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How Do I Suppress Thy Vote? Let Me Count the Ways

Mid-way through Election Day 2012, my thoughts turn to voter suppression. The obvious ways the democracy-haters employ have been on public display for several years, as Republican-controlled state legislatures rubber-stamped ALEC-conceived voting restriction laws (such as needing to present identification) … Continue reading

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Where Are Her Bootstraps? My Mother and Mitt Romney

I spent last week with my nearly-90-year old mother who, though she has her mind, is addled by mild stroke damage and increasing fragility. A woman of essentially no means, my mom spent her life making ends meet, if barely. … Continue reading

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“Confected Distractions” or How To Change the Subject When You’re Losing the Debate

Feeling a bit jerked around by the headlines and pundit topics of the week, Thursday the meme_ster tuned in to the White House daily press conference with press secretary Jay Carney to hear the Obama administration’s actual responses to journalists’ actual … Continue reading

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A Simple Question of Fairness

Americans with financial abundance enjoy many legal ways to reduce the amount of taxes they owe. The same tax code enforces strict and narrow mandates on Americans without financial surplus. This disparity results in many well-off people paying a far … Continue reading

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