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Jeb Bush continues to stumble along, unable to repudiate his brother's legacy - if not actually embracing it. He is surrounding himself with members of the same cabal that led the country ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 10:14 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Tribalism: Syllabification: trib·al·ism According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Noun: 1.) The state or fact of being organized in a tribe or tribes. According to the Merriam-Webster ...
by AKBear
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Your social group. Your circle of Family and Friends. Your sense of cultural heritage. Your depth of national pride. The depth of your historical roots. These all, to one degree or another, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2015 at 12:42 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Are they really that dense? That they can't tell the difference between a perpetrator and a victim of violence ... between the instigators of crime and the refugees from it? According to the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 08:09 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
My yard is better than your yard. My home is larger than your home. My car is faster than your car. My dog is bigger than your dog. My job is better than your job. My money is taller than your ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 07:49 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
I'm sure some very smart person has written about this topic and I didn't see it. What the heck, I'll plunge boldly ahead. Manuel Castells' three volume study The Information Age: Economy, Society ...
by glendenb
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 08:26 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Reading TomP's reclister , I was relieved to hear that the crowd outside the president's appearance in Arizona talking, yelling, chanting and singing about his race weren't racists. Their constant, ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 04:08 AM PDT with 213 Recommends
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips , (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator, in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in ...
by jamess
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Types of Gun Owners -- cracked.com larger image The Normal The vast majority of gun owners buy a gun, learn and actually follow the rules of gun safety. They spend their time at the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:49 AM PST with 10 Recommends
By nature, I worry about our dwindling "natural resources" -- our vanishing old growth forests, our acidifying seas, our increasingly drought-stricken arable lands. This morning it dawned on me, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:03 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Your reaction to my first post really blew me away! I just want to thank all of you for being so awesome. I want to write a series of these, describing my ideas about how these movements arise, ...
by Greg Meyer
Comment Count 68 comments on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 09:59 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
not mine, those of Karen Armstrong, in her book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life . A brief and very partial explanation, for which I apologize. In the past few weeks I have found myself in a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 04:56 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
For the past week I’ve had a slightly obscure story on the National Football League but kept quiet, for I do get tired of the classic journalism mental stance of you’re doing it wrong. ...
by paradox
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 06:10 AM PST with 8 Recommends
I really want to follow up on my last diary, about the historical similarities of our current situation to 19th-century colonialism; but there is another historical similarity I need to discuss ...
by arendt
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 07:06 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
"You don't get what you deserve. You get what you get." This simple saying, which expresses basic wisdom about how life works, is incompatible with both the conservative mythos as a ...
by Punditus Maximus
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:52 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is a quick diary to note how our nation suddenly became the home of a large faction of people who are in favor of wasting American lives by engaging in the ineffective and grossly immoral act ...
by Punditus Maximus
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu May 05, 2011 at 07:04 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
With his boy toy model good looks and Wisconsin accent, Paul Ryan comes off as earnest as a Lake Wobbegone boy scout. Although I had seen him before, his role and impact on the 2012 election came ...
by never forget 2000
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 10:18 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
This diary is for the purpose of presenting (and codifying) my theory of the American conservative movement as it currently exists. I'm hardly the first person to come up with most of these ideas, ...
by Punditus Maximus
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Apr 09, 2011 at 11:05 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Atrocious civilian casualty news has come in yet again from one of our wars in the Middle East, this time from our proxy border war ...
by paradox
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 06:55 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
First, the praise, and it is heartfelt and very high praise. The most impressive contribution Olbermann made during the Countdown years was his body of work as a commentator. Olbermann was ...
by StratCat
Comment Count 127 comments on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 04:24 PM PST with 9 Recommends