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Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 24 - 2014 45 COMMENTS
Texas Gay

GOP strategists, studying the demographics, know that their future lies with moderate GOPers, independents, and Blue Dog Democrats who aren’t anti-gay but a lot of their base definitely is.

Categories: Gay Rights, GOP, Relationships
Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 23 - 2014 115 COMMENTS
Fall of Saigon Thumbnail

Comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam, between Baghdad and Saigon, are ubiquitous…and largely on the mark.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 21 - 2014 47 COMMENTS
Iraq Vet

A young man, haunted by his life in Iraq and Afghanistan. He looks SO young but he does not smile. Empty eyes, and even in the midst of a crowd very much alone.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jun - 21 - 2014 362 COMMENTS
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I offer a tribute to all the wonderful women who’ve made great contributions to the world of music. Female singers, musicians and song writers of all genres have been extremely talented and creative ladies and deserve a special tribute. So pick your favorite ladies’ work and sit back and enjoy the picks of other Planet peeps out there.

Posted by phoenixdoglover On Jun - 20 - 2014 39 COMMENTS
Professor Brat Goes to Washington?

Americans’ current confidence in Congress [7%] is not only the lowest on record, but also the lowest Gallup has recorded for any institution in the 41-year trend.

Posted by Beatriz09 On Jun - 19 - 2014 36 COMMENTS
walker

Unfortunately, Republicans often ONLY focus on what’s happening at their own breakfast table, and seem to be incapable to concentrate on any kind of injustice, as soon as it’s their NEIGHBOR, rather than a family member, who’s suffering from it.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 19 - 2014 105 COMMENTS
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.

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 19 - 2014 30 COMMENTS
Capitol1846

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.

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 Beatriz09 On Jun - 16 - 2014 78 COMMENTS
obama rainbow

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?’.

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 - 12 - 2014 67 COMMENTS
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.

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 […]

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 10 - 2014 43 COMMENTS
Reagan Taliban

Throughout American history, Republicans have always stood for supporting the goals they speak up for…then attacking any Democrats who accomplish them!

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