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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...

 

Democratic Defiance Between Violence and Silence

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We're scared of the rise of religious radicals in Egypt but our own states are passing sweeping new laws to control women's bodies, health and choices. We question the accountability of Egypt's...

 

In So Many Matters, Democracy Matters

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One day the Supreme Court can undercut one of our nation's strongest voter protection. The next day, the Court makes history again promoting equality for all our citizens. Courts matter. One day, a...

 

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall

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JFK spoke at the Brandenburg Gate 50 years ago when East Germans lived in fear of the Soviet State. Now, the German Chancellor lectures the US President about the ethics and limits of state-based...

 

Outrage Outage

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Are Republicans too weary from witch hunts from turning Benghazi from sorrow to scandal and the IRS affair from insensible to impeachable, to be outraged at the news from the NSA? Are conservative...

 

If You Can Hear Us Now, Then Why Won't You Listen?

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The Obama NSA has been secretly collecting millions of phone records of American citizens. For all this intelligence-gathering, they haven't found the intelligence to realize how wrong this is...

 

Our Ten-Year vs Their Tenure

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In the past ten years, Republicans have revolted against their own cap-and-trade & healthcare plans, against science, common sense & decency, purging the few moderates from their ranks. In...

 

When A Tornado Isn't The Only Destructive Force

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We grieve for those lost in Oklahoma's tragedy, as we did for victims of recent hurricanes and tornadoes, but denial of science keeps us from addressing climate change's role in these unnatural...

 

IRS Irate, Benghazi Bait and the Real Obamagate

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Is Obama's fatal scandal whether the President called Benghazi an "act of terror" or "terrorist act" or are Republicans reaching for any reason to deploy weapons of mass distraction? Is the new...

 

In a Game of Monopoly Without All the Rules

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Banks behind foreclosure fraud & the mortgage crisis are failing to comply with the meager settlement, underpaying homeowners, facing no real enforcement. They continue to pass go and collect $...

 

Mourning After Obama's Morning After

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The President got in bed with Republicans to help him pass gun control legislation, but it was no love-match, they screwed him over & the morning after has left us with no new laws. He continues...

 

Boston Massacre: A Mass Scare Into Mass Care?

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As we try to make sense of the Boston bombing, some say it should make us fear Islam, distrust immigrants & be suspicious of our neighbors. Some set off alarms & say the rules don't apply...

 

America's Running A Marathon, Not A Sprint

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We demand answers to Monday's horror, but aside from consoling the injured & showing support to the city of Boston, there isn't a quick way to assign blame, exact revenge or salve our grief. We...

 

More Social. More Security.

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More Social. More Security. We can reform immigration in a way that builds community with people & families who are contributing to America -- or we can keep criminalizing our neighbors. We can...

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