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Ohio is one of the most critical presidential battleground states in the country. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win the White House while not winning Ohio was John F. ...
by OhioDomer
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 08:52 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The May 21 Nature carried a special section on bees (behind a paywall), and the heart of it was a detailed evaluation on the state of the science on the role of the insecticides known as ...
by nicteis
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 03:40 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Sometime this month the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in King v. Burwell - the latest Republican lawsuit seeking to damage the ACA, or "Obamacare."
by RETIII
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2015 at 08:10 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 104 comments on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 06:37 PM PDT with 106 Recommends
The author (middle), in traditional garb reflecting his European ancestry. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the summer of 2010, at the age of 39. I've always been quirky, kind of a nerd,
by JJR1971
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 04:44 PM PDT with 97 Recommends
Who pictures the IRS as Robin Hood and a state like Washingon as the Sheriff of Nottingham? But, that's the way it is . The average state is undoing efforts to address income inequality, according ...
by CorpFlunky
Comment Count 34 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 01:03 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
Yours truly in High School NJROTC I live in Sugar Land, Texas, in Tom DeLay's old district. I attended one of the highest ranked public High Schools in Texas, Clements High School. I was active ...
by JJR1971
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat May 30, 2015 at 05:01 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Writing from the safety of Saskatchewan tonight: Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) says he plans to continue with the executions of the ten men on death row as soon as the drugs ordered from a ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 76 comments on Sat May 30, 2015 at 02:23 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Standing your ground Now, on a previous trip to the Orlando swamp to see my great-aunt Flora, I came across a peculiar sight. There it was, unfolding right in front of me--I saw one of my ...
by Alligator Ed
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 09:36 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Back when I was poor and lived by myself a few years ago I used to go dumpster-diving frequently. (I'm still poor-ish, but I don't live by myself anymore.) I would take my bicycle, which I had ...
by Daenerys
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 02:52 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
If last month's fatal Amtrak crash had anything positive come from it, it was the perfect timing with which the Republicans showed their true colors. Without the headlines that the derailment ...
by railhunk
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 08:18 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Come let us fart around and celebrate our anywhere Saints. We may not win our quest for a new day in American politics and in our world. In fact, by experience we have learned that we probably won't.
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM PDT with 84 Recommends
Here is the result- see the disparity- if all votes counted equally, regardless of location, the bottom row would be all 1's Ok, Hi. You all know how into election design I am, and this last ...
by Waldmarschall
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 03:09 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck Today, one of my friends ...
by maisey
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 01:52 PM PDT with 118 Recommends
There's a diary out today. Yet another instance where the police come to the home of someone in a mental health crisis and the crisis ends in death. I wish this was a rare occurrence, but today's ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 06:51 PM PDT with 67 Recommends
Today's paper reports on the massive transportation funding crisis in New Jersey. This is just one more example of how austerity kills in this country. I drove the streets in New Jersey a few ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 09:15 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
So, in December 2014, did the Cleveland police help create a new mainstream racist hate group that has spread to other parts of the country and is still raging on in Cleveland? Even I know that this ...
by Manasa Naidu
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 11:04 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
This comment in Vetwife's diary got my brain turning over a subject that has been bothering me for some time. I live in Alabama, a strong bastion of conservative ideology. We're not a purple state ...
by themeliorist
Comment Count 59 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 10:13 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
Friday night I heard about the Duggar nonsense and then Huckabee came out and was defending it. My head was spinning about the contradictory 'defendable' sins and those that meet his condemnation. I ...
by anb1972
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 02:29 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
A while back I wrote a diary about working with cops. The other day during a meeting at the law enforcement center I brought up the topic we have been avoiding for months. The big elephant in the ...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator
Comment Count 103 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT with 225 Recommends