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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

 

Bidding Biden to be Rid of Ryan

After Romney came out swingin' and fightin', and Obama seemed to be duckin' and hidin' the Dems turn the next round to Joe Biden. The GOP's high-flyin' on Romney's lyin' and Obama's shy 'n tirin' sighin' but can they keep...More

 

Liar, Denier and Big Bird Fire-er

Mitt continued his big lie about Medicare -- and while Obama didn't take it lying down, he didn't stand up strongly enough, letting the lie live another day. Romney denied his own tax plan to reduce taxes for the richest...More

 

An Evening of Firsts: An Intern's Look at Laughing Liberally's "Stand Up For Freedom!"

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by Ben Lust This past Wednesday, I went to my first event as an intern for Living Liberally. "Stand Up for Freedom!" presented by the PEN American Center and featuring Laughing Liberally, was a huge hit. In a quick summation...More

 

The GOP Is Banking on Replacement Refs

Romney's 47% insult to America was quickly followed by his 14% tax returns and an ever-diminishing percentage in the polls but he says it's still "early" in the race. Ryan's runs for VP like it's a marathon: a long, painful...More

 

Mathematics vs. Mitt-Thematics

Mitt calls half of America dependents, implying they are freeloading moochers -- including the working poor, seniors & middle class families who pay payroll taxes. Mitt says these voters all support Obama though Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Idaho, South Carolina...More

 

Campaigns Bounce, Then Reality Bites

After the DNC got us re-fired and ready to go the next day's jobs report was ready to stall, so while the Prez enjoys a strong bounce, too many still suffer a weak slide. On Labor Day we honored working...More

 

Speech Us, Preach Us, But Will He Reach Us?

Michelle moved us, Castro connected, Warren whipped us up & Bill blew us away, but after a series of inspiring addresses, it's ultimately Barack Obama on the ballot. The President & VP will take the stage to stand by their...More

 

Drinking Liberally During the DNC

Many of our chapters will be hosting watch parties this week for the Democratic Convention. Check out your local chapter's page to see what they are up to. Don't have a local chapter? Now could be a great time to...More

 

The Unconventionally Conventional GOP Convention

Chris Christie announced he'd speak blunt truths! ...then repeated common conservative canards, tired baseless attacks & predictable outright lies. Paul Ryan promised fresh ideas for America! ...then recycled reworded trickle-down rhetoric and found fresh ways to choose fiction over fact...More

 

The GOP Is Akin All Over

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The GOP thought they'd be flyin' high on the boost of Paul Ryan, but instead they find themselves brakin' to avoid the disaster that's Akin. Just when they thought we'd get misty at the excitement of keynote Chris Christie, their...More

 

Paul Ryan: Making Romney Look Like The Moderate

Mitt Romney used to be moderate on abortion until he spent the primary attacking choice. Now he picks a running mate who co-sponsored a bill to declare personhood for fertilized eggs. Romney once ran on a bipartisan path on healthcare...More

 

Political Summer Reruns, With No New Programs In Sight

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Another devastating, fatal, senseless shooting. Another self-deceiving reply: "Who could have predicted?!" Another set of excuses not to talk about sensible gun laws. Another scandal as banks behave badly in brand new ways. Another series of surprised reactions: "How could...More

 

Real-World Divisions vs Olympic-Sized Visions

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Some competitors are caught doping, some are expelled for throwing matches, but at least none are going after each other with drone attacks or car bombs. Some of the players forget to have fun, some seem more like machines than...More

 

Facing Violence With More Than Silence

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Politicians avoid talking gun control and get away with it when it's not an issue. Then a terrible act occurs, guns are an issue, and pols say it's the wrong time to talk about it. The Aurora killer used an...More

 

Batman Fights Bane, Mitt-Man is Bain

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In the movies, a military contractor turns to peace and Iron Man ends up leading the Avengers. In the real world, military contractors stick to war and end up funding the conservative agenda. When his uncle was killed by gun...More

 

It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity

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As our nation faces a scorching heatwave in the midst of the hottest year on record, climate change deniers simply blame "summer." The weeks of wildfires blazing across Colorado follow storms and droughts and tornadoes yet right-wingers want to cut...More

 

VIDEO: Rep. Keith Ellison Speaks to DL Minneapolis About Photo Voter ID

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From DL Minneapolis' Steve Timmer: Congressman Ellison has some strong views about what is really afoot in the efforts around the country to adopt photo voter ID requirements, and he doesn’t like it. He explained why when he came to...More

 

Mitt Romney: No Declarations, Less Independence

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Romney declared the health mandate wasn't a tax, fearful he'd seem a tax-increasing Governor; then sided with the Court declaring it is a tax, hopeful to make Obama a tax-increasing President. After Obama's announcement on immigrant youth, Romney took a...More

 

From Courtly Demeanor to Courting Disaster

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The Supreme Court used to respect precedent, but in refusing Montana's Citizens United challenge, a body of nine non-elected Justices ruled in favor of major change to our election law of the last century. The Court used to pride itself...More