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Rush Limbaugh's Gasoline Conspiracy Depends On The Price

Rush Limbaugh complained that low gasoline prices are a sure sign the U.S. economy is "in the tank," a stark turnaround for a radio host who previously told listeners that high gas prices were part of President Obama's plan to inflict...Show More Summary

Brownback Wants to Raise Taxes on Cigarettes, Booze

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, whose massive tax cuts became a cause celebre for conservatives but threw his state's budget into disarray, announced Friday that he would pursue tax increases.In a stark turnaround, the Republican called for...Show More Summary

In Spite of Dr. King's Dream, We Have Not Reached the Mountaintop

As we take the day to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recent events are stark reminders that we have not reached the mountaintop where "all God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands." Today is a cause not for celebration but for mourning. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: A tax plan to fight inequality, this year in Congress, Antonio Weiss

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Democrats, in a Stark Shift in Messaging, to Make Big Tax-Break Pitch for Middle Class (WaPo) Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane explain Rep. Show More Summary


I’D BE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT THEIR INTERNAL POLLING LOOKS LIKE, BECAUSE IT MUST BE DREADFUL: Democrats, in a stark shift in messaging, to make big tax-break pitch for middle class. The GOP should start a bidding war on this stuff, but also include a few revenue enhancements that Democrats won’t like.

Differences Between Civil Rights Movement of 1963 and Today’s Illicit Nonsense is Stark

Comparing the wholly American and sensible demands issued by the real civil rights movement during the event that saw Martin Luther King deliver his “Dream” speech in August of 1963 to the mishmash of self aggrandizing nonsense belched...Show More Summary

Let’s not kid ourselves about the world

In President Obama’s worldview, the world is brimming with evidence of his strategic brilliance. For those of us in the reality-based community, the gap between his vision and geopolitical facts is stark. Iran is supposedly isolated, according to Obama, but then again, it can be a “very successful regional player.” The entire world is united […]

DEBLASIO’S NEW YORK: Forward, Into The Past! Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? A stark remi…

DEBLASIO’S NEW YORK: Forward, Into The Past! Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? A stark reminder of New York City’s bad old days appeared on the streets of Manhattan Thursday, as three-card monte dealers turned out in force on Fifth Avenue. An army of the shady gamblers — offering both crooked card and […]

Antarctica Ice Sheet is Disintegrating

In Antarctica, glaciers are sloshing seaward at an ever faster clip, ocean waters are warming, and, perhaps counterintuitively, sea ice is expanding, according to a batch of recent studies that paint a stark picture of climate change unfolding at the far southern reaches of the globe. Show More Summary

Dave Brat: GOP 'Going to Lose the American People' on Exec Amnesty

Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) argued that "Republicans are going to lose the American people" "if we don't draw some stark red lines" on the president's executive action on immigration and at least force the Senate to vote againstShow More Summary

The Cromnibus Deal Includes A ‘Stunning Victory’ On Medical Marijuana

A move to shield medical marijuana from federal prosecution stands in stark contrast to another budget provision blocking recreational pot. The post The Cromnibus Deal Includes A ‘Stunning Victory’ On Medical Marijuana appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama Supporter: 'Obamacare Has Hurt My Family'

Obama supporters continue to find out the hard way that the reality of Obamacare stands in stark contrast to the rhetorical promises of Obamacare. Case in point: Obama supporter Catherine Keefe. On Wednesday, the Washington Post published...Show More Summary

This is, without question, the best argument I have ever seen for electing Hillary Clinton in 2016.

It's quite bizarre to experience the power of emotion and art so... starkly. There is no content to the argument. It works entirely through emotion and one must fight off the influence that strikes so insidiously into the lower depths of the nervous system.

Looking back: Ferguson and the Detroit riots

Comparing 1967 Detroit to Ferguson today reveals stark differences.

Kansas Gov. Brownback Now Faces the Hard Part

Less than a week after being re-elected, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback got a stark look at the fiscal challenges of his second term.

Jerry Brown's California, Barack Obama's America: Starkly Different Democratic Realities

Looking at the political shards left over from Tuesday's election, shadowed so heavily by President Barack Obama's sharp decline from his strong re-election just two years ago, we see two starkly different realities for Democrats inShow More Summary

MSNBC Host: Why Can Dems Red Line ObamaCare but GOP Can't on Immigration?

Thursday on MSNBC, host Tamron Hall accidentally highlighted a stark contradiction in President Obama's leadership skills when she pointing out to Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that while the president is angry over the GOP warning himShow More Summary

Hartmann: What Has Greed Cost America?

From Thom Hartmann's radio show this Tuesday, he discusses a couple of really great articles. One from Alternet: The Stark Facts of Global Greed, a Disease as Challenging as Climate Change: Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured. We seem helpless, both in the U.S. Show More Summary

Marvel Announces, Seriously, Eight Movies for "Phase Three"

"Full Slate," indeed. They're announcing all of their movies through 2019. Yes, five years from now. One of the more interesting ones is Captain America: Civil War, which will feature a a significant guest appearance by Tony Stark/Iron Man, as...

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