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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...

 

Are They Ignoring or Just Ignorant?

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As the GOP tries to connect to Latino voters, they first apologize for a Congress member's slur -- which he says he didn't realize was a slur. While Congress considers steps on gun violence,...

 

The Grand Old Party or A Gay Old Party

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As arch-conservatives cling to definitions of marriage as between a man and a woman, more and more Americans come to believe that people have the right to marry whom they love. While the Supreme...

 

Congress: Can't Budget, Can't Budge It

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Even the recent heinous acts of gun violence aren't budge the US Senate, which is too scared to tackle a restoration of the assault weapons ban. Superstorm Sandy, the series of climate crises &...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 &...

 

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...

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