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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders: The backlash is on – surprise, surprise!

Bernie Sanders was effectively silenced and blacked out of the media, by and large, for a long time, until he became too popular and too prominent to ignore. Now, the only candidate who is not a Wall Street hireling, hack or shill, the only candidate w… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders: The backlash is on – surprise, surprise!

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders? This man deserves to win – and he just might.

Bernie Sanders? This man deserves to win – and he just might. He should also read my book, Enlightened Democracy: Visions For A New Millennium. We’re very much on the same page, in most regards, except that I tend to contextualize things with a broader and longer term vision, and a more philosophical and historical . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders? This man deserves to win – and he just might.

The Scott Ross: Public Education Before Health Care

When you replace the fan belt on your 1988 Toyota Corrolla, you can’t drive faster than when the car was brand new. Even with the new part, the car, with all of its wear and tear, is likely to be slower than when you first drove it off the lot.

No one expects that a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Public Education Before Health Care

The Scott Ross: Public Education Before Health Care

When you replace the fan belt on your 1988 Toyota Corrolla, you can’t drive faster than when the car was brand new. Even with the new part, the car, with all of its wear and tear, is likely to be slower than when you first drove it off the lot.No one e… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Public Education Before Health Care

Too Much Geography: Nate Silver, the Senate, and Hypocrisy

For the last midterm elections, I had the very good fortune of being in Washington DC, for the Rally to Restore Sanity. After looking at the American thoughtscape over the intervening years, I can pretty decisively say that the Rally’s objective has not been realized, and sanity is all too rare a commodity in America. . . . → Read More: Too Much Geography: Nate Silver, the Senate, and Hypocrisy

Writings of J. Todd Ring: American and Canadian Politics – A brief comparison and lay of the land

Here is a rough translation of Canadian political culture for Americans and others who may be unfamiliar with the political landscape of the second largest country on earth, the holder of the largest oil and mineral resources on earth, the pantry to the American empire, one of the richest nations on the planet, and a . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: American and Canadian Politics – A brief comparison and lay of the land

Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown drives people against Republicans and into the arms of Obama and the Democrats

Reportedly, Americans are blaming the Republicans for the government shutdown, which most of them do not like. This plays well for the Obama government and the Democratic Party. It has been a successful PR campaign so far, it would appear. The Democrats are looking good in the eyes of the people, in comparison to the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown drives people against Republicans and into the arms of Obama and the Democrats

The Scott Ross: Another Thing Trudeau & Layton Have In Common

Justin Trudeau and the late Jack Layton have quite a few similarities, underestimation by Conservatives is yet another.

It wasn’t too long ago a certain inexperienced federal politician became leader of a third place political party. Though the son of a prominent politician1, in his early life he had not been immediately drawn to federal . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Another Thing Trudeau & Layton Have In Common

The Scott Ross: Your Country’s Finances Are Exactly Like Yours

Many scoff at the conservative analogy that the American government should manage its finances like a household, but little do they realize the idea doesn’t strengthen conservativism, it weakens it.

After a fiscal cliff deal that only increased taxes, many right-leaning politicians are preparing for a fight in order to cut spending. To bring the . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Your Country’s Finances Are Exactly Like Yours

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The global financial coup and the coming revolution

The Real Story of the 2012 US Presidential Election – the story the mass media missed altogether – And the critical lessons from history that we must learn now “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – anonymous “Evil can flourish only when good people do nothing.” – anonymous “Repeating . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The global financial coup and the coming revolution

Death By Trolley: Massive Republican Revival On Horizon?

Please indulge a bit of educated speculation. Throughout President Obama’s first term many economists have predicted another major economic crisis as big or bigger than 2008 in the not-too-distant future. Proposed contributing factors include the massive debt held be several European countries and toothless financial reform in America. Regarding the latter, long story short, investment . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Massive Republican Revival On Horizon?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Go Back To Sleep America, At Your Own Peril

I never reprint other people’s writings, no matter how good – but I will make an exception for this. This article is a true must-read. Please, take the time to read it. Then act. Good morning America. It’s time for a new day. Kudos and warm thanks to Jill Dalton at recoveringarmybrat. I will definitely . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Go Back To Sleep America, At Your Own Peril

The Scott Ross: Science Shows Progressives Aren’t Science-Based

Most progressives claim to be science-based, but in their opposition to Motion 312, science ironically proves they’re not.

Unless a party somewhere has Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica as their platform, no political organization is science-based. If any Liberal or New Democrat wants to be part of an institution with a scientific foundation they . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Science Shows Progressives Aren’t Science-Based

The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The worst voter fraud is being committed by 43% of Americans.

With a likely close Presidential election, attention is being drawn to efforts to reduce voter fraud in many states across America. Most states have introduced requirements that voters must present driver licenses or similar government issued identification to vote.

Critics of the Republican drafted . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

From not releasing his tax returns to flip flopping on almost every major issue, Democrats often warn that Mitt Romney isn’t what he appears to be. Good news for Mitt, a new secret-video shows who he really seems to be; bad news for Mitt is that it shows that what he seems to be is . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

The Scott Ross: Gaffe Seekers

How does the Daily Show or Fox News uncover hypocrisy of the political right or left? Do they have employees watching every news channel, every hour, of every day? No, gaffe seeking has been outsourced, and political organizations have learn how to manipulate it.

Great video from MSNBC’s Rock Center here.

. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Gaffe Seekers

The Scott Ross: The Difference In Popularity Between NDP & Its Principles

How could the Conservatives or the Liberals weaken the New Democratic Party? Show Canadians what New Democrats stand for, the end of capitalism.

Because both Conservatives and Liberals have for so long ignored the NDP’s first principle, socialism, it may seem like an exaggeration to ordinary Canadians that the orange wave wants to sink Canada’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Difference In Popularity Between NDP & Its Principles

The Scott Ross: This Is What A Liberal Victory Looks Like

Union membership is dwindling nationally; the New Democratic Party is erasing socialist principles from its constitution; and that most left-leaning party elected its most right-leaning candidate for leader.

The role of churches in society is weakening and their attendance is diminishing; there has been record spending and historic increases in government’s size; and the Conservatives . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: This Is What A Liberal Victory Looks Like

DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

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A new chapter has been added to the shale gas industry's eco-terrorism, counterinsurgency and psychological operations saga.

In March, NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that many prominent U.S. public officials are on the payroll of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group labeled by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

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Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to kill, once and for all, the billions of dollars worth of subsidies that are flowing from the federal government to the oil industry.

Under Menendez’s proposal, the $4 billion annual corporate welfare handed out to oil companies would instead . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Beginning of The End for Big Oil’s Billion Dollar Subsidies?

The Scott Ross: Bearded, Women, Leaders

It’s been 70 years since a major party leader had a beard, over 110 years since an opposition leader had one.

A century ago facial hair used to be quite common, in Parliament and out. The NDPs selection of the bearded Thomas Mulcair as Leader makes one wonder, if beards can depart in a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Bearded, Women, Leaders

The Scott Ross: The Road We’ve Traveled

The Road We’ve Traveled, isn’t just a new video released by the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, it’s a display of historic influence.

The United States may have the largest army in the world, it may have the most nuclear weapons, but soldiers and bombs don’t win over hearts and minds. In the . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Road We’ve Traveled

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

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A bitter fight has erupted in Washington, D.C. in recent weeks surrounding the fate of a much-needed transportation and infrastructure bill. Congressional Democrats wanted to pass a bill that would fund projects to help rebuild roads and bridges, but Republicans were against the idea.

So, in an attempt to get . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Hits The Road To Promote "Oily" Highway Transportation Bill

DeSmogBlog: Bowing to Republican Pressure, EPA Eases Boiler Emission Standards, Threatening U.S. Economy and Health

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The U.S. EPA has bowed to pressure from Republican members of Congress and relaxed the proposed rules for boiler emissions. By allowing utility industry companies to make “upgrades” to existing boilers, rather than replacing them with lower-emission boilers, corporations will save an estimated $1.5 billion in their attempts to meet emission . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Bowing to Republican Pressure, EPA Eases Boiler Emission Standards, Threatening U.S. Economy and Health

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Why Occupy Wall Street does NOT need the Democratic party

Some people are now calling for Obama and the Democratic Party to get behind (or is that take over or co-opt) the Occupy Wall Street movement; this at best a strategically unwise misdirection of energies, I would argue, and at worst, a dangerously naiv… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Why Occupy Wall Street does NOT need the Democratic party