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Republicans mine for votes, infrastructure investment, The NSA mined for data
 

Feckless Mining, Reckless Undermining

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As Republicans mine for votes, their focus on undermining the President prohibits progress on national priorities from job creation to infrastructure investment. The NSA mined for data so aggressively that it undermined Obama on privacy handing Rand Paul and a...More

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#BringBackOurGirls.............. ALL OF THEM!

Recently, 200 girls were kidnapped from a Boarding school in Nigeria prompting media and social network attention around our country. News outlets across the nation brought attention to Islamist fundamentalist that kidnapped the young ladies and are now holding them...More

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Conservative Performance Art Convention

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CPAC 2014 is over, and the hard core rightists of our nation have had their fill of entertainment for another year. The convention also provided a week of really solid material for comedians like Jon Stewart, who had his audience...More

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news, What is Ideology?
 

The Main Trouble in Politics

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I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology .More

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When Definite Meets Defiant

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One day, the Ukrainian leader definitely stood firm. The next, he was ousted by a defiant nation and is on the run as the world races to react. Not long ago, same-sex marriage was a certain loser. Now courts in...More

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They Raised the Ceiling, Now Raise the Floor

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Boehner's buddies bucked the Tea Party to lower the insanity and raise the debt ceiling. Could they show the same courage to lift up our nation by raising the minimum wage for millions of workers? McConnell's crew crammed down their...More

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In Some Events the US Should Not Go for the Gold

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As the Olympics begin in a country that is a leader in silencing dissent and imprisoning citizens, it would be a good time for the United States to close Guantanamo and reform policing tactics. In the world spotlight stands Russia,...More

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When Politics and Religion DO Mix

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It’s something I do about once a week: share a quote from the Dalai Lama with my Facebook friends. Typically, this most revered Buddhist has his people post something about curbing one’s selfish desires and living a decent life. Often,...More

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Washington Has Joined The Jersey Bridge-and-Tunnel Crowd

Chris Christie's not the only one with a bridge to sell you: in Washington, some argue the NSA never went to far, that Food Stamps promote a culture of dependency and that we'll get better internet without net neutrality. Christie's...More

 

From Endured To Insured, Though Not Yet Assured

We survived a year of stalemate and shutdowns, shouting matches, sideshows and sh*t-storms, and somehow, despite setbacks and silliness, millions of Americans begin the new year insured. We made it through bogus budget battles, callous compromises, cave-ins and calls for...More