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Posted by Marion On Sep - 20 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

When I was growing up in a Democratic kitchen, my parents made the difference between Democrats and Republicans abundantly clear. Keep in mind that this was in the 1960s, and I was a small child, just starting school, when Kennedy was elected. Before I knew the real difference between Democrats […]

Posted by Marion On Sep - 13 - 2011 25 COMMENTS

OK, it’s official. Elizabeth Warren is running for the Senate in Massachusetts. She’s challenging big, bad Scott Brown, who’s voted with the Democrats as much as he has his own side, and who used the Tea Party financing to get elected and then kicked them to the curb. True, he […]

Posted by funksands On Sep - 12 - 2011 16 COMMENTS

The world looks very much different now than it did 10 years ago.  The lives of every American changed forever that day and in the days that followed.  One transformation to come out of 9-11 was the rise of the new security state of the U.S.A.  The Patriot Act was […]

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 8 - 2011 277 COMMENTS

Join us tonight to live blog during Pres. Obama’s Jobs Speech before a joint session of Congress. Until then, feel free to comment about your thoughts about what he should say, what we should do to get our economy back on track and how all of this connects with the 2012 elections.

Posted by Marion On Aug - 22 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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

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

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