Newt Gingrich Coming Out?

A Proud New Newt?

Newt Gingrich recently announced that he has had a change of heart. No, no, not any new extramarital affair that I’m aware of. In an interview with Fox News recently, Gingrich came out with this remarkable statement:

“I think this is a very complicated human problem and Republicans need to take a deep breath and understand we need to deal with the human side of this equation…”

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How Will Banking Reform Sway Undecided Voters?

Wall St

Back in July, CNBC.com  reported that former Citigroup chairman and CEO Sanford ‘Sandy’ Weill was calling for additional Wall Stret reforms that would break up the major Wall Street banks. At a time when the regulation of the financial industry is playing a major role in the presidential campaign debate, Weill’s comments aren’t likely to be viewed in a positive light by the GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, who has repeatedly called for the Dodd-Frank financial reforms to be repealed.… [Read more]

Our Herculean President

Our Herculean President Obama

We loyal lefties have had to endure some hits this go around. From the ACA (“ObamaCare”) without a public option, to necessary bank bailouts with no strings attached, to continued wholesale tax giveaways for the rich and corporate welfare for Exxon/Mobil and the like, to watered down legislation of all varieties, it hasn’t been a perfect ride.… [Read more]

Mississippi Goddam

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This week’s Say It In Song choice features Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” — still as timely now as it was then.

 

How’s voting against your own interests working out for you, Mississippi?… [Read more]

Romney’s Silence Speaks Volumes

Silence

Now that the Democratic National Convention has ended the next big thing to look forward to in the run up to the election is October’s presidential election debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney will go face to face three times in October. The first debate is set for October 3rd where domestic policy will be on the agenda in Denver.… [Read more]

Labor Unions Help Promote Democracy For All

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The issue of organized labor unions will likely play a key role in the debates leading up to the November presidential election. The debate began in earnest back in June with the Wisconsin Governor recall vote. Governor Scott Walker’s victory has been seen by some observers as the start of the end for organized labor unions in the United States.… [Read more]

Citizens United Continues to Undermine Our Once Democratic Election Process

Ballot Paper

The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission has certainly been controversial. Those in favor of the ruling simply argue the ruling is a victory for freedom of speech and the freedom to raise unlimited campaign funds. The fact that unions, non-profits, and corporations are now viewed as ‘citizens’ has critics of the ruling up in arms.… [Read more]