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Issa’s IRS “Scandal” is a Joke, as is the GOP

Darrell Issa is right about one thing; no individual or group should be singled out arbitrarily for scrutiny by any government agency, including the IRS. That is. unless they are plotting to break the law. As a liberal, I find it odd that Issa and other Republicans have just now …

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Glenn Greenwald’s Anti-Obama Vendetta Continues

There was a time when I really wished I could understand what drives Glenn Greenwald’s hatred of President Obama. But then, I realized. I really don’t care. I just wish his editors would be a little more discerning with his use of links and, um, “facts.” I used to be able …

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We’re Not As Polarized As Advertised

I am sick to death of hearing about how "polarized" we all are. I know you've heard that term quite a bit. It's always accompanied by overwrought statements about how the country's never been so incredibly divided, and we can't possibly get it together enough to get anything constructive done. …

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GOP Can’t Find Time to Create Jobs, But Can Vote 37 Times to Repeal Obamacare

In the space of less than two and a half years, Republicans in Congress have voted to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act a whopping 36 times. Here's a list of these attempts. Each of them includes a link to the votes on each bill, so you …

Economy

Getting Over Our GOP-Warped Concept of Investment

Under President Obama's guidance, the economy is definitely improving. The stock market is breaking records; the Dow has more than doubled since we hit bottom on the Bush recession, and the S&P is also breaking records. The housing market has largely recovered, and we're back on track, albeit this time as …

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Wishing for Perfection, You Usually Get the Opposite, Like the GOP

I guess I'll never understand this quest for political perfection that so many liberals seem to think is so appealing.  The most imperfect Republican politicians in our history have been holding down the fort for the better part of 40 years; at what point do we figure out we're doing …

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A PCTC Classic: With 11 Embassy Attacks Under Bush, Why Wasn’t the GOP Upset?

This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is having to go before the Republicans in Congress and help them in their grandstanding efforts with regard to the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. It’s the second set of hearings on this issue; the first round happened just before …

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It’s Not True That Zuckerberg is Trashing Obama, Supporting Keystone

I will be talking about this sort of thing a lot, because that's what this blog is ultimately about. This is the sort of thing that makes clear why you should always be skeptical about anything you read or hear in today's political climate.  I woke up this morning, and …

RepubliCONs
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What Happened in West, Texas Says A Lot About GOP Values

The more I look at this industrial disaster in the small town of West, Texas, the more I'm reminded of just how vacuous and downright perverse the right wing Republican concepts of deregulation and "free markets" are. If you haven't been paying attention to this, you should, because it demonstrates just …

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Sorry, But Max Baucus is About the Best We Can Expect From Montana, Politically

This week, Max Baucus of Montana announced his retirement after this term, and some progressives have been falling all over themselves congratulating themselves, and expressing nothing short of glee over losing him in the Senate.   Be careful what you wish for, folks.  Baucus is from Montana. Montana usually elects …

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Stop Complaining About Dems. In 2014, Voters Will Still Only Have 2 Choices: Them or Disaster

I know many of the people who read this blog would love to see a "third party" pop up. Unfortunately, our system is built in such a way that all a third party does is weaken one of the other two. This is why the progressive movement keeps failing; we …

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The Truth About AUMF and NDAA

Several times throughout his presidency, President Obama has asserted that he has the power to use lethal means (presumably including drones) to take out al Qaeda and the Taliban. His lawyers and the Attorney General have affirmed his assertion that he has that power.  And every time one of them …

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The Veracity of Truth Podcast #16: Revealing the GOP’s Sequester End Game, GOP Minority Games

Welcome to the Veracity of Truth podcast. In this edition, I talk about the GOP's endgame with regard to the sequester, and their sudden attitude toward minorities and why it won't work. Also, taxes. Just taxes.  2013-03-03 Veracity of Truth- The PCTC Podcast Enjoy…  

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Politics 101 for the Far Left, Part Two… Lessons 6-10

Overall, strategy is far more important to moving the country forward than having the right positions on issues. This is because, in order to get anything progressive done, we have to win elections and get people into office who will at least be willing to listen to reason. That means …

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Ten Truths EVERY Progressive Should Embrace for 2014 and Beyond

Albert Einstein once defined “insanity” as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  He also said, “Man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” Einstein was a really smart guy, and not just about math and physics.  Progressives have …

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The Veracity of Truth Podcast #15: Speaking of Climate Change and Politics 101

This podcast discusses climate change, how we can sell it, and argues for a change in the constant crisis climate that's killing the progressive movement.  Also, working on a new Politics 101 series, and finishing it this time… 2013-02-24 Veracity of Truth- The PCTC Podcast Enjoy…   

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The Veracity of Truth Podcast #14: Guns, More Guns and Simpson Bowles

This episode of the Podcast takes a look at just how deep our gun problem is. Then, why sequester won't happen, and why Simpson Bowles is just asinine.  2013-02-20 Veracity of Truth- The PCTC Podcast New Republic article referenced in the podcast. 

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The Veracity of Truth Podcast #13: Progressives, move forward!

Here's an explanation of why I sometimes call them emos, why their emo-ism is killing the left, and why we need to keep our eyes on the prize, which means getting rid of the right wing once and for all. Without that, we can never have a progressive government/country.  2013-02-17 …

Gun Control
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It’s “Gun Control” – No More Euphemism, Tell the Truth

One of the biggest reasons progressives have been on the sidelines for about a generation is that, sometimes, the loudest of us really suck at politics.  One reason is because many of the loudest on our side don’t listen to anyone but ourselves. They make assumptions and accept them, then …

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UPDATED: Blame GOP, not Reid for Filibuster!

There is an update at the end of this post.  I am continually fascinated by the number of “progressive political junkies” who want to blame someone for everything that doesn’t go their way; especially those who continuously blame the wrong people.  Latest example; filibuster reform. Be careful what you wish …

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