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Posted by Nirek On Jun - 17 - 2014 229 COMMENTS
MIC Eisenhower

It all comes down to profits for those who have more to gain from war than peace. We have McCain in the Senate who never met a war he didn’t like. Why, because he can line his pockets with considerations.

Posted by phoenixdoglover On Jun - 16 - 2014 23 COMMENTS
Industrial waste discharges into the Cuyahoga River, 1973.

In June 1969, 45 years ago this month, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. It wasn’t the first time for this industrialized waterway, but on this occasion the fire garnered the attention of the nation, and at a time when environmental degradation was a burning [sic] issue.

Posted by outlandish On Jun - 13 - 2014 58 COMMENTS
Bushism-Head-Pic

We are now witnessing the inevitable consequences of going into a war in a nation that posed no threats to the US, was politically stable, sectarian, where Shiites, Sunni and Christians lived side by side in relative harmony and al Qaeda was viewed as an enemy by all sides.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 13 - 2014 254 COMMENTS
Fighters of  al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parade at Syrian town of Tel Abyad

Who does ISIS have to thank for the deadbolts being broken on the doors to Iraq? They ought to commission a bathtub self portrait of George W. Bush out of gratitude.

Posted by SearingTruth On Jun - 12 - 2014 71 COMMENTS
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Yes indeed, I have a new plan, for all of you. A plan of hope. A plan of adventure. A plan of such extraordinary magnitude as to take the breath, and challenge the senses, of all who would consider it. A plan to bind our common people in hope, and finally free our conscience for noble purpose.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 7 - 2014 44 COMMENTS
LSM II

The Navy played an important role in supporting the D-Day Landings. Off of Omaha Beach, my dad and his crew bombarded beaches where American forces struggled to survive.

Posted by AdLib On May - 19 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
ows - Freedom Plaza

At a time in our nation’s history when our Supreme Court has chosen the wealthy to dominate our politics and the press has mostly abandoned their duty to empower the public with truth, how can the people find their way back to a true and responsive democracy?

Posted by Nirek On May - 1 - 2014 38 COMMENTS
HomelessFeature

It is a disgrace that we ask these people to fight and then when they get back to America they are abandoned.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 23 - 2014 24 COMMENTS
supreme-court

Thought “The Death Panel” was a right wing hoax? Nope. The SCOTUS became a real death panel, allowing states to refuse expanding Medicaid to let the uninsured working poor die from medical neglect. The ongoing deaths of thousands of Americans will now be a dark legacy of The Roberts Court.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 21 - 2014 20 COMMENTS
Putin crosseyed

“Reality poses a threat to Russia and its future so purely as a matter of self-defense, I have ordered Russian troops to move to the border of Reality and stand ready to use force to defend our country,” Putin declared.

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 17 - 2014 42 COMMENTS
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On a day when some of these same homophobes who are marching in their “No Gays Need Apply” parades will be dressed in brightly colored clothes, descend on bars in droves getting drunk and hanging all over other men then possibly end up on their knees in a toilet stall, they are hardly in a position to judge others on their behavior as being socially undesirable.

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 11 - 2014 29 COMMENTS
cosmos1

Perhaps the only science Murdoch truly believes in is the calculation of tv ratings and advertising rates.

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 6 - 2014 24 COMMENTS
FDR - McCain

The bodies of these Republicans were able to return to the present but their minds remain trapped in the past. Remarkably, no difference in them was noted.

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 19 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
Banksy's "The Banality of the Banality of Evil"

Those who have propagated bigotry and hatred for profit like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News have so saturated society with it, that people who join that horrible chorus feel that they are just doing the normal thing.

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Dec - 7 - 2013 8 COMMENTS
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 He was the greatest leader of my lifetime…   As a student at the University of Colorado in the 1970s, I was part of an effort that fought against apartheid and urged my university to divest. Eventually it did. As a journalist in the 1990s in Colorado and Northern Virginia, […]

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Nov - 22 - 2013 16 COMMENTS
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A Schoolboy’s Memory of the Death of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy experienced from Across the Pond

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