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Posted by outlandish On Jun - 13 - 2014 58 COMMENTS
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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.

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!

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 9 - 2014 270 COMMENTS
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First , let me say I am not a big fan of labels like “conservative” or “liberal”. I believe they are misleading at best.

Second, I have some questions and would appreciate some answers.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 7 - 2014 44 COMMENTS
LSM II

The Navy played an important role in supporting the D-Day Landings. Off of Omaha Beach, my dad and his crew bombarded beaches where American forces struggled to survive.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 6 - 2014 34 COMMENTS
Bergdahl captured photo

Despondent and angry, could Bergdahl have walked away expecting to die?

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 5 - 2014 76 COMMENTS
impeach Obama

The House can vote the articles. The Senate can hold a trial. No conviction but does that matter?

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 4 - 2014 58 COMMENTS
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Bad guys with guns are always on offense and can kill anyone at any time. Good guys with guns are necessarily on defense and rarely in the vicinity of bad guys with guns…and they could only act AFTER the bad guy has pulled out his gun and shot someone. So no, they don’t stop the bad guy from killing.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 2 - 2014 292 COMMENTS
HP Divorce

Not only has HP now refused to dance with the one who brought them to the party, they are jumping into Mark Zuckerberg’s Ferrari and waving back at their community with a champagne glass in hand as they speed away.

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 2 - 2014 167 COMMENTS
Bowe captured_soldier

POW trades have happened for almost all wars. Those who argue that we should not trade for our soldiers don’t seem to understand that if we leave them and don’t try to swap for them we will have trouble getting people to join the service.

Posted by funksands On May - 27 - 2014 9 COMMENTS
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Leading MMT thinkers and authors insist often and loudly that they are simply trying to describe how money and thereby the economy, government and the private sector work. Whether a capitalist, socialist, communist, or any other -ist, everyone should want to know how the system they exist in operates.

Posted by Nirek On May - 25 - 2014 15 COMMENTS
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What we need today is Electric cars that have batteries that can hold a charge longer and be recharged by a solar array. It needs to be inexpensive to buy so we can get more of them on the road and fewer of the internal combustion engines.

Posted by AdLib On May - 19 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
ows - Freedom Plaza

At a time in our nation’s history when our Supreme Court has chosen the wealthy to dominate our politics and the press has mostly abandoned their duty to empower the public with truth, how can the people find their way back to a true and responsive democracy?

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