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    Russia's Shooting Down of Mal

    Was such a horrendous act that could galvanize The West against Russia inevitable? Was it only a matter of time until a brutal, militaristic dictatorship such as Russia would go too far to get what it wants that it shocks the rest of the world into turning against it in unity?

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    Cable News Channels Declare, "

    In a remarkable turn of non-events, the major cable news stations all declared that there really isn’t any news today so they have nothing meaningful to offer to the public until tomorrow.

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    Could Hillary Clinton Become t

    Hillary and Bill Clinton are incredibly wealthy people who move in the circles of the same wealthy and powerful who have inordinate control over our democracy and society, they are friends and peers with them…so is it most likely that if elected, she’s going to hammer her best friends to help “the others”?

  • SCOTUS - Hobby Lobby

    Corporations Are Religious Ext

    This is as close to a declaration of a Zombie Apocalypse we have gotten from this Supreme Court to date. It is The Night of the Living Religious Corporation…they’re alive! And they have more rights than the actual people who work for them! Get the canned food and the shotgun, they’re coming to your neighborhood next!

malaysia plane down

Was such a horrendous act that could galvanize The West against Russia inevitable? Was it only a matter of time until a brutal, militaristic dictatorship such as Russia would go too far to get what it wants that it shocks the rest of the world into turning against it in unity?

Bad Grandpa O'Reilly

In a remarkable turn of non-events, the major cable news stations all declared that there really isn’t any news today so they have nothing meaningful to offer to the public until tomorrow.

Hillary Clinton2

Hillary and Bill Clinton are incredibly wealthy people who move in the circles of the same wealthy and powerful who have inordinate control over our democracy and society, they are friends and peers with them…so is it most likely that if elected, she’s going to hammer her best friends to help “the others”?

SCOTUS - Hobby Lobby

This is as close to a declaration of a Zombie Apocalypse we have gotten from this Supreme Court to date. It is The Night of the Living Religious Corporation…they’re alive! And they have more rights than the actual people who work for them! Get the canned food and the shotgun, they’re coming to your neighborhood next!

DUH

Studies of how much Americans understand the workings of the government at all levels show that most have only the vaguest idea of how bills become laws. Thus Obama’s support among Hispanics has eroded because HE has not gotten immigration reform through Congress.

Lobbying: Good or Bad?

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 19 - 2014 30 Comments
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When it started it may have been a good thing. Today, not so much. “The history of lobbying in the United States is a chronicle of the rise of paid advocacy generally by special interests seeking favor in lawmaking bodies such as the United States Congress.

Understanding How the Military Works

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 17 - 2014 229 Comments
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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.

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The idea that Obama did NOT do anything on LGBT equality is something that HP has been suggesting almost from the very beginning of his first term. The same goes for his record on job creation. At the very moment that his historic decisions were producing their first effects, HP was eagerly joining the GOTP choir that was crying ‘Where are the jobs?’.

Who Saved the Cuyahoga River?

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.

Mini Music Thread – Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 15 - 2014 25 Comments
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Here’s a little music thread for all the Dads on their special day today, enjoy a few tunes dedicated to Dads while you try on that new tie, spray on that new cologne or wear that new bracelet your daughter made for you.

The Weekend Music Thread-Come Rain or Come Shine

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jun - 14 - 2014 302 Comments
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Welcome Planet folks to yet another Weekend Music Thread. I offer a hardy and warm welcome to any newcomers that may find their way here this weekend. I suspect, that if you’re here, you must be music lovers, so sit back and enjoy the picks of others, or post your favorite picks yourself.

Vox Populi – 6-13-2014

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 13 - 2014 Add Comments

            Beatlex : Hi Miles! I heard the “POP”! MilesLong : Test Beatlex : You too AdLib! AdLib : Have to agree Beatlex, loved that smug Cantor’s smackdown! Have a great weekend! Beatlex : I have been watching hockey…I am Canadian after all.The Eric Cantor smack down was the best […]

Vox-Populi

It’s been another big news week so there’s a lot to discuss tonight in our weekly live chat about the week’s events, Vox Populi. Vox begins at 7:00 pm PDT and all members are invited to join this lively, fun and thoughtful conversation.

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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.

Baghdad, Blowback and Bush

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.

2005: A Political Odyssey

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.

Home Sweet Home

When Huffington Post moved its comment platform for its in-house conversations mode to a Facebook platform, many HP Posters walked away. A number of them found a new home at the Planet and Daily Kos. Here’s why.

MMT Part 5 – The ABC’s Of MMT

Posted by funksands On Jun - 12 - 2014 23 Comments
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This is a continuation of my ongoing series of articles that deal with Modern Monetary Theory Today we are going to boil down parts 1-4 into a super-easy to understand “elevator pitch” for MMT.  You may know what an elevator pitch/speech is, but for those that don’t here is how […]

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