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Betsy DeVos and what the future will bring

Did Betsy DeVos simply federal education regulation?

If you support public, secular education, it’s important to read this. I know it’s long, but it’s important. And I’m tired of trying to point out what these people are up to. I’ve been warning about this for almost 15 years, and now it may be too late to stop them — although I’m hopeful people will fight:

A staple in modern evangelical teachings is the concept of Christian spheres of influence – or what the evangelical business guru Lance Wallnau dubbed the “Seven Mountains” of society: business, media, religion, arts and entertainment, family, government, and education – all of which urge the faithful to engage in secular culture in order to “transform” it. The goal is a sweeping overhaul of society and a merging of church and state: elevating private charity over state-run social services, returning prayer to school and turning the clock back on women’s and LGBTQ rights. It would also be a system without a progressive income tax, collective bargaining, environmental regulation, publicly funded health care, welfare, a minimum wage – a United States guided by a rigorously laissez-faire system of “values” rather than laws.

In the 33 states where Republicans currently hold power, some or all of these goals are being pursued, thanks to both the financial and ideological investment of families like that of Betsy DeVos, whose breadth of influence has now been sanctified in Washington with her appointment to run the Department of Education. This, as she told the Gathering in 2001, is what it means to be in the Shfela. It’s about “changing the way we approach things,” she said, “in ways which will continue to help advance God’s kingdom.”

Just go read it all.

Tom Cotton blows up Tom Price lies: ‘There is no three-phase process’

Senator Tom Cotton

Sen. Tom Cotton threw cold water on the White House and HHS Tom Price’s talking points about the “three phase” GOP health insurance legislation: “There is no three-phase process. There is no three-step plan.” Sen. Cotton joined radio host Hugh Hewitt this morning and they discussed the Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. Hewitt asked,… Continue Reading →

Chris Cuomo to Rep. King: ‘You’re trying to white cleanse the population’

Steve King Says The "Greatest Danger To A Black Man In America Is Another Black Man"

CNN host Chris Cuomo objected to Rep. Steve King’s white nationalistic pleas of having more babies being born in western Europe and America “to rebuild our civilization” away from the brown people with weird beliefs, “It sounds like you’re trying to white cleanse our population.” Rep. Steve King from Iowa was always considered an extremist nut… Continue Reading →

How James Comey doomed Hillary Clinton’s candidacy

FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to reject Trump’s wiretapping claims

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Do you remember how you felt last October after you heard that FBI Director James Comey was reopening the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s possible illegal handling of classified communiqués while Secretary of State – just 11 days before the presidential election? That news, which left me with a sinking feeling… Continue Reading →

Trump’s ‘advisor’ visits Wikileaks embassy, forgets why!

Nigel Farage

I’ve been pretty impressed lately at the Twitter response to the latest Wikileaks dump: Why can’t they “leak” Trump’s Tax returns? When @wikileaks leak Trump’s tax returns I’ll start paying attention. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. #Vault7 – MmMmGood (@mmgood716) March 7, 2017 But then you have unelectable twit, Trump “unofficial advisor” and Brexit… Continue Reading →

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