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The Republican Party seems to have established itself as the "anti-science" party. Over and over again, Republican members of Congress, local activists, and even some of their national leaders, have repeatedly exposed their ignorance or deliberate disregard for established scientific knowledge. Their most common dispute is with the "theory of evolution." Unable to reconcile evolution with their religious be ...

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Budget Cuts Threaten Cutting-Edge Technology

It should be obvious that government must play a critical role in developing new technologies. Government can promote ideas based solely on potential merit or benefit, while private investors must focus on profitability. By supporting pure research and nurturing innovative approaches to solving national needs, the government also provides an invaluable resource to commercial ventures, sometimes in the most ...

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While Mitt Romney plays "gotcha" with a couple of quotes he took out-of-context from remarks made by President Obama -- "You didn't build that" and Obama "favors redistribution" of wealth -- and promises to lower taxes, close tax loopholes, cut spending, and reduce the deficit, and somehow, magically, that will restore America to prosperity, there's a real world out there that seems to have nothing to do wi ...

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The Optimism Cure

Mitt Romney reveals that his real economic plan relies on magic. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/opinion/krugman-the-optimism-cure.html?smid=pl-share ...

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Paul Ryan Got Federal Funds To Help With Bush-Era GM Plant Closure He Blames On Obama

Paul Ryan has turned out to be the perfect match for Mitt Romney. His history, positions and statements are vague, contradictory, hypocritical or downright false. Will his lies haunt him through the campaign? Will his supporters hold his hypocrisy against him? Probably not. He gave the GOP ticket a burst of energy, and it's unlikely that the enthusiasm among his supporters will wane as long as he part of th ...

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What do you know? The Republicans were right about voter fraud! http://news.yahoo.com/indiana-election-chief-found-guilty-voter-fraud-073551102.html ...

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It’d Be Funny

This letter, a takeoff on Martin Neimoller's comments about Nazism, appeared in today's NY Post. If it were a bit on the Daily Show, it would be funny. But I don't think the writer intended any irony: "First they came for smokers. I did not speak out because I did not smoke. Then they came for Big Gulp drinkers. I did not speak out because I did not drink Big Gulps.Then they came for Chick-fil-A eaters. I d ...

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Romney: 3 Wrongs We’ve Already Forgotten

If Republicans have learned anything from the Presidency of George W. Bush, it's that they never having to say their sorry. They know the American public has a short attention span. They know they can count on right-wing media to promote their interests. They know that even the "liberal" media will allow them to say pretty much anything they want without fear of contradiction. For Mitt Romney, being wrong h ...

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