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Politics, Economics, and Religion

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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New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 11. 4 Replies

Lead bullets?  Asbestos?!?  Rolling back mileage requirements that the automobile industry had already agreed to???  Such moves aren't just stupid or pandering to the corporate state, they are, to put it succinctly, DICK MOVES, put into motion by…Continue

Tags: move, dick, president, Drumpf, Donald Trump

Your private internet history up for sale, thanks to Republicans

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30. 21 Replies

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering passed S.J.Res. 34, a bill to repeal the FCC's protections for internet privacy, as early…Continue

Tags: regulatory capture, corporate capture

The phony "freedoms" Republicans promise

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 20. 5 Replies

That's the title of Neil Buchanan's article in Newsweek (complete with irrelevant autoplaying video), reprinted from Justia's Verdict site where it has the title "…Continue

Tags: minimum wage, anti-abortion, anti-choice, scams, civil rights

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 26, 2017 at 4:22pm

We Redacted Everything That's Not a Verifiably True Statement From ...

"In the full transcript of the interview published by Time, Trump lies a lot, says a number of half-true things, does not admit he was incorrect to link Ted Cruz’s father with Lee Harvey Oswald, foists responsibility for his inaccuracies onto media reports that he misrepresents, says the word “Brexit” 11 times, and forms sentences like “Brussels, I said, Brussels is not Brussels.” But, listen, some of it was fine! In the transcript below, we have redacted everything that is not verifiably true. What remains is everything the president said that is definitely true."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 26, 2017 at 2:41pm

Catholic League Endorses Trump’s Gutting Of The Arts Because “Perverts” Shouldn’t Get Federal Money

From Donohue's press release:

"Justice demands that these agencies should be eliminated: Taxpayers should not be forced to pay for assaults on their religion. Christians constitute roughly 75 percent of the population; Catholics are approximately 25 percent of the total. In the name of “art,” these Americans are expected to pay for irreverent exhibits, but depictions that are reverential—such as a nativity scene outside City Hall—are denied a dime. It’s time we stopped giving the arts a privileged position and cut their funding. The same is true for publicly funded radio and TV programming that has a history of insulting the majority of Americans."
The press release goes on at some length to recount the many times Donohue personally protested outside of plays and art exhibits that offended his tender feewings.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 23, 2017 at 11:14am
As to the SCOTUS seat stolen from Merrick Garland, tell Senate Dems to grow some backbone and oppose Gorsuch's unindicted coconspirators in the Senate.

GOP majorities in state legislatures can gerrymander US House districts but cannot gerrymander state boundaries so Dems can run competitive candidates.
Comment by tom sarbeck on March 23, 2017 at 10:59am
What do we do about a President Pence?
Here are two of our options.
1) Support church & state separation groups: ACLU, AU, FFRF, NCSE (National Cte for Science Educ), etc.
2) Recognize that legislators pander to xians and introduce bills that will die in committee without being heard, so don't go into panic mode unduly.
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 23, 2017 at 9:43am

Once tRump is gone, what do we do about a President Pence?

Anyway, about more immediate news...

Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings, being asked “...and what’s your stance on receiving stolen goods?..” as he holds an empty Supreme Court justice’s seat labeled “PROPERTY OF MERRICK GARLAND”

Comment by Joseph P on March 22, 2017 at 8:10pm

Well, this is interesting:

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politics/us-officials-info-suggests-t...

President Pence, anyone?  What do you think it will take for the Republican congress to begin impeachment proceedings?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2017 at 4:27pm

Thank you, Loren 

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 22, 2017 at 10:40am
After Sen. Whitehouse, the Dems have to oppose this nominee. Thanks, Loren.
Comment by Loren Miller on March 22, 2017 at 9:52am

For those who may be dreading the hearings associated with the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, please know that there is at least one senator who is holding the nominee's feet to the fire and brilliantly so: one Sheldon Whitehouse:

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2017 at 4:48pm

This article is relatively old, written before the election,

but it addresses the Southern Strategy and its long-range consequences. 

"Dems can launch what Howard Dean called for in 2005: a 50-state strategy that runs on liberating issues. Instead of ignoring GOP bigotry, the Democratic ticket can promise to challenge it on every front and attack reactionary Republicans who try to impose the past on voters.

Above all, Democrats should demand that Tea Party rebels explain why they are in league with a party that intends to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in order to finance more tax cuts for billionaires. As Scott Lilly suggested, if common folks ever understand the corrupt nature of the Republican coalition, we will see a popular rebellion that makes the present chaos look like, well, a tea party."

~ William GreiderOCTOBER 12, 2015

Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’

Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners.

 
 
 

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