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31 years age, I met and spent a few days with a young organizer for the Gary Hart for President Campaign in Davenport, Iowa. Martin O'Malley was contagiously positive despite the fact that Hart ...
by howardpark
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
In the wake of Jeb Bush's whiplash-producing reversal last week, the U.S. media is engaged in a feeding frenzy over who would have supported the Iraq war " knowing what we know now ." ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
Do you know anyone, meaning a fair minded, decent human being that cares about the real issues that affect our lives (jobs, income equality, benefits) that would volunteer to be a lifelong politician?
by allenels
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 08:20 PM PST with 0 Recommends
The "Democratic Donkey" was originally a political attack twisting President Andrew Jackson's name to "Jackass," but Democrats embraced the symbolism of an animal associated with hard work. I've ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 21 Recommends
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 02:30 PM PDT with 158 Recommends
Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke yesterday at an incredible event featuring members of the Church Committee. WaPo reported : A senior U.S. senator on ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 234 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 06:38 AM PDT with 230 Recommends
Let me indulge in a little role-playing here. I’m Fred McMurray (aka Steve Douglas). I have three sons—Mike, Robbie, and Chip. They’re a handful. Last spring I had to go to the East Coast on ...
by Capriccio
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Why do we humans band together for the greater good? Why do we give up some our freedoms to coexist and thrive, within the context of this abstract thing, called Government? USA. Canada. European ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 10:29 AM PST with 20 Recommends
That former Bush speechwriter and current torture enthusiast Mark Thiessen would accuse President ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 09:53 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
I've long thought that American politics - and economics - went sideways in the 1970s and we've never recovered. The ghost of Richard Nixon continues to haunt American politics. Nixon's ...
by glendenb
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 10:43 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
On Tuesday, the National Security Archive released a trove of 120 previously secret documents concerning the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. With revelations about the CIA's budget ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
Today Gary Hart has an opinion published in the NYT, The Democratic Road Not Taken . Hart comes back from political oblivion to tell us By failing to innovate some 30 years ago, it has permitted ...
by MikeBoyScout
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 08:37 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
When you lead a life as exciting as mine, the arrival of spring break is a door opening to another adventure. I decided not to head for Fort Lauderdale. My sole destination after I left school ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:54 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
"Where's the beef?" With that sound bite, Walter Mondale deflated the insurgent bid of the "candidate of new ideas" Gary Hart for the 1984 ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 01:38 PM PST with 9 Recommends
( mostly a repost from 2010 ) Well, today's my birthday. ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 05:00 AM PST with 29 Recommends
The British have a great phrase for expressing the fact that someone is undergoing a particularly angering derangement syndrome. They simply say that someone "has a cob on." Well, Joan Walsh has had ...
by Marianna76
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 07:24 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
New Rule: If we stop treating politicians like the celebrities they’re not, maybe then they’ll act like responsible people we trust to represent us, instead of the celebrities they’re not.
by Marianna76
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 07:17 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
( mostly a repost from 2008 ) Well, today's my birthday. But this diary? It's ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 06:26 PM PST with 45 Recommends
I've done this topic before a while back, but I thought it ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Sep 08, 2010 at 08:36 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
No boy, no problem . For the adulterers of the Republican Party , that has long been the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue May 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM PDT with 20 Recommends