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Providing more evidence that pressure from progressive groups helps move policy to the left, Wednesday night President Obama inspired rejoicing in the LGBT community when he announced that he ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 03:20 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
When in the course of Human Events ... it becomes necessary to find out what "stuff" means; and then to claim those 'intended meanings' as our individual Birth-rights ... The Final Text of the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 07:05 PM PST with 13 Recommends
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
Election Over So today's The Day, The Koch Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over You. ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It's four days of glorifying militarized police and their deadly toys. It's a convention which markets death via its trade show and whose 2013 publicity has a picture of commandos on a BART train ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 07:11 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
This diary explores the reasons We the People enacted laws allowing corporations to exist in the first place.
by davej
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 10:39 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 04:01 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
... 27 bills which made it harder to vote in America: Politicians Are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression Is a Bad Idea by Crystal Shepeard, truth-out.org -- 11 April 2014 [...] Before the 2012 ...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 05:47 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I made an off-handed comment in a post recently, that: I think: Federal Finance Reform (aka limited public financing of Elections) and Transparency and Steep Taxing of Lobbyist Activities -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 09:54 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to people in a way that few have in recent years. Senator Warren speaks with conviction and common sense. Senator Warren speaks for our common working class interests,
by jamess
Comment Count 150 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 08:41 PM PST with 175 Recommends
Note: This is a repost of an earlier post of mine, with a few substantial revisions, given current events. History of the Word Filibuster from NPR, All Things Considered,
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM PST with 22 Recommends
"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being ...
by davej
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Ted Cruz recently told the world he thinks he is only doing what God wants. Does that mean God also told Ted Cruz to fold in the face of the larger reality of the US Senate Vote to end the shutdown ...
by jamess
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 01:42 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
The framers of the Constitution did a lot of things right. The system of checks and balances was a brilliant departure from the notion of government that prevailed elsewhere in the world in 1789. ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Why do the Tea Party Villagers always get to rule the Congressional roost? Why is it their angst and confusion , which always sets the debates of the day, after Do-nothing day? Here's a writer ...
by jamess
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 05:51 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
A week or two ago I got in the mail from a Hillsdale College its survey on the U.S. Constitution, and found it to have a misleading, teabag bent. So, I edited it for relevance and clarity. ( ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:56 PM PDT with 13 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
in response to someone who was insisting that violating one's oath - or what in my case would be an affirmation - is pretty much unacceptable under any circumstance. I am not going to promote this ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:33 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to allow policing authorities to force arrestees to submit DNA samples and humiliating strip searches before even being charged with a crime ignited ...
by lbines
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:19 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT with 16 Recommends