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“Getting things done” in Washington

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can

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What did you expect?

With the establishment marginalized on the right by the Cruz  or Trump crisis where do you think they will turn? By the establishment I mean, the serious money, the superPacs, dark money, corporations and their propaganda arm the corporate media. We can all put corporate

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Trump Is A Buffoon, A Demagogue and A Wazzock

Sometimes one has to agree with British Members Of Parliament Donald Trump was branded a racist demagogue, a buffoon and a “wazzock” in the British parliament as MPs debated whether to ban the Republican presidential candidate from coming to the UK. A series of MPs

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Utter Madness

This is not the politics of envy, this is utter madness Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world's population, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the

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You Have To Protest For What You Believe In

If the first words out of you mouth are You have to be a realist It is not possible in the current political climate You would not have made a good Suffragette Civil Rights campaigner But then again you must be realistic it’s the only


Dear People of Michigan: We Told You So

This blog originally appeared on Up North Progressive Can we revoke Directive 4 on The Nerd yet? Back in 2011, when an unknown, nerdy former chairman of the board of a former computer giant called Gateway was sworn in as governor of the state of

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Never Forget. 2003 State of the Union.

We must never forget that a President exploited the tragedy of 9/11 to spread fear, lies and war in his State of the Union address. Remembering is the only way to keep it from happening again. Thankfully, Obama has resisted the urge to use his platform

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Please Can We Drop The Misuse Of Militia

They are not: Full Definition of militia 1 a :  a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency b :  a body of citizens organized for military service 2 :  the whole body of able-bodied male citizens