There is a war being waged against many Americans and its being waged on a federal, state, and local level. I see it first hand and talk to the warriors waging it each day I go into work at the state capitol. I see it when I read the propaganda from groups like CATO and other far right think tanks. I see it when groups like ALEC and the Club for Growth manipulate and use legislators to advance a radical right agenda like taking away the right of local people to elect their own government.
The only sin committed by the Black Caucus is one of being too frank and honest.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
CNN Aug. 5-7
"Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. The federal budget deficit. Health care. The situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Illegal immigration. Terrorism. Policies toward gays and lesbians."
The economy 60%
The federal budget deficit 16%
Health care 9%
Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya 5%
Illegal immigration 4%
Policies toward gays, lesbians 1%
Other (vol.) 1%
CBS News/New York Times Poll. June 24-28
"What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?"
Budget deficit/National debt 7%