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What if they held a class war and nobody noticed? For decades, liberals and progressives have been bashed for conducting a "class war" every time they suggest that it would be appropriate for the extremely wealthy to shoulder a bit more of the burden of paying for government. Meanwhile, a swarm of far-right think-tanks and political action committees have been working tirelessly to promote the idea that taxes on the wealthy should be lowered further from their historic lows, and that entitlement programs such as social security and medicare are too expensive to sustain (and in any case, immoral). The latest attempts to delegitimize public employee unions are the logical next step in what genuinely appears to be the systematic dismantlement of the middle class. This blog will highlight some of the more extreme examples of this activity that may not always show up in your news feeds.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


So, the big flap this week is the decision of Jimmy Fallon's band to play a snippet of "Lyin' Ass Bitch" by Fishbone as Michelle Bachmann came onto the set.  While I find her truly frightening/hilarious, I have to say that this is inappropriate for a presidential candidate, even one who has been proven time and again to have only a passing acquaintance with the truth.  Better would have been not to have her on at all, but if she is an invited guest, she should receive the same level of respect as any other high-profile politician.

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