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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 rallied...

 

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...

 

"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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

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