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Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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The Profit Motive and the Election Motive Intersect.

Started by tom sarbeck Sep 12. 0 Replies

Who has not heard the term 'profit motive'?'Election motive' may be a neologism, a newly-coined word.The former moves capitalists; the latter moves politicians.The SCOTUS in the 1970s held that money is speech. In 2010 SCOTUS held that corporations…Continue

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Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 14. 3 Replies

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You"Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy…Continue

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Porque?

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by tom sarbeck Sep 13. 8 Replies

How is it that Joe Arpaio deserves a pardon and dreamers don't?Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 4, 2016 at 8:01am

He's also a weasel who never directly answers hard questions.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Let us also note that Pence is an unrepentant pro-lifer who wants to eliminate access to abortion and completely defund Planned Parenthood.  A woman who supports him, never mind Drumpf, is voting against her own interest.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 4, 2016 at 7:48am

Per David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist, NYT:

Donald Trump has made blatant the party’s current problem with lying. But Trump is more of a reflection of the problem than the cause of it. Remarkably, every Republican presidential candidate this year was untruthful more often than every Democratic candidate, according to the watchdog PolitiFact (which was trying so hard to be neutral that it didn’t point out the pattern!).
Keep an eye out for the truth gap at tonight’s vice-presidential debate. Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, is a likeable, often sunny conservative, according to those who know him. He is the kind of politician who could make the real conservative arguments I wish we heard more often.
Instead, he is prone to falsehoods.
He’s called Trump’s back-and-forth immigration positions “completely consistent.” He claimed that raising income taxes reduced federal revenue. He said that President Obama’s health law would “deprive roughly 120 million Americans of their current health care coverage.” And Pence lied about Hillary Clinton’s actions during the Benghazi attacks.

Comment by tom sarbeck on October 2, 2016 at 1:42pm

Trump's anger won the support of the people the Republican establishment had been exploiting for decades: their own base.

Sanders' anger won the support of the people the Democratic establishment had been exploiting. Happily there were fewer of them.

And it is about arousing the lizard brain, which is why the GOP and its base want to limit education.

Comment by Daniel W on October 2, 2016 at 11:35am

Loren, it's all about the amygdala.   There must be 20 news reports about Cheeto Jesus, compared to one about the Hillster.

It doesn't have to make sense.  Just arouse that primordial lizard brain.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 2, 2016 at 11:34am

That is what charisma does, he attracts the emotive aspect of one's personality, not his qualifications. 

We did a lousy job of teaching our history, political science, life skills. When I taught in Texas, I was carefully supervised as to what I taught and how. The people put into place the books from which I was to teach and monitored us so we wouldn't overstep the boundaries. 

Remember Nixon's "Southern Strategy"?

"In American politics, southern strategy refers to methods the Republican Party used to gain political support in the South by appealing to the racism against African Americans harbored by many southern white voters.[1][2][3]

"As the African American Civil Rights Movement and dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 1960s visibly deepened pre-existing racial tensions in much of the Southern United States, Republican politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry Goldwater developed strategies that successfully contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South to the Republican Party that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party.[4]"

Wikipedia

Comment by Loren Miller on October 2, 2016 at 11:02am

And yet a bit more to consider regarding the Republican presidential nominee:



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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 1, 2016 at 12:25pm

Another tRump cartoon: (click to enlarge)

1973: Donald Trump, Landlord (as the sign outside his door says) to an angry and disappointed Black woman, 'We don't want your kind in here...' / 2016: The White House with sign, 'The American People, landlords', telling an angry and disappointed Trump, 'We don't want your kind in here...'

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 30, 2016 at 4:07pm

I'm reading a book by David Brock titled Killing the Messenger - The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Highjack Your Government. It's an interesting read because originally he was one of the hired guns employed to slime the Clintons. He saw the light, so to speak, and in 2004 founded Media Matters. In 2010 he started the super PAC American Bridge. He's also the author of Blinded by the Right: the Conscience of an Ex-Conservative.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2016 at 3:35pm

Something to consider:



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