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Congress Avoids Fiscal Cliff – Now the Debt Ceiling

Though it took going past the deadline into the New Year, the United States Congress managed to settle on a deal that raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans who make over $400 thousand a year for individuals and $450 thousand...More

 

Sandy Hook: The Tragedy That Changed America’s Heart

Nothing since 9/11 has affected so many Americans with so much grief and heartache. The horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut reaches most of us — Democrats and Republicans — deep down and on a personal level; we can only...More

 

Republican Lawmakers Want Control over Women’s Bodies

I for one do not believe that most Republican lawmakers really care about unborn children that much, if they did then they would not be spending so much effort into taking food out of poor children’s mouths. What I do...More

 

Congratulations Shawn Otto! [Greg Laden's Blog]

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Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America by Shawn Otto has won the prestigious Minnesota Book Award . The award is very well deserved. Here's my writeup off the book , and here's a radio interview with...More

 

We lost, but we won [Greg Laden's Blog]

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Yesterday, at the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) Convention in Minnesota's United States Congressional District 3, my candidate, Sharon Sund, did not gain the endorsement of our party; the endorsement went to the Gentleman from Edina, Brian Barnes. Brian won fair...More

 

Disrespect of Obama Seen as Okay in Republican World

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The Dixie Chicks can tell you what happens when you speak ill of the president. During the Bush presidency, one of the Dixie Chicks said at a concert in London: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the...More

 

Disrespect of Obama Seen as Okay in Republican World

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The Dixie Chicks can tell you what happens when you speak ill of the president. During the Bush presidency, one of the Dixie Chicks said at a concert in London: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the...More

 

But I Can’t Remember Where Or When

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It seems we’ve often met like this before. We looked at each other in the same way then. But I can’t remember where or when ********************************************************* Well; here we are again. The reason I can’t remember where or when is...More

 

A DFL Walking Caucus [Greg Laden's Blog]

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This is what a Democratic Party Walking Caucus looks like. It is a thing we do in Minnesota. It is so arcane and complicated that the press never covers it, so no one has any idea that we are doing...More