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When it comes to defending right-wing talking points, everyone’s a Constitutional scholar: Your cousin who believes aliens have replaced members of our government with exact duplicates, your ...
by Paul Giles
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 09:17 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Francis Scott Key's famous lyric claims we live in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Aspirationally, we applaud his word choice. Currently, we'd like to be able to agree, but ...
by Synoia
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 01:21 PM PST with 2 Recommends
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Due to a scheduling error that is completely my fault, this diary is being published a week late (it should have been published on Sunday, February 22). I apologize profusely ...
by Sartregonetothedogs
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 04:30 PM PST with 22 Recommends
In 1638, Adriaen van der Donck entered the University of Leyden to study law. The school was then the center of enlightened thinking in Europe. In the Republic, it was the center of religious ...
by governance4us
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 07:38 AM PST with 1 Recommend
I'm a slow learner. I'll admit it. Or maybe not that slow a learner. I'm a 240 pound, six foot tall (white) forty year old man. And I just sort of wander about my life, day to day, hither and yon, ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 172 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 06:56 PM PST with 251 Recommends
So some self-important a-hole goes to the local dog park, packing his pistol. Because you know, 2nd Amendment. His dog and another dog start getting rowdy, so he shoots and kills the other dog. ...
by jmbar2
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 08:51 PM PST with 24 Recommends
There is a big, unspoken taboo topic that as far as I can see almost never gets mentioned in the immigration debate: by what right do we possess this land? This is the big lurking issue that can and ...
by FreedomandCap
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 06:01 AM PST with 1 Recommend
It appears that the pervading view in our country has it that Magna Carta was the starting point for the civil liberties we now enjoy. The origin of this notion is somewhat obscure. It stems neither ...
by governance4us
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 02:21 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I grew up in the 70's and 80's in a very large college city. Back then there were probably as many guns as there are now, per capita, but there is a big difference toward the attitude of gun ...
by tlcpro
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 08:44 AM PST with 3 Recommends
“The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.” - Joseph L. Mankiewicz Did you ever catch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ? It was an Aaron ...
by Jaxpagan
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 09:11 AM PST with 30 Recommends
So, I have been seeing lots of commentary about how the hacking of Sony and the resulting pulling of the movie as a result of online threats is a "bad precedent". I agree. But I am hearing ...
by Nashville fan
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST with 11 Recommends
When is a threat not a threat because it is freedom of speech? "There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 08:42 AM PST with 29 Recommends
Well, here is a new one. A teacher took some time off because she was going for in vitro fertilization treatment. However, she was teaching in a Catholic school, and the Catholic Church is against ...
by varii
Comment Count 129 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 09:45 AM PST with 103 Recommends
I am not an electable candidate. I, as a human, am the kind of individual many might call flawed. But believe me when I say I have the nation's best interests at heart as I write this diary. I ...
by TheMorningRooster
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The Ohio governor's race seems to have turned on a character flaw of the Democratic candidate, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. The major news media have given wide and ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
With the irrational scare of ebola, especially after a Texas hospital failure to treat an uninsured person, you would think that single payer healthcare would come to the forefront again. It hasn't.
by prettymeadow
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 07:21 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Homelessness In my life I've been sad to hear, those that don't care about others, their message is clear. "Pick yourself up by your bootstraps!" I hear them exclaim, they care naught for my ...
by prettymeadow
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This is the second diary having to do with the writings of Ayn Rand and the positions taken by the Tea Party. One of the Tea Party's congressional leaders, Paul Ryan, is on record as favoring Rand'...
by rgantibully
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 11:59 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is for those who do not know of what we are still dealing with here in, Fort Wayne, IN. Ta'Vontae Jamar Haney did not have to lose his life for a so called traffic stop, which he was not the ...
by HANEZ
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 09:47 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Since the Tea Party allegedly favors the philosophy of Ayn Rand, I am going to attempt to look at the goals or ideals of both the tea party and Ayn Rand in order to expose any weaknesses or ...
by rgantibully
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 12:31 PM PDT with 3 Recommends