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If Teabaggers and their GOP enablers are SERIOUS about their race to make America into a libertarian paradise like Somalia, they need to privatize local Fire and Police protection. Why should a few ...
by Simolean
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 01:52 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
When President Obama was first choosing his Secretary of Health and Human Services, I couldn't imagine a better candidate than Governor Dean. I understood at the time that this was probably a pipe ...
by Arroz
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 07:46 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Last week Taiwan students occupied their legislature in protest over the ruling party's undemocratic railroading of a trade pact with China through a committee. The pact, deeply unpopular, is a ...
by Vorkosigan
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 04:41 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
The State of Kansas could often be said to be one of those places where torturing your residents just makes sense. While the work against women, children, the disabled, schools and others continues,
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 392 comments on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:46 PM PST with 501 Recommends
From one end of this country to the other, people are wondering what they're going to live on when they retire. The recessiondecimated many 401(k) plans, and many families didn't save at all over ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:26 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, who love someone with a disability,
by Ralphdog
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 02:00 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Nobody wants cuts in government services. Nobody wants increased taxes. Nobody wants to see the debt increase. Nobody wants deficits. Put simply nobody wants to deal with the reality with which we ...
by LWelsch
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:05 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Just an update on how things are going here on Baked Potato Island.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
So I said I was getting better - and I was, sort of. Then I found out today that if I actually have to have that $700 antibiotic to drive this infection out of my chest - I'll probably end up dead ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
I read the article in “The Daily Beast” – The Path to Victory in November for Barack Obama and the Democrats by Michael Tomasky. One of the comments pointed out that President Obama doesn’t ...
by David Satterlee
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 06, 2012 at 06:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
In what is, certainly, one of the most socially and politically pertinent and powerful interviews I’ve read in a very long while--at least if you’re a follower of Nobel Prize-winner and Columbia ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 292 comments on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM PDT with 335 Recommends
The True Colors Residence is ...
by rserven
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 02:48 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
I happened on this one during my Sunday morning check of the West Coast weather (since I have to head out there this week--beach weather? Baseball weather?). California is often cited as the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 06:25 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Caught this report earlier on the PBS News Hour site and then went searching for the report, given yesterday at the National Press Club. The press club still doesn't have anything but the ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 10:25 AM PST with 20 Recommends
So today was the highly anticipated Community Action Fair for my county, held at the Seaside Convention Centre in lovely downtown Seaside, Oregon. Bus rides were free all day today throughout the ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM PST with 8 Recommends
So back to our semi-regularly scheduled essays on random topics about being poor in America in the 21st Century. I went to the doctor today to follow up on my depression and foot issues, and once ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM PST with 34 Recommends
Remember all that unemployment insurance that President Obama negotiated. Guess what? Those benefits are being held hostage again. How? The answer is simple, if the government is shutdown, the ...
by LWelsch
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 03:39 AM PST with 3 Recommends
My work as a home health care personal attendant and my own approach, at age 61, into the governmental intricacies related to Social Security, Medicare, and care for the elderly have brought a few ...
by akmk
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 05:50 PM PST with 5 Recommends
There's nothing holding you back now...
by Hy
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Grandstanding over the latest fake outrage is what republicans have proven time and time they do best. And of course, there is usually a conflict between reality and the very thing(s) they are ...
by clammyc
Comment Count 399 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 09:32 AM PDT with 349 Recommends