History major "back when," who recently retired from having been an RN for a bazillion years. Political junkie. Warren, Sanders and Reich fan. Happy to have been a Planeteer for more than five years now!

Nobody Wants To Be The Bad Guy – Political Conversation In The 21st Century

Earlier today I had an interesting interaction with a person who happened to be a Hillary Clinton supporter -- although this same dynamic could have occurred had the situation been reversed I think-- with me being the fan of HRC and her the Bernie person. Exactly what we were discussing isn't even all that relevant. It was the dynamic of the conversation that struck me.

Weekend Music Thread — Time Travel

As 2014 drifts into history and 2015 begins, let's take a look back at our favorite sounds from the past and forward to our playlists for the coming year!

Weekend Music Thread: Music From Around The World

You're invited to share your musical favorites from around the globe.

Troll Tricks

As we all know, there's a big difference between wanting to engage folks with varying opinions in conversation and just plain old garden variety trolling. When you see the following techniques employed -- you know that you've found yourself a genuine troll. Bless his li'l heart...

All Politics Really Are Local

When it comes to voting, you turn your back for a minute, and when you turn around, there could be something very scary that has just been elected!

Can we talk? What do you say when the person asking is a right-winger?

How does a lib engage with a RWer in a way that doesn't convey acrimony while still standing strong?

Happy Anniversary, Oh Planet Plenipotentiary!

Sometimes you just have to make a big fuss over someone, whether he likes it or not...

Guten Morgen und Danke Schoen!

Happy Anniversary to You!

Please, tear that price tag off!

When the only thing that's enough is too much...

The South Will Rise Again?

Oh, I'm a good old rebel, Now that's just what I am, And for this yankee nation, I do not give a damn. I'm glad I fought agin 'er I only wish we won. I...