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As discussed here and here , President Obama's saying she (Elizabeth Warren) has got the Facts wrong on this " ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 06:53 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Mayor Rahm Emanuel names Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools at a news conference in October 2012. In a page out of "...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 07:43 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
It seems that the once great state of Texas elected an admitted law breaker as its top cop. It also seems that the law breaker and his network of cronies and protectionists hoped no one would ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 02:04 PM PDT with 90 Recommends
Since Forbes first published its annual “ World’s Billionaires ” list in 1987, the idea of becoming insanely rich has become a big part of our culture, and is today a form of entertainment ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 05:30 AM PST with 83 Recommends
And a former Governor, recently indicted for the abuse of power, said he wears his indictment as a badge of honor. This is what happens when there are no term limits. Rick Perry served as the ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 12:40 PM PST with 21 Recommends
This is the archetypal American Barn, raised by friendly neighbors. We can do this together, again, now. The “One Big Family” Frame in 2015 By ...
by SusanCStrong
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 08:54 AM PST with 4 Recommends
If those of us long suffering Texans thought Slick's pervasive crony capitalism, Ayn Rand libertarianism, self-serving greed and right wing extremism would disappear with the departure of Rick Perry,
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 85 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 10:42 AM PST with 70 Recommends
For those of you that still believe Rahm's lies that our city is safe here is an updated story about his sons' mugging a few feet from the family home.
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 05:19 PM PST with 9 Recommends
According to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's top cop, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy who is comparing murder rates to 1965, the per ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 06:26 AM PST with 16 Recommends
I wrote this diary for Texas Kaos a little over a year ago when the scandal surrounding the taxpayer funded Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas rocked the state. In a Republican state ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 33 Recommends
That's right. A firm hired by the state to detect medicaid fraud and child abuse probes is under investigation for public corruption. (Here is a link to the article that is not behind a paywall.) ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 11:43 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Many years ago when my husband and I moved to Houston from Seattle I heard an ad on the radio that perplexed me. We had just moved and had not yet changed our driver's licenses nor had we ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 103 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 08:50 AM PST with 223 Recommends
Chicago Murders in November 2014 up 50% during the same time last November. In November 2013 there were 28 total murders. There have already been 24 murders as of November 16, 2014 with 14 more days ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 05:03 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Wendy Davis delivered a damning speech on Thursday at the University of Houston in which she charged Greg Abbott with greed, crony capitalism, his and Austin's culture of corruption. Davis did not ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 03:08 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Really, voters? Really? Are we going to continue to re-elect crooks, liars, cowards and snake oil dealers to our top state offices? Are we really going to turn a blind eye to Rick Perry's ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 06:21 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
Living in a hard right red state in which crony capitalism, pay to politics, the Christian far right, secessionists, generational racists and xenophobes live side by side with reasoned, ethnically ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 06:38 AM PDT with 109 Recommends
“Crony Capitalism is an outsourcing of American jobs plus walmartization of the whole country” – I.G. MARS NY RATING SYSTEM THE MAIN GOAL of the Made in America Rating System is to push the ...
by MCAP
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2014 at 07:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Observers of the Emergency Manager Takeover in Michigan tend to believe that this takeover was not accidental or motivated by good intentions by GOP Governor Snyder and his cronies. This interview ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 07:42 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Arthur C. Brooks, the current president of AEI, is also an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. He writes wonderful, inspiring pieces that just don’t jive with his position as head of a ...
by cherrymapin
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:59 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
After a deadly Fourth of July weekend, let's reflect on crime in Chicago using some public information that apparently the Attorney General missed Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Attorney General Eric ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 12:40 PM PDT with 19 Recommends