Member blogs

  • "Junk Food" not actually cheaper

    Calperson's picture

    THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how liberals explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli ...” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

  • California nurse's comments about strike and lockout

    tim kingston's picture

    Thom or whomever:

    I say the following as a former union steward and generally a supporter of worker's and union rights.  However, I was somewhat appalled by a recent exchange between Thom and a guest on the radio show two days ago.  She was a nurse and head of a Californian nurse's organization that had participated in a one day strike of her hospital and several other hospitals in the Bay Area.  The nurse and Thom discussed the fact that after a one-day walk out by several thousand nurses from these hospitals that, the next day, the hospitals locked them out. 

  • goldman sachs article

    flatrocker's picture

    cannot even post to book face with a thumbs up. so what's up. they own this web site too?

     

  • How to fix the country and get people working (and there's nothing the Republicans can say about it).

    Schmice's picture

     Texas and other states are suffering from a deadly drought.  I propose a WPA-like program where desalinising plants can be built in the gulf and a series of pipelines be built to bring the water up to the affected states.  It will require our steel mills to hire to produce the pipelines..  Construction contractors will have to hire to build structures and even the infrastructure.   The auto industry will have an accelerated demand for its products.   Farmers will have arable fields and will be able to supply the world again.  Towns will spring u

  • Pesticides kill 72 million birds each year

    telliottmbamsc's picture

    Two billion pounds of pesticides are sold in the United States every year, killing millions of animals and driving hundreds of endangered species closer to extinction.

     

  • A right wing organization has stole my cartoon for recruitment of people for their vile racist organization!

    what now toons's picture

     

     

     

    I have just found out that a right wing organization has stole this cartoon to use for recruitment of people for their vile racist organization.

      Let it be know that I have no connection to this organization!!

    ( American Third Position Party, a far right white nationalist party )

     Here's the Wikipedia page on them;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Third_Position_Party

     A party who seems to feel copyrighted artwork is theirs to steal, why am I not surprised!

  • Who does fight for the USA?

    Calperson's picture

    The mythology refuses to die. Just last week, two well-educated and well-known writer acquaintances of mine remarked in passing on the "fact" that those who serve in the U.S. military typically have no other career options. America's soldiers, they said, were poor and black.

  • Mr. Hartmann's apparent hatred of Wal-Mart could be unfounded

    Trixi Wu's picture

    The average household income of a Wal-Mart shopper is less than $35,000. If Wal-Mart replaced all their Chinese manufactured products with American made ones, how would the average Wal-Mart shopper live with an easy 100% INCREASE in the cost of most of their purchases?  In many cases it could be much higher than that.  If Wal-Mart doubled the salaries of all their employees it would also cause a dramatic effect upwards on the retail prices.

  • Democrats and their habit of using dead people to confiscate taxpayer money.

    Calperson's picture

    Two of the most loyal constituencies of the Democrats running Washington are bureaucrats and dead people. This story helps us understand why: