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Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Expose FDR’s Socialist Agenda

Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable for some, there was no need for any government interference in the wonderful job that...

Republicans Decide Socialism Is Awesome After Obama Proposes Privatizing Tennessee Valley Authority

If you’re looking for an example of how government can help people and businesses by spending money and making stuff happen for them (aka socialism), you could do a lot worse than the Tennessee Valley Authority. Created in 1933...

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook To Read In Your Hooverville Homeschool

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 filtered through late-Reagan-era rightwing politics. This is especially noticeable in the chapter "20th Century Liberalism:...

WE'RE SAVED (OR DOOMED)! The Senate just passed the Magical Economic Recovery Bailout Stimulus Act of 2009, 61-37, hooray for the economies! Uhh ....

Paul Krugman Wants To Spend So Much Money, For Fun

The New York Times' Nobel laureate beardclown Paul Krugman has quite a Keynes Boner in this morning's column. He wants the Obama administration to flood as much money as possible into the government and not to be dandies about...