Right-wingers claim that there is a war on religion in this country.
The fact is:
[S]ince 1989...more than 200 special arrangements, protections or exemptions for religious groups or their adherents were tucked into Congressional legislation, covering topics ranging from pensions to immigration to land use. New breaks have also been provided by a host of pivotal court decisions at the state and federal level, and by numerous rule changes in almost every department and agency of the executive branch.
One result is that religious institutions participating in essentially secular business ventures now enjoy financial and other advantages over their secular competitors. And, a greater tax burden falls on ordinary citizens.
In this and other ways we'll discuss, churches and other religious bodies are being elevated into a superior position over the rest of the nation.
The latest poll confirms that right-wingers continue to be totally out of step with mainstream America on many issues, the minimum wage and the federal drug benefit being two of them.
A Florida listener alerts us to a blatant right-wing attempt to block effective vote fraud monitoring in that state.
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I love your work, good sir, and cannot thank you enough for getting this info together so that I can deliver it easily to others.
As a fairly anti-establishment member of the clergy, I find the abuses by Christian organizations which you outlined appalling, but all too realistic.
I also run an irregular weblog as "President Dubya", and I've taken the liberty of citing some of the material you've brought to light while making my posts bragging to "my" neocon base.
One of the things linked from the most recent post is a large number of good, wholesome, "family values" child sex offenders that -- sad to say -- are currently in power. This distressed me greatly, as I have a soft spot for kids. I don't know if you have addressed the horrid abuse of the GOP against America's children specifically, and if the information there could be of any use to you, please go ahead and take it.
Best of luck, and I'll continue to support you right up until they throw me in Gitmo for doing so!
Clark documents the right's wars on the poor,
civil liberties, the right of workers to organize
at work and obtain a decent working wage and work
conditions, and against other countries who refuse
to accept American domination. Jack provides all
the sources so that you can see for yourself how
the right is out to enrich itself at the expense
of everyone else. Great job, Jack!
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always backs up his statements against
the right wing with fact and data, which
gives him all the more credibility.
As conglomerate media controlled by
politics clouds the mainstream news
media, Jack Clark, along with NPR and
Democracy Now! have become my primary
news source. Awesome podcast!
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Meaty, Hardcore Knowledge
podcast is not just entertainment, humor,
chimp-bashing, or gee-whiz recap of
the weeks events. Instead, it hits hard
and in-depth on the world economic situation
and how right-wing policies impact the
poor and less advantaged all over the
world. He examines Americas support
of the World Bank, IMF,multinational
corporations, etc., and connects the
dots. This is a podcast for grown-ups.
He gives good reasons why the right
wing is NOT living up to its precious
Bible, without putting down the Bible.
As a Jesus-loving Christian and moderate
Democrat, I respect this podcast for
its subject matter. The grown-up manner
of the speaker is just icing on the
cake. He IS funny, but hes not trying
to be, he just has a deadpan delivery
but doesnt have to make jokes to make
it interesting. The facts make it interesting
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Breath of Fresh Air
Clarks Blast the Right podcast is truly
a breath of fresh air when it comes
to political commentary. Jack is not
like some commentators who simply climb
on their soap box and state their own
opinions as fact. Instead, Jack welcomes
competent challenges to his way of thinking,
and with logical analysis and sound
research, debunks the lies, distortions,
and self-deceptions of the right wing.
I strongly recommend Blast the Right
for people who seek the truth and care
more about the long term health and
well-being of the whole citizenry than
the short term personal gain advocated
by modern conservatives. Listen as Jack
carefully shows how the high-sounding
"God and country" rhetoric
of the right wing is really just a smokescreen
for policies that ultimately lead only
to the increased misery, suffering,
and death of the less fortunate for
the particular benefit of the wealthy
and the well-connected. And, if you
find yourself in agreement, return to
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