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For the past 50 years, conservatives have been steadily promoting their bigoted, hierarchical, blue-nosed, and profoundly anti-American view of life, starting with William F. Buckley, Jr. and ...
by MusicLover67
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 03:13 PM PST with 2 Recommends
The excellent Kagro in the Morning Show today (to which I am now addicted, especially the David (Kagro) and Greg (DemfromCT) segment at the beginning), referred me to a nice piece in The Nation by ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
He wrote it after seeing "Twelve Years a Slave" and in part has convinced me to go see it. But that is not why I am urging you to read 12 Years a Slave and the Obama Era . Perhaps his opening ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 10:45 AM PST with 43 Recommends
The other day I put up a paragraph from a blog post by Bill Maher up as my facebook status: "We all read what Trump said about Obama's election, as well as Ted Nugent and Victoria Jackson. I'm just ...
by Mark Pelta
Comment Count 88 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST with 48 Recommends
As Americans head to the polls to exercise their franchise, many amid concerns of voter suppression, the role of each person in society is underscored. Individual activism matters. Coalesced into ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM PST with 5 Recommends
As Election Day approaches, it seems clear that President Obama is going to win the election. The Lichtman Keys have been in since 2010, with no change. Nate Silver currently forecasts Obama winning ...
by Mark Pelta
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:23 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Several days ago, on July 31st, 2012, the great writer and American man of Letters, Gore Vidal died at age 86 and some nine odd months. My first encounter with Vidal, with the name, came in the ...
by ArkDem14
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 06:05 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Join us every Monday night for drinks at the Daily Kos community political poetry club Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments Bongos, berets & ...
by ulookarmless
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
This is something I feel very strongly about. I've lived through some times and if you haven't seen them, then you'll have to take me at my word. But I really have to say here, now, that things used ...
by The Raven
Comment Count 245 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 04:20 PM PDT with 604 Recommends
I hear a lot of nostalgia for the "good old days" when "respectable" conservatives roamed the plains and journals of this land. Why can't we have good old Bill Buckley instead of frother Bill ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
One of the themes that liberals and so-called moderates alike often discuss is the decline of modern conservatism into base extremism. William F. Buckley is often cited as the historical paragon of "...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 07:45 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Cross posted at Conceptual Guerilla . If you're thinking about staying home from the polls next year . . . because Obama isn't sufficiently ...
by Conceptual Guerilla
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 09:59 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen? Put me in the latter category.
by teacherken
Comment Count 110 comments on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 03:02 AM PST with 170 Recommends
There has always (apparently) been a section of the Republican Party who has been convinced that the "left" is trying to steal America from them and .... what... turn their children into Commies? ...
by Plain Speaking
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 09:47 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
A few days ago, Dbug wrote a diary titled " The Three Flavors of Republicans ," which divided today's Republican Party into three ...
by Kylopod
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 08:25 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Sometimes we get caught up in the legalese behind the drug (esp. marijuana) legalization debate. But I think, in the end, the way we're gonna win is to get people MORALLY OUTRAGED at what the "drug ...
by ratmach
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2009 at 01:26 PM PST with 11 Recommends
It has been said throughout the media that the Republicans are no longer the “party of ideas.” This, of course, presupposes that they ever were. Even so, the activists within the ...
by AgnosticTheocrat
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 08:06 PM PST with 17 Recommends
by Bcgntn
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 06:13 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In a FOX News interview Friday, John McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds complained about media scrutiny of "Joe the Plumber"--the newest character in the three-act farce that has become their ...
by BrianNormoyle
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 07:59 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Cross posted at my blog . Okay, it's really interesting ...
by The Truffle
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2008 at 10:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends