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Corporate religion in the United States holds the same influential status and uses the same lobbying tactics that the wealthy commercial corporations and wall street use to manipulate the government ...
by stevenb
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 05:03 AM PST with 6 Recommends
“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical.”
by stevenb
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 05:40 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Nobody likes taxing the rich few for the benefit of the many poor... except... for...
by illiteration
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
What would the founders do? They'd do lots of things. Different things. For example, James Madison believed the 10th Amendment is the single most important part of the Bill of Rights. Madison would ...
by AlecMN
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 08:28 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Ever wonder why the American public consistently votes against its own interests? Does it drive you crazy when you hear that "only 17 percent of young adults in the United States could find ...
by Liz Arnett
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 09:01 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
A recent interview reminds us of Herbert Crowly's now classic definition of American Liberalism ...
by DrSteveB
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 01:18 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
When Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin reveals she thought Paul Revere was warning the British, that is just comical. When other, supposedly more serious conservatives pretend that our Founding Fathers ...
by Ulysses795
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 06:08 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
If only Mount Rushmore could talk! Think what thoughts these great and former Presidents might have on the anti-Union aggression of Gov. Scott Walker and his minions… “Government is not ...
by Bill Tchakirides
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:13 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I hate slagging on Clay Jenkinson. He is one of the few people who have a view of the founding fathers based on anything resembling reality. But today's show made me crabby. My response is below the ...
by writerofag
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 09:55 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The president has a messaging problem. The Democrats have a messaging problem. The progressive community has a messaging problem. However, the problem is not the message or its delivery. The problem ...
by nNomad
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 02:35 PM PST with 24 Recommends
I loved our president. Loved him. Walked neighborhoods for him (in a far-right county, too). Defended him so vehemently that I lost some of my more liberal friends (Naderites). But my love has ...
by doc durango
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 02, 2010 at 09:58 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana. If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, ...
by harveywasserman
Comment Count 74 comments on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 09:49 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
I have an op-ed from the Christian Science Monitor that's up on Yahoo News right now. It's about Glenn Beck's attack on "collective salvation" and utter distortion of American history. The fact is,
by sallykohn
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:44 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Who are today’s Tea/GOP fundamentalists kidding about our history? This is a Greco-Roman nation, gathered in a Hodenosaunee (Iroquois) longhouse. The geniuses of our birth---notably ...
by harveywasserman
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 05:34 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Last week an item was buried in the _Los Angeles Times_ about an initiative on the California ballot this November. I grew up the stereotypical surfer here, and part of that meant I smoked pot ...
by john de herrera
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 05:40 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I think not. Because polls only tell you what’s popular. And I’ll give you my opinion about why polls are sometimes stupid below the foldy area.
by Dbug
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 04:48 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The right loves to quote Thomas Jefferson above all other Founding Fathers. I wonder what they'd make of his assessment of the Constitution and his own role as a founder:
by pkgoode
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 12:12 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Those are the three most powerful words ever written. "We the People" That set the tone for the country we were destined to become. We The People of the United States, in Order to ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jul 04, 2010 at 05:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Recent Supreme Court decisions may make it more difficult for the Obama administration to succeed in trimming tax incentives for the oil and gas industry.
by wjenny
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 04:50 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I made a mistake about the Texas State Board of Education's suggested revisions to the curriculum. They didn’t vote to change all references to democracy to “representative republic.&...
by RebeccaBellMetereau
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 08:45 AM PDT with 8 Recommends