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Walter Rhett: Race As National Policy Potpourri
In philosophy, where the ideas and logic that are mental models for appropriate acts and policy reside, a single person and a single idea have driven American elections since 2008—President Barack Obama and race. These two factors have influenced policy, changed political ethics, and revealed a new American challenge: a fight for truth and a new future opposed by bedfellows of special interests, wealth and hate. Conservative voters and candidates speak of freedom but really fight for power: to weaken the Presidency, the executive agenda, and seek to affirm the wrong and rich as the strong.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/03/25/race-as-national-policy-potpourri/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:35 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Eugenics Is No Laughing Matter: Unconstitutional Humor Laughs at Black Death in Ferguson’s Emails
Somewhere along the way, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, one of a chain of small towns and neighborhoods buried near St. Louis, began to carry out a criminal enterprise. In a short time, that enterprise grew inside-out. It was wildly successful. It set goals and developed guidance; it applauded and defended its corruption. But Ferguson’s malfeasance never managed to get right-side-up.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/03/11/eugenics-is-no-laughing-matter-unconstitutional-humor-laughs-at-black-death-in-fergusons-emails/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:09 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 3/9/15
Monday, the Department of Justice will begin notifying approximately a million federal workers of their eligibility to join a class action suit against the government for being forced to work without pay during the Republican-engineered shutdown in October 2013. Eligible employees will have 105 days to sign on; voters will have 610 days until the 2016 election to decide that throwing Republicans out of all federal offices is an urgent priority for the health of the nation.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/03/08/stormy-monday-3915/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Mar 8, 2015, 07:10 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: The Netanyahu Confessional
Netanyahu’s “shrift rift” turned into a confessional with all the hallmarks of dirty politics. First, no one accepts an invitation from a “family” member unless he or she is certain the head of the house approves. Certainly, a national leader does not accept an offer to speak that bypasses the equivalent office he or she holds, when to do so undermines and embarrasses the very relationship on which your security and progress is built. Would it be a “family” issue if President Obama thought it important enough to bypass Netanyahu and take his case directly to the Knesset?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/03/04/the-netanyahu-confessional/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 08:50 PM (4 replies)
Walter Rhett: Barack Obama: The Man of Zen
I am one of the few who has made the argument that the President’s style is a classic example of the practice of the high art of Zen, one prescribed by its greatest masters and rooted in the classic book of wisdom, the I Ching.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/25/barack-obama-the-man-of-zen/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:24 PM (2 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 2/23/15
Is it that time already? Sadly, yes. CPAC’s 2015 edition gets underway Wednesday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center just outside DC. This year’s roster of speakers looks remarkably similar to that of previous years, a cavalcade of crabbed conservative know-nothings preaching ignorance to the ignorant and hate to the hateful. Among them will be Rand Paul, John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Sean Hannity, Bobby Jindal, and of course the Rick twins, Perry and Santorum.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/22/stormy-monday-22315/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 08:01 PM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: The Will to Kill
Which of the two holds the greater attraction: helping an organized rebel group under attack by an international coalition to establish a caliphate governed by Sharia law, or the right to kill without consequences far-ranging straw populations turned into enemies? This is the divide which reflects the debate about the global attraction of ISIL. But it’s really a choice that represents the same side: help establish the caliphate and kill; kill and help establish the caliphate.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/18/the-will-to-kill/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 03:18 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Take Five (Well, Shut My Mouth edition)
ONE: Vinny Laughs Last
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/12/take-five-well-shut-my-mouth-edition/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Thu Feb 12, 2015, 06:31 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Hillary Clinton: Will Her Economic Policies Follow Best Global Practices?
Hillary Clinton’s search for an economic policy seems to forget the phrase used to caution investors: “Past results are not indicators of future success.” The world of her husband’s administration is long gone. The great goods of all economies are now commodities; volume produces wealth and flatlines jobs and wages. Apple, Monsanto (80% of world corn seed), American Water Supply (the largest water utility), Pepsico and Google are diverse examples of commodity enterprises operating in global markets that increase capital wealth with little increase in jobs; yet they are vital to economic growth.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/11/hillary-clinton-will-her-economic-policies-follow-best-global-practices/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 06:34 PM (9 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 2/9/15
Frantic efforts by the College Republicans chapter at Texas Tech continue as the little dweebs try to thwart Thursday’s scheduled speech by counterculture icon Angela Davis. The group has helpfully offered up alternative names like Condi Rice, Gwen Ifill and Mia Love. After all, they all look alike, right, College Republicans?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2015/02/08/stormy-monday-2915/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:01 PM (0 replies)