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Our Christian fundamentalist friends like to use the creation story or stories in their defense for opposing marriage equality. But, is this really an accurate or legitimate defense? For the record,
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 254 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 09:57 PM PDT with 108 Recommends
This year marks the fifty first year anniversary of LBJ's "War on Poverty," a flurry of "Great Society programs designed to pull up millions of poor folks which, prior to 1965, accounted for no less ...
by steve1960
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 02:47 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
As we enter another election cycle, one dominant theme is the idea that Republican Candidates are beholden to Christians. In several reports I've heard or read this idea is coupled with the ...
by Greg form Vermont
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 09:38 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
I had to chuckle when some of the current Republican candidates were asked who was the greatest living president and they avoided the answer by talking about how great Reagan was as president. I ...
by Dorothy Weigel
Comment Count 98 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 03:47 PM PDT with 94 Recommends
There is hate and then there is hate . While all homophobia is serious and harmful, there is a matter of degree. Below is an instance of a homophobic group calling for the murder of all gays. If ...
by d3clark
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 04:42 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
This is my very first diary. I have lurked for a couple of years, felt impelled to comment a couple of times. The diary about Blue Buffalo has inspired me to give this a try. Our story begins with ...
by csm
Comment Count 124 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 05:06 PM PDT with 138 Recommends
You know what I really, really hate? I hate when somebody adapts a Jane Austen novel for stage or screen and thinks they can improve on her dialogue. They can't. And furthermore -- oh, strike that. ...
by Emmet
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
As I showed in a previous diary , Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the long-term course of the economy. Fewer Americans identify themselves as "...
by OutOnALimb
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 10:57 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Today my wife informed me that our yearly bill for AARP (Hartford) auto insurance had arrived for the two vehicles we insure. I guess I have the typical coverage package for these vehicles in New ...
by Mad 60
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 09:39 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
My apologies in advance for the “old news,” but yes, it’s still bothering me – and I have a question. I haven’t diaried in years, but I saw a clip a couple mornings ago which bothered me ...
by sricki
Comment Count 134 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:54 AM PDT with 93 Recommends
Have you felt it? Truly felt it? Just to make sure you’re on the same page with me, let’s try an exercise. Picture yourself sailing a small boat way out at sea. It’s a beautiful day, light ...
by aworldeye
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 02:10 PM PDT with 132 Recommends
Split-line North Carolina congressional map from the ...
by Stephen Wolf
Comment Count 131 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 11:34 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) has written a rather lengthy piece last week in "The Atlantic" entitled " Americans Need Jobs, Not Populism. " The title alone enrages me because, since when ...
by Delaware Dem
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 11:23 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM PDT with 154 Recommends
Three weeks ago my partner and I were married on our 38th anniversary. We planned to just go to the courthouse. The State of Florida was forced by the Appellate Court to allow same sex marriages ...
by kay3295
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 05:11 PM PDT with 127 Recommends
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a Hallmark holiday as fraught with ambivalence as any. As I read friends' tributes to their living or dead mothers on Facebook, I wondered why I never really cared ...
by ramara
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:08 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
I really have begun to marvel at how much the Central Dogma of molecular biology has worked itself, willy-nilly, into modern popular culture, modern popular psychology. Modern popular entertainment.
by swellsman
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 09:12 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Sometimes I just have to gather myself together and ask what I want, as a person in the United States, from a candidate. If I were to run for any office, what would I personally advocate? This was a ...
by DAISHI
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 08:43 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
The recent shooting at the awful Pamela Gellar's Drawing Mohammed "contest"--a deliberately inflammatory event if ever there was one--seems to have elicited a certain amount of debate regarding the ...
by jackdabastard
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 07:35 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I love these people very much. One is my mom. The others are her remaining siblings. Their beautiful faces tell a story of one generation of family, and the four different directions in ...
by left rev
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 06:22 PM PDT with 37 Recommends