Republicans on ACORN: Haters Gonna Hate!

Montreal         A Washington Post blog was hard for me to ignore. Philip Bump was amazed to find that when he charted the data on the top dozen Republican attack themes during the Obama Administration that ACORN stood out so loud and proud, practically dominating in 2009 and 2010, but carrying over as a major target [...]

Raising Retirement Age is the Poor Subsidizing the Rich!

New Orleans   Before complacency sets in and you pinch yourself and say, “Hey, I’m feeling ok, I can make it some more years, so if they cave in and let the Republicans raise the retirement age, maybe it’s no big deal,” you need to pinch yourself harder where you keep your wallet or pocketbook and [...]

Governors United Against Low-and-Moderate Income Families: Sales vs. Income Taxes

New Orleans      This is all getting to be very scary.  At first you think, wow, how can this be happening here, and then you realize that you are not living through some kind of sick social experiment of reverse Robin Hoodism, but instead are just one test tube of a right wing Republican lab experiment [...]

GOP Voter Registration Mischief

New Orleans   To no one’s surprise the Republican’s in a full-on partisan voter registration effort run by the notorious Nathan Sproul have  been caught pretty much red-handed changing the party designation on voter registration forms for potential voters in Florida and several other states.  Sproul claims to have “registered 500,000 voters in 40 states” through [...]

Labor Missing From Our Day

"We Built it" slogan at the RNC

New Orleans  Maybe I’m still in post-hurricane mode, so have lost my perspective, but for the life of me the Romney/Republican “We Built It” line seems the coup de grace of labor and our unions’ demise.  Now “capital” in the face of Romney and the outrageousness of something [...]

Could More than 40% of Philly Voters Be Denied the Ballot?

New Orleans  A headline from the Naked City blog by Daniel Denvir in Philadelphia caught my eye:  “A Whopping 43 Percent of Philly Voters May Not Have Voter ID, According to New Data.”  Holy-moly!  No wonder the Republicans think their voter suppression effort in the Pennsylvania legislature, according to their leadership, may have handed the [...]