- Gay marriage wins
- Change in American society: rolling back DOMA and the 1965 Voting Rights Act
- Prettier in print
- Cover: “The Happiness of Pursuit“
- Jon Meacham: “Free to be Happy“
- Pico Iyer: “Cuban Evolution“
- Fareed Zakaria: “Big Data, Meet Big Brother“
- Nick McDonell: “Green on Blue“
- Michael Grunwald: “Grid Politics“
- Massimo Calabresi: “Watching the Watchers“
- Michael Scherer: “Into the Wild.” His Q+A and teaser with Grover Norquist and Alan Simpson at the National Zoo can be found here.
- Obama’s trip to Africa reveals his tangled ties
- Liberal groups weren’t targeted by the IRS like the Tea Party
- The Democratic Party’s “newest star,” Wendy Davis
- Why she isn’t a hero
- Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a tricky dance on immigration
- The rebirth of Fannie and Freddie
- BuzzFeed writes up a Glenn Greenwald profile
Have Antipoverty Programs Increased Poverty?
"Did the increase in expenditures and expansion of government antipoverty programs accelerate the decline in the poverty rate as President Johnson had anticipated? Incredible as it may seem, almost the opposite occurred. Just as government spending on the various antipoverty programs accelerated in the late 1960s, progress against poverty came to a grinding halt. The official poverty rate reached a minimum in the late 1960s. By 1980, the overall rate was 10.3 percent, virtually unchanged from the 10.0 percent rate of 1968."
Despite the evidence, the Obama administration reinstituted the welfare state on steroids.
"Perhaps the most damning statement found in Stevens' journal is one reported by Foreign Policy dated September 6th "Dicey conditions, including car bombs, attacks on consulate, British embassy, and our own people. Islamist 'hit list' in Benghazi. Me targeted on a pro-Q [Qaeda? Qaddafi?] website (no more off-compound jogging)." This is similar to a paragraph found in early drafts of the Benghazi talking points:"
A brave man sent into harms way by Barry and Hillary and then abandoned.
Why Does Texas Rank Last in High School Diplomas?
Texas, as statistics shows, has the highest rate of workplace deaths of any state in the country.
Texas! Pro-life (unless it cuts into profits)!
As I already told you people, ObamaCare, much like the alleged stimulus, is a welfare program for Democrat activist groups. Barack Obama is engaged in funneling taxpayer dollars to his version of the Brown Shirts.
Texas Has The Worst Health Care Services In The Nation, Agency Says
Texas! Pro-life (unless you get sick)!
Texas ranks among worst 10 states to be a kid
Hey, remember how Texas is all pro fetus? This is what happens if you have the misfortune to be born in Texas.
Texas! Pro-life (until your born)!
"Texas vs. California: 6-0, 6-0, 6-0"
Conservative Texas waxes while liberal California wanes.
More bad news for the rightwing xenophobes...
Hey Texas, maybe a bit of teetotalling to go with the gun toting and the Tea Partying.
Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun
I guess "pro-life" only counts if you get to oppress women.
"'NEW YORK TIMES' LIKELY TO SELL 'BOSTON GLOBE' FOR 1/10TH PURCHASE PRICE"
Time for the Koch brothers to put in a bid.
A Texas "Terrorist"*
*Or a Woman Talking, if you're not a Texas Republican
Don't forget our first black president:
Bill Clinton came out of a poor family
William Jefferson Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas, on August 19, 1946. He was a fifth-generation Arkansan. His mother, Virginia Kelly, named him William Jefferson Blythe III after his father, who died in a car accident before his son's birth. When Bill was four years old, his mother left him with her parents while she trained as a nurse.
The Bottom Line
From inner-city housing projects to rural homesteads without heat, many of the most famous and wealthy celebrities had very humble beginnings. What brought all of these stars from rags to riches was focusing in on their natural talents, dedicating themselves to its development and not stopping until they had a hefty bank account. It just goes to show that you don't have to be born rich to become rich.
But, you DO have to be born.
Good thing they were born before planned parenthood could give their mother her "rights."
In TX life is valued and precious...until you do something baaaaaad!
@paulejb Barry had a fund raiser to get to in LV. No time for the expendable.
You have a gov and GOP legislature that keep cutting and cutting and then you have a GOP school board that mess with the school curriculum so Texas churn out halfbaked students that don't know religio nutter from real science and data. I'm sure the trolls will blame someone else but look at the school budget and the kind of ignorant garbage they force students too read.
Could it be those open borders for 1200 miles?
What do you expect from a state that allows a fertilizer plant to be built in the middle of a town and then let the owner load it up with stuff that goes boom.. Not to mention Texas regulatory body allows trans-Canada to use eminent domain to force people to sell their properties too them. Even though you can only use it if the pipeline can also be used by the public, but then what can you expect from a fully corrupt regulatory board and a corporations that acts like sharks in churning waters.
It's because more people are working in Texas.
Better than being a kid in 3rd world California.
And another Darwin award is handed out.
That kind of advertisement seems as bright of an idea as Perry attacking Wendy. Sure, all the amoral 'look a dead person' gawkers and bloodthirsty sub-humanists might like it, but most people are put off by it.
@nflfoghorn Arguing with Dining Room Tables is a compulsion among the SwampCritters...
@nflfoghorn Another example of Texas "justice":
Texas Man Shoots Escort For Refusing To Sleep With Him, Is Found Not Guilty
@MrObvious @ahandout I ask for facts and you give me Mother Jones and class envy. I give you evidence and facts that government programs have failed to lower the poverty level and you give me this BS? The only thing that gets people out of poverty is work. Those that cannot work should be taken care of. Government is not the answer to poverty. You can tax the rich all you want; it's never made anybody successful.
@MrObvious Since we are checking sources:
Mother Jones (abbreviated MoJo) is a politically left-wing American magazine, featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery serve as co-editors. Madeleine Buckingham has served as Chief Executive Officer and Steve Katz as Publisher since 2010.
The magazine was named after Mary Harris Jones, called Mother Jones, an Irish-American trade union activist, opponent of child labor, and self-described "hellraiser". She was a part of the Knights of Labor, the Industrial Workers of the World, the Social Democratic Party, the Socialist Party of America, the United Mine Workers of America, and the Western Federation of Miners. The stated mission of Mother Jones is to produce revelatory journalism that in its power and reach informs and inspires a more just and democratic world.
Mother Jones is published by the Foundation for National Progress, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Mother Jones and the FNP are based in San Francisco, with other offices in Washington, D.C., and New York.[
Not much "thinking" here, just socialists at work.
Ahandout - thanks for the Monty Phytonesque argument. It's a good thing that I actually didn't pay for it. Have a good evening.
I really don't care what and whom you are. It's not even relevant. You honestly want me to produce mortality rates from before basic labor laws and after? You're daft if you think it shows anything but a stark improvement. Seriously. Are you OK - honestly.
So I wonder where you got the occupy shtick from.
It was a link to a different article - it has nothing to do with the factual statistics in the article. Ahandout - sharpen your toolness.
Here are all the sources, nothing about occupy.
Income distribution: Emmanuel Saez (Excel)
Net worth: Edward Wolff (PDF)
Household income/income share: Congressional Budget Office
Real vs. desired distribution of wealth: Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely (PDF)
Member of Congress' chances: Center for Responsive Politics
Wealthiest members of Congress: Center for Responsive Politics
Wall street profits, 2007-2009: New York State Comptroller (PDF)
Unemployment rate, 2007-2009: Bureau of Labor Statistics
CEO vs. worker pay: Economic Policy Institute
Historic tax rates: Calculations based on data from The Tax Foundation
Federal tax revenue: Joint Committee on Taxation (PDF)
Here's your 'data'
The Cato Institute 1985
A partisan 'Winger 'think' tank. With information from 1985
Statistical facts against a partisan think tanks opinion?
It's "facts" like that that make your argument silly, and straight out of the "Occupy" movement. The rich pay most of the taxes in the US. You need to take down your tent and move on, you've stunk up the park long enough.
I gave you facts. Statistics. I can't help that you hand be a bunch of hogwash opinion and I provide you with actual statistical facts.
As I told you before - I will always pick facts over factoids. Your opinion stands against a world body of actual data from not only this country, but also other industrialized countries. No wonder 'winger are so deluded. They actually think they can say nah uh, and just keep on believing easily disproved factoids. sorry - I just cocoon myself in hyper partisan drivel.
By any statistical margin - and I mean real statistics here, not some shoot from the hip opinion from a partisan website - people who try to live on welfare fall within a couple of percentage points of the entire work force. Everyone else wants to work. And will get a job if there is one. They don't CHOSE to be on welfare - they're there because of the income disparity.
Again - facts. Actual facts - against your unicorn fantasy about this sea of lazy no good poor people that choose to be poor because of the government. That's not even close to true among industrialized countries with even better welfare systems.
Feel free to live in your partisan bubble, but this is not a liberal argument - it's a fact based argument.
And btw - I like how you 'challenged' me to produce facts regards to mortality rates and median income from before the 60's. I don't know what fantasy land you came from but if you have to 'challenge' someone about the fundamental fact that we now have lower mortality rates, higher median income then before basic labor laws and such, then you have a funking screw lose.
Trolls are sad; they want to get off so badly they rather look like morons then add sensible counter arguments. This isn't a bloodsport; facts doesn't change because you say nah ah...they only changed based on how close they are to the truth.
Acting like a unwashed ass to rile up a conversation is such a sad way to jump into things. GOP is looking like a bunch of geriatric fools and their base ain't dispelling the myth of dumbassery.