Topic “US Domestic Politics”

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

Shifting The Blame For "Liar Loans" And The Bush Crash Of '08

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The Right never did take ANY responsibility for demolishing the economy... and part of this was to shift the blame for bad loans from the banks to the applicants for allegedly providing phoney information about income, etc. This may be true in some cases... but I believe it's against the law.

But isn't it ALWAYS the lender's responsibility to safeguard the money they are charged with?

DEA Accused of Obstructing Research on Marijuana Benefits

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DEA Accused of Obstructing Research on Marijuana Benefits
By Mary Emily O’Hara June 14, 2014

Give the IRS a break!!!

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I'm sick and tired of people putting down the IRS; they do the best they can with what they have.

This three ring circus around the targeting of Conservative groups is yesterday's news - and I bet there's not a single person on this website that hasn't lost an email or two at some period of time --- Lois Lerner's computer crashed a few years ago, and we can't find emails between her and anyone outside of the IRS, including POTUS, Dem Party and others.....its not like the IRS is required to keep records for more than a few years, right????  C'mon.....


Immigration for Dummies

Since I are one, I have nothing intelligent to lead off with. I just haven't seen this discussed lately.

What is/are the solution(s)?

Don't Tread On Me

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I wanted to get the opinion of others.

I realize that the "Don't Tread On Me" flag with the colied snake was an American Revolutionary Banner. Also it is now (as far as I know) a declared banner of the "Tea Party". I have a neighbor that Flies the American Flag with the "Don't Tread On Me" Flag underneath on the pole.

Neoliberalism = The Futile Quest to Make Reaganomics Work

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The Reagan tax structure, in place since the 80's and still firmly in place today, has clearly led to increased wealth disparity and a volatile economy. Basically all of productivity gains since Reagan have gone to the top. Ordinary wages, on the other hand, have remained flat.  And yet both Obama & Clinton governed as neoliberal Reaganites, who only sought to tinker around the edges of Reaganomics. Hillary seems to be ready to do the same.

A PSA from Move to Amend

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WE are Move to Amend!

I whole-heartedly encourage you to watch this excellent, short (2 minute), PSA ( - and then get involved with a MTA group near you!

Join the non-violent revolution to restore our "Government of the People, by the People, and for the People!"

Kudos to David Delk, and everyone else at Portland Move to Amend, for making this excellent video!

Steve Justino
Co-Chair, Colorado Move to Amend

Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015. Here’s how.

Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015. Here’s how.


April 23 at 9:00 am

Black voters played a huge role in delivering Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012. And in 2014, they will play a huge role in determining whether the president's party can stop Republicans from taking the Senate.

Why? Here are four reasons:

Does Cantor like crow?

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Schadenfreude is a sweetness to wake up to. The sweetness of sunshine cannot be impeded, not a day after an asshole is defeated.  

The guy that beat him is an even bigger asshole, but will be a freshman and harmless until 2016, and a democratic sweep. Cantor ought to push Boehner for immigration vote now.  Cantor as a lameduck could vote for the benefit of his party now.  The southern anti-immigrant types, like the one that beat Cantor, are happy to be a cult party, and I am happy to oblige them.  

L.A. Superior Court Judge Sides With Wealthy Backers in Attack on Teachers Unions

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In a thinly reasoned opinion: California Superior Court Judge Rolf M Treu ruled that the legislative statutes governing the manner in which California teachers become tenured are unconstitutional.  By blaming teachers for what is in fact poor administration the Judge was able to confound logic just enough to come down on the side of arguments made by

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