Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wisconsin's Walkergate Investigation Gives A Glimpse Into GOP Strategies Nationwide

Wisconsin's Walkergate Investigation Gives A Glimpse Into GOP Strategies Nationwide

The Financial Services Sector Bankrolls Spencer Bachus’ Campaign Account

The Financial Services Sector Bankrolls Spencer Bachus’ Campaign Account: pIn the fourth quarter of 2011, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) reported raising $388,895.26 in campaign contributions. According to a ThinkProgress analysis, at least 44 percent of that came from political action committees and individuals connected to real estate, insurance, banking, and finance industries — areas overseen by the House Financial Services committee Bachus chairs. According [...]/p

In Post-'Citizens United' World, Negative Ads More Prominent (and Successful) Than Ever | Common Dreams

In Post-'Citizens United' World, Negative Ads More Prominent (and Successful) Than Ever | Common Dreams

Conservatives’ Politics of Fear a Biological Response | Truthout

Conservatives’ Politics of Fear a Biological Response | Truthout

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tennessee Tea Party ‘Demands’ That References To Slavery Be Removed From History Textbooks

Tennessee Tea Party ‘Demands’ That References To Slavery Be Removed From History Textbooks: pIn 2010, the conservatives who controlled the Texas Board of Education caused an uproar when they made radical changes to the history curriculum for the state’s 4.8 million public school students. The changes included referring to the country’s first black president as “Barack Hussein Obama,” and requiring students to “contrast” Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inaugural [...]/p