The Know Nothings Gather In Tampa

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-+*Charley James: When the GOP convention is gaveled to order, America will see the largest collection of anti-knowledge know-nothings to gather under one roof since Pope Urban VIII and his Inquisition minions met to condemn Galilei Galileo for writing that the earth revolved around the sun.

Ryan-Akin, Romney-Trump

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-+*Brent Budowsky: The coming Republican convention might well dramatize to the nation the extremism and Obama-hate that is modern Republicanism and become an epic disaster for the GOP.

Crow and Humble Pie

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-+*Berry Craig: Not until after the polls are closed on November 6 and the TV news networks declare my candidates the winner will I say, “when they lose.”

Romney and Ryan Go Low

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-+*Tom Hall: While the “liberal media” focuses on the regular, intentional lies that Romney and Ryan spew, there is an insidious, flagrantly racist, anti-semitic campaign being waged in emails to every potential hate voter in the U.S.

Message to My Fellow White People

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-+*Tom Degan: The history of the next century will primarily be the story of how well (or badly) white America dealt with that inevitable change in the coutnry’s racial makeup. Deal with it well, my friends. History will smile upon you.

Voting Rights and Wrongs

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-+*Tom Degan: What the right-wing extremists who control the Republican party have in mind for this November the sixth is nothing less than an electoral coup d’etat.