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I changed a few details of my story to protect my identity. A little over 20 years ago, I graduated from college with a technical degree. I looked for work for over a year and couldn’t find any ...
by CSA Sucks
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT with 255 Recommends
Now that Rush Limbaugh is losing face, his new ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:46 PM PST with 57 Recommends
I first wrote the essay that appears below the squiggle for my personal website a couple weeks ago and sent it to all the Democratic officials and media friends that I know in my area. Few realized ...
by arodb
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:04 AM PST with 16 Recommends
With the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945, Vice-President Harry Truman became President. Truman called for the elimination of the Indian Office (now called the Bureau of Indian Affairs) ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 09:08 AM PST with 48 Recommends
Progressive organizations based in DC have historically focused most of their attention and political muscle on fighting legislative fights, getting Congress and the President to get new ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:31 AM PST with 9 Recommends
I finally had some quiet time for reflection last night with the 2012 presidential election in the books. Barack Obama’s resounding and unexpected win made me assess a Democratic president’s ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 05:25 AM PST with 1 Recommend
When I heard that the President was going on a whirlwind 48 hour marathon of the swing states dubbed the 'America Forward! Tour' it reminded me on an old HBO movie I saw starring Gary Sinise. (...
by hishighness
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
October is a month of ghosts and spirits, so why don’t we learn some things from beyond the grave…The whole idea of learning from the dead is that the things that divide us (Republican vs. ...
by cynicman
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 08:14 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
For an interactive, state-by-state version of this graph, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 01:05 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
This diary title expresses my political expectations of the canddates for the remaining debates, campaigning, indeed the next four years. I can trace my disappointment in the first Presidential ...
by tbreds
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:30 PM PDT with 0 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
The Republican id and the vestiges of racism. In 1948, Southern Democrats, led by Strom Thurmond, bolted from the Democratic Party to form the States' Rights Democratic Party , better known as the ...
by Armando
Comment Count 200 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT with 131 Recommends
Tuesday's Los Angeles Times featured a front-page article entitled Mitt Romney Campaign Impaired by Shift in Voter Attitudes by David Lauter. It starts off with this: Republican nominee Mitt ...
by Rolandz
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 05:52 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
In 1948, President Harry Truman was considered by the corporate media of the day as a sure loser to Republican Tom Dewey. There were two other Democratic candidates that year -- racist Strom ...
by devtob
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 08:02 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Romney and Ryan between them are setting new lows for outright lies and dishonesty. Every day they provide ammunition for devastating ads against them - and the truth hurts. But... even as ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Kudos to Chuck Todd. Romney's deliberate tactic of lying throughout this campaign is starting to prove too much for some in the tradmed. Let's hope it's a trend. Think Progress reports that ...
by TomP
Comment Count 159 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:51 AM PDT with 413 Recommends
Shades of Harry Truman in 1948! The addition of Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket has opened up not only attacks on the Ryan Budget but also a clear attack on the Republican House that is ...
by TomP
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 08:52 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 which established Medicare. President Lyndon B. Johnson with Harry Truman and Hubert H. Humphrey, ...
by JanF
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
At a $1.7 million fundraiser in Jackson, Mississippi , Republican presidential ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 01:34 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Mitt Romney says he was President of Bain Capital, but he's not responsible for anything that happened there. Mr. Romney, that may be how you acted as President of Bain, but if you want to be ...
by dhonig
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 06:06 AM PDT with 9 Recommends