I don’t typically watch much television. But when I can, I watch The Daily Show. John Stewart brings humor, satire and truth telling to the news of the day — qualities also characteristic of the Hebrew prophets. When I once suggested that to Stewart, he immediately denied any similarity, saying, “No, no, no, I’m just a comedian from the Borsch Belt!” But further discussion revealed a selection of topics that evoke his moral passion and even a righteous anger at political hypocrisy.
In 2013, we gained about 230,000 jobs…but the GOP ending unemployment benefits (to those who have been unemployed 6+ months) will cost the economy 240,000 jobs and a loss of 0.4% in the first quarter of 2014.
As usual, Jon Stewart nailed it. I appreciate how he always takes both sides of the aisle equally to task.
But in this case, the truth is clear.
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John Boehner shut down the government in a brazen attempt to protect his own job as Speaker of the House
In Dallas County alone, 1 out of 4 voters had to file a legal affidavit to get their vote counted because of these new voter ID laws…And out of the 700,000 legal Texas voters [who needed and requested new voter ids], only 121 received an ID card.
With Washington DC’s attention focused on the antics of Ted Cruz and the tea partiers, who are threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture: Aside from Obamacare, the budget battles of the past three years have been exclusively about the Republican obsession with cutting spending while we’re trying to recover from the worst recession since World War II. …
Pennsylvania GOP chairman: Voter ID law helped ‘cut Obama’ during 2012 election
The head of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania said last week that the state’s controversial voter ID law helped suppress Obama voters. Chairman Rob Gleason told PCN in an interview that the voter ID law had an impact on the 2012 elections. “We…
"From those incredible blood lines of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and John Smith. And all these great Americans, Martin Luther King. These great Americans who built this country. You came from them. And the unique thing about being from that part of the world, when you learn about breeding, you learn that you cannot breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby. You guys have incredible DNA and don’t forget it." —Ken Crow
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act was almost clever, in an ugly and deceptive sort of way. The five-member conservative majority conceded what a great law the VRA has been, and hailed its efficacy over the years. (In a curious twist, the justices believe the law such a great success it magically became unconstitutional when we weren’t looking.) ….