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Thankful for Nuclear Options and New, Clear Options

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The Senate addresses historic obstruction by dealing with dramatic filibuster dysfunction, enraging the GOP and engaging democracy to move forward on Presidential appointments. Iran talks turn into...

 

Listening to Lincoln, Keeping up Kennedy

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150 years ago, Lincoln extolled the importance of a government of, by and for the people. Today, the Gettysburg Address would be criticized by cable news for being too short to take seriously. 50...

 

A Disaster Worse Than Metaphor

We talk of the roll-out "disaster" of Obamacare, but now see a real disaster of staggering scale: the typhoon and aftermath in the Philippines. We survived the "tragedy" of our shut-down, a game of...

 

Running For Everything, Standing For Nothing

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Two campaigns for governor come to an end yet we don't ask how these winners stand to govern -- rather how Christie's victory boosts his Presidential run and how McAuliffe's win may bolster Hillary's...

 

A Halloween of Hollow Weenies

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The shutdown ended, but the showdown continues as the mad hatters of The Tea Party extreme play dress up as grown-ups interested in governing while aiming to gut Social Security and Food Stamps. As...

 

Government, Heal Thyself

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The website launched by our tech-savvy Prez to help Americans access affordable healthcare has had so many glitches and crashes that it now requires its own emergency care. The right-wing that sought...

 

Full Faith and Credit vs Fool's Faith Discredited

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The nation lost billions of dollars, the GOP lost national respect & the government lost more of the public's faith while Ted Cruz grew his email list. The global economy held its breath, the...

 

The GOP: Contortionists and Extortionists

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Ted Cruz's exhortation against Obamacare and the House GOP's explosion of democratic process turn out to be part of a long-term right-wing plan for the exploitation of a government shut-down. Bohner'...

 

Shut Down A Little Less, Shut Up A Little More

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The right-wing shuts down the government slamming our social services as superfluous at the same time that millions of Americans are seeking new government healthcare service. Conservatives complain...

 

Green Eggs and Sham

Ted Cruz did cram all the words he could ram as he tried to slam and sought to damn a health program to hep your fam, invoking Sam from Green Eggs and Ham. His ideas have dust and opinions rust, but...

 

When History Is Repeated, We Are Defeated

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Another gunman, another senseless massacre. A reprise of calls not to politicize the tragedy. Will we find the fortitude for sensible solutions or fall to the familiar fate of silent stagnation?...

 

We Now Interrupt Your Previously Scheduled War

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The Obama Team wanted to start bombing Syria with an international force and global mandate, until our allies around the world said, No Thanks. So the President pushed for America to act alone,...

 

Where's A Washington Stalemate When You Need One?

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Obama seeks Congressional approval to strike Syria, a mission lacking clear reason, aims and scope. He wants swift action but maybe Congress will move as quickly as it did to consider the American...

 

Syriasly?

Now that we're finally untangling ourselves from quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, "serious people" on both sides of the aisle call for a new open-ended Middle East military incursion. At home, we...

 

A Secret Democracy Doesn't Secrete Democracy

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A secret court rebuked the NSA's secret program which collected secrets of countless Americans -- yet this report was, until now, secret. Bradley Manning revealed secret messages that educated the...

 

Summer Hopes, Some Are Hopeless

From Egypt's Arab Spring to Morsi's sudden fall, peaceful possibility turned to clash & confrontation as democratic dreams are dashed by death & devastation. Momentum on immigration reform...

 

Putin on the Fritz

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Putin granted Snowden asylum so Obama's canceling his Russia trip. The Cold War's over, but the Big Chill is on. Russia's fierce & frightening anti-gay laws spark global outcry against the...

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A Quick, Liberal Survey

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I'm Justin Krebs, one of the founders of Drinking Liberally, and I'm writing a book about what we liberals want for our communities, our country and our future. Your answers to the questions below...

 

Of Mice and Manning

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As we learn that the NSA domestic surveillance is far more widespread and invasive than we knew, the Senate talks tough but flees from action, timidly agreeing to sacrifice our privacy. The NSA is...

 

We've Seen "Stand Your Ground" - Now, Let's Stand Ours

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When the justice system awards no justice after an innocent 17-year-old boy is killed, it's time to stand our ground to change the laws, and challenge the racial codes in our culture. When our...

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