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Posted by Marion On Aug - 22 - 2011 2 COMMENTS
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I know all there are scores of too-cool-for-school kids who hang out on Bill Maher’s Facebook page and stoke this little man’s enormously fragile ego. Bill’s always been a big fan of Ron Paul’s, although he’s not too keen on Rand Paul. I can’t figure out why, because their idealogy […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 14 - 2011 58 COMMENTS
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I was born a Democrat. My parents were Democrats before me. My father cast his first vote at 21 in 1936, for FDR. Four years later, when she turned 21, my mother did the same. She came from a long line of Democrats, going way back to Jackson, I suppose. […]

Posted by morrna On Aug - 11 - 2011 83 COMMENTS
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Calls for a presidential primary challenger seem to fall into common messaging traps that don’t help progressives on the whole.

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 10 - 2011 122 COMMENTS
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Roosevelt did not accept the simplistic conservative meme that MACROeconomics and MICROeconomics have the same fundamental principles and that government has to “live within its means like families do”… a juvenile concept that the “rabble” can understand, even as they would be hard-pressed to describe the differences. In fact, even […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 8 - 2011 64 COMMENTS
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Anyone who is looking forward to the time when major corporations will start hiring Americans for good paying jobs again in big numbers, are among those who don’t know what the “new normal” is for corporations.

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 8 - 2011 33 COMMENTS

Although Standard & Poors publicly stated reasons behind their decision to downgrade the credit rating of the United States from “AAA” to “AA+” were correct in as much as the handling of the phony debt-ceiling crisis, it was also illustrative of a serious systemic problem existent in the Republican Party. […]

Posted by Emerald1943 On Aug - 3 - 2011 19 COMMENTS
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  Good morning, Planeteers! I trust you all are doing okay, having come through all this angst. Now that Congress is on their five-week PAID vacation, we can all step back a little and take a deep breath. They can’t do much damage while they’re gone! But not to worry…they […]

Posted by funksands On Jul - 31 - 2011 4 COMMENTS
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How did the Debt get so big? How did it become so famous? And what are its future plans? I sat down with the National Debt last week to see if I could find some answers.

Posted by ADONAI On Jul - 31 - 2011 5 COMMENTS
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  It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson   So here we are, about a week away from a huge decision.  Of course we’ve already delayed this “monumental decision” twice, so I guess it’s not […]

Posted by AdLib On Jul - 27 - 2011 104 COMMENTS
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Help end the debt ceiling crisis by suggesting to John Boehner, a more effective and appropriate movie clip to play in his next meetings with Republicans to bring them on board.

Posted by bito On Jul - 26 - 2011 3 COMMENTS
Get To Work for the People!

The entire world is watching. So let’s seize this moment to show why the United States of America is still the greatest nation on Earth –- not just because we can still keep our word and meet our obligations, but because we can still come together as one nation.

Posted by AdLib On Jul - 25 - 2011 11 COMMENTS
gop bomb

Terrorism is defined as, “”The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.” So is the GOP.

Posted by AdLib On Jul - 14 - 2011 1,447 COMMENTS
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Welcome to our ongoing thread covering the latest updates and opinions from our members on the GOP manufactured crisis of raising (or not raising) the debt ceiling.

Posted by BlueStateMan On Jul - 7 - 2011 14 COMMENTS
PRTO GOP 2

Unbeknownst to the conservative Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul (Bagger – TX) inserted an arcane addendum that required replacing all elected Republicans (federal, state and local) with the results of some experiments he had been conducting in his suburban Galveston basement.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jul - 5 - 2011 65 COMMENTS
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Considering the Tea Party’s candidates and leader’s (deliberate?) misconceptions about our founding fathers and what they truly believed, I am writing this in the hopes that some of them may read this. Today, we are presented such distortions about everything from religion to government and politics and the beliefs of […]

Posted by Marion On Jul - 4 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
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I’m not a great fan of Cynthia Boaz, but I’ll give her fair due. She’s written a cracking piece which you can see on TruthOut.org’s website, entiled “14 Propaganda Techniques that Fox ‘News’ Uses to Brainwash Americans.” It’s a pretty inclusive article, but she should have added how elements of […]

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