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Rick Snyder… becoming a laughing stock in the national media

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a morning news show where the hosts, when confronted by the response of a politician, actually laugh out loud in said guest’s face, but that’s exactly what happened this morning when our Governor, Rick Snyder, appeared on MSNBC and attempted to sell the idea that the new right-to-work […]

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Republicans choose tax breaks for the rich over extending benefits to unemployed Americans

I don’t know that I’m all that surprised to hear that all 42 Republican Senators have gone on record saying that they’ll block any legislation moving through Congress until the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy are extended. I kind of expected as much, given the amount of money they receive from the CEOs of […]

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Considering the suggestions of the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued a 50-page draft proposal a few days ago, outlining what they’d recommend that we do to reign in government spending and significantly cut the nation’s deficit. They maintain that their proposal, which cuts military spending, reforms the […]

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Dylan Ratigan, stating the obvious about the Saudis

Dylan Ratigan was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Friday, when the subject of Bill O’Reilly’s now infamous “Muslims killed us on 9/11” comment on the View came up. Here’s what he had to say. What’s odd to me isn’t what he said, but how his comments are met by his fellow panelists. It’s like […]

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A possible way out in Afghanistan

It’s being reported by the Washington Post that high-level talks between the Karzai government and the Taliban are taking place in Afghanistan on the possibility of a negotiated end to the war. Here, with what I consider to be a brilliant take on this very positive development is former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. As […]

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