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Cautioning Progressives on Ron Paul? How About Comparing Paul to Obama?

  • Democrats and their proxies have good reason to fear Ron Paul.
  • Ron Paul: DC Miser, Galveston Porkmeister
  • Ron Paul and Eric Cantor's Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Immoral, Selfish, Wrong

Rob Kall, OpEdNews

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Alternet's Washington bureau chief Adele Stan has written an article 5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution.<>

It's getting a lot of play. I don't like it. It insults progressives who are considering Ron Paul as immature:

"Paul first drew the attention of progressives with his vocal opposition to the invasion of Iraq. Coupled with the Texan's famous call to end the Federal Reserve, that somehow rendered him, in the eyes of the single-minded, the GOP's very own Dennis Kucinich. Throw in Paul's opposition to the drug war and his belief that marriage rights should be determined by the states, and Paul seemed suitable enough to an emotionally immature segment of the progressive movement, a wing populated by people with privilege adequate enough to insulate them from the nasty bits of the Paul agenda. (Tough on you blacks! And you, women! And you, queers! And you, old people without money.)"

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Ron Paul: DC Miser, Galveston Porkmeister, Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones

  • Welcome to the heart of the congressman's Texas district, where federal spending has quadrupled since 1999.
  • 5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution

Ron Paul and Eric Cantor's Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Immoral, Selfish, Wrong, Anthony Jerrod, Huffington Post

  • Arguments on whether federal disaster relief evolves from the Constitution, the General Welfare Clause or an Executive Order should not supersede the humane discussion of the suffering of others and the unselfish willingness to assist and to encourage those who are hurting and needy.
  • Where’s All That Personal Responsibility?
  • Will the Commons Become Tragic?
  • The Myopic Selfishness of Libertarians


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Race and the Church of Denialism

  • As this know-nothing theology expands, none of its denominations claims a bigger membership than the one obsessed with race.
  • Regardless of the issue, Denialists all share a basic hostility to facts.
  • The GOP candidates have no time for your "science," scientists

David Sirota, TruthDig

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Republican guru Karl Rove recently appeared on Fox News to dispute the idea that America is a “Christian nation.” And he was right to do so, but not because our country lacks an overarching canon. We certainly do have a national religion—it’s just not Christianity. It’s Denialism.

Some branches of this religion deny the science documenting humans’ role in climate change. Others deny tax cuts’ connection to deficits and deregulation’s role in the recession. But regardless of the issue, Denialists all share a basic hostility to facts.

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The GOP candidates have no time for your "science," scientists, Alex Pareene, Salon Magazine
Here we are in 2011, and we are still daily relitigating the Scopes Monkey Trial, and indeed some not insubstantial number of grade school graduates are still under the impression that "evolution" means "my grandpa was a monkey."

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Ron Paul: DC Miser, Galveston Porkmeister

  • Welcome to the heart of the congressman's Texas district, where federal spending has quadrupled since 1999.
  • 5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution

Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones

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Thanks for the digs, America! Photos by Josh Harkinson

On a gritty street in Galveston, Texas, a few blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, stands a prime example of the largesse of Republican Rep. Ron Paul. Workers here are putting the finishing touches on a new home, one of about 180 that will be built, at taxpayer's expense, for residents who lost their abodes to Hurricane Ike back in 2008.

The money for this project came from a federal Community Development Block Grant that the libertarian-leaning congressman helped direct to Galveston, the seat of Galveston County, and the most populous part of Paul's district. "Federal dollars are key," city spokeswoman Alicia Cahill tells me as a trailer arrives with boxes of new appliances. "Not only to help rebuild these homes, but also for so many infrastructure projects."

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5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution, Adele M. Stan, AlterNet

  • 'Cuddly' Libertarian Has Some Very Dark Politics
  • He's anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-black, anti-senior-citizen, anti-equality and anti-education, and that's just the start.
  • Our Guide to the Best Coverage of Ron Paul and His Record
  • Ron Paul and Eric Cantor's Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Immoral, Selfish, Wrong


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Pay teachers more, demand results without nonsense

A matter-of-fact strategy for fixing education in Minnesota and America.

William A. Cooper, Minneapolis Star Tribune | MN

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America continues to spend more per student on public education than any other country in the world, yet the United States ranks about 20th in math and science scores.

Why?

Here in Minnesota, we feel that we have one of the better education systems in America, yet we have one of the largest educational gaps between poor children's achievement and other children.

Why?

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