Ted Strickland

OH-Sen: Ted Strickland (D) Starts Fundraising For Potential U.S. Senate Run


Here's some more big news in terms of the U.S. Senate: http://www.cleveland.com/... Ted Strickland turns on fundraising machine: The clearest sign yet that the Democratic former governor will run for U.S Senate? His team is sending emails seeking contributions, reports...More

Russ Feingold

WI-Sen: The NRSC Is Already Going After Russ Feingold (D)


They sound nervous. They should be: http://host.madison.com/... Russ Feingold has yet to say a word, publicly, about the possibility of a rematch with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. But Republicans aren't wasting any time in launching attacks against the Democratic...More


Why schools need Sex Ed


So today I had the great honor of creating a Sexual Education Curricular for my school. I got some materials from places around the country, and one thing I noticed was that a lot of schools especially down south and...More

Homeless / Hungar / Poverty / Disabled / Combat Vets / Addiction / Jobless / Mental Illness / Seniors



“There is no free lunch” Milton Friedman Many people believe a social safety net is a moral obligation, and therefore strongly disagree with the author of this famous quote. Maybe, the noted economist was right, for he promoted the idea...More


Why Isn't Anyone Saying This About Netanyahu?


This is a little something that I had forgotten in all my anger at U.S. neoconservatives. Netanyahu thought that George W. Bush's war with Iraq would benefit the region . Why isn't anyone pointing out that Netanyahu is a dufus...More


Ghost of Reagan seen and he is pissed


Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This piece originally appeared in The Random Journal. People often wonder aloud "what would Reagan do?" This weekend, we got an inkling as his ghost was seen walking around Washington, DC...More


Israel murders more anti-Islamists in Syria. Boehner: "Thanks, Bibi. Come by for drinks."


This is crazy stuff. The United States and Israel are on opposite sides in the ISIS War. Same time Jordan sends its Air Force in to pummel the Islamists, Israel under Bibi Netanyahu kills more of the Islamist's ground-war enemies...More


Things you shouldn't ask LGBTQ people.


A lot of the times a get asked awkward questions by heterosexual people that really shouldn't have to be asked or even said. So I am making a list of things for straight people of things not to say to...More


United States comes in at 49 for Press Freedom


Reporters without boarders puts out a global rank of nations every year that is based on how well countries protect or oppress upon freedom of the press. This year, the rank for the United States is 49. That's worse than...More


Upside Downtrodden - episode 108


EPISODE 108 TOPIC: LOVE EPISODE 108 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - LOCKSOFLOVE.ORG, QUOTATION MARKS THE SPOT, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society...More

Jeb Bush

So Prince Jeb Doesn't Wish to Discuss the Past


So Prince Jeb doesn't want to talk about one of his brother's many fuck ups , especially one that is still killing people. No use relitigating a failed war. Sadly for the prince, there will be some who can't let...More


Fat Tuesdays & Slim Pickins: Talking About Homelessness in New Orleans


With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, I thought it might be appropriate to post a piece I wrote last year about an experience I had with a man who come upon hard times and had reluctantly joined the class of poor...More


How Valentine's day began


Oh Valentines day, the day most people dread, but others love. Exactly how did Valentines come about? Well we have to go back to Roman times approximately 270 AD when Emperor Claudius Gothicus was in power. Claudius, banned all Christian...More

Michigan public schools

Please Support Michigan House Bill 4147 And Radically Change Our Public Schools


Originally published on Up North Progressive. Every week the Up North Progressive's email inbox receives a list of bills introduced to the Michigan state legislature. This week the Michigan House wants to make it illegal to teach Reading, Writing and...More

Jupiter Ascending

"Jupiter Ascending" 3D IMAX. Enter a loud, gorgeous universe where cruelty and immortality entwine


Combine elements of Puccini, Shakespeare, a plausible Cheney-Medici commercial dynasty, art work to die for and a staggering musical score from Michael Giacchino. Run the action through three major battles, four skirmishes, and naked immortality. Let gene patterns rise to...More

Obama at 2015 Pray Breakfast

Hear No Evil, See No Evil


The firestorm President Obama provoked among religious conservatives who found his unifying speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5th to be "divisive," is just another example of the confounding stalemate that's split the country over the past six...More


Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln: Enemy of the 1%


Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln! When Lincoln anniversaries come around I sometimes enjoy comparing the views of the first Republican president to the Republican party of today. Tax policies offer a stark contrast. Lincoln supported progressive income tax structures that asked...More

Barack Obama Interview on Vox.com

Vox.com Interview's President Barack Obama


Sticking with his trend of using untraditional media outlets to reach younger Americans. President Barack Obama was interviewed by Ezra Klein, Editor-in-chief, Vox.com. They covered a wide range of issues like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Filibuster Rules, Income Inequity,...More