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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...

 

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...

 

The Threat of Right-Wing Errorists

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Iraqi civilians face a real threat from , but hawks want Americans to believe militias are amassing at the Mexican border. Ebola is a dangerous outbreak in West Africa, but conservatives are...

 

The Disease Unease Trapeze

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Ebola causes suffering in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but America’s response to the crisis is limited, more likely to spend money bombing the Middle East than containing a real threat in Africa. A few...

 

A Gay Old Party vs The Grand Old Party

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The Supreme Court’s refusal to overturn rulings has expanded marriage equality to more states. Yet when it comes to approving of equal rights, many GOP leaders still can’t admit, “I do.” While...

 

Pols Are Scary. Polls Are Scarier.

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Republicans have spent years in Washington obstructing, opposing, derailing and distracting. Polls now show them winning the Senate. Conservatives want to privatize Social Security, slash education...

 

President O-Bomb-a

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The President whose political star rose as a principled voice to end a Mideast war has just started a new bombing campaign there. The leader who dreamed of international efforts on climate change and...

 

When You're In A Hole, Stop Digging

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It’s a mess in the Middle East but not clear how the US helps by making it messier. As we arm questionable “allies,” remember: getting Syrian is easier than getting Syri-out. The NFL and Roger...

 

How Quickly "Never Forget" is Forgotten

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On the eve of September 11th, the President outlined an intense military escalation in the Middle East without clear rationale or achievable goals, without full public debate or Congressional...

 

Time for Politiicans to Head Back to School

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As the Obama administration escalates military actions, it would do well to reread a history book on what quagmires did to LBJ's domestic agenda. As the GOP presses a midterm election agenda that's...

 

From Ice Buckets To ISIS Rockets

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The US escalates action against with the threat of plunging into another war, but we are more likely to hear about ice buckets and who has plunged themselves to fight ALS. We are already tuning...

 

We Are The World

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We're wary of sending tanks back into Iraq and alarmed by Russian tanks near Ukraine. Meanwhile we witness police on military tanks rolling through the streets of Ferguson. We're aghast at the...

 

Unarmed But Not Unharmed

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An unarmed black teen is gunned down in Ferguson and now protesters face a militarized police force keeping the peace with instruments of war. Civilians shudder as the Israel/Hamas conflict smolders...

 

The Long Road From Cease To Peace

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After weeks of casualties and clashes, rocket fire and ratcheted-up rhetoric, Israel and Hamas have an uneasy ceasefire, but even without fire, the flames still burn. After months of inaction and...

 

Lofty Pursuits or Petty Lawsuits

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The House Republicans could be pursuing solutions to the migrant youth at the border or sensible answers to our energy problems, but instead are focused on suing the President. The GOP could have a...

 

The Bombs Bursting in Err

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At first, it seemed it must be an accident -- why would rebels shoot down a passenger flight sending hundreds of families into mourning and shocking the international community? We want Israel and...

 

Human Rights. Human Wrongs.

Many residents of Detroit may have their water shut off. No matter how broken the city or broke the residents, can't we keep a little hope, and a little water, running, or will we really deny them...

 

Border Issues and Broader Issues

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The crisis of tens of thousands of childrenfrom Central America crossing the US border isn't isolated, nor only about immigrationbut about how we act compassionately as a nation. The explosion of the...

 

The Justices Could Use a New Hobby

The Supreme Court ruled against women, reproductive health, family planning and science, deciding the rights corporations count more. The Justices set a precedent for companies to seek religious...

 

From Mississippi to Iraq, Opposites Attract

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In a unanimous decision on cell phone privacy, the often-divided Supreme Court pulled together.To address Iraq's insurgency and uncertainty, the US and Iran may actually have to communicate. To save...

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