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Posted by funksands On Sep - 12 - 2011 16 COMMENTS
Russ Feingold

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 Marion On Sep - 11 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
Jimmy_riddle_hoffa

Did everybody hear that? Did you? Did you listen to every word? Do you know what it was? It was a good, old-fashioned labor leader exhorting a gaggle of workers gathered to celebrate the one day our country sets aside to honor its labor force. It was a rip-roarer of […]

Posted by bito On Sep - 8 - 2011 18 COMMENTS
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The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for long-term unemployed.

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 8 - 2011 277 COMMENTS
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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 AdLib On Sep - 7 - 2011 713 COMMENTS
gop-debate

We’ll be live blogging on this thread during the debate, hope you’ll join us. In the mean time, please feel free to post comments about the GOP primary and any of the cast from this hit reality show, “Election – Arkham Asylum Edition”.

Posted by ADONAI On Sep - 7 - 2011 31 COMMENTS
blind-justice

    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. ~Francis Bacon Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. […]

Posted by funksands On Sep - 5 - 2011 35 COMMENTS
unemployment

Unlike jobs in a typical economic cycle of expansion and contraction, many of the jobs that used to exist have been vaporized, never to return.

Posted by Marion On Sep - 5 - 2011 54 COMMENTS
Arianna_Huffington

Loads of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good, old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now. Last Sunday, the […]

Posted by BlueStateMan On Sep - 5 - 2011 18 COMMENTS
splc

The true quandary is why on earth those whom at least purport to be advocates of human rights and civil liberties have also been piling upon the SPLC.

Posted by kesmarn On Sep - 1 - 2011 109 COMMENTS
Two young women arguing

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

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 1 - 2011 76 COMMENTS
9-11memorial

There can be no question about the historic importance of 9/11 and how it changed the course of America. There’s an enormous amount to be learned and remembered but there can be a thin line between exploring those events and exploiting the horror of that day just for ratings or other less than altruistic agendas.

Posted by Marion On Aug - 31 - 2011 7 COMMENTS
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell Holds Women's Rally

I usually try to get back to the Commonwealth once a year. I’ve lived for the past 30 years in the same part of England to which two other Virginia women, Pocahontas (my kinswoman) and Nancy Astor, were condemned; and so I feel that if I don’t wiggle my toes […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 30 - 2011 5 COMMENTS
American_Civil_War_Re-enactment_Bath

At the recommendation of a fellow Southerner, I’m currently reading a book I should have read long ago – Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic. It’s one of the most honest representations of the Southern psyche I’ve yet to read, without any of the snark, insinuation, condescension and assumption many on […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 29 - 2011 69 COMMENTS
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Americans Elect feels like a Koch-Brothers-type Tea Partying of the Left and Indies. Exploit the anger and frustration of the constituency and drive them together under a populist tent…that’s in fact owned by the wealthy.

Posted by ADONAI On Aug - 28 - 2011 13 COMMENTS
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Did you hear that? ~Batuwara(Krakatoa Island 1883) This is the first in a series of articles discussing one of my favorite subjects – The end of the world. Now, before you ask, “What the fuck is your problem?”, I’d like to say that it is a purely scientific interest only […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 27 - 2011 3 COMMENTS

You start out in 1954 by saying, “N—-r, n—-r, n—-r.” By 1968 you can’t say “n—-r”—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about […]

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