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Tax Day 2015: I paid my taxes. Now where's my representation?
This is becoming something of an annual tradition for me, sadly enough. It's April 15, 2015, and as good American citizens, my wife and I filed our federal income taxes yet again this year. (We ...
JamesGG 04/15/2015 20 3 - -
I paid my taxes... now where's my representation?
This year, like most of the 646,000 or so other people in my city, I paid my income tax to the federal government. I obviously don't have the data yet for this year, but we do know that in fiscal ...
JamesGG 04/15/2014 94 58 - -
When you've lost Pat Robertson...
In 1991, Pat Robertson was a recently failed presidential candidate who had given George H.W. Bush a spirited, if brief, run for his money. He was also the founder of the Christian Coalition , which ...
JamesGG 02/05/2014 27 20 - -
For the Tea Party, funding government *is* a compromise
This post expands on a comment I made in LaFeminista's reclisted post ... On Monday, President Obama said this about the Republicans' government shutdown: ...
JamesGG 10/03/2013 4 8 - -
Dear Daily Kos: Not All Members of Congress Are Men
I'd like to write today about something that irritates me as a male feminist ally: Gender-exclusive language. Specifically, I'd like to address something that occurs around here far too often: ...
JamesGG 07/30/2013 18 17 - -
Dominionist David Lane: Car Bombs in IA, DC, CA over LGBT equality
From PFAW's Right Wing Watch , one of our most valuable resources: Religious Right organizer David Lane, who recently led an Iowa summit which featured Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Reince Priebus, ...
JamesGG 07/24/2013 131 240 5 -
The Most Important Number in This Election: 866-OUR-VOTE
For all of the numbers and statistics and poll charts we've seen, this might be the most important number of this election. 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) Write it on your hand in Sharpie so it's ...
JamesGG 11/05/2012 69 201 3 -
Mitt Romney Would Fire Mr. Rogers
I know I'm about a month late on this, but I was inspired by PBS's new Mister Rogers page to say something that I think needs saying: Mister Rogers—not Big Bird—is the face of the public ...
JamesGG 11/01/2012 5 1 - -
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 7
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JamesGG 08/03/2012 9 5 - 48
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 6
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JamesGG 08/02/2012 7 4 - 48
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 5
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JamesGG 08/01/2012 11 5 - 57
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 4
� If you like sports talk, please follow The Wide World of Sports , the Daily Kos group for sports enthusiasts! If you'd like to write about sports, please shoot ...
JamesGG 07/31/2012 12 4 - 43
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 3
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JamesGG 07/30/2012 16 10 - 67
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 2
  We at the Wide World of Sports are pleased to offer an open thread for every day of the London Olympics, for people to chat about what's happening in one of the biggest sporting events in the ...
JamesGG 07/29/2012 22 15 - 120
London Olympics Open Thread: Day 1
We at the Wide World of Sports are pleased to offer an open thread for the first day of the London Olympics, for people to chat about what's happening in one of the biggest sporting events in the ...
JamesGG 07/28/2012 14 8 - 83
Congratulations, L.A. Kings
You just won Game 6, and are about to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup over your heads... the first #8 seed to do that in the history of the modern playoff system, in one of the best playoff runs in recent ...
JamesGG 06/11/2012 34 15 - 166
I paid my taxes. Now where's my representation?
Yesterday was April 17, the deadline for filing 2011 federal income taxes. Most of the 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia filed their federal income tax returns before yesterday's ...
JamesGG 04/18/2012 7 8 - 73
Tell Congress: Don't Co-Opt DC's World War I Memorial
One of the less well-known memorials in Washington, DC, sitting in the wooded area just south of the Reflecting Pool across the street from the new memorial to Dr. King, is this stately and elegant ...
JamesGG 01/23/2012 3 5 - 54
NFL Players' Union to Indiana: Stop so-called "Right to Work"
I always like getting to write about sports stars doing progressive things... whether it's the NHL'...
JamesGG 01/06/2012 7 31 - 175
Going to an #occupy protest? Wave your American flag proudly!
The #occupywallstreet movement—as well as occupations in Chicago, Boston, LA, and soon a big one here in DC—is gaining steam. More importantly, it's gaining attention from the media, who are ...
JamesGG 10/05/2011 28 12 2 96
BREAKING: 6.0 Earthquake hits central VA, gives DC a strong shake
Sitting in my office in downtown DC. It was a pretty long shake—a mild rumble followed by 10 30 seconds of violent shaking, then some more rumbling with the aftershocks. It's ...
JamesGG 08/23/2011 368 94 - 1164
Programmers needed! A "Buy American" App?
Inspired by this diary (which you should rec, tip, and comment in as well), I've started thinking a bit more about ...
JamesGG 06/16/2011 41 7 1 167
NY Ranger Sean Avery Lobbying for Equal Marriage in NY
The NHL has been pretty fertile ground (compared to other sports) for people to take a stand for LGBT rights. Last year, Toronto GM Brian Burke marched in Toronto's Pride parade, in memory of his ...
JamesGG 06/15/2011 13 10 - 106
Northerners: Look Up Tonight! (Aurora Borealis)
Yesterday's gigantic badass solar flare is today'...
JamesGG 06/08/2011 23 34 - 264
Cubs and Red Sox to join Giants: "It Gets Better."
With all the political and social insanity in this country over the past year or so, one of the things that hasn't gotten as much attention as it probably should have, given the prevalence of sports ...
JamesGG 06/05/2011 40 63 - 533
From the San Francisco Giants: "It Gets Better."
The last month or so has seen quite a bit of action on the LGBT in sports front:
JamesGG 06/01/2011 9 20 - 169
Friday Wikipedia Challenge #1: Belzer to Boron
Welcome to the first Friday Wikipedia Challenge! Based on an idea I got from my friend Hannah, this is a fun opportunity ...
JamesGG 05/27/2011 9 2 - 49
The Rapture is Confusing.
(Adapted and extended from this comment .) According to this link , the rapture will roll around the world like New Year's, occurring at 6:00pm local time in every time zone on May 21. 6:00 at UTC+...
JamesGG 05/20/2011 36 14 - 199
Why You Should Like Hockey
Of the "Big Four" sports in the USA - €”baseball, football, basketball, and hockey - hockey has always been the "little brother." It doesn't command the ratings or the monumental TV contracts ...
JamesGG 04/29/2011 33 23 1 131
NHL Playoffs, Round 2: Predictions Thread
Round 1 of the NHL playoffs ended last night with a bang— Nathan Horton's overtime goal hitting the back of the net in Boston to beat ...
JamesGG 04/28/2011 35 7 - 146
Announcing the Wide World of Sports!
"What in the Wide Wide World of Sports is going on here?" --Slim Pickens, Blazing ...
JamesGG 04/22/2011 25 7 - 98
What if they arrested a state governor...
...and nobody noticed? That's what happened yesterday... only it wasn't an actual governor, it was the mayor of Washington, DC, who as the highest elected official representing 600,000 sovereign ...
JamesGG 04/12/2011 13 19 - 197
It's Time for Accountability for "Job Creators"
As I was watching John Boehner's brief statement about the deal to keep the government going by screwing the poor and elderly out of more of the things they need to survive, I was struck by one of ...
JamesGG 04/09/2011 78 116 7 686
Rep. Norton (DC-AL): DC should tell Congress to "go straight to hell"
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton—the elected representative from the District of Columbia who, in a crime against democracy, does not get a vote despite representing 600,000 taxpaying American ...
JamesGG 04/07/2011 16 26 1 218
The Tragedy of the Commons: Pepco
This right here is a demonstration of the insanity of private ownership of public utilities. As Pepco customers in the District and Maryland have contended with inaccurate outage maps, rising ...
JamesGG 02/15/2011 5 2 - 58
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