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I can understand people hoping that Elizabeth Warren runs for President , and smashes Wall Street’s hold on the Democratic Party leadership. I can understand people hoping that a new Pope willing ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 240 comments on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 07:05 PM PST with 349 Recommends
Earlier this week, Judge Jean Boyd of Forth Worth, Texas, decided that 16-year-old Ethan Crouch, who had killed four people during a drunk driving incident, should not go to jail because he suffers ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM PST with 24 Recommends
By now you have probably read or heard about the Hedge Fund Managers Mutual Assistance and Reciprocal Butt-Kissing Society's (otherwise known as "Third Way") op-ed in Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 07:58 PM PST with 16 Recommends
I believe in personal responsibility. Personal responsibility is at the core of progressive philosophy. Progressives believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed, and that people ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 117 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM PDT with 214 Recommends
This is the story of a remarkable group of young American men and women who defied their government and risked everything to fight for their ideological beliefs. It is an important chapter of ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 88 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 05:54 PM PDT with 150 Recommends
I first posted an abbreviated version of this diary on Independence Day in July 2007. As the years go by, it seems to me that we should be paying more attention to the writings of these ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT with 131 Recommends
Government is not a solution to our problem; government is the problem. --Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address The mindset articulated in Reagan's famous quote is ...
by Dragon5616
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
The United States of America, the greatest country the world has ever known. I heard that alot growing up. Accolades for American greatness came from politicians, foreign statesmen, artists and ...
by pfiore8
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 05:36 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Right so often. Not this time. Eleanor Roosevelt told her husband that the Executive Order he had signed on Feb. 19, 1942, No. 9066 , was wrongheaded. A year later, FDR's order was challenged in ...
by Mother Mags
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:23 PM PST with 51 Recommends
Yes, I know that every beauty pageant participant espouses this rhetoric (World Peace) to accost their sophistication and worldly knowledge—to which they, unfortunately, appear exactly to the ...
by jps1
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 05:20 AM PST with 2 Recommends
by patg
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:07 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Written by HEIST co-director/co-producer Frances Causey. History has proven time and time again that the United States has prospered the most when capital and labor work hand in hand with each other.
by donnyg1941
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Larry : Where is everybody? Curly : Maybe it's the Fourth of July. Moe : The Fourth of July in October? Curly : You never can tell... Look what they did to Thanksgiving! Dialogue from No Census, ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 02:27 AM PST with 37 Recommends
With less than twenty days until the 2012 election and the the parties presenting as stark a contrast as I can remember seeing, it’s time we take another look at what is at stake. The Republican ...
by RodgzK
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM PDT with 70 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 03:30 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
When James added his signature to the enlistment form, his Army recruiter leaned across the desk and shook his hand. He told him the decision he had made represented an honorable commitment to his ...
by praenomen
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 08:43 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
I don’t understand why anyone believes any of the popular myths about Thanksgiving. The truth is our Puritan forefathers were a humorless bunch who showed their devotion to God by going hungry, ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Iceland is about to pass a law requiring banks to split their commercial and investment banking into separate businesses, basically an Icelandic Glass-Steagall. The Icelandic banks collapsed first ...
by ericf
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 08:57 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
At this critical juncture in American history, the Chief Justice of the United States seemingly leads a group of 4 colleagues in halting vital efforts to make our country more prosperous, healthier ...
by MrLiberal
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 05:28 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
The GOP has contended for 30 years that the primary function of government is to serve corporations and the 1 percent, and that when they thrive, the 99 percent may receive hand-me-down benefits. ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 06:29 AM PDT with 7 Recommends