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 […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Floating Fundies Flee Atheists in Collars

Ahoy there, mates!  Avast, ye scallywag sinners!  Arise and shine, then gather ye upon the poop deck of praise to give God the glory-glory!  The HMS Christian Right Weekly Round-Up is ready to set sail! Pastor Pillow here. In our padded pews this morning, we offer refuge to all from “abortion, homosexuality, taxes and the […]

If We Really Wanted to “Support our Troops,” We’d End No-Bid Defense Contracts and Corporate Welfare

It is currently estimated that the super rich are stashing as much as $32 trillion offshore, according to a recent study.  Meanwhile, back here in the United States, we still have unacceptable levels of unemployment and our infrastructure is crumbling. We have bridges that are collapsing as well as ports and roads that need expansion […]