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Somebody Whose Sensibilities Probably Need To Be Offended

In his year-end press conference, President Obama spoke about the North Korean sponsored hack of Sony Pictures. He voiced his disagreement that Sony decided to cancel the release of the movie The Interview. “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” said Obama. “If...
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Obama: Working Towards U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Normalcy

President Obama announced today that the United States and Cuba would work toward diplomatic normalcy. The announcement came as we learned Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba, would be released in a prisoner swap. “I truly hope we can get beyond these mutually belligerent policies and I was very happy to hear what the…
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Economy Grows, But Still Waiting For The Trickle Down

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November was another great month for job growth this year, topping out with over 300,000 new jobs created. 2014 is shaping up to be the best year for job creation since the mid-90s boom times. But after 57 months of consecutive job growth under President Obama, the best streak since records have been kept, along…
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Right-Wing Lies: Robert Reich On Corporate Tax Rate Reform

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Robert Reich is always an interesting read, and he regularly offers up great mini articles in the form of Facebook status updates. Today Reich gives us four “right-wing whoppers about corporate taxes.” 1. The U.S. corporate tax rate of 35% is one of the highest among advanced countries. True but misleading. The effective corporate income-tax rate…
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On Obama Immigration Order, Republicans Push Wrong Panic Button

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At a time when Republicans should be pushing the panic button on their increasingly difficult electoral college math, instead they are stampeding in reaction to President Obama’s immigration executive action. Republicans and conservative pundits call Obama’s use of executive order anything from “executive fiat” to “executive amnesty” to a “constitutional crisis.” Pay no attention to…
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Global Cooling? NOAA Global Surface Temperature Anomalies Prove Otherwise

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There’s no doubt much of the United States has been damn f’n cold lately, and we’ve yet to engage in those late November rituals involving turkey carving and conservative uncle debating. And when the weather turns cold, you know, during months that usually are cold for much of the U.S., climate-change-denying conservatives can’t help themselves, because…
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