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Now, We Know You Must Have Some Good Ideas…

LEND US A HAND? Lester & Charlie are researching for a new book called Rising Stars, and we’re looking for a few good men and women who started their careers in arts or entertainment and it led to progressive activism. Here are a few examples: *A USO girl who left the chorus line to help … Continue reading

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The Week in Politics

IT’S THE McONOMY, STUPID What you’ve suspected all along turns out to be true: America’s robust middle class has become nothing more than a footnote to history. A new study shows that, for the first time since Jesus and his pet dinosaur were prancing through the Garden of Eden and writing the Constitution, America’s middle … Continue reading

VIDEO: Women at Work, 1950s Style

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” ~Coco Chanel Conservatives cherish the 1950s and we’re committed to finding out why. Here’s one reason! Play the video below to see just how fun the old nine-to-five could be in the 5-0s. ***

VIDEO: Join the Fracking Craze!

“Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.” ~Sophocles Trying to keep up with the Joneses? All you have to do if you want to be the big family on the block is convince a gas company to frack your back yard. And it’s easier than you think! Click on this week’s video from … Continue reading

Keep Hope Alive

This Week’s Poll! Like all Americans, we believe in the promise of the American Dream. You know what that means: work hard, be smart and play the lottery. Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend — the lottery seems to us like the last … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

January 2nd – 8th is “Someday We’ll All Laugh About This Week.” “There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.” ~Otto von Bismark

Creative Writing 101

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” ~D.H. Everette

Taxing America’s Nerves

This Week’s Poll! “It will be the end of the world as we know it if the federal government doesn’t reform its fiscal ways!” trumpets Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from the grand state of Utah, in a Op-ed for The Hill this week. He’s freaking out, as many conservatives are, over the size of … Continue reading

For What It’s Worth

Newt Gingrich is calling for the end of child labor laws. Herman Cain says unemployment is the fault of the unemployed. Wisconsin is trying to recall its anti-labor governor. Congress can’t decide on anything because of some sick lobbyist’s pledge letter. American military action continues – and people continue to die – for wars that … Continue reading

They Might Be Giants

KARL SLOVER 1918-2011 We lost another Munchkin this week. Karl Slover, who played three roles on The Wizard of Oz for a salary smaller than Toto’s, succumbed to cardiopulmonary arrest, leaving only three other Munchkins on this plane. The New York Times reports that Karl had a tough childhood. His father and a consulting witch doctor … Continue reading

Let Them Eat Twinkies

This Week’s Poll! The GOP clearly doesn’t like poor people. Whether it’s Herman Cain telling 17 million unemployed Americans that if they don’t have jobs they have no one to blame but themselves, or the Republican governor of Maine adding his state to the growing list of states that want to require anyone applying for … Continue reading