Pat Lloyd

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Three Best Finesse Tactics for Pressured Bass

<i>Photo by Joe Cermele</i><p>Since the dawn of competitive bass fishing, recreational anglers have clung to and leaned on trends set by the pros. Right now, …

Fishing

The Book on Shakey Jigs

Chapter 1<br>As the Worm Turns (and Shakes)<p>New lures, new equipment and new bass-catching technologies are constantly being improved upon. Read any …

Keys to Your Grub Fishing Success

Foreword<p><i>Hi, it's Russ Bassdozer here. I hope you will enjoy reading this book about grub fishing! It's long, but there's a lot of useful grub fishing</i> …

10 Spinnerbait Tips | Hank Parker

Catch bass with these 10 spinnerbait tips.<p>It’s no secret I love to fish a spinnerbait. I’m convinced it’s second only to the worm in terms of …

Always Lucky

Over the past several months, two major Western tournaments have been won using a new, yet not-so-new method -- dropshotting. This technique was …

The Hubbub About Grubs

Curl-tail and swim-tail grubs are the most popular with anglers, especially when rigged on a ball-shaped lead head.<p>The first bass I caught in a …

Carolina Rig vs. Texas Rig

Carolina rigs can catch numbers and big ones too<p>If it's summer on Lake Fork, you can count on two things-hot weather and deep bass. And if the bass …

All Year Jerkbaits

I'm not going to lie to you. One of my favorite ways to catch bass is using a jerkbait. Because I am a true power fisherman, this technique allows me …

America, It's Been a Privilege

You really can buy anything in America in 2015 -- even things you would never guess in a million years that someone wanted to buy. Who knew, before this weekend, that if you donate enough money, you can even become a quasi-cop and go chasing down criminals and assorted poor people in your spare …

Middle-class

America’s not a force for good: The truth about our most enduring — and harmful — national myth

Our exceptionalism is a lie, and only an honest accounting of our actual history will allow us to chart a new path<p><i>We didn’t know who we were till we got here. We thought we were</i> <i>something else.</i><br>—Robert Stone, <i>Dog Soldiers</i> (1974)<p>“I didn’t know there <i>was</i> a bad war,” George Evans recalled. He grew up in …

Political Science

5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand …

Political Science

GOP Senate Letter Undercutting Nuclear Negotiations Has No Known Precedent in American History

Ever since Republicans published their letter trying to sabotage U.S. negotiations to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, right-wing pundits have searched in vain to find historic parallels for their action.<p>They have twisted themselves into knots trying to argue that past actions by …

Robert Reich: Most Americans have no influence at all

The former secretary of labor explains why the preferences of the average citizen have zero effect on public policy<p>The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively …

Middle-class

Broken, venal, dysfunctional: The GOP clown show, Hillary’s challenge, and our dangerously frozen democracy

Mitch can’t fix the Senate. Boehner can’t control his caucus. GOP’s a disaster; Democrats have no soul. Now what?<p><i>“We ought to start with the view that maybe there are some things we can agree on to make progress in this country… the Senate needs to be fixed… We’re going back to work and actually</i> …

Mitch McConnell

9 senseless social panics that did lasting damage to America

As anti-vaccine hysteria rages on, a look back at some of the lowest moments in our nation’s history<p><b>Editor's note:</b> The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction <i>to the series.</i><p>America is a fearful and …

Sociology

The month that killed the middle class: How October 1973 slammed America

From the Arab oil embargo to the auto workers strike, one month more than 40 years ago changed this nation forever<p>Early in 1974, Don Cooper, an autoworker at an Oldsmobile plant in Lansing, Michigan, was demoted from his coveted job in the crankshaft department to the final assembly line, where he …

Middle-class

Here's How Health Insurers Dream of Replacing Obamacare

We got a glimpse last week of what would happen to our health care system if Republicans increase their control of Congress and win the White House in 2016.<p>Gone would be the part of Obamacare that Americans tell pollsters they don't like: the requirement that they enroll in some kind of health plan …

Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

<b>How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>The 1960s -- that extraordinary decade -- is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965! How, though, do you commemorate the Vietnam War, the era’s signature catastrophe? After all, our …

Vietnam War