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Entries by Ian Reifowitz from 07/2012

Obama's America: How Progressives Should Talk About July 4

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

What we cannot do, what Douglass himself did not do as seen in the conclusion to his 1852 speech, is cede patriotism and an embrace of America to the right wing.

Acting Against Their Own Interests: Appalachian Coal Miners

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

The coal industry essentially has its employees between a rock and a hard place. They say they are operating on behalf of the employees' interests, that they want to protect their jobs. In reality, they want to protect their bottom line.

Eric Holder v. Rick Perry: Voting Rights v. States' Rights

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Black Voices

Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S., and the Department of Justice have vowed to fight for the right to vote by oppposing the Texas Voter ID laws, as well as the restrictive voting laws passed in Florida and other states.

'Too Incompetent or Lazy to Get ID? You Don't Deserve to Vote'

| Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

I hope most Republican officials don't believe that statement. But if you dig a bit deeper, and go into the Republican base, that's exactly what they believe, and some of them will even say it out loud.

Obama as 'Not American': Sununu's Only Echoing His Boss -- Romney

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

This is about far more than remarks made by one Romney surrogate speaking out of school. What the media needs to report is this: Sununu is merely echoing language coming from Mitt Romney himself.

The Dumbest "Both Parties Do It" Column Ever

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Media

The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.

Romney Does It Again!: Calls Obama's Ideas "Foreign"

| Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

What's next? Will Mitt Romney start demanding Obama's extra-super long form birth certificate? The thing is, he doesn't have to

Unbelievable: New York Times Says Both Campaigns Are Saying Opponent Is Not 'American'

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Media

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran a classic "both sides do it" article, one that sacrifices truth in the name of balance.

Mitt Romney: Each Business Owner Must Build His Own Roads and Bridges

| Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

So let's connect the dots here. Governor Romney finds the whole speech, even when taken in context, to be "even more disconcerting." To my mind, the speech is little more than common sense to anyone who lives in the real world and is honest about how a business actually works.