Face the Ugly Truth: The Tea Party Is Conservatism in a Nutshell

I try not to use terms about selfish jerkholes that end up being demeaning to other, innocent people, but economist Umair Haque may have dispensed the bestest tweet ever! The Classical Greek definition of an ‘idiot’ was a person uninterested in the common good. In other words, modern conservatives. This line resonated with me partly […]

Who Benefits from the Government Shutdown? Hint: It’s Not the Poor or Middle Class

There are many frustrating things about this government shutdown; from theatrics and whining by the Tea Party responsible for this irresponsibility in the first place, to the false equivalency reported (“Both sides are responsible!”) by both news media and talk show hosts (looking at you Jaw Leno!); to the inevitable credit downgrade that we’ll receive […]