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About 20 years before there was a Progressive Party in the U.S. -- the Populist Party was all the rage. An Overview of Populism by Charles Postel, San Francisco State University In the early ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM PST with 6 Recommends
If Corporations are the Answer, Then it must have been a pretty dumb question. Government is not a "necessary evil," Government is simply necessary , to do the things the "free market" will ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 06:10 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson put a comma instead of a period after "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Why does this matter? The comma adds the role of ...
by TheMeansAreTheEnd
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 10:33 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In Maryland (and in many other states) we received a significant amount of snow today. The snow is so deep that there is no way that you could drive on the roads unless they are plowed. Fortunately,
by night cat
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 07:04 PM PST with 29 Recommends
I know there have been a lot of Democrats who have been concerned about the implementation of the ACA. And yes, these Democrats have good reason to be concerned about the impact on the Democratic ...
by night cat
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:08 PM PST with 2 Recommends
This morning, President Obama gave the speech of his lifetime, with news coverage to swoon for, all courtesy of the GOP's abortive government shutdown. Thanks to Ted Cruz, ably abetted by the ...
by political junquie
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:34 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
In Portland Oregon, economic times are hard, elsewhere too I would assume. Good Jobs are hard find. Economic Futures are hard to predict. Sometimes social media support turns against you -- and ...
by jamess
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:28 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
During a discussion about IRS intrusiveness recently, I choose a moment to turn the conversation to the duty of Citizens to pay their Taxes. That is the price we pay for Society , I said, to some ...
by jamess
Comment Count 225 comments on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 12:46 AM PDT with 241 Recommends
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Taxed Enough Already folks sure hate the IRS, because they simply hate Government , because they think helping other people is not something they should have to pay for. It's the principle of the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat May 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Continuing on a previous theme of mine, here is today's discussion topic, which hopefully you have a few opinions on. "Democrats want Government to run your Life." True, False, It Depends . ...
by jamess
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 09:58 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I had a conversation with a co-worker today, where this topic came up, as an example of "wasteful government spending." This co-worker is a limited government, pro-corporation, let the market decide,
by jamess
Comment Count 100 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:04 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Right wing forces in this country are obsessed with the size of government, but the fundamental debate we should be having is not the size of government but what the goal of government should be: ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 08:28 AM PST with 6 Recommends
This is, in my opinion, a very important book that ought to be read by everyone. Progressives commonly recognize, as conservatives do not, that there are no really “free” markets. Therefore, ...
by hlsmlane
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:31 AM PST with 6 Recommends
As an avid observer of national politics I’ll be honest and admit that President Obama’s last debate performance was nothing short of abysmal. What I find particularly frustrating about Barack ...
by SJGulitti
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I watched the entire debate last night, despite my inclinations to turn it off several times. (I found it very tedious) I am glad I stuck with it until the end, because the moment that made me sit ...
by coquiero
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 09:20 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Or, Regulation = Freer Markets For years, various food companies have been using " castoreum " to flavor ice cream and other foods because of its rich, sensuous, vanilla-like flavor. The problem? ...
by sccline
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 02:18 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
The glorious success of the Mars Space Lab mission, with its unsurpassed achievement in engineering, creativity, and efficiency at coordinating thousands of people and hundreds of teams, has created ...
by James Hepburn
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:07 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
After the cut: a transcript of President Obama's remarks.
by scottbateman
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 06:50 AM PDT with 28 Recommends