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Filibustered and Feeling Busted

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Because Congress created a Doomsday device that it was unable or unwilling to confront, we're now stuck with the sequester & it's senseless, severe service cuts. Because conservatives remain in the grip of the dystopian paranoia at the NRA, commonsense...More

 

These Rats Are Still On Their Sinking Ship

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Instead of stalling senseless sequester slashing, the GOP prefers to prove a point by sinking a ship instead of saving it -- but it's their Party's that's submerging slowly. The 75 Republicans who speak for repealing DOMA are former players,...More

 

Seek or Quest or...Sequester

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We could have political leaders who seek to create the prosperous economy of tomorrow. Instead Congress avoids responsibility and follows the path of yesterday's bad choices. Elected officials could make it their quest to inspire confidence in all Americans. Yet...More

 

Bleeding Hearts Vs Heartless Beasts

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Bleeding Hearts Vs Heartless Beasts The President's leftward lean in his Address made hardy liberals' hearts beat faster, while Boehner's stony, silent stare made you wonder if his heart beat at all. Increasing the minimum wage, cap-and-trade, immigration reform, pay...More

 

Drones and Droning

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After years of attacks by unmanned drones -- a practice that has seeded fear & enmity -- it takes a confirmation hearing for the Senate to finally question the White House about it. After years of increasing tension & confusion...More

 

The GOP's Immigrating, But Will They Get Amnesty?

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GOP views on immigration are immigrating, and taking up new residence left of center, but after years of xenophobic crusading will they find a home among reformers? On guns, some conservatives cross the border from the realm of paranoia to...More

 

Obama's Inarguable Inaugural

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President Obama sparled his second term speaking of pay equity, marriage equality & ensuring rights for all Americans...a message Conservatives argued was divisive. He used a day of civic sacredness to preach of promoting pathways to citizenship, and strengthening voter...More

 

Putting Zen Back Into Citizen

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While the NRA pushes a paranoid dystopia, the President proposes common sense steps to calm violence, cool tempers & control guns. The President will propose a pathway to citizenship to give many families a sensible, secure standing, but conservatives want...More

 

Maybe Kerry Will Beat Bush After All

In 2004, John Kerry proposed a new direction but America voted to stay the course in our wars. Now, America is happy to have drawn down in Iraq & Kerry will soon help us leave Afghanistan. In '04, Kerry said...More

 

A New Year Resolution for a A New Year of Real Solutions

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The fiscal cliff was an artificial problem caused by a Congress punting an issue and settled by Congress punting an issue. When President Obama caved last time, he swore it would truly be the last time, a resolution he re-resolved...More

 

We Have Bigger Problems Than The Mayans

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The end of the world came and went and instead of a Mayan apocalypse, we saw the NRA proposing its own. The Christmas holiday came and went and instead of creating peace on earth, we scuttled Santa's sleigh with drone...More

 

This Can't Be America's Christmas Carol

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While the season calls for Peace on Earth, we mourn victims in Newtown and everywhere. Instead of focusing on Goodwill for All, conservatives resist sensible Newtown, defend assault weapons and call to arm teachers. We cheer George Bailey and Bedford...More

 

Let's Get Fiscal -- And Get Physical

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The GOP say the only way to address the debt is to weaken Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security, but we know that healthy, secure Americans make a healthier, more secure America. Deficit hawks want to stop investing in our country...More

 

New Deal vs No Deal

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Tax fairness is a pillar of a successful economy but the GOP wants to further tax cuts for the rich without saying how they'll pay for those cuts...meaning working Americans will pay the tab. Our social safety net has strengthened...More

 

Deficit Politics Of, By and For the Birds

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As we see the devastating impact of climate change which needs bold investment in societal change, deficit hawks shrilly squawk over pocket change. Walmart workers need to rely on Food Stamps & Hostess employees run out of dough while the...More

 

Conservatives: Giving Thanks But Nothing More

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While Walmart gives thanks for record profits it doesn't give its workers a living wage, health benefits or basic workplace rights. The right-wing gives thanks for America's strength, but won't give our country needed revenue, or give an inch on...More

 

Elections Come And Go, The GOP Stays The Same

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The American people spoke on Election Day in support of the top 1% paying their fair share but Boehner & McConnell return to DC & immediately insist tax revenue is off the table. Voters sent the Republicans a message to...More

 

Four More Years - Many More Beers

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A historical, exhausting and costly campaign led to victory for a President who spent 4 years not tackling global warming, taxing billionaires, jailing bankers or reforming immigration. As a dozen toss-up races were decided, the new Senate bolsters the same...More

 

The World We Fear, The Society We Want

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Politicians who campaigned against each other have become elected officials who work together. After years of seeking Obama's Waterloo, the GOP now praises his leadership. We're not hearing rants against union thugs, but applause for first responders & relief workers...More

 

When Getting Lumped Beats Being Trumped

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With "horses and bayonets" Mitt started a weak week, spending half the final debate getting trounced and half agreeing with the man doing the trouncing. Then Murdouck made Mitt's week much worse, saying pregnancy from rape is what God's intended...More