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There are two scenarios for Iran to reach its foreign policy goal of hegemony in the Middle East and international respect.  One involves deciding that a nuclear weapon will not get it what it wants and the other involves deciding it will but not telling us about it. It may be a long time before Iran decides and before we know what the decision is, or even if there has been a decision.  And no decision is final.  

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Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 10:22 PM PDT

The wisdom of children

by doctor o

A conversation with my daughter on the best response to the Indiana discriminate against the gays law.

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There are a few  things Progressives might want to ponder before they clear their Sunday afternoon for "the game", the first of which is that watching the Super Bowl supports one of the most destructive corporations in America, the NFL. In fact, watching football in general is bad for your health and terrible for the nation.  Go to a human rights demonstration instead.

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Why can't the NSA distribute The Interview

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Next July when  the netroots  gather in Phoenix, AZ, at Netroots Nation, along with speeches and workshops and panels there will be a Netroots Unity Concert for Immigration Reform, a Music Track for activists and bands to find creative ways to use music to move agendas, and a new online meetup site for bands and organizers - all part of the new Netroots Music Project launched today by the Netroots Foundation....

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Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT

I will go to Phoenix

by doctor o

I will go to Phoenix  

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Charles, we were at MIT at the same time and should have learned the same values, but you missed something very important that they teach there.

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We received a call  from the Canadian market research firm Opinion Search asking for the woman of the house.  My, wife, being a long-time leader in the opinion and market research world, was glad to take it, although she figured she would be screened out.  She wasn’t and it became obvious why. They didn't really care what she thought.

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Walmart made some of its "associates" work on Thanksgiving for pay.  But I noticed that a number of my progressive friends who condemned Walmart rushed from the Thanksgiving table to the TV to watch college football.  

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Interview: Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, co-directors of the documentary, After Tiller. I interviewed them for Vents Magazine last week.  The film will be released Sept. 20th in New York and Oct 4. in LA.

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After Tiller explores late abortions through the eyes of the four remaining doctors trained in the procedure and their patients.  It will do for the abortion debate what Michael Moore has done for the gun control and health care issues, only with a subtly and a powerful truth that might actually lower the temperature and inject rationality and compassion.  It is a must-see for anyone interested in abortion rights, women's rights and facts.

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 A Rasmussen Poll out today reported that confidence in the Supreme Court has reached an all-time low, right down there with the  public’s confidence in Congress.   Various polls taken during the year have also shown a drop in confidence in the Court and an increase in the  perception of politics in the Justice’s decisions.But the polling of Liberals and their approval of teh Supreme Court confuses me, or maybe it is liberals who are confused.

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