Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:23

"Nearly two years after the economic meltdown, joblessness and foreclosures are still endemic, Wall Street executives are once again getting massive bonuses, and our leaders in Washington lack the will to make desperately needed fundamental changes to the economy. Change will have to come from below. Agenda for a New Economy is the handbook for that revolution.

The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:09

In The Republican Noise Machine, David Brock skillfully documents perhaps the most important but least understood political development of the last thirty years: how the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States.

Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #5 - Jefferson Advocated a Secular Public Square

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 21:11

"In his book The Jefferson Lies, Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton professes to correct what he claims are seven lies about Thomas Jefferson, in chapters titled:

Lie #1: Thomas Jefferson Fathered Sally Hemings’ Children

Lie #2: Thomas Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Lie #3: Thomas Jefferson Wrote His Own Bible and Edited Out the Things He Didn’t Agree With

Lie #4: Thomas Jefferson Was a Racist Who Opposed Equality for Black Americans

Debunking David Barton's Jefferson Lies: #2 - Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 21:08

"In his book The Jefferson Lies, Christian nationalist pseudo-historian David Barton professes to correct what he claims are seven lies about Thomas Jefferson, in chapters titled:

Lie #1: Thomas Jefferson Fathered Sally Hemings’ Children

Lie #2: Thomas Jefferson Founded a Secular University

Lie #3: Thomas Jefferson Wrote His Own Bible and Edited Out the Things He Didn’t Agree With

Lie #4: Thomas Jefferson Was a Racist Who Opposed Equality for Black Americans

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause"

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 22:30

Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy.

Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:20

A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan and publications from the secessionist organization League of the South, as well as DixieNet and additional newsletters and websites, Neo-Confederacy probes the veneer of this movement to reveal goals far more extensive than a mere celebration of ancestry.