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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...

 

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...

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