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Being Sick and Broke and Aging or Old

This is a picture of me taken just this past Saturday.... This is what happens when there is no dental insurance for the aging....it gets pretty rough !!!!! If you notice I did not say poor. It...Read more


Only 1 Thing Stopping Scott Walker from Presidential Bid: The John Doe Probe


Scott Walker, notorious Republican Governor of the formerly fine State of Wisconsin, has used each of his elected offices as a launching platform towards his next goal. He used his re-election...Read more


KY-Gov: AFL-CIO Endorses Jack Conway (D) For Governor


One of the big Governor races we have this year is in Kentucky which I think is a very important race for us to win because the ACA state exchange program, Kynect, has been doing incredibly well in...Read more


Top 4 Republican State of the Union Response Fuckups

My question is why does the oppisition keep giving #SOTU responses. They always go bad and nothing good comes of it besides this list I created....hahaha! #1 MICHELE BACHMAN: WHERE IS THE CAMERA?...Read more


FL-Sen: Marco Rubio (R), "I'll Give Up My Senate Seat If I Run For President"

Good to know: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... If he seeks the presidency, the Florida Republican said, “I won’t be able to run for reelect.” “If I decide that I want to be president of the United...Read more

Barack Obama

Sins of Omission: The State of the Union & Obama’s Race Problem


Speechmaking has never been Barack Obama’s problem. From the first time the nation heard him as a young state senator from Chicago at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, through the Hope and...Read more


John Birch Society (R): America's Third Major Political Party Holds a Plurality in the 2015 House


We see fractures in both the Democratic and Republican parties. This diary addresses one of them: a breakage of the Republican Party into two pieces. The Hard Right is represented in one piece. The...Read more


Obama SOTU speech once again rekindles GOP charges of "Class Warfare!"


PA-Sen: PPP Shows A Very Competitive Race Here


Sestak vs. Toomey Round 2 PPP just released their first Pennsylvania U.S. Senate poll today and it looks like we have a real race here: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/... PPP's first poll of the...Read more


KY-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Rand Paul's (R) Attacks On Social Security Disability Benefits


Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action regarding Tea Party U.S. Senator and possible Presidential candidate, Rand Paul's (R. KY) attacks on Social Security disability benefits: Unbelievable...Read more


Guns on campus? Yes Florida again !


As I sit here, well propped here actually, as I recover from extensive oral surgery in a state full of republicans that does not like healthcare or expansion of medicaid or even anything that...Read more


War Machine on Sales for $1,000,000


When Elon Musk said AI was more dangerous then a Nuclar Weapon people laughed Now we have the precuser to that happening. Please meet KURATAS. You can buy this weapon/Toy on Amazon for 1,000,000.Read more


How Well Do You Know The State of the Union?

Over the last 200 years the State of the Union has seen some signifcant changes. Take this quiz and see how much you know.Read more
Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney thinking about running again. Says this time he will care about the poor.


How Well Do You Know Ted Cruz?

Ted Cruz in 2012 became the first Cuban-American senator from Texas. Think you're a pro when it comes to this potential presidential prospect? Take our quiz to find out.Read more

How well do you know Mitch McConnell?

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell always makes a big splash as the upper chamber’s minority leader. From virtually toasting Obama, to campaigning against celebrities, to fending off political attacks...Read more

Birch Society Republicans: America's Third Major Political Party Holds a Plurality in the 2015 House


We are looking at two measurable political fractures. This diary addresses one of them: a two-piece breakage in the Republican Party. This split is readily apparent in the House of Representatives...Read more


How well do you know Rand Paul’s policies?

Take this quiz and see if you can identify when Paul held each of the following positions.Read more

Can Democrats Capitalize on GOP Extremism?


Political parties are not just collections of like-minded folk or the embodiment of the issue platforms they purportedly stand on. They are also, in the final analysis, a business. And like all...Read more


How SCOTUS Could Saw Marriage Equality In Half

With the announcement that SCOTUS is finally going to deal with all of the growing pile of appellate rulings on marriage equality there is an anticipation of victory among gay rights advocates and...Read more


Do you know Rand Paul?

Sen. Rand Paul is a regular headline-maker, known for his outspoken libertarian views. How well do you know the Kentucky GOP senator?Read more

Do you know Jeb Bush’s family?

There is at least one thing standing between Jeb Bush and a possible run for the White House in 2016: his family. So how well do you know Jeb’s wife and kids?Read more

How well do you know Bill Maher?

Bill Maher has made a name for himself as a sharp-witted liberal comic who speaks his — often controversial — mind as the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” On Friday, Maher took on back-to-...Read more

Governor Rauner's Environment & Energy Adviser Represents Illinois' Worst Polluters


One of Bruce Rauner's first appointments as Governor is a troubling sign for citizens hoping he'll protect the public and environment from toxic pollutants. Rauner's new Policy Adviser for...Read more


Crackdown On Terrorism Across Western Europe


One of the things that became apparent in the attack on the staff of Charlie Hebdo was that the Kouachi brothers who were the key figures in the incident had been identified by intelligence...Read more


Upside Downtrodden - episode 106




Google Produces Hand Held Tower of Babal


The Tower of Babel is the myth in the Book of Genesis that deals with the world's confusing hodgepodge of languages visited upon humanity by god as punishment for their wicked ways. Language...Read more


CA-Sen: Courage Campaign & DFA Want To Know Who You Think The Dem Nominee Should Be


So yesterday I posted about Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) endorsing Attorney General Kamala Harris (D. CA) in the race to succeed retiring Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA). The response was mostly...Read more


Humans Are Destroying The Planet


In the last few years the debate about climate change has consumed most of the focus of environmental attention to the exclusion of other issues. Major new studies place that in perspective. Climate...Read more


Looking Left and Right: The New Mantra


Several months ago, in another of his excellent efforts, Terrance Heath examined recent legislative efforts by certain increasingly-reprehensible factions of the Republican Party to make innocent...Read more