FDL Book Salon Welcomes E. Fuller Torrey, American Psychosis: How The Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System

By: Sunday December 1, 2013 1:59 pm

E. Fuller Torrey’s insightful book, American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Health Treatment System, is confirmation to what many people suspect of the current mental illness system and policies: This system is broken and current disjointed polices will make it forever difficult to correct.

 

National Poverty Rate Approaching Pre-Great Society Highs

By: Monday July 23, 2012 11:30 am

The gains of the war on poverty have been almost totally wiped out. The Census Bureau will report that poverty will reach a 46-year high when they announce their numbers later in the fall. But Congress has given no indication that it cares enough; indeed, recent votes suggest they’re willing to make it worse.

Marco Rubio: The New Deal and the Great Society “Weakened” America

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 10:30 am

The Secessionist laid out a legal opposition to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in his book, calling them unconstitutional. And yesterday, his soon-to-be running mate Marco Rubio presented a moral argument against them.

Former Cheney Aide: Last 100 Years of Progressive Reforms All a Mistake

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 11:50 am

Paul Krugman wrote yesterday that Republicans want to repeal the Great Society and the New Deal, but the way they talk, it sounds to me like they want to go much further. Listen carefully to what former Cheney aide and professional wingnut Mary Matalin said on the latest “Left, Right & Center” (audio ca. 4:15).

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