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News: Food Stamps, Labor Unions, Gay Rights

FOOD STAMPS Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut: “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. “The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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Income Inequality In America

INCOME INEQUALITY IN AMERICA U.S. Income Inequality has been growing for almost three decades:“The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it’s been since the Roaring ’20s. “The very wealthiest Americans earned more … Continue reading

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News: Gun Safety, Marijuana, Sequestration

GUN SAFETY – BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION “The Manchin-Toomey background check legislation that died in the Senate on Wednesday had everything going for it. Bipartisan sponsorship by two centrist senators. The support of 90 percent of Americans. President Obama’s full-throated backing. … Continue reading

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News: Jobs, Social Security, Sequestration

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT Creating the political will to tackle the jobs crisis: “We can create the political will to tackle the jobs crisis by advancing a progressive economic narrative. “The question we must ask today, on the 78th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Fact Checking the Republican Convention Speeches

“When Representative Paul D. Ryan fired up the party faithful with his speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, he made several statements that were incorrect, incomplete or incompatible with his own record in Congress.” — New York Times 8/30/12 “GOP vice … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt on Social Security

This past week marked 77 years ago that the Social Security Act (SSA) was signed into law by visionary Democratic president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In honor of that historic occasion on August 14, 1935, Think Progress tweeted the link to … Continue reading

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News: Digital Politics, the Unemployed, Violent Rhetoric, Food Stamps

Here’s some interesting news from the past few weeks: DIGITAL POLITICS: “The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest

ARTICLES OF INTEREST Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest

ARTICLES OF INTEREST Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down … Continue reading

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Articles of Interest

ARTICLES OF INTEREST Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down … Continue reading

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