Yesterday President Obama revealed his plan to reduce gun violence in a speech given at The White House. Full video and transcript of the speech are below. The announcements yesterday were two-fold. POTUS is both offering a package of legislative proposals as put forth in a document called “Now is the Time”. In it, the administration is calling for laws that close background check loopholes, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services. If polling is any indication, the majority of the public appear to be […]Full Story... →
Fox News has a new liberal whipping boy.
Former OH-10 Congressman Dennis Kucinich has signed on with Fox News in a multi-year deal to become a regular contributor. He debuts tomorrow on The O’Reilly Factor at 8pm. Here’s a quick preview:
In the press release announcing the deal, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes had this to say:
“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues. His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”
Let me […]Full Story... →
In November, we told you that John Kasich was quietly transforming the Ohio Public Utilities Commission into a pro-utility, anti-consumer corporate shill – with the transformation nearly complete. This week we saw the fruits of his efforts as the governing board of PUCO ignored the advice of its own staff in ruling 3-1 to block progress on “Turning Point”, which was to be the largest solar array installation east of the Mississippi.
The deal was first announced by Governor Ted Strickland in 2010 and was not only a way to continue to reclaim strip-mined land in the […]Full Story... →
Nearly 300 people entered our “Lunch with Ted” contest and the results are in! We’re thrilled with such a good response and hope to do another contest lunch soon. Thanks to all who shared the contest with friends and who spread the word generally about the site.
Lunch with Ted Strickland for you and a friend
2 Signed copies of “30-Second Politics”
2 Plunderbund T shirts
2 Plunderbund bumper sticker 5 pack
Winner: John Gatiss
Signed copies of “30-Second Politics”
Plunderbund T shirt
Plunderbund bumper sticker
Winners: Karen Hufenbach, Joe Cook, Debra […]Full Story... →
Since the November election, several developments have put marriage equality front and center in the national debate again. You’ll remember that on election night, 3 states voted to legalize same-sex marriage (Washington, Maine, and Maryland), while one voted to reject a same-sex marriage ban (Minnesota). The Supreme Court recently said they would not only take up same sex marriage by reviewing California’s 2008 ballot measure Proposition 8 which amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, but will also hear a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Dr. Martin Luther King […]Full Story... →
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We just completed an order to our supplier to replenish our stock of shirts and bumper stickers. By popular demand we are also adding 3 new shirt designs to our collection! Our classic large fist logo front and tagline back is back as well as a minimalist design, ladies cut, and hipster PBR spoof of our logo.
Attention last minute holiday shoppers! We are guaranteeing shipment by 12/25 if you order stuff before 12/20, so you have a few more […]Full Story... →
The obligatory Thanksgiving post! When we think about what we’re thankful for here at PB, the first thing that comes to mind is you, our dear reader. Our hardcore followers and fans, our casual readers, those who get here because we were linked at some national site, or mentioned on cable news. Plunderbund has grown to a point where we are acutely aware that we got here because of the support of so many of our readers and fans.
We’re also thankful for a seriously talented stable of writers, both past and present. Why else do those readers end up […]Full Story... →
We’ve been mentioned on MSNBC before and before that we’re pretty sure shows used the site for material. We were even a guest once on The Ed Show!
We just set a new record. 3 mentions on 2 shows back to back. Our story about Jon Husted’s desire to re-allocate our Electoral College votes based on gerrymandered Congressional Districts got mentions on both Rachel Maddow on 11/20 and The Ed Show on 11/21. Then Rachael turned around and made us part of her “what I’m Thankful for” segment!
Wow. To say we’re proud and humbled would be an understatement.
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The gaps between the incomes of the richest households and low- and middle-income households are wide and growing in most states, according to a major new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute that examines inequality at the state level.
“Prolonged growth in income inequality undermines the basic American belief that hard work should pay off,” said Elizabeth McNichol, co-author of the report and senior fellow at the Center. “Anyone who contributes to the nation’s economic growth should reap the benefits of that growth. But for decades now, those benefits have been skewed […]Full Story... →
This is much watch video. Melissa Harris-Perry reads an open letter to our own Secretary of State Jon Husted and takes him to task over his voter suppression schemes.
You have to wonder what Jon would have gotten away with if we all weren’t watching and holding him accountable to running fair elections. All his shenanigans are well documented and for the most part did not affect this past election – unless you consider the inequitable situation with long lines and such. He even tried going to a “True the Vote Summit” until we busted him and he canceled that […]Full Story... →
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