Monthly Archives: March 2007

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Exposing the "Nobile Lie" of Right-wing Authoritarian Trickle Down Economics
Imagine a third bar for just the Koch Brothers
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Are Republicans Becoming “The Masses” Needed for a Single-party State

This is the tenth in a series about the results of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. The Pew Research subtitle for this survey was “Political Landscape More Favorable to Democrats.” Their survey showed … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-30-07

Tom DeLay Wants to Keep Right-Wing Extremists in Charge of the Republican Party – On a Dallas radio show, DeLay remarked of the GOP, “…If we don’t [come together], then the more moderate members of the party, like Giuliani … … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-29-07

Bush’s nominee for ambassador to Belgium contributed to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth – On Tuesday, John Kerry’s Vietnam crew mates had sent a letter urging committee members to oppose Sam Fox’s nomination as ambassador to Belgium. “In our judgment, … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Civil Liberties, Environment and Science

Survey Results, Section 8 – OTHER ISSUES: CIVIL LIBERTIES, ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE Summarized below are the major findings from section 8 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. What are the rights of those … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-28-07

The politicization of the General Services Administration – General Services Administration (GSA) chief Lurita Doan was called on the carpet before the House Government Oversight committee today to explain what she was doing when she convened a national teleconference of … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Business, Labor and Corporate Favorability

Survey Results, Section 7 – BUSINESS, LABOR AND CORPORATE FAVORABILITY Summarized below are the major findings from section 7 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. According to the survey, ” … the idea … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-27-07

Embattled AG Alberto Gonzales now accused in teen sex scandal ‘cover-up’ in Texas – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Government, Trust and Political Participation

Survey Results, Section 6 – GOVERNMENT, TRUST AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION Summarized below are the major findings from section 6 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. Relative to the public’s satisfaction with their government, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-26-07

GSA Chief Accused of Using Agency to Aid GOP – Witnesses have told congressional investigators that Lurita Doan, the Bush-appointed chief of the General Services Administration, joined in a videoconference earlier this year organized by one of Karl Rove’s deputies, … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Social and Political Attitudes About Race

Survey Results, Section 5 – SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ATTITUDES ABOUT RACE Summarized below are some findings from section 5 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. The survey stated, “Seven-in-ten Americans say they favor … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Religious and Social Issues

Survey Results, Section 4 – RELIGION AND SOCIAL ISSUES The Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007, states, “About eight-in-ten Americans say they have no doubt that God exists, that prayer is an important part of … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Foreign Policy, Global Engagement and Patriotism

Survey Results, Section 3 – FOREIGN POLICY, GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND PATRIOTISM Summarized below are the major findings from section 3 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. The survey stated at the start of … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Success, Poverty and Government Responsibility

Survey Results, Section 2 – SUCCESS, POVERTY AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY Summarized below are the major findings from section 2 of the Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007. There is a recent increase in belief that … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Party Affiliation and Views of the Parties

Survey Results, Section 1 – PARTY AFFILIATION AND VIEWS OF THE PARTIES The Pew Research survey, Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007, stated, “While public perceptions of the Republican Party have tumbled, evaluations of the Democratic Party have … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going – Trends from 1994 to 2007, Introduction

In 1994, the Republicans and double high authoritarian Newt Gingrich, took control of the U.S. Congress. In 2007, the Democrats took back control. What has changed besides voter preferences for government leaders? Presented here and in 8 other postings are … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-23-07

E-Mails Show Focused Effort to Replace US Attorney with Rove Aide – Some of the thousands of pages of e-mails released this week by the Bush administration underscore the extraordinary planning and effort, at the highest levels of the Justice … Continue reading

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Jodin Morey on Impeaching George Bush

Jodin Morey has tracked down and organized over 60 instances of evidence in 4 articles supporting the impeachment of President G. W. Bush. In Bush’s Impeachable Offenses, Part 1, Jodin chronicles how we were lead down the path for implementing … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-21-07

Tom DeLay Denies What is in His Own Book – Here is what happened during a Chris Matthews’ interview of Tom DeLay today: Chris Matthews grilled DeLay about passages in his book where he apparently ripped into fellow corrupt Texan … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-20-07

CIA leak prosecutor Fitzgerald was ranked below ‘strong’ and ‘loyal’ prosecutors on Justice chart – U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had ‘not distinguished themselves’ on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in … Continue reading

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March 2007, WAWG Index – Down 4%

Month to Month Change In this seventeenth survey of the web, The WAWG Index monthly average was down by 3.7 percent from February 2007. Of the fourteen categories tracked, 9 were down, 5 were up, and none was unchanged. The … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-19-07

White House Did not probe Plame leak as promised by Bush – James Knodell, Director of the Office of Security at the White House, revealed that the administration had never launched an internal probe to determine the source for the … Continue reading

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Alberto Gonzales – Disgraceful Record, Dismal Leader

In Rough Justice – The Case Against Alberto Gonzales, a four part series, Andrew Cohen provides historical perspective for the issues behind Mr. Gonzales, his job performance at the state and national levels and recommends a replacement with all the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-17-07

Hewlett-Packard Co. executives fraudulently obtained private information from a public utility, accessed computer data without permission and comitted identity theft; now get slap on wrist – Regular citizens would be jailed and fined, rich executives got 96 hours of community … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-13-07

White House Said to Prompt Prosecutor Firings – In a public reversal, the White House has conceded that top administration officials, including President Bush, were directly involved from the outset in the decision late last year to dismiss several U.S. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-9-07

Republican Congressman Knew of Problems at Walter Reed Hospital But Kept it Quiet – The top Republican who previously chaired the committee that wrote Defense Department budget bills admitted yesterday that he was aware of many problems at the Walter … Continue reading

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Another Neocon Joins the Authoritarian White House Staff – How Seriously is the Bush Administration Pursuing Diplomacy?

In an earlier article, I documented many of the neocons, their associated think tanks and their participation in the Bush administration. They’re everywhere. This posting is about the latest addition to the White House neocon workforce – Eliot Cohen. He … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-8-07

Internal Memos Tell US Officials How to Discuss Climate Change – Internal memorandums circulated in the Alaskan division of the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service appear to require government biologists or other employees traveling in countries around the Arctic not … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-6-07

Republican Introduces Bill to Make English the Official Language of Texas – Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) introduced a bill Monday in the Texas House of Representatives that would add a referendum vote to the Nov. 6 ballot to make English … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3-1-07

Conservative Progress for America Voter Fund functioned like a political action committee without registering to become one – The Progress for America Voter Fund attacked John Kerry in the last presidential race. As a result, they have received the largest … Continue reading

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