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Lee Fang has delivered the ultimate guide to the right. He untangles the right wing funding network and puts them all in their proper place. Read more...
Rep. Tim Scott speaks at the RNC While I'm not sure there is any replacement for Senator Jim DeMint that I'd consider particularly good, the one Governor Nikki Haley chose is especially bad, I'm afraid. Representative Tim Scott has a Read more...
What the teachers in Chicago are fighting is a right-wing agenda that's been in play for a long time, secretly and heavily funded by wealthy extremists and carefully messaged. They're pretty effective, too, since I hear so many "liberals" Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR Lays Out Unemployment Insurance And Social Security-  1935
(FDR - taking the right-wing brickbats in stride) From April 28, 1935, his seventh Fireside Chat since taking office in 1933. FDR took the opportunity to lay out his plans for Social Security and Unemployment Insurance. The Social Security Read more...
With the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in full thrust even as he is investigated for corruption, I thought you all might like to meet his billionaires. He has several. For instance, David Koch donated $1,000,000 to the Read more...

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After their exodus of corporate sweethearts, ALEC has decided maybe it wasn't a very good idea to reach beyond their mission. On Tuesday morning they announced they were disbanding their VoterID and Stand Your Ground task forces. David Frizzell, Read more...
With Rick Santorum out of the Republican primary race and Mitt Romney now the presumptive nominee, Chris Hayes discussed the fact that Romney will now inevitably attempt to "pivot" back to the middle and soften some of the very extreme positions Read more...
Politics Past - Assessing The Goldwater Nomination - 1964
Politics Past - assessing the Goldwater Nomination at the 1964 Republican Convention. Commentary after the final vote tally calls it for Barry Goldwater. July 16, 1964 Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Barry Goldwater Talks Social Security - 1964
Campaign '64. Jeez. Somewhat hard to imagine this week 47 years ago Barry Goldwater was considered the epitome of the right-wing fringe element of the Republican Party. The fringe element that hi-jacked the party at the convention and set in Read more...
I try to monitor C-SPAN's morning call-in show Washington Journal when I get a chance just to see what viewers of that network and the public are saying about the topics of the day and this one jumped out at me this morning as being from someone who's been watching too much Fox News or for that matter possibly a lot of the rest of our corporate media with the right wing talking points this woman rattled off when weighing in on this debt ceiling kabuki theater. Read more...