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Soon your job will be replaced by an algorithm
The other day I happened to be on a train seated next to a manager from UBER - the mobile-app car ride network. He boasted to me that his company was now the most valuable transportation company on ...
DowneastDem 05/03/2015 25 11 1 -
GOP too extreme, Germany's conservative party supports Hillary
Traditionally, Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), the party of Angela Merkel, have been closely aligned with the Republican Party. Merkel even supported (initially) George W. Bush and the US ...
DowneastDem 04/19/2015 34 35 1 -
Günter Grass is dead
The New York Times reports that Günter Grass, Germany's greatest postwar novelist, has died: Günter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his country’
DowneastDem 04/13/2015 10 26 - -
Hard Duty: Teaching Evolution in Kentucky
Sometimes I feel like I live in a far-off land caught in a time warp. In Orion Magazine James Krupa writes with eloquence and humor about one of the toughest jobs in 21st Century America: teaching ...
DowneastDem 04/07/2015 320 247 1 -
Russia invites European right-wing extremists to St. Petersburg conference
Vladimir Putin has been supporting right-wing political parties in Europe for some time. He is already a major financial backer of Marine Le Pen's Front National in France, which is poised to score ...
DowneastDem 03/21/2015 76 12 - -
WaPo Columnist: So what if we repeal O-Care and people die?
You know, sometimes it's really refreshing when conservatives openly reveal what they really think. Michael Strain, a "scholar" at the American Enterprise Institute, explains in the Washington Post ...
DowneastDem 01/24/2015 173 231 1 -
President Obama's Amazing 2009 Stock Market Call
Presidents are usually not very good at predicting market trends, but back in the dark days of the global financial crisis, as we watched out retirement accounts diminish by 40% or more, President ...
DowneastDem 01/01/2015 28 6 - -
Putin supporting Europe's Far-Right Parties
Russian media portrays the events of last spring in the Ukraine as a US-engineered coup that put the "fascists" in power. But Putin is playing a dangerous double game as he accuses the US and NATO ...
DowneastDem 11/28/2014 19 7 - -
Everyday anti-Semitism in Europe
This week the New York Times had a front-page article on the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in Europe ( Europe's Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the Shadows ). Of course the article mentions the high-...
DowneastDem 09/27/2014 40 22 - -
Violent Anti-Semitism Seen in Pro-Gaza Street Protests in Germany
Seventy years after the mass murder of Jews at the hands of Nazis the following chant could be heard at "Pro-Palestinian" demonstrations on the streets of Berlin, Frankfurt and other German cities: "...
DowneastDem 07/24/2014 39 11 - -
Who said these words?
“We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from ...
DowneastDem 03/04/2014 4 2 - -
The Economy for the Common Good
I've been reading a number of diaries here that are basically rants against the capitalist system. We can agree the prevailing system is unsustainable and is leading the planet over a cliff, but ...
DowneastDem 12/09/2013 2 3 1 -
America is NOT a "Fascist Corporate State"
I am tired of seeing diaries routinely recommended where the United States is described as "fascist Corporate State" run by a secretive "Corporatist Cabal". These are offensive to me as an American ...
DowneastDem 11/28/2013 142 16 - -
White Nationalist institute meets in DC - calls for "peaceful ethnic cleansing"
Just blocks from the White House, the National Policy Institute will be holding its annual conference. The conference promises a full agenda, with a roster of speakers well-known in the White ...
DowneastDem 10/24/2013 25 22 - -
German Critic of NSA Denied Entry into the US
This happened a week ago, and I'm still seething. The Bulgarian-German writer Illija Trojanow was boarding a plane in Brazil en route to Denver, where he had been invited to address a German ...
DowneastDem 10/10/2013 79 81 3 -
German intelligence presents evidence that Assad is behind nerve gas attack
I know this doesn't fit into the popular narrative here that President Obama and John Kerry are lying to the American people about the Assad regime ordering the sarin gas attack on August 21, but ...
DowneastDem 09/02/2013 409 146 1 -
Cabela's sold gun to mentally ill man - and threw in the bullets for free
A mentally ill man gets hold of a gun and kills his mother. Nothing unusual in gun-crazy USA, right? Hardly worth even mentioning. Except the story of how this clearly deranged man bought the ...
DowneastDem 06/01/2013 207 41 1 -
Richwine Scandal Recalls Hitler's Ivy League Connections
As a Harvard PhD (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences) I was saddened and dismayed that the university I love would sign off on a dissertation that was based in part on discredited junk science. ...
DowneastDem 05/11/2013 49 68 3 -
Niall Ferguson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Right-Wing Power Couple
Earlier today we learned about homophobic Harvard professor Niall Ferguson's blistering attack on John Maynard Keynes . Keynes was wrong, according to ...
DowneastDem 05/04/2013 8 13 - -
Germany and the US Invasion of Iraq - Ten Years After
Former German foreign minister and leader of of the Social Democracts Frank Walter Steinmeier has a nice piece in Der Spiegel recalling Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's refusal to join the Bush/...
DowneastDem 03/21/2013 2 4 - -
Student fights back against Jindal and his Stupid
Bobby Jindal has received high praise from David Brooks and the wise village pundits for exhorting the GOP to "stop being the party of stupid." But what Brooks, Gregory, Brokaw et al fail to ...
DowneastDem 01/30/2013 82 380 4 -
Catholic priest: women bring sexual violence on themselves
The women of San Terenzo in northwest Italy got a instructive "Christmas message" from their local priest, Fr Piero Corsi. If they are worried about their physical safety, Fr Corsi had some choice ...
DowneastDem 01/05/2013 295 161 - -
Glock: Austria's Deadliest Export
When I first heard about the terrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut I knew instinctively that a Glock semiautomatic pistol would be found on the scene. Glock psitols have been used in nearly ...
DowneastDem 12/16/2012 10 - - -
German reporter goes underground at Patrick Henry College
Amrai Coen, a writer for the German weekly Die Zeit, wanted to visit Patrick Henry College, but the college administration refused her visit since the school had "bad experiences with foreign ...
DowneastDem 11/23/2012 375 533 14 -
Brimelow: Romney failed to capture enough White (i.e. American) votes
I'm really enjoying the palpable despair of our leading white supremacist "thinkers" John Derbyshire and Peter Brimelow concerning the election results on Tuesday. On his racist blog VDARE, ...
DowneastDem 11/08/2012 7 3 - -
Students in Mississippi Enraged by Obama's Reelection
Evidently the ugly protest is still happening now : Mitt Romney won the state of Mississippi's six electoral votes yesterday, but some students at the University of Mississippi were not at all ...
DowneastDem 11/07/2012 23 6 - -
Daredevil Parachutist Baumgartner: "We need a moderate dictatorship."
Felix Baumgartner dazzled the world with his jump from 23 miles in space. He has appeared on all the morning talk shows and is heralded by the as a true hero. Unfortunately, the more he opens his ...
DowneastDem 10/31/2012 12 8 - -
Woman President of Mississippi Tea Party: Women Shouldn't Vote
How ironic is it that while the world prays for the recovery of Malala, the brave Pakistani girl who risked her life so that girls and women could achieve equality, some women in the US long for a ...
DowneastDem 10/18/2012 19 25 - -
German Bishops: Pay up or burn in hell
The Roman Catholic Church in Germany is not funded by voluntary donations of church members, as it is in the United States. Rather, the state collects a "church tax" which is then transferred over ...
DowneastDem 09/30/2012 19 24 - 211
German court acquits rapist; 15-year-old victim "did not resist enough"
This story has outraged many in Germany and beyond: A German teenager who said she was raped by a 31-year-old man was told by the judge she had not defended herself enough for the law to convict ...
DowneastDem 09/15/2012 42 24 - 242
Only one role for women in Randian Revolution
Ayn Rand took a rather dim view of her own sex. In a famous television interview she stated that a woman should never become president. And in her novels even her most powerful female characters - ...
DowneastDem 08/26/2012 13 24 - 113
Peter Brimelow: Sikhs to blame for white supremacist rampage
Remember Peter Brimelow? He is the White Nationalist activist who made a big splash at the CPAC event in Washington DC last February. His panel discussion on "The Failure of Multinationalism" was ...
DowneastDem 08/10/2012 29 16 - 321
Similarities between the Texas GOP Platform and the program of the German neo-Nazi party
I strongly encourage anyone interested in the current state of politics in the United States to read the (pdf warning) 2012 Platform of the Texas Republican Party . I can't think of any single ...
DowneastDem 07/17/2012 3 3 - 94
The real reason Republicans oppose health care reform
Many people were perplexed by Senator Mitch McConnell's statement on national television recently that 30 million Americans without health insurance was "not an issue". Likewise there was shock and ...
DowneastDem 07/04/2012 33 26 - 249
Christo-Fascist Leader Bryan Fischer: German Nazism a "Homosexual Movement"
A terrific diary yesterday drew our attention to Jane Mayer's eye-opening article in The New Yorker on the evangelical "Christian" radio broadcaster Bryan Fischer and his pernicious influence on ...
DowneastDem 06/16/2012 23 18 - 162
Germany's solar power the equivalent of 20 nukes
Solar power production in Germany has reached a milestone: 22 gigawatts per hour: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power ...
DowneastDem 05/26/2012 54 43 2 262
Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel: It sucks that women have the vote
Peter Thiel is a darling of the media for the moment and was even featured last evening on "60 Minutes". But the segment focused on his plan to encourage students to drop out of college and there ...
DowneastDem 05/21/2012 22 24 1 278
Dutch priests abused boys and then ordered their castration
More horrific stories are emerging from the Roman Catholic Church's child sexual abuse scandal. This time from the Netherlands, and the crimes happened decades ago but the stories are just now ...
DowneastDem 05/05/2012 7 21 - 169
Murdoch's MarketWatch a Refuge for White Nationalists?
After the National Review announced it was parting ways with John Derbyshire and Robert Weissberg for their racist rants, Derbyshire told Gawker in an interview that he would continue writing about "...
DowneastDem 04/17/2012 3 1 - 66
How Romney steamrolled women in Massachusetts
Since the Boston Globe put most of its content behind a paid firewall, I'm not sure how many folks saw Joan Vennochi's terrific piece in today's issue: Romney's Real Problem with Women . Joan ...
DowneastDem 04/15/2012 7 36 1 164
Derbyshire: No regrets for my "mild racism"
The Gawker has published an interview with ex-National Review columnist John Derbyshire after that publication ended its relationship with him for a blatantly racist piece he published elsewhere. ...
DowneastDem 04/10/2012 35 22 - 233
Court Upholds Racial Profiling in Germany
There are frequent diaries on DKos about how social justice prevails in Germany and how the German social safety net, workers' rights, etc. are superior to conditions in the US. But there is a ...
DowneastDem 03/31/2012 6 4 - 78
Right-wing eZine sinks to new low; calls for "Black Genocide"
The Web site Alternative Right is a forum for "intellectual" racists. Contributing editors include Peter Brimelow, the white supremacist founder of the anti-immigration website VDARE, who was a ...
DowneastDem 03/03/2012 26 27 1 189
Santorum: JFK makes me "throw up"
On Meet the Press today David Gregory played a clip from John F. Kennedy's magnificent speech from 1960 on the separation of church and state, which provoked a strong reaction from Santorum. He was ...
DowneastDem 02/26/2012 220 307 2 1671
Bain to GM in 2009: Drop Dead!
Desperate Mitt has been running around his "home state" of Michigan the last couple of weeks trying to explain why his advice "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" was a great idea. Now he's practicing ...
DowneastDem 02/20/2012 5 14 - 79
Santorum: Obama follows a "phony Christianity"
How low will Rick go to win the Tea Party vote along with the evangelical Christians? Pretty low, evidently. Today, he went after President Obama's faith :Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator ...
DowneastDem 02/18/2012 155 130 - 1378
You die, I win! Deutsche Bank bets on Americans' life expectancy
Deutsche Bank outraged many when it took $11 billion in bailout funds from US taxpayers and bought money-losing ...
DowneastDem 02/08/2012 13 7 - 104
Romney: I will end federal funding for Planned Parenthood
People are justifiably outraged about the decision by the Susan Komen Foundation to eliminate all financial support of Planned Parenthood. No doubt there are many moderate Republican women who ...
DowneastDem 02/02/2012 17 18 - 174
David Brooks Lauds "Bell Curve" Author Charles Murray
Who can be surprised? In his NYTimes column today David Brooks extolls the latest book by Charles ...
DowneastDem 01/31/2012 21 12 - 139
Lest We Forget: Mass-Murderer Anders Breivik Salutes "Allies" in GOP
Recently, the accused Norwegian "Christian" terrorist Anders Behring Breivik underwent another psychiatric evaluation and it was determined that he is indeed mentally able to stand trial for ...
DowneastDem 01/26/2012 8 11 - 126
Forbes to Maine Governor LePage: You Lie!
Forbes may be a favorite magazine of America's 1%, but at least it adheres to standards of journalistic integrity. In the most recent issue, Forbes ranked the 50 states in terms of ...
DowneastDem 12/17/2011 5 22 - 137
Der Spiegel:"GOP Freakshow" Damaging America's Reputation
Did you ever have a crazy relative - an Aunt Mabel from Tupelo or an Uncle Archie from Queens - who made you cringe whenever he or she would open their mouth? When they came to visit you would live ...
DowneastDem 12/01/2011 347 526 9 2598
A Libertarian Four-Step Solution for Healthcare
Hans-Hermann Hoppe is a German-born economist and writer. He is considered the most important philosopher of the Libertarian movement today, and the leading theoretician of the "Austrian School" of ...
DowneastDem 10/12/2011 18 8 - 109
George Will: JFK Built Berlin Wall
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, so to mark the occasion one of our illustrious right-wing pundits, George Will of the Washington Post ,
DowneastDem 08/13/2011 19 19 - 227
UPDATED: Right Wing DEFENDS Anders Behring Breivik
While the world reacts with horror and revulsion at the killing of 94 mostly young people in Norway by the conservative "Christian" terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, some on the Right have actually ...
DowneastDem 07/24/2011 463 473 10 4892
Norwegian terrorist a right-wing fanatic
I'm sure all of us have been following the terrible tragedy in Norway as a terrorist bomb and shooting attack killed at least 17 people. For most of the day, our "fair and balanced" media have been ...
DowneastDem 07/22/2011 39 23 1 293
Catholic doctors in Germany offer "cure" for homosexuality
In the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church gays and lesbians are "objectively disordered" and homosexual behavior is against divine and natural law. So a group of doctors in Bavaria - the home ...
DowneastDem 06/03/2011 38 29 1 204
Right-wing US students join forces with German extremist group
Youth for Western Civilization YWC) is a far-right student organization that is aligned with the most racist elements of the Tea Party. The goup even has ...
DowneastDem 04/30/2011 5 21 1 159
Deutsche Bank breaks US law, ruins lives
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was enacted in 2003 to protect US military personnel and their families from creditors while they are on active duty serving their country. But the law ...
DowneastDem 01/27/2011 9 15 - 143
Catholic Politicians in Germany Call for Married Priests
A group of prominent Catholic politicians in Germany have written a letter to the German Bishops calling for an end to celibacy requirements for priests. The unusual action was precipitated by a ...
DowneastDem 01/22/2011 9 2 - 89
The German magazine Spiegel blasts DKos for criticizing Palin
A diary on the recommended list once again upholds the German magazine Der Spiegel as some sort of a paragon of progressive thinking. Readers of DKos should know that the magazine ...
DowneastDem 01/12/2011 40 11 - 69
POLL: Hatemonger of the Year
In this season of glad tidings let us also remember those who brought hate into our lives in 2010. This year was an especially good year for purveyors of hate: We had a sitting black president ...
DowneastDem 12/22/2010 39 16 - 50
"J.R. Ewing" Shoots from the Hip
Those Kossacks of a certain age will remember the TV drama Dallas and the arch-capitalist JR Ewing, whom everyone loved to hate. The actor who played JR, Larry Hagman, now 79, is traveling ...
DowneastDem 11/28/2010 137 336 4 175
New Maine GOP House Speaker Stole $1.6M from Taxpayers
This month Maine voters elected a Tea Party governor (thanks to a 3-way race) and turned control of the State House over to the Republicans for the first time in 30 years. Governor-elect LePage got ...
DowneastDem 11/19/2010 24 42 1 143
Sex for Nuclear Disarmament?
Today I woke up to the latest GOP abomination. Evidently Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona has vowed to torpedo President Obama's New Start nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Because, after all, Kyl's boss ...
DowneastDem 11/17/2010 11 6 1 36
Former German chancellor accuses Bush of lying in memoirs
We all know that George W. Bush lied to us and continues to lie in each interview he gives on television to promote his book Decision Points - itself a compendium of half-truths and ...
DowneastDem 11/09/2010 317 738 11 184
Rabbi in Israel calls for genocide of Palestinians
Religious fundamentalism poses a threat to any secular, liberal society. But in Israel, ...
DowneastDem 08/29/2010 376 22 2 77
GOP Fanatic Sentenced for Threatening Susan Collins
It's become an everyday occurrence that right-wing fanatics are arrested for making death threats against Democrats. In their sick minds, they are simply doing their patriotic duty and exercising ...
DowneastDem 08/27/2010 10 12 - 19
German central banker: Muslims "ruining" Germany
You think Islamophobia is bad in America? Quite possibly it is worse in Europe. The Swiss voted to prohibit minarets in a public referendum. In France Sarkozy is scoring political points by going ...
DowneastDem 08/25/2010 32 9 - 55
Racism and Antisemitism - Two Sides of the Same Coin
Racism and antisemitism are two sides of the same coin, and both find expression on same Web forums. Alternative Right is a Webzine devoted to academic racism and espouses a "science-based"
DowneastDem 07/16/2010 10 8 - 24
The Tragedy of Afghanistan - 1842
The First Anglo-Afghan War lasted from 1839 - 1842. British troops captured Kabul in 1839, but the occupation proved extremely unpopular with the Afghan people. A violent insurgency eventually made ...
DowneastDem 07/05/2010 5 8 - 24
Glenn Beck: Americans Hate the World Cup
I don't know about you, but I plan on watching the US soccer team play against Ghana later today. In fact, I want to watch all the matches (Germany vs. England promises to be a classic). But, ...
DowneastDem 06/26/2010 85 23 - 57
Anarcho-fascism: the libertarian endgame
While looking into the world of Rand and Ron Paul and their supporters, I came across one of the guiding lights of the libertarian movement, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Hoppe is a leading ...
DowneastDem 06/15/2010 50 15 1 47
Cop Killer involved in Beck's 9/12 Project
A diary here on DKos has some information concerning the murder of two police officers ...
DowneastDem 05/22/2010 28 31 1 212
Academic racists upset at Rand Paul
The white-hooded intellectuals over at Alternative Right are fascinated and conflicted by the success of Tea Party candidate Rand Paul. On the one hand,
DowneastDem 05/21/2010 30 13 - 26
Child-beating Bishop of Augsburg resigns
Ho-hum. Another priest accused of pedophilia? This has become so common that it is hardly newsworthy. The difference here is that the priest under discussion is Walter Mixa, the Bishop of Augsburg. ...
DowneastDem 05/08/2010 7 11 - 26
Bush DID find biologic WMDs - in Germany
I would have expected Laura Bush's new memoir Spoken from the Heart to be a full-throated defense of her husbands failed presidency. But I have to admit I didn't expect she ...
DowneastDem 04/29/2010 8 6 - 15
German neo-fascists see Tea Party as model
Junge Freiheit (literally " Young Freedom ") is the most influential paper of "academic" right-wing extremism in Germany. The Berlin weekly ...
DowneastDem 04/23/2010 14 6 - 61
Hans Küng: Ratzinger engineered church cover-up of abuse
On Monday Pope Benedict XVI will mark five years at the helm of a Roman Catholic Church deep in crisis. Like many, I was hopeful that a brilliant writer and thinker like Joseph Ratzinger could ...
DowneastDem 04/16/2010 93 58 1 54
UPDATED: John Derbyshire tells black law students they are inferior
The National Review's resident white supremacist intellectual John Derbyshire was invited by the Black Law Student Association at UPenn Law School to speak about government's role ...
DowneastDem 04/11/2010 617 443 6 938
Wingnuts celebrate "whiteness" of Duke basketball
Congratulations to the Duke Blue Devils and the other teams for making the final four! What a great achievement. But while most of us were cheering the amazing display of basketball skills from all ...
DowneastDem 03/29/2010 100 20 1 43
What did Pope Benedict know and when did he know it?
The child sexual abuse scandal involving Catholic priests in Germany began to unfold early this year with one school in Berlin but now has expanded to nearly every archdiocese and has even touched ...
DowneastDem 03/13/2010 101 23 - 26
Senator Tom Coburn's Terrible Prayer
Can you believe that a US senator actually prayed aloud on the senate floor for the death or incapacitation of a fellow senator? That is exactly what Sen. Tom Coburn - a medical doctor, no less - ...
DowneastDem 12/21/2009 536 544 9 1298
Was Pope Pius XII a saint?
Pope Benedict XVI has taken the next steps in the beatification of Pope Pius XII, Benedict's predecessor during World War II.
DowneastDem 12/20/2009 91 12 - 41
Trafficking in Hate for Profit
I monitor neo-Nazi and other Internet hate sites in German. A number of these sites actively deny the Holocaust and attract thousands of visitors. Holocaust denial is a crime under German law, ...
DowneastDem 11/22/2009 70 14 1 98
Cardinal: Richard Dawkins leads to National Socialism
I watched the Catholic Archdiocese in Maine lead a campaign of lies and distortion against our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in overturning marriage equality in my state. So, from now on, I ...
DowneastDem 11/07/2009 51 14 - 62
My LTE on Susan Collins published today
Today is a sad day in Maine after the voters here were frightened into overturning marriage equality but one bright spot for me was that Maine's largest newspaper, ...
DowneastDem 11/04/2009 5 18 - 44
Americans not dying fast enough for Deutsche Bank
It seemed like a fool-proof business plan: establish a fund to buy up the life insurance policies of elderly Americans and wait for them to die. At their death, distribute the insurance pay-off to ...
DowneastDem 10/31/2009 21 17 - 58
Vatican welcomes bigoted Anglicans
In a surprise move, Pope Benedict XVI has driven a wedge into already-divided Anglican Church by welcoming "traditionalists" - ie, those who reject the ordination of women and gay people - into the ...
DowneastDem 10/20/2009 140 14 1 158
German Election Open Thread
Polls will be closing in a few minutes as Germans elect a new national government. It is all but certain that Angela Merkel will remain Chancellor, but the make-up of the Bundestag (Germany's ...
DowneastDem 09/27/2009 42 11 - 26
Camille Paglia: Unhinged Birther
Anybody else hear Camille Paglia this week on NPR's OnPoint show? The self-proclaimed "feminist icon" gave her stamp of ...
DowneastDem 09/18/2009 269 61 - 140
Success of the Public Option in Germany
The recent issue of Forbes Magazine has a (for Forbes!) surprisingly ...
DowneastDem 09/17/2009 13 8 - 65
History Lesson: Private Health Insurance in the Third Reich
Right-wing Republican activists and "Tea-Baggers" have been showing up at town hall meetings with posters of President Obama photo-shopped to look like Hitler and have been asking their ...
DowneastDem 08/29/2009 15 27 1 235
The Mind of Senator Jim DeMint
I haven’t given up on tea parties.” - Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) to the National Press Club, July 9, 2009 I became intrigued with the mindset of ...
DowneastDem 07/27/2009 18 4 - 50
Pope Benedict Appeals for New Economic Order
Pope Benedict has issued his Third Encyclical - Caritas in veritate (Charity in Truth) - which addresses the global economy and its inequalities. It is a long, dense piece and can be read ...
DowneastDem 07/07/2009 106 26 - 27
Scientists Visit the Creation Museum
The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky opened in 2007 to present an account of the origins of the universe, life and mankind according to a literal interpretation of the Bible. The museum is ...
DowneastDem 06/30/2009 891 1010 23 1577
TNR Editor Compares James von Brunn to "DKOS bloggers"
Just listening to "Talk of the Nation" on NPR which today deals with the question " Is Right Wing Extremism on the Rise ?" ...
DowneastDem 06/15/2009 82 34 1 37
GOP Activist Compares Michelle Obama to Gorilla
We all know that the GOP has been a refuge for racists, teabaggers, and conspiracy theorists of all sorts. But prominent Republicans usually keep their thoughts to themselves, or at least try to ...
DowneastDem 06/13/2009 58 32 - 295
German Family Seeks Political Asylum in US (w/Poll)
A German family has moved to Tennessee and is seeking political asylum in the United States. Germany is a democratic nation and close ally of the US. So why would a German family seek political ...
DowneastDem 04/04/2009 23 3 - 12
Karzai Legalizes Rape in Afghanistan
I was just alerted to this on the Web site of Der Spiegel , but evidently President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has signed ...
DowneastDem 04/02/2009 41 23 1 30
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