September

Lying politicians and the thing that counts

With the 2010 midterm elections right around the corner it is important to understand two things: first, politicians will lie, and second, governing is much more difficult than opposing.

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Republican "pledge": kill jobs, give money to rich

While the GOP plan would deliver this harsh blow to working families, it would add some $629 billion to the deficit in order to provide new tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans.

Tea party trying to take New York with a baseball bat

NEW YORK - All bets are off as "Crazy Carl" Paladino, an extreme right tea party candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor last week.

Why is Virginia governor going after immigrant drivers?

Could it be about the November elections?

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NY primaries fuel hope for fall elections

While media pundits have been predicting doom for progressives in the November elections, last week's primaries here showed a different trend.

Tea party wins could kill GOP hopes of re-taking Senate

Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware primary election Sept. 14, jeopardizing GOP chances of taking over the Senate.

Tea party disorients GOP in Delaware

The upset victory of tea party-backed Christine O'Donnell over GOP establishment candidate Mike Castle in Delaware shows significant fault lines in the Republican coalition.

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

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How would a Tea Party Congress govern?

A growing part of the 2010 mid-term election campaigning by labor and other progressive groups involves warning voters what life would actually be like if the Tea Party took over the Congress.