Deborah Foster

Injustice For Most: Our Two-Tiered Justice System Is In Desperate Need of Intervention

Injustice For Most: Our Two-Tiered Justice System Is In Desperate Need of Intervention

Inequities in our justice system continue to widen with wealthy, white criminals continuously managing to escape punishments faced by others

11 years ago

Republicans Have Created a World Where Going to Work Can Get You Killed

The consequences of Republican deregulation and their weakening of OSHA has been an ongoing threat of death for American workers.

11 years ago

Sequester Tantrums Reveal Yet Again That Republicans Are Developmentally Stunted

Republicans are enthusiastic about sequester cuts until it affects their wealthy constituents. Then, they throw temper tantrums.

11 years ago

The Iraq Invasion Could Be a Worse Foreign Policy Decision than the Vietnam War

This month, an article argued the Iraq War was the single worst foreign policy decision in US history. This may…

11 years ago

The DEA Has Become Too Powerful as a Lobbying Force to Keep the Disastrous War on Drugs

This week, no less than eight former directors of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed onto a public letter to…

11 years ago

One Woman’s Crisis Shows How Affordable Housing Policy Turns Its Back on the Poor

One woman's tragic story provides a glimpse into the plethora of problems the U.S. faces with a lack of affordable…

11 years ago

Republicans Are Ready to Traumatize Poor Children

No matter how much they try to blame sequestration on Obama and the Democrats, Republicans set it up, and the…

11 years ago

While Republicans Focus on Public Debt, the Real Issue is Private Debt

Could the answer to the ongoing economic woes of the country be a forgiveness of household debt? At least one…

11 years ago

Are We Giving Up Liberty for Perceived Security?

Trends in militarization, surveillance, and civil liberties violations raise disturbing questions about the exchange of liberty for security.

11 years ago

The Most Effective Dismantling of Reproductive Rights Comes From Stigma

People actually willing to vocally support reproductive rights have become less and less common owing to the success of stigmatization

11 years ago

Sickening Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory Needs to Be Debunked

While debunking the sickening Sandy Hook conspiracy theory may seem to dignify beyond what it deserves, it has to be…

11 years ago

Could Obama’s Best Climate Change Strategy Be Thwarted by Religious Fundamentalism?

Fossil fuel barons need to join the efforts to stem climate change, but their religious beliefs may be an unrecognized…

11 years ago

Conservative Cluelessness Seen Aboard Political Cruise

Mirroring their counterparts nationwide, conservatives on a post-election political cruise reveal they still don't understand their faults.

11 years ago

There Has to Be Room for Dissent Among Obama Supporters

Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent

11 years ago

Not Voting in 2010 Could be the Costliest Mistake Democrats Have Made In Recent History

Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?

11 years ago

Need Some Quick Cash? Fleece a Conservative

A close look reveals that right wing blowhards and con men are successful with the same gullible audience.

11 years ago

Progressives and Corporatists Struggle for Control of the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led…

11 years ago

The Republican Austerity Bomb is the Real Threat to America

Budget negotiation drama is getting more intense as the fiscal cliff or 'austerity bomb' approaches. The stakes for the poor…

11 years ago

Beware of the ‘Expert’ on Helping Liberals/Conservatives Get Along

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has been selling the notion that he understands liberals & conservatives, while basically badmouthing liberals

11 years ago

A Revealing Look at Racism’s Role in Which Party White People Support

Ever since Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act and championed policies supporting minorities, whites have been defecting from the party.

11 years ago

Election Results Reveal White Racism Remains Firmly Entrenched

Analysis of the white vote reveals they choose Romney by significant margins. What does this mean when it comes to…

11 years ago

States Offer Up Many Consequential Ballot Measures

Nearly 180 ballot measures face a vote on Tuesday. Here are a few of the most consequential initiatives to watch.

11 years ago

Liberals Need to Avoid Being Their Own Worst Enemy

Some liberals have the mind-boggling view there is no difference between Romney & Obama, and are even planning not to…

11 years ago

Why Will So Many of the 47% Still Vote for Romney-Ryan?

It would be self-defeating for members of the 47% to vote for Romney-Ryan, so why are so many still going…

11 years ago

The Self-Made Myth Haunts America and Is Contributing to Our Demise

The self-made myth perpetuated by conservatives has been allowed to shape policy, demonize government, and deny how much is built…

12 years ago

Fracking Debate May Get a Chance to Use Science As a Reason for a Ban

No other state that's allowed fracking has imposed a moratorium to study environmental and health effects. Can New York use…

12 years ago

The Media’s Truth-Telling Double Standard is Penalizing Democrats

Democrats are subjected to a different set of standards than Republicans when it comes to their behavior including in political…

12 years ago

Corporations Unleash a Plague of Fake Citizen’s Groups

Deceptively named front groups, posing as grassroots organizations while actually representing corporate interests, are becoming rampant.

12 years ago

Obama, Poverty, Racial Politics, and the White Vote

Critics have been saying President Obama has not done enough to address poverty. They don't seem to understand the reasons…

12 years ago

Republicans Won’t Stop Their Assault on Unions Until Every State is Right-to-Work

Collective bargaining has been under attack. Now, the upcoming elections are hazardous as the GOP seeks to impose more right-to-work…

12 years ago

Ever Since Citizens United Unions Have Been Under Siege

Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only…

12 years ago

Racists Create Their Own Super PAC to Accuse Obama of Racism Against Whites

By accusing Obama of racism toward white people, the Fight Bigotry Super PAC is the perfect haven for real racists…

12 years ago

The Dreams of Romney-Ryan Are Dangerous to Nearly Everyone

This ticket will absolutely depend on low-information voters enamored with right wing media. In point of fact, the vast majority…

12 years ago

The Case against Using Religious Freedom to Block Birth Control Access

As the birth control mandate went into effect this week, religious freedom arguments continue to threaten it. Here's why they're…

12 years ago

As Our Institutions Fail, Will Americans Get Angry or Apathetic?

We need to believe in the competence of our public institutions for our society to function. When they don't function,…

12 years ago

The Failure of Meritocracy in the United States

Meritocracy is in crisis and the potential remedies for this situation are not happening because of the power exercised by…

12 years ago

Public Schools Face a New Nemesis in Parent Trigger Laws

Parent trigger laws are being pushed by ALEC and other right wing groups to allow parents to essentially 'fire' a…

12 years ago

Anti-Gay Legislators Aim to Dictate Professional Ethics

Michigan lawmakers are pushing through a bill that allows professionals to discriminate against GLBT clients in defiance of Codes of…

12 years ago

Republicans Advance Their War on Minorities and the Poor With Public Transportation Cuts

The war on public transportation is in full swing, like the war on all things public waged by the right.…

12 years ago

The Left Cannot Afford to Keep Neglecting the Language and Framing of Politics

The right wing has been winning over Americans for decades by framing the political debate so liberals must reclaim the…

12 years ago

‘Religious Freedom’ Measure Targeting Women’s Reproductive Rights Goes Down in Flames

While Republicans pass alleged 'religious freedom' laws aimed at knocking down women's reproductive rights across the country, at least one…

12 years ago

How Many Otherwise Socially Liberal Men Have Abandoned Reproductive Rights?

Some of Ron Paul's otherwise socially liberal followers are an example of men who have turned their backs on reproductive…

12 years ago

Citizens Strike Back Against Predatory Payday Lenders

Missouri citizens have petitioned to get a ballot initiative up for a vote that would limit interest rates on usurious…

12 years ago

The Failure of Austerity Demonstrated by Scott Walker and Mitt Romney

Romney and Walker each pushed austerity politics only to end up with abysmal job records, yet polls say gullible voters…

12 years ago

Scrutiny of Mitt Romney’s Character Reveals Psychopathic Tendencies

Between his inability to stop laughing when he causes misery to others and his chronic deceitfulness, Mitt Romney is almost…

12 years ago

Seven Reasons Why Obama Is the Obvious Choice for Women

All women have to do to emphatically support Obama in 2012 is compare his policies to the Romney and the…

12 years ago

New Strategies Required to Respond to Republican Voter Suppression Tactics

Without the time to change new Republican laws suppressing voting rights before the election, advocates will need to utilize new…

12 years ago

The Media Ignores Facts to Parrot Republican Social Security Bad Mouthing

In the wake of the 2012 Trustee's Report on Social Security, the right wing continues to have the media as…

12 years ago

Michigan’s Emergency Manager Laws Are Dismantling Democracy from Within

It is no exaggeration to say that Michigan's emergency manager laws are a threat to democracy, and the chance to…

12 years ago

Not All Tax Dollars Go To War: Here Is a Program Liberals Can Be Proud Of

On tax day, it's nice to take a look at one small positive slice of what the government does with…

12 years ago

The Not-So-Miraculous Charter School Solution

Recently, isolated successes in charter schools have gotten big headlines, masking the numerous issues they present including undermining public education

12 years ago

Our Government’s Immoral Abandonment of People with Mental Illness

Despite the fact that people with mental illnesses end up in systems that cost taxpayers more money, state governments continue…

12 years ago

The “Good News Club”: How the Religious Right is Taking Indoctrination into Public Schools

With the blessing of the Supreme Court, fundamentalist, right wing evangelists are taking religious indoctrination into the public schools.

12 years ago

Profiting from Punishment: The Dangers of Privatizing Imprisonment

Corporations are taking over the incarceration of prisoners to make billions of dollars in profit while lobbying against much needed…

12 years ago

Conservatives Blow Off the Constitution to Degrade Poor People

Despite the fact it violates the Constitution, conservatives across the country keep proposing bills to test poor people seeking government…

12 years ago

Dumbing Us Down: The GOP’s Assault on Higher Education

The GOP has led a assault on higher education which has included restricting access, for-profit exploitation, and controlling curriculum.

12 years ago

Taking the Low Road: The GOP’s Demonization of Government Benefits

In order to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, Republicans use entitlement society language to stigmatize using government benefits.

12 years ago

Obama Super PAC Decision Reinforces Need for Action

When even holdouts like Obama are feeling forced to use Super PACs, the American people need to effectively step in…

12 years ago

Right Wing Denial and the Legacy of Slavery

Conservatives can't handle the truth about the aftermath of slavery or neo-slavery and how it still affects African Americans lives…

12 years ago

The Real Reason Saul Alinsky Strikes Fear Into The Heart Of The Right

The right's Saul Alinsky phobia comes from a belief that only certain kinds of Americans should have power, and the…

12 years ago