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Republican Cognitive Dissonance and Rep. Joe Barton’s Apology to BP

At Salon today, Gabriel Winant asks a good question: The right hand of the GOP plays a waltz for the party’s dance with big business; the left hand beats out a populist rhythm. Somehow, the two don’t cancel each other … Continue reading

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Petroleum Jelly: Rep. Joe Barton apologizes to BP for Obama’s $20 billion “shakedown” (oil victims’ escrow account)

This would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic: Here’s exactly what the Republican doofus said: I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation … Continue reading

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