Atlas Wept: The Absurdity of Ayn Rand’s Ideology of Objectivism

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*+-Atlas Shrugged Debunked id Atlas shrug in response to the economic credit crisis in the fall of 2008? Don’t be too quick to answer. First ponder this question: Do you think there is more contempt and arrogance in the world today than ever before? About the same? Less? Arrogance, by my definition, is an offensive […]

Top 5 Reasons Joe Lieberman Sticks It to Us

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*+-Senator Joe Lieberman continues to threaten filibuster of the Senate health reform bill even in the face of the recent Harvard study showing that 45 thousand Americans die each year because of lack of sufficient health care.

Who’s Afraid of World Government?

Atlas

*+-But let’s give Glenn Beck and his ilk their due. If there were a more effective global organization, that world body would be able to reach across national boundaries to cope with global warming, defend human rights, prosecute war criminals and terrorists, regulate multinational corporations, provide famine relief, enforce arms control and disarmament, and prevent military aggression.

End of the Line for the CDP Caucuses?

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*+-Any political party solely dedicated to get out the vote (GOTV) or electioneering is 
doomed. Today, tomorrow, soon. Ask the Republicans. Mickey Edwards, 
former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma, has stated that the demise of the 
Republican Party derives from the day that they decided to turn 
the Party into an “incumbents-only” GOTV machine.

One Year Later: Unrest within the Obama Base

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*+-In fairness, Obama never promised progressive voters a rose garden. Genuine and far-reaching change requires sustained political organizing at the grassroots. It cannot be achieved by virtue of any election.

Did the Berlin Wall Really Come Down?

Tear Down that Wall

*+-The Reds responded to such ridicule with paranoia and increasingly strident attacks, claiming that their opponents were dishonest and morally corrupt. Red governments proclaimed that the moral bankruptcy of non-Red societies would lead inevitably to the collapse of all but the Red states.

Wrath of Suburbanites and Independents

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*+-The public’s anger arises from the sense that Washington only serves the interests of the rich and powerful while the middle class gets bupkis. When was the last time the federal government did anything for the working middle class?

Why We Support Marcy Winograd

Marcy Winograd

*+-First, haven’t we all had our fill of tepid Democrats? Blue Dogs, Red State moderates, careerists, call them what you will; we don’t need any more Democrats in Congress who pose as up-from-the-grassroots voices for the common man, only to climb right in bed with the vested interests the moment they get to Washington.