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What Reagan said to schoolkids in 1988

HT to our friends at MediaMatters.org, an organization that does an outstanding job of fact-checking the right wing.  With the president’s to school kids on the importance of staying in school (stuff you heard from yours parents when you were in school and what you tell your kids today) being politicized by the right wing…

Some Summer Reading: The Conservative Nanny State

If columnist Jonah Goldberg can write a book about “Liberal Facism,” is was only a matter of time before someone truly looked into the notion of a “Nanny State,” a term Chuck DeVore has claimed to “coined” and “popularized,” and noted that rich conservatives are the chief beneficiary of Nanny State policies. Economist Dean Baker…

Sarah Palin Declares Her Independence

Sarah Palin is not done causing headaches for the leadership of the Republican Party. In fact, my guess is that she is going to cause them far more pain in the near future than they or the media could ever have imagined. At this point, politicians and the press are trying to decipher Palin’s motivation…

Monday’s Read: Republicanism Explained

I received a link to this blog and laughed myself silly this morning reading the post “Republicanism Explained.”  The First Draft blog has some salty language, so I’m happy to send you to their site for you to read it yourself.  Some select excerpts below: “So it comes down to this:  Republicanism is an ideology by and…

Conservatives Blame Republicans for Woes

Over the weekend in the OC Register’s Letters pages and in today’s Los Angeles Times local/California section are two distinct pieces that try to set a bottom or a baseline for conservative politics in California and nationally. The first is a extraordinarily long Letter to the Editor in the Register by Fritz Mehrtens of Irvine. …