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I thought that, surely, the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right congress critters assured our state of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize... [read more]
The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.
Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.
Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]
Perhaps you thought that, surely, partisan posturing by far-right congress critters couldn't get any nuttier. But now comes the GOP's claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by –... [read more]
Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!
A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]
Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.
Technically,... [read more]
An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."
Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]
Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.
Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]
Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.
I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]
Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?
They're currently... [read more]