Monthly Archives: March 2007

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Income Inequality Worse Than 1928
The past year has been good to the Forbes 400, $800,000 more.
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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