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Maddow: Political discourse now linked to ‘Occupy’ protests

After showcasing the ways the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters planned to overcome the winter, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on her show Tuesday night that the ongoing demonstrations have altered the political discourse of the United States. The demonstrations across the country “demonstrate why someone like [House Majority Leader] Eric…

Chasing our tails….how to stop?

I wrote that long post about personhood amendments and the issues surrounding them yesterday for a couple of reasons. One is that it’s an important issue onto itself. The other is that it points a larger problem that we have in our political discourse now around facts and ideology. The…

Politics professor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ a turning point for the left

Dorian Warren, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Columbia University, appeared Monday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “This is an incredibly significant moment, I think, in U.S. history,” he told Amy Goodman.…

The true incivility

Yesterday for RH Reality Check, I wrote a piece about how civility is really impossible in political discourse for those who political opinions are uncivil.  I'm sick of how the focus on "incivility" has been around the least toxic aspects of our political discourse, namely joke-telling and an unwillingness to…

How we know that our political discourse has completely lost its way

So, we have a woman running for President who literally believes that her god made women to be the helpmeets of men, and that marriage should be built around women submitting to their husbands.  And this belief, being weird—especially for someone who claims she wants to run the entire nation—was…

Tucson tea party founder says Giffords to blame for getting shot

One tea party leader says that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has herself to blame for getting shot in the head Saturday. The Arizona congresswoman shouldn’t have attended an event “in full view of the public” if she had security concerns, according to Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries. Giffords warned…

Democratic senator: Get rid of Fox, MSNBC to improve political discourse

A Democratic senator strayed from his prepared remarks at a Senate committee hearing about television retransmission, saying that a “little bug” inside him wants to see the end of Fox News and MSNBC because of what he sees as a pollution of political discourse. “There’s a little bug inside of…

Macaca rises again: ‘Americans are not addicted to oil. Americans are addicted to freedom’

Why do the disgraced rabid dogs of the GOP continue to cock their legs and piss on the political discourse when they have zero credibility? George “Macaca” Allen has no shame, as he pimps the “Drill, baby, drill” meme into the ground with an assertion that the call for drilling…

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