. Speaking at an event in Massachusetts today, the former secretary of state seemed to be trying to head off possible competitor Elizabeth Warren by hijacking her line that it’s not corporations and businesses that create jobs. 483 more words

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'Hi bro sign my pump!!' Brad Woodhouse gets owned — by his conservative brother

Oh dear. This is awkward!

For a while, American Bridge president Brad Woodhouse thought he was having a pretty awesome day. He couldn’t contain his excitement over a video purportedly showing GOP Senate hopeful David Perdue autographing “a young woman’s torso”: 663 more words

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'Progressives' who side with imperialism

Although the Alliance for Workers Liberty has no co-group in New Zealand and is a minor player on the British far-left, we’re running the article below because the AWL ideas being critiqued in it are certainly relevant here (and probably in the rest of the imperialist world).  5,209 more words

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Childbuilders: "Prevention is the Heart of the Thing" - Children | Youth | Grants - Inside Philanthropy

One way to help ensure that kids turn into thriving adults is to reduce their exposure to abusive situations. That logic of prevention is why the Houston Endowment has long been investing in a nonprofit called Childbuilders. 13 more words

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After tragic shootings, does this striking reaction sum up the clear difference between Left and Right?

As Twitchy reported, there is awful news out of Washington state today. A shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, with reports of multiple injuries. We join everyone in praying for the victims and all affected by this tragic shooting. 224 more words

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'Never, ever ceases to amaze': Guess Obama forgot he's 'not interested in photo ops'

It’s pathetic.

As Twitchy reported, President Obama wasted no time in turning newly Ebola-free nurse Nina Pham into his latest photo op.

Still photographers said they heard Pres Obama tell Nurse Nina Pham words to the effect of: let's give a hug for the cameras.

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