Tag: great depression

Speaker Paul Ryan was recently asked who his least favorite president was, and you'll never guess who he said! (Yes, you will.) It couldn't...

FDR's speechwriters are spinning in their graves after Sarah Palin's most recent Ask Me Anything. Come along, Wonketeers, we'll explain in the car. First, the...

After all those wonderful lies about the Great Depression, it will be nice to get back to something more like reality in our rightwing...

Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable...

You'd think that after a year and a half of reviewing rightwing Christianist textbooks we'd be incapable of being surprised, but wow: this week's...

As we've noted previously, our 10th-grade Christianist textbook, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, is a weird patchwork of preaching and history as...

(Pittsburgh) A few days ago I was in Rome, now I'm in Pittsburgh. My serotonin level is in freefall. No, Pittsburgh's nice, really! The...

Unloved corporate failure Meg Whitman was last seen insisting that she should be governor of California because goddammit, she paid $141 million to be...

Here is a fourth-hand political gossip rumor: Barack Obama has got the depression, bad. Why? According to Gawker's John Cook, the New York Times...

The stock markets just closed in New York, hooray! ("Hooray," because now the stock markets can't fall any further today. But tune in tomorrow!)...

While the Republicans try to force a default of the American Nation with such tactics as "scholarship grants are for communists," the Democrats are...

Times are tough and getting significantly tougher, so it's a challenge for the Obama campaign to come up with some fundraising stunts that will...

Good news for the U.S. job market: The unemployment rate miraculously dropped from 9.8% to 9.4% in December, the biggest one-month drop in the...

Hey a colored guy snuck into somebody's yard, in Iowa or wherever. What is up with that. Oh this is Barack Obama, boring president...

Not to spread the funny news too thick today, but have you glanced at the business headlines? The stock markets have not reacted too...

After dropping like a stone for the past three or four years, existing home prices in the United States went up a little teeny...

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