It is now well understood that Neoliberals are not advocates of a small or stunted night watchman state. They regularly demean the state to outsiders, but that does not imply they prefer a weak state. Rather, all their political efforts are devoted to recasting the strong state as one that conforms to their doctrinal imperatives.
|By: John Cavanagh Sunday November 17, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: Steve Horn Thursday January 31, 2013 6:54 am|
he American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – known by its critics as a “corporate bill mill” – has hit the ground running in 2013, pushing “models bills” mandating the teaching of climate change denial in public school systems.
January hasn’t even ended, yet ALEC has already planted its ”Environmental Literacy Improvement Act“ – which mandates a “balanced” teaching of climate science in K-12 classrooms – in the state legislatures of Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona so far this year.
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday January 15, 2013 1:05 pm|
Renewable energy is under attack in the Tar Heel State. That’s the word from Greenpeace USA‘s Connor Gibson today in a report that implicates King Coal powerhouse, Duke Energy and the fossil fuel industry at-large.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday May 5, 2012 6:45 am|
Now that you know what AFP’s ads look like, what they’re really about, and what sort of sludge they’re feeding your conservative brother-in-law, you can craft a way to counter their nonsense. Go forth and do so.
|By: Jim White Thursday March 24, 2011 8:00 pm|
Mrs. Ginni T, from The Drunk Caller to The Daily Caller.
|By: Jim White Thursday October 28, 2010 6:40 am|
A remarkable theme echoing through much of the political press Thursday morning is the realization that Tea Party candidates who are running for office as Republicans are hurting the party’s chances in a year that otherwise has been predicted to be a huge Republican landslide. The Washington Post headlines its story on the topic “Tea party antics could end up burning Republicans“, while Reuters declares “Tea Party-backed Republicans spur party switches“. The Guardian brings out the best headline and best line, however, with the headline “The GOP’s coming Tea Party hangover” and the line “Tea is the Republican party’s cocaine: thrilling for a moment, but ruinous over time.” Tea Party candidates have won nominations in Republican primaries by channeling unfocused rage, but as that rage now erupts into a combination of genuine violence and a complete inability to articulate a platform (as demonstrated by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in this video, where she can’t even deliver an opening statement in a debate), even Republicans are moving away from “the crazy” and looking for candidates who are interested in good government rather than good theater.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday September 19, 2010 5:00 pm|
Once upon a time, there really was a “tea party movement” that was an independent grass-roots entity. But the GOP co-opted the movement before it could catch fire nationwide, and stripped out the independent parts of it while boosting the socially conservative portions and other parts more congenial to the GOP’s own base. But this didn’t exactly work out as planned.