Would Republican Cordray Filibuster Propel Elizabeth Warren?

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*+-Brent Budowsky: Senate Republicans are on the brink of launching a filibuster against the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the new consumer agency that will could propel Sen. Elizabeth Warren to a national stature from the Senate reminiscent of Robert F. Kennedy.

Effects of Agent Orange

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*+-James Rhodes: As President John Kennedy said in the 1960s, regarding the inhumane treatment of the people of Berlin, “We are all Berliners.” Today, the world should say, “We are all Vietnamese.”

Party Like It’s 1994

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*+-The vast majority of Americans never supported a “privatize-and-pillage” attack on Social Security. Yet many of the Republican candidates in 2010 are on record supporting all manner of schemes to dismember Social Security.

Republicans Display Their Racial Hatred at Sotomayor Hearings

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*+-One thing that I did learn from the hearings, however, was the extent to which the Republican Party will demonstrate the extent of their hatred for civil rights, diversity, foreign cultures and foreign law, Latino folks in particular and people of color in general.

The Consent of the Governed

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*+-“… to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men [and women], deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” — Declaration of Independence “Your people, Mr. Jefferson, are a great beast.” So said Alexander Hamilton, the leader of America’s first conservative party, to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the […]