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18 million People Will Receive Health Coverage because of "Obamacare"

On Thursday health officials confirmed that 8 million people selected private health plans from October 1 through April 19. (Click to Tweet!) See the charts below for a breakdown of what that means i


Thank You President Obama for Kindling Hope

This Thanksgiving, I reflect on our nation. There is reason to despair, or course. Some dire work is still undone. For example, nearly a year after the Sandy Hook horror, we still have no coherent national plan of action to restrict gun ownership.


Race Relations in America

If one paid attention to MSNBC, Think Progress, or the Daily Kos, and according to the numbers, approximately one does; one would believe that a hurricane of white supremacy is ripping this country to pieces.


#SoTU 2013

For updates on the State of the Union tonight, probably best-practice is to follow along with our lists on the micropublishing service :: 


Ideology and the Voices We Follow

Throughout my life, I have listened to others, and at times — at least during my younger years — I obeyed some of those voices and I was led down roads that perhaps I would have been better off if I had not gone.


Many Republicans Having Difficult Time with Election Loss

Losing an election can be a very bitter pill to swallow. Some Republicans are refusing to accept their loss and instead have begun beating the war drums of vengeance, promising to fight against not only the election results, but against democracy itself and the will of the People.

Debate Watch Party at an OFA Office

Battled Fatigued But Fighting

My community’s local office for Organizing for America is in a strip mall on Fourth Plain BLVD. It’s not slick, but is functional, clean, and enthusiastically decorated with campaign posters.


All the News That's Fit to Tint

It’s Tuesday September 18th (on the West coast)! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1851, the first issue of The New York Times was published. You know, that liberal rag with that infamous liberal media bias.


Mitt Romney’s Heart: Republican Nominee Pleads His Case to NAACP

Mitt Romney, as any presidential candidate – regardless of party – got invited to speak to the NAACP.


Yet ANOTHER thing I didn’t think I’d live long enough to see. . .

Let's face it, I am a news junkie. I watch all sorts of news/infortainment/opinion programs every day, and I've been increasingly distressed to see the news programs degenerating into infotainment, more and more slanted to reflect the host's prejudices, and rarely being newsworthy to boot.