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Peering over the edge of default, Congress has kicked the can down the road, and managed for now to avoid blowing up the American economy. Hardly what you could call a breakthrough moment. I once ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
American Exceptionalism, the key idea behind so much of conservative ideology today, has been turned into an excuse, a complete and total excuse for any and all change. Those that invoke American ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
On Friday, President Barack Obama finally addressed growing skepticism about the government's vast surveillance programs. We've all been reading about how our government has been tracking our phone ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
"How is it that we here the loudest yelps for liberty from the drivers of negroes?" -- Samuel Johnson (in answer to Thomas Jefferson and the American Colonists). Americans in general, and uneducated ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 08:40 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
A scene that never happened, part of the deification of the Founding Fathers, From http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/trumbull.htm The inevitable aphorisms ...
by effdot
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This won't be much of a diary...more of an FYI/share. I consume almost all of my news online but hubs still loves the daily paper. As a result, I learned about this great ad that's running in ...
by Vita Brevis
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:41 AM PDT with 305 Recommends
In the days leading up to July 4, efforts to delegitimize Edward Snowden by calling him a 'criminal' have intensified, efforts that stand starkly against the backdrop of the treasonous document we ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 373 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 12:38 PM PDT with 242 Recommends
The Fourth of July isn't till Thursday, but there sure were some fireworks last week illuminating vital American issues of immigration, the right to vote and the ability to pursue happiness by ...
by DailyGaz
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 06:13 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
While growing up during the Vietnam War and Nixon era, as a much younger man, I used to be very anti-government. I was an ignorant, naive and rebellious "anti-establishment" radical. At the time, I ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Sure, there has been and still is, plenty wrong with the Great Republic. The struggle to improve is eternal. American liberals who celebrate the inherent greatness of the country's political ...
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:54 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
"Atlas Shrugged" is based on the incredibly Liberal notion that ideas have value. As a matter of fact, Galt's ideas to make money are worth more than mere human life. He and his merry band are ...
by nolagrl
Comment Count 67 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM PST with 132 Recommends
At least, that's what I was told the other day on a HuffPo comment thread. (I really need to stay away from there; it's getting depressing and disheartening.) The individual was trying to make the ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:48 AM PST with 6 Recommends
My dear fellow Gun Nutters™. I say ta y’all that this hole deebate y’all be havin bout what type arms be loud unda the 2nd amendment is so, well, ya know, strait outta the 18th senshury that ...
by Gary the Gun Nut
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:50 AM PST with 3 Recommends
History of the Word Filibuster from NPR, All Things Considered, Listen -- May 18, 2005 MICHELE NORRIS: The word 'filibuster' comes from piracy . MELISSA BLOCK: The term first appeared in the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Today while driving I was behind an elderly white guy whose car had a bumper sticker that read: The second amendment makes all the other amendments possible Well, no it doesn't. I've been hearing ...
by La Gitane
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends
While the nation's eye is turned to Washington as they move the fight over honoring our promise to pay the debt we have already incurred to yet another day, and with Republicans attempting to tie ...
by jillwklausen
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The best point Jon Stewart made in his epic breakdown-slash-takedown of gun enthusiasts last night, is his ultimate conclusion that they are motivated mainly by "imaginary Hitler," i.e., this ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 211 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:41 AM PST with 79 Recommends
This morning on FOX and Friends, they had another one of their fear-mongering "anti-God secularists are coming to get you" segments. The big horror this time, apparently, is that the Daughters of ...
by AndrewR9
Comment Count 128 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:33 AM PST with 278 Recommends
Please take a moment to read the comments on my blog over the past few days. The gun nuts are out in force and they cannot deal with the reality of guns and their place, or lack thereof, in our ...
by tmcbpatriot
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:30 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Throughout this nation many people are convinced that the United States has to be a Christian nation and that it’s Founding Fathers wanted it that way. This article shows what many of the Founding ...
by Villabolo
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:23 PM PST with 13 Recommends