The War on Critical Thought During the Most Dangerous Period of the 21st Century

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. …This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. --Fredrick Douglass Henry A. Giroux … Continue reading The War on Critical Thought During the Most Dangerous Period of the 21st Century

Required Reading: “GOP: Tax breaks for everyone, except those pregnant teenage rape victims, the dirty whores”

I'm reproducing major portions of Amanda Marcotte's post because if you are a feminist, you need to read it: HR3, misleadingly named the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”, is a perfect storm of everything that’s nasty about the modern, hyper-conservative Republican party.  It’s dishonest, since women who have federal health insurance are already banned … Continue reading Required Reading: “GOP: Tax breaks for everyone, except those pregnant teenage rape victims, the dirty whores”

The sick men (and women) who want the middle class to be sick

What is with these guys? Why are they blocking legislation that would expand health-care coverage to people in the middle class, who are already paying taxes for it, and who need it?  As a new report from the non-partisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds, the health-care crisis in our country hits the working people, the middle … Continue reading The sick men (and women) who want the middle class to be sick