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For Rick Perry, It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity

Beyond question, being willfully ignorant about science or lacking the ability to tell the difference between what real and what is not does not amount to a handicap when it comes to some jobs. Radio talk show hosting comes to mind.

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The Terrifying Thought of Michele Bachmann as Commander-in-Chief

make no mistake about it, Michelle Bachmann is flat out bat guano crazy. And the idea of Michelle with “the bomb” should scare the ennui right out of you.

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What's Wrong with the U.S. in Two Four-Letter Words

Most members don’t like it. All the good ones hate. It feels icky to do it and it is both corrupt and corrupting.

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The Deluxe, Do-It-Yourself Budget Deficit Starter Kit

Total household net worth of the poorest 60% of all US Households: $1.22 trillion.
The total net worth of the nation’s 400 wealthiest Americans: $1.27 trillion.

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Seven Reasons Why The Tea Party's Suicide Pact Will Hurt the Economy

As a report for Citigroup recently put it: “Asking what the U.S. economy might look like after a possible U.S. Treasury default is akin to asking ‘what will you do after you commit suicide?’”

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The Rich Really Are Getting Richer (The Poor? You Guessed it.)

It’s such a bad idea that not even a majority of middle-class Republicans approve of the Republican plan to slash Medicare and Social Security benefits.

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Mitt Romney Is Just Like You. He Is Forbidden to Sleep Under Bridges

It seems possible that Mitt Romney might not be feeling the same pain as someone who may lose their health insurance, their home, their life savings and the chance for their kids to go to college if he doesn’t get a job soon. It was not a particularly effective “I feel your pain” moment for Romney.

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The 7 Most Awful Truths You Need to Know About Paul Ryan’s War on Medicare

Under the Ryan plan, those just becoming eligible for Medicare 10 years from now would have to pay nearly $6,400 more than they would under the current plan.

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Eat the Rich

Anyone who listens for a moment to all those earnest Republican talking heads that have been pushing GOP budget proposals, couldn’t help but walk away […]