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The “Trickle Up” theory of economics

In keeping with yesterday’s entry about the Republican notion that tax cuts are a panacea for all that ails our nation’s economy:

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UPDATE: Prop 8 Decision – Unconstitutional!

The widely anticipated decision on the Proposition 8 trial in the CA “Perry vs. Schwarzenegger” case about the legality of gay marriage in CA will be decided today. You may recall that CA allowed gay marriage due to a Supreme Court of CA decision for a brief period of time from June 16, 2008 to November 5, 2008 , only to have the voters decide to rescind it. In a strange legal partnership, prominent attorneys David Boies & Ted Olson (of Bush v. Gore) fame took on the case to throw out Proposition 8. Today between 3:00 and 4:00 the Federal Court will announce its decision on the case according to AFER – the Americans for Equal Rights Foundation. […]

Walker vs. Neumann – you make the call!

A few days ago, I posted a poll to see what readers thought of underdog Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dave Westlake’s chances in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, and keeping in that same vein, here’s your chance to share your opinion of Republican gubernatorial underdog Mark Neumann’s chances of beating Scott Walker.


Ted Nugent, amateur economist

In an op-ed written for the Washington Times musician Ted Nugent channels his inner economist to come up with this nugget: The American people know intrinsically that tax cuts lead to prosperity

Yep, tax cuts lead to prosperity, just like those George W. Bush tax cuts (one of the largest tax cuts in the history […]

A cool new tool

Yesterday the Sunlight Foundation launched “Poligraft,” a new tool to help netizens uncover the hidden web of political giving in news stories on the Internet – the patterns of political contributions that aren’t always obvious. Using Poligraft is simple: just type or paste the URL or text of a news article, blog post or press […]