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Senate Dems and GOP work together to throw Medicare under the bus as part of TPP fast ...
by christy914
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 09:19 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Could it happen? Could the GOP awake to a reality that has never seemed appealing to them and forsake their bigotries...? I hope so but I'm not holding my breath. ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 08:54 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Freedom is our most widely shared value. My "Speaking American" TEDxVail Video is up on YouTube! by Susan C. Strong Friends, my short 1.09.15 TEDxVail Talk video, How Speaking American Can Help ...
by SusanCStrong
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 02:23 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Like many Progressives I have been licking my wounds this week and processing the consequences of the impending Republican take over of the Senate. I really thought us Dems would do better and I am ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 04:23 PM PST with 4 Recommends
If the Republicans gain control of the Senate to go with their control of the House, is anyone in the media going to ask them how they will use their new power and responsibility to reach ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 10:38 AM PST with 2 Recommends
There has been a lot of talk, now that the elections are over and the legislature has fallen into the hands of Republicans about what this will mean for President Obama's agenda and the Democratic ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 270 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 06:03 AM PST with 136 Recommends
Last Wednesday California Governor, Jerry Brown signed a measure to place a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot. This measure will replace an existing bond negotiated by then Governor ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:47 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Five of the twenty-four California Assembly Republicans crossed over to join Democrats in passing the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). Three ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:16 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
This is a cross-post with The ...
by dcherry17
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 05:50 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
This image came to mind, so I tried to bring it to life in Photoshop. Now I'm trying to get some eyeballs on it because I believe the message (though arguably naive given America's current state ...
by DailyGaz
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
It looks like we may be mostly rid of this inanity . Three years ago, many dozens of Republicans and Democrats arranged to sit side by side at the ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 10:31 AM PST with 43 Recommends
When Congress wants to pass a gun law they really do know how to do it. And when they want to get something done, they can pass a stand alone gun bill into law in just one week. On December 2, ...
by LilithGardener
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 02:15 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Illinois was my home for 27 years--I was born and raised there--and everytime Dick Durban makes noises about "saving" Social Security I get very upset. Early in his career he was a legal counsel for ...
by gnothis
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 07:08 PM PST with 14 Recommends
I received an email from Senator Heidi Heitkamp regarding her op-ed. I really hope it does not mean what I think it does. Throughout this debate, extremists tried to grab the loudspeaker, but there ...
by WTFurious
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Michael Matthew Bloomer, October 16, 2013 Apparently, if you defied the gambler’s fallacy and bet Congress would, this time, unlike 2011, fail to raise the debt ceiling, well, you lost. No ...
by latestbloomer
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:34 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Hypothetical scenario: Say enough Democrats and moderate Republicans got sick of Boehner's cowardice costing the economy 300 billion bucks a day, ejected him as Speaker, and voted in a new Speaker. ...
by MarthaPeregrine
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 09:56 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I don’t usually write about economics and financial markets and the reason for this is fairly simple: they intimidate the hell out of me. Mind you, I’m not talking about the institutions ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 01:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The Republican leadership navigated the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday, bemoaning the failure of the President to reach out his first term. Then they groaned today that his Inaugural address ...
by backell
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:56 PM PST with 0 Recommends
I find it interesting that as the Michigan Senate & House meet today for the first session of 2013, I hear a lot of the same talk that I heard two years ago as we met for the first time. I heard ...
by GretchenWhitmer
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I made my own pro-Obama bumper sticker and drove around Orange County, CA with that thing on the back. For those not in the know - the OC used to be called "Reagan Country". It's the birthplace of ...
by davethefave
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 11:17 AM PST with 1 Recommend