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Here’s some thoughts on the latest handwringing coming from the other side of the aisle. I’m trying to put the typical conservative complaints in perspective relative to our long history. Now, ...
by tsm63
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:54 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Unfortunately, politically, we are living with a televised version of Ronald Reagan that is a Perfect Man. Republicans are able use their fantasy Reagan as a political glue: affection for Reagan ...
by waterstreet2013
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:54 PM PST with 6 Recommends
This was originally published at Yahoo Voices , and I have also posted it here before. But I was remembering again this week... It was a gray and chilly day in New York City. I was a senior at the ...
by ramara
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST with 5 Recommends
There are few dates that I could never forget and this is one of them. On November 22, 1963 I was a high school senior at Franklin K Lane in Brooklyn NY. November 22nd was a Friday and as such I ...
by Rosalie907
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:12 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Since this is Daily Kos, I know I don't have to remind you about what happened 50 years ago yesterday. I'm guessing as I write this Thursday that this won't be anywhere close to being the only ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 74 comments on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 07:00 PM PST with 32 Recommends
At 11 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 1963, I stood in the crowd on Main Street. The early morning rain had stopped and it was nearly seventy degrees. For a Chicago girl used to bundling up in ...
by Claire Conner
Comment Count 176 comments on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM PST with 120 Recommends
On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Lauren Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at the University of Texas, Austin tweeted a little “joke.” “Y’all as tempting as it may be, ...
by Claire Conner
Comment Count 141 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:20 AM PST with 239 Recommends
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by David Jarman
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
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by David Nir
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Can we all get a copy of the historical income tax rates on the top earners from 1913 to date? I went here: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxfacts/displayafact.cfm?Docid=543 I've checked a ...
by robctwo
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In November 1864 the Washington police force created the first security detail to protect the President of the United States. The man who was supposed to protect the President at Ford's Theater on ...
by Michael Alton Gottlieb
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 06:21 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I want to thank Peggy for accurately laying out President Obama's re-election strategy. I think she nailed it. President Obama should hire her as an adviser. Never once did she say that Mitt Romney ...
by Democratic Doug
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:13 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Sometimes you never realize what we've got -- until it's gone. Given the chance Republicans will make all this hard-won progress -- simply go away. Their rollback agenda gets bolder every year. ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
“Heroes of American Democracy.” That is how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. describes the main players in the struggle ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 01:49 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I miss the unafraid, generosity of spirit, the optimism and enthusiasm of the JFK era. JFK wasn't just a leader, but was arguably one of the the smartest, most alive, most articulate, humorous ...
by Stuart Heady
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 02:14 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Aloha from Hawai`i. The longer I live, the more clearly I see how we're all connected, irrespective of geography or even time. It has nothing to do with the magic of Facebook and Twitter. It's just ...
by raatz
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 02:28 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
In the summer of 1964 my older brother, soon to be drafted for the Vietnam War, took off by himself more and more often. With the death of President Kennedy still fresh scars (the winter of ...
by Socratic Method
Comment Count 86 comments on Mon May 16, 2011 at 12:24 AM PDT with 194 Recommends
"The President as a candidate was never a lefty. He actually ran to the right of Hillary Clinton." This was a comment I read today. It's an argument I've seen made many ...
by Happy Rockefeller
Comment Count 146 comments on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 09:10 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
Thanks Kos seems like we can talk about all our interests now, and I’ve published a diary or 3 around here on the subject, but now…heck leave your skepticism at the door, or if you want to be a ...
by Adept2u
Comment Count 140 comments on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 04:38 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Polls for the Louisiana Governor's race slated for fall 2011 have been rare so far, with conventional wisdom dictating that incumbent Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is the runaway favorite in this red ...
by Arjun Jaikumar
Comment Count 73 comments on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 09:30 AM PST with 0 Recommends