The Pyrrhic Victory at Standing Rock

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 75,000 likes and 60,000 shares.  This meme claims “victory” over the recent Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny easements over a small portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline…


Did Voter ID Laws Rig the Election?

Courtesy of Dan Arel, with over 47,000 likes and 37,000 retweets.  It was also picked up by many Facebook pages, most notably Occupy Democrats, with over 84,000 likes and 45,000 shares.  This meme claims that…


Dakota Pipeline Meme

Straightening out the Dakota Pipeline Situation

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 74,000 likes and 260,000 shares.  This meme, along with many similar ones, portrays the Dakota Pipeline protesters as victims of oppression, and the pipeline company as polluters and…


free college tuition meme

What’s the Real Cost of Free College Tuition?

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 9,400 likes and 2,900 shares.  This meme claims that in 2012 public college tuition was $62.6 billion, while the federal government spent $69 billion on federal programs aiding…



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Costa Rica, Renewable Energy Leader?

Courtesy of The Free Thought Project, with over 4,000 likes and 3,200 shares.  This meme claims that Costa Rica has “ditched fossil fuels” and used renewable energy for over 100 days.  While not clearly worded,…


employer subsidized food stamps meme

Welfare Doesn’t Help Employers Pay Less

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 93,000 likes and 82,000 shares.  This meme conveys a common theme; that businesses who employ low wage workers benefit from welfare programs, such as food stamps.  On the…


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Were US Olympic Gymnasts Coached By An Illegal Immigrant?

It’s difficult to pinpoint the origin of this meme, but it appears to come from Desirée Rincón, where it has over 38,000 shares.  During the Rio Olympics, America has been captivated by the women’s gymnastic…


Obama Reagan Economy Meme

The Obama Reagan Economic Comparison

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 66,000 likes and 38,000 shares.  This meme is a bit older, (published on January 15, 2016) but it’s still worth examining the economic record of Obama compared to Reagan,…