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I divorced this year. My ex-husband slid again into the depths of alcoholism and created a misery that I and the children could no longer endure. Unfortunately, this is also bringing financial ...
by phoenixvoice
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 05:09 PM PST with 14 Recommends
My first memory of racial differences was when I was five or six years old. I was watching “To Kill a Mockingbird” on TV with my family and the scene in the movie where the old man comes ...
by LiberalCanuck
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 11:01 AM PST with 27 Recommends
The assumption in Kansas is that there are areas where a Democrat can compete, and areas where they can't. Congressional District one, the bright red 63 county district is large - it makes up ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 05:08 PM PDT with 206 Recommends
Today in Gardner, Kansas the state representatives came to speak to their voting public. Sensing that there may be some disagreement in the room, Senator Julia Lynn set the rules: Questions would ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 11:54 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
I am not suggesting that Tycho Brahe's parents wanted to get rid of him, but when a rich uncle kidnapped the terrible two year old, they did not ask for him back. Smart people. Brahe was the most ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Recently, John Boehner said this: "My goal here is to have a serious conversation about those things that are driving the deficit and driving the debt up What drives the deficit is, by definition, ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 07:25 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Arrogance and wealth, wealth and arrogance. Dear George, where have you gone? Did you pack up your one-eyed pyramid and fly away with the eagle? Damn. If you get this message, say hello to Abe, ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:57 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
There has been a lot of talk lately about how we (meaning, the surveillance state we call our government) might be able to put pressure on Ecuador to keep them from accepting Snowden. This pressure ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 633 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 459 Recommends
I am hearing a lot of buzz words since the horrific blast in Boston today, like "hunt down perpetrators", "messages to the world", "not be fearful" and so on. Let me tell you a little tale: On ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:59 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
So, a Goldman Sachs loser of the universe, Lloyd Blankfein, yet another fat cat plutocrat gazillionaire, who can't seem to hoard enough money to satisfy his pathological addiction to greed, suggests ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:50 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I won't tell you that this story is of immediate national importance. I won't pretend that reading this will keep us from being pushed over an artificially created, "Fiscal Cliff". It's simply ...
by GreenMother
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM PST with 18 Recommends
This is a short diary, but CNN is reporting that Romney has only prepared a victory speech. I shouldn't be surprised, but I never cease to be amazed at his arrogance: (CNN) – Hours before the ...
by ccellist
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM PST with 7 Recommends
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And — and what’s at stake here is one of two things. Either, Candy, this blows up the deficit — because keep in mind, this is just to pay for the additional spending that he’...
by Gangster Octopus
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:50 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . One evening over dinner, I began to joke, as I often had before, about ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:37 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I really could not have written this any better than Eugene Robinson. It has puzzled me why any candidate would go out of his way to antagonize teachers, firemen and policemen “[Obama] says we ...
by Orcas George
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 12:56 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Remember when the USA had its sterling Credit Rating DOWNGRADED -- for the first time in history -- because the $4T cost-cutting 'Grand Bargain' fell through? Remember when Tea Party Republicans, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
There was a fun article by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post today, claiming that Obama is enjoying himself these days, and that it’s better to be lucky than smart. ...
by chloris creator
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 06:21 AM PST with 45 Recommends
Ali couldn't KO Sonny Liston in 8 seconds, but that's all it took for Renee Ellmers to knock her RNC handlers out cold.
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 01:49 PM PST with 18 Recommends
In Washington Wednesday, Gingrich told a crowd at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum that he’d nominate former Bush administration UN envoy John Bolton as Secretary of State.
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 12:57 PM PST with 22 Recommends
It has always been common for scientific fields to complement each other. A recent archeological discovery has revealed intact documents from the ...
by MoGemStone
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 08:15 PM PST with 4 Recommends