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Marvin Meadors
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I am a 1982 graduate cum laude of Bradley University with a major in geography and have a master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from North Park University in Chicago. I work as an accountant for a small social service organization.

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Republican Voter Suppression Tactics Need to End

(5) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 11:48 AM

"It's just, I think, sad when a political party--my political party--has so lost faith in its ideas that it's pouring all of its energy into election mechanics." -- former Republican State Senator Dale Schultz of Wisconsin

Voting rights are under assault by Republicans! Their party is going to...

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Guns Are Killing People and It is Not The "Bad Guys" Getting Killed: More NRA Propaganda Exposed!

(241) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 12:56 PM

One of the biggest myths of the NRA and gun advocates is that guns are critical for self-protection and the saying goes that all that is necessary to ward off an attack of a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The NRA likes to...

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Ted Cruz's Obscene Idea of Christianity!

(658) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:45 PM

Ted Cruz often speaks with an evangelical fervor from the pulpit, uh, the lectern, at his political rallies. Surprisingly, he was attacked from the right recently, a place he likely never thought he was vulnerable. An ad produced by Americans United for Values criticized Cruz for being a...

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Mississippi Is Burning with Intolerance

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 5:51 PM

Mississippi is joining the growing cabal of Southern theocracies pushing hateful legislation that is anti-LGBT in nature and misogynist as well. Under the guise of religious liberty, the Mississippi state house passed the final version of a bill that enshrines discrimination against practically anything a business owner of "faith" deems...

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Republicans Believe in Small Government Right? Think Again!

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 6:37 PM

Republican's believe in small government, right? Republican presidential candidates usually want to eliminate three or more cabinet departments and sometimes they can even remember the names of the three they want eliminated. Both at the federal and the state level they want to rid us of what is described as...

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Who Are the Trump Bots?

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 2:10 PM

According to an article in Salon.com with the lengthy title "Who are these idiot Donald Trump supporters? Trump loves the poorly educated -- and they love him right back," an analysis in the New York Times broke down where Trump supporters are most congregated.

Journalists found that...
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Could Trump Be Right That Wages Are Too High in America?

(7) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 10:10 AM

A few months back in a Fox Business Network debate, the elitist Donald Trump argued that "wages are too high in America." The following morning he repeated this absurdity saying: "We have to become competitive with the world. Our taxes are too high, our wages are...

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Conservatism -- License to Discriminate

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 4:59 PM

Conservative lawmakers always want to punish someone. They see legislating as a way to crack down on those they do not like which usually includes anyone who does not look like them, practice their religion, sexual orientation or politics. Many are in fact bigots and their professed belief in small...

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Trump Flirts With Strongman Governance

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2016 | 6:14 PM

Donald Trump has been compared to Benito Mussolini because of his authoritarian leanings. Both men underwent political transformations with Mussolini once being a "prominent socialist" and Trump once identifying more as a Democrat than as a conservative Republican.

Trump surely has authoritarian leanings...

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Kansas Republicans Show How Far Conservatives Will Go to Support Their Economic Fantasy

(133) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 12:55 PM

Kansas, that nirvana of conservatism, is trying to pass laws which would nullify the state's judiciary. Apparently the state's radically right legislators resent the temerity of judges ruling their legislation unconstitutional and are attempting to make such rulings grounds for impeachment. According to an article in the Daily...

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Forty Years Of Republican Hate Speech Has Created Donald Trump

(31) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 4:23 PM

Republicans long ago lost their moral authority to claim the mantle of Lincoln. Since Lyndon Johnson, they have bitterly divided the country with code phrases and vivid metaphors like "welfare queens" to exacerbate the racial divide. After all, President Johnson knew the South would be lost to the Democratic party...

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Evidence Reveals That Voting Against One's Economic Self-Interest May Be Hazardous To One's Health

(2) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 4:02 PM

For some mysterious reason, the largely white, high school educated conservative base insists on voting against its own economic self-interest time and time again by voting Republican.

Presumably, they vote for prayer in the schools, opposing gay marriage, and constructing barriers against a perceived stampede of illegal immigrants and...

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Who Is David Barton And How Has His Influence Sanitized History And Dumbed Down Our Children's Text Books?

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 12:18 PM

David Barton is Glenn Beck's favorite Tea Party historical revisionist! He is a personification of the false narratives which drive the Republican party. Though he has no real academic credentials, his influence has shaped school textbooks in Texas and across the country. He has influenced fundamentalist...

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Conservative Whitesplains to President Obama on What It Means to Be 'Authentically Black'

(14) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 5:47 PM

Conservative writer Jonah Goldberg has anointed himself the arbitrator of who is authentically black. Seemingly coming from a faraway planet, Goldberg writes in a recent column that Dr. Ben Carson is more authentically black than President Obama, largely because Obama had a white mother and was raised in...

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Senator Ted Cruz Really Wants to Return to the Gold Standard... Has He Heard of the Great Depression?

(105) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 1:09 PM

"I think the Fed should get out of the business of trying to juice our economy, and simply be focused on sound money and monetary stability, ideally tied to gold." -- Senator Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz, in his campaign for demagogue-in-chief, expressed a nostalgic desire to return to...

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Conservative Certitude Is Frightening!

(13) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 12:11 AM

Conservatives are certain of everything from man-made global warming being a hoax or just being explained by natural climate fluctuations to Benghazi being an issue critical to our national security interests to the assumption that George W. Bush kept us safe. And, oh yes, Obamacare was replete with "death panels!"

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What Happened to Kansas?

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 12:54 PM

"Sam Brownbeck tried to create a conservative utopia. He created a conservative hell instead." -- The New Republic

In his terrific book What's The Matter With Kansas?, Thomas Frank explores how a state with radical left-wing origins in the late 19th century became a hotbed of reactionary conservatism...

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More Proof Conservative Supply-Side Economic Policies Do Not Work!

(373) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Democrats were right all along! Keynesianism has triumphed! Conservative supply-side economic policies have failed repeatedly and tax cuts for the rich only contribute to income inequality and statistically insignificant economic growth, according to studies.

Republicans are wrong with regard to economics, like they are wrong with regard...

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Alabama Is Doing It's Damn Best To Suppress The Black Vote

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 4:43 PM

"Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare." Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts writing in a 2013 decision which gutted the Voter Rights Act

I am furious! After yelling "voter fraud" for years in their effort to suppress the black vote along with other reliable...

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The Left Will Court Bernie But Marry Hillary!

(15) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 12:54 PM

Hillary Clinton's star has risen since she was deposed by Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008. She was selected as secretary of state by the president in a sort of Team of Rivals gesture.

In the last couple of weeks, the Republicans have served her some ammunition, as...

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