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I freely admit that I borrowed the format of this column from another source. In this case, it is a prior column entitled "The Quaker Points Game" , written by Richard House. It was originally ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 05:22 AM PST with 1 Recommend
I know I’m late arriving to the action, but I wanted to reference the recent Emma Watson speech regarding women’s rights. Watson’s rhetoric, overly simplistic and incomplete as it is, ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 06:16 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Supporting SD-Sen Democratic nominee Rick Weiland has many benefits: • Exploiting Republican nominee's Republican friends' attempts to stall testimony ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 06:51 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Georgia, was just endorsed by notoriously racist Democrat-turned-Republican Zell Miller. What an honor. "She's a bridge builder, not a bridge ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I have been following with interest several posts over the past few days that deal with how to respond when candidates are not closely matched to our ideals of what a candidate should be or what or ...
by cinepost
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 07:03 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I am a brown woman of childbearing age with a young child. This is what my possible future will look like if everyone only voted for candidates that meet a "purity" test.
by sideboth
Comment Count 692 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 05:14 PM PDT with 282 Recommends
When I look at the Tea Party and the irrational Right, I can't help but note that conservative voices who fail to agree with their dogmatic approach are vilified as RINOs or conservative in name only.
by SoCalSocialist
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 09:47 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Yeah, so, boredom sets in during my final night in Manila and I'm here thinking thoughts about stuff and things. One thing that has always deeply disturbed me about the right wing is summarized by ...
by raptavio
Comment Count 302 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 10:31 AM PST with 175 Recommends
Team Tyranny. Don't bolt. Stay and face it. It's true. Americans haven't faced it before. That's why we keep using words like "crazy", "reckless", "belligerent", "coo-coo", "nuts". It all seems so ...
by RareBird0
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:19 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Ah, the afterthought, women, "but innocent and pure..." Are women not generally "innocent and pure"? The line is uttered by Shakespeare's good guy in the Tempest, Gonzalo, a foil to the evil Alonso:
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 01:38 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Republican philosophy in a nutshell And God commanded Adam and Eve not to touch or eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, for they would become like God. Their purpose was to ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 01:46 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I have had plenty of moments where I have criticized President Obama on this site and others for being, in a nutshell, "not liberal/progressive enough". I was one of a cadre of small but sometimes ...
by HamptonRoadsProgressive
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Oh Rick, it's gonna be so sad to see you and your craziness go. But before you do here are some things progressives might learn from your outbursts.
by Patrick Sharma
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The irony of this News story from the world of geo-science, has my mind spinning. Perhaps you can help me to figure out what the moral of this story should be ... What is the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 07:15 PM PST with 20 Recommends
A recent diary and the discussions it sparked have gotten me to thinking of a man I know. His story may offer lessons some here will find of value. It is akin to a fable, though it is not one. It's ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM PST with 39 Recommends
As an award winning ph.d. Student in mathematics , I have written thousands of proofs. Usually, they are in analysis or topology or algebra.... Honestly, I kind of resent being asked to prove ...
by Vote4Obamain2012
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 02:06 PM PST with 3 Recommends
From TSM Contributor, Lex Kahn PURITY:being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material. This quality is being used by the Republican base to measure their candidates for President. In this case ...
by TheSolipsisticMe
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:22 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In Birmingham, Alabama, a Catholic priest has apparently strayed from his vows . In a story that has slowly ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 09:57 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Forgiveness is a virtue, a necessity in one’s character. Forgiveness is a quality one must practice in order to increase equality. An act of kindness is sometimes difficult but it is discipline ...
by SulleeJ
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
A reflection, in light of these words, on those who have characterized Barack Obama as "weak" or a "sell-out": Ahem. Wake the hell up, you craven, tactically clueless fools. This man has ...
by Dracowyrm
Comment Count 709 comments on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 12:31 AM PDT with 353 Recommends