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Pipelines, Pipe Dreams and Punchlines

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Of all the issues they could choose to tackle, Republicans fixate on the Keystone pipeline, which they knew the president would veto — likely just the first of many vetoes in this new era. While the president calls for new...More

 

The Winter of Our Malcontents

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An Alabama judge is pissed at same-sex marriage. A Texas judge is ticked at compassionate immigration policy. Rudy Giuliani thinks President Obama doesn’t love America. Boehner would defund homeland security over the president’s proposed immigration actions. The GOP is holding...More

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Stewart’s Gone — But Satire Goes On

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A President who rose to prominence opposing an open-ended Mideast war is now seeking Congressional authorization for an open-ended Mideast war. Republicans stake out turf by fighting for a polluting pipeline pipe dream in Congress segregation of same-sex marriage in...More

 

Inoculate Against Hypocrisy?

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When Ebola presented a limited threat to America, GOP leaders ignored science and stoked fears. Now an outbreak of a beatable disease claims lives and Republican candidates disseminate misinformation about the importance of vaccines to preventing deaths. Jeb and others...More

 

Heckuva Snow Job

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GOP hopefuls play pretend about a new approach, but at a conservative convening in Iowa, they keep up their cultural crusades against gay rights, women's equality and immigrants. The Tea Party rails against Obamacare even as Indiana Republicans expand Medicaid,...More

 

AmeriCans but RepubliCan’ts

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In the State of the Union, the President announced that Americans can now look ahead with new hope. But can Republicans move past defunding Obamacare, blocking women’s rights and their pipeline obsession? The Prez said together we can make a...More

 

Paid Sick Leave - Because The World Needs A Break

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In Washington, the GOP pursues a sick agenda: pushing pipelines, attacking abortion rights, undermining healthcare, fighting immigration reform and championing corporate cronies and big banks. Republican Presidential must be ill with brain fever: Jeb talks of inequality and Mitt focuses...More

 

Standup for Charlie Hebdo

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Laughing Liberally presents an evening of standup comedy and conversation in support of Charlie Hebdo and freedom of comedic expression. 100% of the net proceeds will go to ensure the existence of Charlie Hebdo, and to the families of the...More

 

Weapons Drawn

The GOP takes the Senate with targets set on dismantling Obamacare and rushing Keystone, but the Prez is drawing weapons of his own from executive orders to the veto pen. As protests continue over black lives lost, and the NYPD,...More

 

New Year’s Fears, Cheers and Beers

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We fear what could happen in Washington as Republicans take control of the Senate. And we cheer some of the recent moves that show the President has stiffened his spine. We risk falling into further quagmires in Syria, Iraq and...More

 

If Only Christmas Came To Washington...

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On Christmas Day, we mark the birth of an immigrant boy born to a single mom. But both immigrants and single moms are often in the crosshairs of American politics. We celebrate a prophet who cared for the poor, didn’t...More

 

Bush and Cheney - The Answer to Nobody's Prayer

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As the President normalizes relations with Cuba, Governor Cuomo bans fracking in New York and the Senate actually confirms nominees, Dick Cheney returns to defend torture. As Elizabeth Warren rallied progressives in DC to fight a bad spending bill and...More

 

Cruel and Too Usual

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Horrific and outrageous details come to light about America’s use of torture in interrogations, yet so many of us aren’t surprised by this news, and too many others still defend the actions. Protests declaring that "Black Lives Matter" continue nationwide...More

 

"No Indictment" Is An Indictment

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In Ferguson, a grand jury didn’t indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, despite the frequent adage that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. In New York, a grand jury didn’t indict the officer...More

 

Thankful, Rageful, Hopeful, Forceful

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The failure to indict in Ferguson has stirred anger, fear, outrage, surprise, and calls for justice, reform, peace, honesty, but giving thanks isn’t the first instinct for most. The President’s actions on immigration is a leap for millions of people...More

 

Pipelines and Lifelines

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Republicans and ConservaDems nearly passed the disastrous Keystone tar-sands pipeline. A pipeline of progressive opposition stopped it for now, but ultimately the Prez’s veto is our only lifeline. Tonight, Obama will tackle immigration reform, executive actions where Congress has been...More

 

Fight or Flight to Face the Right?

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After the midterm elections, many wondered whether losses would neutralize the President. But this week he wasn’t neutral on Net Neutrality, calling for the FCC to protect a free and open internet. The GOP victories changed the climate in DC,...More

 

Election -- or Ejection?

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Voters made it clear: for higher minimum wages, pro-choice, anti-gun and pro pot legalization -- and they also gave the Republicans a landslide. Voters want a more effective government -- and empowered a party that has spent years obstructing, distracting,...More

 

Election Day Tricks or Election Night Treats?

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Halloween is coming, but the true cause of fright are the anti-science, anti-women’s-rights, anti-equality, anti-diplomacy right wingers who may take control of the Senate. As we don spooky costumes, none are scarier than a GOP Senate that would use its...More

 

The Threat of Right-Wing Errorists

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Iraqi civilians face a real threat from ISIS, but hawks want Americans to believe militias are amassing at the Mexican border. Ebola is a dangerous outbreak in West Africa, but conservatives are stoking the fear that it’s gone airborne all...More