Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Reflecting on America’s Resolve: 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Written on December 7th, 2013 by kalelno shouts
Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Americans reflect on what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy,” let us […]

The Challenge for Today’s Conservatives

Written on December 6th, 2013 by kalelno shouts
It’s no coincidence that most conservatives would agree that taxes are too high and that Obamacare should be repealed. Or that most progressives would argue that we need “the rich” […]

Warren is’s ‘Progressive Champ’ for Her Expand-Social-Security Agenda

Written on December 5th, 2013 by kalelno shouts
( – In a message to its members,, a liberal advocacy group, hailed the Social Security “expansion movement” launched by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). In a speech on the […]

Oregon Democrat: Raise Gas Tax To Make Up Lost Revenue From Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Written on December 5th, 2013 by kalelone shout
( – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) says his plan to nearly double the federal gas tax is needed because the tax hasn’t been raised in years and a decrease in fuel tax […]

Farm Bill: Money for Nothin’… I Want My Subsidy

Written on December 5th, 2013 by kalelno shouts
The four principal farm bill negotiators have tentatively agreed on a framework for a new farm bill. A central aspect of this framework would be hilarious if it weren’t so […]

Proposed Cuts Would Barely Dent Massive Growth of Food Stamps

Written on December 4th, 2013 by kalelno shouts
Food stamp spending is at historic highs—it has doubled twice since 2000. Now some on Capitol Hill say the House is trying to make major cuts to the program, but […]

Congress Approval Ratings Lowest Ever, Lower Than Car Salesmen & Gonorrhea

Written on December 3rd, 2013 by alpineskino shouts
A year ago, in December 2012, a Gallup Poll revealed that the only profession that had a lower approval rating than Congress was a car salesman. Congress’s rating was 10% and car […]

Q&A on the Crisis in Ukraine

Written on December 2nd, 2013 by kalelno shouts
GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom The brutal dispersal of demonstrators in Ukraine last week led to dozens wounded—and a public protest movement which now surpasses the Orange Revolution of 2004. Demonstrators want […]

Report: Gun Bans Result in Higher Murder Rates

Written on December 2nd, 2013 by alpineskino shouts
A report issued by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that gun bans result in higher murder rates. The report looks at the January 1997 “handgun ban in England […]

Robert Gibbs: ‘Inexplicable’ If No One Fired Over Obamacare Rollout

Written on December 2nd, 2013 by alpineskino shouts
Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says it would be “inexplicable” if no one was fired for the botched rollout of Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, Gibbs told host […]
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