Category Archives: Politics

Loughner and How the Mental-Health System Doesn’t Work – Newsweek

…across America there are thousands of parents of older adolescents and young adults who are terrified that their child’s strange behavior, paranoid rants, drinking, drug abuse, conspiracy fantasies, and other red flags of mental illness will lead to violence… Read … Continue reading

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Climate of Hate – Paul Krugman | NYTimes.com

I don’t think having a masters degree in social work gives me an edge in deducing that even though Jared Laughner is unbalanced, the hate that is spewed on talk radio does indeed affect mentally impaired individuals.  Please read Paul … Continue reading

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The Same Person

Are you telling me that this doesn’t explain some things?  Like creating the monstrosity of Palin and his insistence that DADT is wrong?  When Gaston Leroux wrote the novel in 1910, the character of Erik (The Phantom) was 50-60 years … Continue reading

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The Party Of The Rich, By The Rich, For The Rich

  As a social worker and Democratic voter, I am extremely disappointed that this is going to happen because the Democrats are a bunch of spineless poseurs.  Sickening. To put it even more simply: Republican leaders are happy to go … Continue reading

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Richard Cohen – Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin’s ignorance of history

The mind boggles that some people, who don’t appear to have suffered a psychotic break, think she is remotely qualified to run for office. And yet if African Americans hesitate in embracing the mythical wonderfulness of America, they are accused … Continue reading

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Cheese-eating VAT-payers | Paul Krugman NY Times

Paul Krugman is hilarious when he points out the strange debate in this country about taxes. You really can’t parody American politics. Eric Cantor has rejected the idea of a value-added tax because it sounds European. And as you can see, … Continue reading

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Downhill With The G.O.P.

More common sense from Paul Krugman. On Thursday, House Republicans released their “Pledge to America,” supposedly outlining their policy agenda. In essence, what they say is, “Deficits are a terrible thing. Let’s make them much bigger.” Read the Op-Ed here by … Continue reading

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