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A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 136 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
I have never posted a thought, opinion, or article on any online forum (outside of my profession, which, for obvious reasons, I won't mention here), before. Partly because I never could figure out ...
by DamYankee
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 02:33 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I am curious as to what progressives think about this new initiative by billionaire Pete Peterson to study U.S. healthcare and do something about the costs.
by kmareka
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 01:17 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This makes me so angry I just can't believe it....
by TheodorP
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 1 Recommend
[http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12479&updaterx=2014-10-05+16%3A15%3A06 The Lower Unemployment Rate is a Recovery–for the Top 10%] ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 02:12 AM PDT with 93 Recommends
They are, to put it bluntly, pretty chinchy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a Washington, DC based newspaper reporting on charities and non-profits, has re-run and expanded its 2012 study, "How ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 09:27 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
An Interview with Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund By Beverly ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 07:55 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
For those Kossacks living in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, today is the day to Give BIG . Give BIG is the Annual Day of giving sponsored by the Seattle Foundation to encourage citizens to give ...
by Frank In WA
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 04:14 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Dear Mr. Koch, This past weekend, my family and I visited the American Museum of Natural History. This was a special visit for me. I grew up with the Museum. My mother did not understand science,
by Wanderer1961
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 08:57 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
With all the talk of economics spurred by Piketty's book I think its time to realize that a lot of our economic problems were already solved a long time ago. America's middle class really began to ...
by fToRrEeEsSt
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 03:06 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The recent announcement that the Koch brothers are worth 100 billion dollars drew me into a state of revery. What if I were the one with that amount of money? What would I do with it? First, I ...
by Radiowalla
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 09:07 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
By strange ways, my wife and I found ourselves at the dedication ceremony for a unique piece of public art. Amidst a varied group of spectators, we admired an abstract sculpture made entirely of ...
by Robert Dobbs
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 06:41 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Readers of The San Francisco Chronicle will certainly be familiar with the columnist Jon Carroll, one of their few remaining writers of any skill or wit. Jon Carroll is the brain behind The Untied ...
by Radiowalla
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 01:03 PM PST with 40 Recommends
It would be fair to say the Ryan-Murray compromise budget hasn't exactly produced rejoicing in the nation's capital. Democrats ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 02:21 PM PST with 7 Recommends
To give or not to give? To bless the bell ringers or beat a hasty retreat? At this time of year especially we all feel assailed by the many competing demands for our dollars. Shall I give here or ...
by Radiowalla
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:58 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Like swallows returning to Capistrano, they're back. The bell ringers, change boxes, mailers, callers and all the other scavengers out competing with the regular, year round panhandlers for your ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 121 comments on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 02:21 PM PST with 57 Recommends
When the term poor is used and when we discuss poverty, there are commonplace definitions that we always rely on. To be poor relates to a lack of money or income. But that is a tautology in many ...
by NY brit expat
Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST with 32 Recommends
I wanted to highlight two stories today that, although dissimilar at first, share a common thread: government a la carte, or a pick & choose approach to government. On one hand, we have the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 09:03 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Yesterday, I finished reading Michael Sandel's What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets . I found the book interesting albeit a bit disappointing since much of Sandel's discussion failed to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 05:56 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Rules of the contest: 1. I don't care if joke is original, but if multiple people post the same one it'll be first-come, first-served. 2. One joke per entry comment . Don't forget to mention ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 64 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 10:04 AM PDT with 13 Recommends