When History Is Repeated, We Are Defeated


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?...Read more


We Now Interrupt Your Previously Scheduled War


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,...Read more


Where's A Washington Stalemate When You Need One?


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...Read more



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...Read more


A Secret Democracy Doesn't Secrete Democracy


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...Read more


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...Read more


Putin on the Fritz


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...Read more

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A Quick, Liberal Survey


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...Read more


Of Mice and Manning


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...Read more


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


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...Read more


Democratic Defiance Between Violence and Silence


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...Read more


In So Many Matters, Democracy Matters


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...Read more


Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall


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...Read more


Outrage Outage


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...Read more


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


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...Read more


Our Ten-Year vs Their Tenure


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...Read more


When A Tornado Isn't The Only Destructive Force


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...Read more


IRS Irate, Benghazi Bait and the Real Obamagate


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...Read more


In a Game of Monopoly Without All the Rules


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 $...Read more


Mourning After Obama's Morning After


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...Read more