Progressive Politics
100 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Top 6 Fallacies Of 2014

Top 6 Fallacies Of 2014 | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
// // Here in the U.S. of A., it’s becoming all-too common for media to distribute propaganda, slanted news, and general misinformation. And especially in an election year; Congress already has it ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

How Fox News Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers

How Fox News Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it

Claiming to be acting under the bloody "banner of Liberty and Truth," Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda, entered CiCi's Pizza in Las Vegas on Sunday right before noon and executed two local policemen on their lunch break. Authorities say Jerad approached one officer while he was refilling his soda cup and shot him in the head from behind, before he and Amanda opened fire on his partner. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports - The New Yorker

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports - The New Yorker | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
“The publication of torture reports is a crime against all of us,” the former Vice-President said on Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Jeb Bush’s damning secret history

Jeb Bush’s damning secret history | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
The 2016 presidential hopeful has a checkered financial history. Republicans nominate him at their peril
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Cable News in Decline: Here's Why Time is Running Out for Fox News | Nomadic Politics

Cable News in Decline: Here's Why Time is Running Out for Fox News | Nomadic Politics | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
If the capitalist model is based on supply and demand, what will happen when there is nobody left to buy your product? That the situation facing Fox News.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.

We've finally heard Officer Darren Wilson's side of the story — and it's hard to believe.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

What is ALEC and What Does it Do? - Resist the Privatization of America

What is ALEC and What Does it Do? - Resist the Privatization of America | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
ALEC has has helped push state-level conservative proposals; develop and popularize a host of ideas designed to benefit businesses; and it frequently manages to get its proposals enacted into law.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

GOP senator who wants the Postal Service to go bankrupt about to have oversight over it

GOP senator who wants the Postal Service to go bankrupt about to have oversight over it | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
GOP senator who wants the Postal Service to go bankrupt about to have oversight over it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Glenn Beck reveals mystery illness and says doctors had to 'reboot' his brain

Glenn Beck reveals mystery illness and says doctors had to 'reboot' his brain | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
Beck details health problems on filmed broadcast on Monday night and admits ‘I began to lose names and faces … entire conversations would go away’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

New Group Forms to Help Fight ALEC Dominance in States - Resist the Privatization of America

New Group Forms to Help Fight ALEC Dominance in States - Resist the Privatization of America | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
There is, in the case of the support of something like ALEC, a huge amount of economic self-interest involved and that just isn’t present in the same way on the progressive side
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

What 2014 Elections Can Tell Us About 2016: Not Much at All

What 2014 Elections Can Tell Us About 2016: Not Much at All | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
Democrats’ poor midterm performance is unlikely to help, or hurt, their next presidential candidate. The state of the economy will matter more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Why Karl Rove May Have Been the Biggest Winner on Election Night

Why Karl Rove May Have Been the Biggest Winner on Election Night | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
Republican candidates wagered that big bucks from outside political groups could overcome their own fundraising shortfalls ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They were right. On Tuesday night, Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years. In many of the states the GOP won...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity I The Hampton Institute

Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity I The Hampton Institute | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it

Dystopian narratives have long been an alluring and thought-provoking form of entertainment, especially for those who take an interest in studying social and political structures. From classics like Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World to the current hit, The Hunger Games, these stories play on our fears while simultaneously serving as warning signs for the future.

Their attractiveness within American society is not surprising. Our lives are driven by fear. Fear leads us to spend and consume; fear leads us to withdraw from our communities; and fear leads us to apathy regarding our own social and political processes. This fear is conditioned as much as it is natural. The ruling-class handbook, Machiavelli's The Prince, made it clear: "Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved."

The idea of apocalypse is a central tenet of human society. We've been taught about Armageddon, Kali Yuga, Judgement Day, Yawm ad-Dīn, nuclear holocaust, the end times, the four horsemen, and the Sermon of the Seven Suns. Hierarchical societal arrangements leave us feeling powerless. Exploitative systems like capitalism leave us feeling hopeless. And the widespread deployment of fear ultimately keeps us in our place, and out of the business of those who own our worlds.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Tennessee: Ayn Rand’s vision of paradise

Tennessee: Ayn Rand’s vision of paradise | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
The southern state ranks dead last in per capita tax revenue, and its low-income families are paying the price
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Good riddance, Darrell Issa: A wasteful blowhard’s humiliating history

Good riddance, Darrell Issa: A wasteful blowhard’s humiliating history | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
The departing House investigative chairman was the king of made-up scandals. Here's why he was a gift to Democrats
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
New studies show that glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year, as warm ocean water melts them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

GOP HYPOCRISY: Staffer Who Bashed Obama Girls Has Teen Arrest Record (VIDEO)

GOP HYPOCRISY: Staffer Who Bashed Obama Girls Has Teen Arrest Record (VIDEO) | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
Multiple sources including The Daily Mail are reporting that Elizabeth Lauten, the Republican congressional aide that ignited a firestorm on social media for ripping the first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama for lacking "class," was herself arrested for shoplifting as a teen. The Smoking Gun revealed that Lauten, the soon-to-be ex-communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher of…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

FBI Report: Americans Less Violent Than Ever, Except for Police - Liberty Crier

FBI Report: Americans Less Violent Than Ever, Except for Police - Liberty Crier | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
According to new FBI statistics released this week, violent crime rates in the US fell over 4% in the past year alone, bringing the amount of violent crimes lower than it has been in nearly 40 years. The statistics showed […]
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Put Down The Phone, You’re Under Arrest: Turning The Table On Debt Collection Criminals

Put Down The Phone, You’re Under Arrest: Turning The Table On Debt Collection Criminals | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
“[T]his has become something of an epidemic.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Child Homelessness and Poverty Are Rising So Republicans Plan Harsh Program Cuts

Child Homelessness and Poverty Are Rising So Republicans Plan Harsh Program Cuts | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among the poor, especially children.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

America's Conservative Road to Destruction - A Brief History - The Blue Route

America's Conservative Road to Destruction - A Brief History - The Blue Route | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
  Senator Joe McCarthy I was born in the early 50’s, spent 8 years in the Air Force, and had the chance to raise two great kids and enjoy a prosperous America before the right wing tentacles grabbed two thirds of our government. I’ve watched this happen in my lifetime, as have many of you. …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

Glenn Beck’s diagnosis and treatment are quackery, say medical experts

Glenn Beck’s diagnosis and treatment are quackery, say medical experts | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

ALEC "Report Card" Based on Unproven and Disproven Ideology - Resist the Privatization of America

ALEC "Report Card" Based on Unproven and Disproven Ideology - Resist the Privatization of America | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
ALEC assigns its grades based on states’ policies regarding their support for ALEC-favored policies such as charter schools, vouchers and digital learning. t
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Liberal Effects
Scoop.it!

White women didn’t just fail Wendy Davis — they failed the rest of Texas, too

White women didn’t just fail Wendy Davis — they failed the rest of Texas, too | Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
It's already been said that Greg Abbott won among women voters. So are women of color not women?
more...
No comment yet.