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Re-reading the First Amendment

The First Amendment to the Constitution is deceptively simple:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances… 507 more words


Drug Test Those Immoral 1%-ers!


Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-D) “And The Vietnamese Do Turn Out And Vote” called for drug testing Americans who inherit substantial legacies from their parents. In speaking at a committee hearing on March 18, the California Democrat said that Americans who receive government subsidies such as food stamps already submit to drug tests and thus reasoned that the “lucky” inheritors of wealth should do likewise.

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If God Does Not Exist, Then ...

“If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is a fairly common quotation, that is, it is still in circulation. I suspect you have heard it before. 666 more words


Board Game Jungle types about The Great Dalmuti

Behold! I am The Great Dalmuti! You can tell because I got rid of all my cards first. Bow down to me! Or at least stand up and move aside so I can sit in the chair designated for one as important and powerful as myself. 558 more words

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Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, phrases, canards, shibboleths and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOTP language factories, March 21-27, 2015

American exceptionalism (or “greatness”) : America is great, but needs to be made great again.

“the answer will not come from Washington”: says all of those Beltway politicians running for President. 230 more words


Brookings Institute Researchers Surprised to Find Trickle Down Doesn’t Work

In a report published this week (see Where The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Often Don’t by Alan Berube, March 26, 2015) the authors said they were “surprised” that trickle down economics wasn’t working. 266 more words


Hypocrisy 101

Republicans are screaming that the Obama Administration’s new rules on coal-fired power plants, designed to protect our air and thereby our health and forestall even more climate disruption, are the equivalent of a federal confiscation of private businesses. 92 more words