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Florida Gov Race, Crist vs. Rich

In Florida, there appears to be a very strange thing taking place. Democrats and even some progressives are starting to express support for former Governor Charlie Crist who is running once more for Governor of the Sunshine State – this time as a Democrat.  This is presenting a bit of a problem, as he has competition in the way of long-time Democratic State Senator, Nan Rich.  Also, most of the Democrats in Florida still have a functional memory and can recall things from the past ten years that have occurred in the waking world. Nevertheless, this presents a grave...

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Food Stamp Cuts: Collateral Damage

When a Republican Congressman pushes through a cut to food stamps, there’s one particular group of people they are hoping their Republican constituents are envisioning will be hurt the most, and suffer the most. Whenever food stamps are to be demonized, it’s the specter they trot right to the front. What they don’t want their red meat constituents to know is that a million veterans rely on food stamps to get them and their families through the month.

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Ted Cruz’s Father: “Send Obama back to Kenya”

This is remarkably unsurprising, but here is Raphael Cruz, the father of U.S. Senator and Tea Party loon-du-jour Ted Cruz, talking to a crowd of good ol’ boys. He says, in his lie-filled delivery which includes the old canard about giving the United Nations taxing power, that we “need to send Barack Obama back to Kenya”. I’m sure this will not be viewed as racist or even remotely inappropriate by the right-wing echo factory, and Mr. Cruz senior will be expected to explain that he isn’t racist because he happens to be friends with a black...

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Voter ID Requirement: Transvaginal Ultrasound

Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court struck down large parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that it had accomplished what it set out to do. Historically, the VRA had made Jim Crow laws of The South like poll taxes and literacy tests and other obstacles for black people to vote, illegal. The result of the Supreme Court overriding the Voting Rights Act freed up nine Southern states which went to work immediately on legislation to change their election laws which no longer require approval from the federal government. Racial gerrymandering (see what the Texan’s...

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The Racism of the Republican Party

There was a point in time in America when the Republican Party consisted of northern liberals and progressives, and the standard-bearers given forth from an august set of ideology about progress fought for what was right. The party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt fought against Southern Democrats, who were staunch conservatives accustomed to their “cherished way of life” and smarting in perpetuity over the loss of the South’s “peculiar institution” of slavery. In the 50’s, after the defeat of the Southern efforts to halt desegregation and the civil rights movement, the parties experienced a polar reversal over a...

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