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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

I was under the impression that Rick Santorum was universally disliked, even by people in his own party. By all means go for it Ricky; but, damn. I saw a funny meme that with Rick Santorum in the race, the debates could take a “Hollywood Squares” format. Here’s a list of ideas that Rick Santorum […]

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case if states should draw voting districts based on eligible voters, instead of total populations. The case — Evenwel v. Abbott — stems from the 2013 redistricting of 31 seats in the Texas Senate, which was based on 2010 census population figures alone. Texas voters Sue […]

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I was pretty stunned the that an Atlanta NBC affiliate had produced a report regarding  secret meetings of Georgia Legislators and members of ALEC along with known lobbyists in a Savannah hotel. For the most part, Atlanta local television journalism is about shootings, child abductions, weather, reports on bad traffic and, of course, sports. If […]

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Holidays can bring family and friends together for celebration. Memorial Day is no different with BBQ parties on the patios of America. We love them here in Georgia. Even if our politics are left of center and our slobby, right winged relatives with “Duck Dynasty” t-shirts show up ready to lob the usual politically charged […]

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In fact, now he’s a supporter of single payer! The 49-year-old South Carolina man who garnered attention — and thousands of dollars in donations — after revealing his medical issues online is now supporting the Affordable Care Act and turning away from the GOP, Think Progress reported. “Now that I’m looking at what each party […]

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The country of Vietnam wants to make baby formula more affordable for its citizens. American trade negotiators think that’s a bad idea. The measures are among more than a dozen public interest policies adopted by governments involved in talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the U.S. considers “barriers to trade,” according to the latest […]

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As much as I enjoy Jon Stewart, he doesn’t really hold a candle to John Oliver: Because Oliver always draws the line between outrageous situations and the political actors who created them. Because Oliver urges you to contact your legislators and get something done. This segment, exposing the abuses of contract farming in the chicken […]

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I have to admit, I didn’t know any of these stunning details when I confronted Pat Toomey last week (although I knew enough of his Club for Growth ways to assume) — but now that I’ve read it, I’m really, really glad I got in his face. As I told him: These are real votes […]

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What would Jesus do, Sam? You self-righteous piece of shit: A dollar bill is a special kind of thing. You can keep it as long as you like. You can pay for things with it. No one will ever charge you a fee. No one will ask any questions about your credit history. And other […]

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Maybe because they see lobbyists more often than they see us? Maybe because so many people are disgusted and refuse to vote, leaving only the extremists, which continues the whole crazy cycle? Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan dug up some surprising results after posing the question: How much do lawmakers really […]

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