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Note: My loss of faith in government is nothing new. I’ve been distrusting government since 1965. We all have our personal points of view, and they’re all different. ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 755 comments on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 06:30 PM PST with 634 Recommends
No public option, no deal. I will NOT be forced to buy private insurance from the crooked cartels. I will NOT allow my wages to be forced into padding some millionaire CEO's ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 1532 comments on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 07:38 PM PST with 621 Recommends
With the news that the Democratic Party is seeking to yet again commit political suicide and betray its' base for the 2nd time in under six months in pursuit of the bipartisan catfood austerity ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 336 comments on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 09:26 AM PST with 485 Recommends
Please read this Reuters lead story from less than three hours ago. It speaks for itself. [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/04/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE91P0W220130304 Obama renews budget offer ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 850 comments on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:46 PM PST with 420 Recommends
Must Read Eric Alterman article about our kabuki democracy -- and what to do about it.
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 507 comments on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 01:32 PM PDT with 311 Recommends
The title of this diary comes from a post at democraticunderground.com which directs you to ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 189 comments on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 09:10 AM PST with 273 Recommends
Last night we had lots of company - as we usually do this time of year on the ol' homestead - and of course the late night conversation out on the back deck veered into NSA/Spy-State and what in the ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 196 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 04:28 PM PDT with 200 Recommends
Crossposted at [Progressive Blue http://www.progressiveblue.com/diary/6062/liberal-shiny-objects] "Ideological riders" on the budget bill... Democrats are making a very big deal ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 398 comments on Fri Apr 08, 2011 at 07:29 AM PDT with 189 Recommends
This evening, McClatchy and The / / Intercept's Dan Foomkin are reporting upon two major developments in the ongoing, knockdown-drag out pissing war between the Central Intelligence Agency and the ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 217 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM PDT with 182 Recommends
From Friday's New York Times ... [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/opinion/krugman-the-mutilated-economy.html?_r=0&hp=&adxnnl=1&rref=opinion&adxnnlx=1383887959-9G6mPRoyOQYJOgXNkPJe+Q The ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 10:08 PM PST with 172 Recommends
I know that some of you will be shocked, so sit down first... No, it wasn't about Obamacare or about crazy Republicans. After a few days of Shutdown-a-rama (and weeks of prep work) the leaks are ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 858 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:47 PM PDT with 171 Recommends
What on earth was President Obama thinking to send Frank Wisner to Egypt to talk President Mubarak into stepping down when Wisner's firm works [for the current Egyptian government http://www....
by Th0rn
Comment Count 293 comments on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 10:48 PM PST with 163 Recommends
In the midst of ongoing delays due to steadily-breaking news about the subject over the past 36 hours, I have held off concluding my three-part series on "Reports On the DoJ's Seizure of AP ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 140 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM PDT with 161 Recommends
In Sunday's NY Times , journalist David Sanger reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been given a virtual license by the White House to exploit software, Internet and private network ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 505 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 12:22 AM PDT with 158 Recommends
Sen. Barbara Boxer, who heads the committee, told CNN that there is a preliminary investigation of Ensign's actions. "We will look at all aspects of this case, as we do whenever ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 121 comments on Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 06:40 AM PDT with 141 Recommends
Like they said, he had an impressive career. Maybe too impressive. I mean: perfect. He was being groomed for one of the top slots in the corporation. General. Chief of staff. Anything.
by blueness
Comment Count 92 comments on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 06:48 AM PDT with 121 Recommends
In addition to being an abrasive, obnoxious internet crank, I am a licensed psychotherapist, a term that by now shows my age. I currently work in a specialized intensive mental health treatment ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 05:53 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
From the lead editorial in Wednesday's NY Times ... [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/opinion/mr-obamas-limits-on-phone-records.html?hpw&rref=opinion Mr. Obama’s Limits on Phone Records] By THE ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 267 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 09:48 PM PDT with 106 Recommends
A little birdie left a link in my inbox today . . . If the Federal Reserve simply DESTROYED $1.6 Trillion in Government bonds that it currently holds, money the government essentially owes to itself,
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 130 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 11:09 AM PDT with 94 Recommends
If you were following the news cycle(s) on Tuesday and Wednesday, both Charlie Savage at the NY Times , and Spencer Ackerman and James Ball over at The Guardian , ran significant stories regarding a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:06 AM PDT with 85 Recommends