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|What Are You Trying to Accomplish?
This is the question that wracks my mind. As I listen to the way in which ardent Obama supporters talk about progressives, I find myself completely baffled as to what they're trying to accomplish. ...
|UPDATED: What is Neoliberalism?
Yesterday Cassiodorus wrote an excellent, albeit polemical, diary addressed to the ...
|The Party of Prohibition
The great philosopher describes the right, not the left, as the side of prohibition. As I write this, earlier today this post was on ...
|What I Learned From My Religion Diary
After my last diary and the nearly six hundred comments that followed, ...
|Progressive Christians: I Don't Care About Your BELIEFS
I really don't. I'm GLAD that you're progressives. If these political commitments come from your religion that's great. I have no desire to get in arguments with you about whether or not God ...
|Christianity by the Numbers
I often hear progressive Christians here accuse atheists and oppressed GLBT folk of "painting with a broad brush" when making generalizations about Christians. As a consequence, I decided to look ...
|An Apology to the Community
Yesterday I said things of which I am ashamed and that I believe were borderline racist. I suggested that many black people only ...
|Going Green: I Hate Mowing My Lawn
I really do. I just don't get the point of lawns. I'd much rather be doing research or watching a movie or arguing with my fellow idiots here at dailykos. It's probably in this context that an ...
|What is the Working Class?
In an excellent diary on embracing your class I was surprised to discover that many kossacks ...
|On the Nature of Terrorism
Although I was disturbed about the cheering and chanting I witnessed last night in response to the death of Osama bin Laden, this weekend was nonetheless a great day for America and the world. ...
|Religion and Love of the Neighbor
Today I received an email from one of my rightwing, religious fundamentalist college students telling me that God loves me, that Scripture is the Truth and way, that God wants me to love him and ...
|Listen to Country Music: The Conservative Mind
So today, as I listened to the new NPR radio station (great!) and the music playing on the station at the restaurant I was eating at I had an epiphany. At the outset, I wish to say that I do not ...
|Is it Possible for a Christian to be a Follower of Christ?
I'm going to argue no . I will say that many people I have met who call themselves Christians are followers of Christ, but I will simultaneously argue that you cannot both ...
|What I Care About: Obama and Economy
As I read the endless diaries in the Obama pie fights, I can't help but feel that the Obama supporters have no clue as to what I and people like me care about with respect to government. I am ...
|What is to Be Done?
Increasingly this is the question I find haunting me. At this point, it is pretty clear that our system is fundamentally broken and that there is little to no possibility of procedural ...
Today, on the community spotlight list I read Marianna76's diary telling us, yet again, that ...
|A Letter to the Religious Left: From a Godless Atheist
Today Dirkster42 posted an amazing diary on the invisibility of the religious left. This gay, ...
|I'm a Selfish Bastard: A Rant Against Altruism
Every once in a while I see, here on Dailykos, people who appeal to altruism as a foundation of progressive activism and values. Really? You seriously think that this motivates people? ...
|Some Remarks About Ideology
So there's some controversy going around about Palin's "blood libel" remark, and other controversies going around about whether "conservatives really want to kill us." At least that's what I've ...
|What Dad Taught Me About Healthcare and Corporations
On the rec list today there is an ...
|The Two Democratic Parties
Reading this diary, it occurred to me that there are two democratic parties. On ...
|Stockholm Syndrome, McFly, and Democrats
I wrote this comment elsewhere, but thought it might be good to post it in expanded form as a diary. As many have suggested elsewhere, many democrats seem to suffer from a sort of Stockholm ...
|Two Concepts of Messaging
Since the mid-terms there's been a lot of talk about messaging and failures of messaging. It seems to me that both progressives and ardent Obama supporters agree that the ...
|Uncomfortably Numb: Which Issues?
On the rec list today we have a diary expressing anguish over DADT.
|It's All About the Benjamins
It seems to me that we have an extremely distorted view of what leftist politics is about. For a large number of democrats, politics is framed as a war between republicans and democrats. The main ...
|No Place for Liberals
Today, in the comments responding to Laurence's fine front page diary , I learned that there is no place for ...
|Exhaustion With Party Politics
Today, on the recommended diary list, I read yet another ...
|Katrina vanden Heuvel: The Top and the Bottom
This diary will be brief, but I wanted to draw the attention of kossacks to Katrina vanden Heuvel's appearance on The Ed Show today. Later when the footage is up (if I can find it, I'm not ...
|Progressive Want Obama To Succeed
In recent weeks I've noticed a disturbing trend in discussions about Obama's administration. On the one hand, increasingly we've seen diaries and comments that seek to rationalize , ...
|Christians of the World Unite!
In the last few days I've seen a lot of diaries defending Christianity and deploring those who point out that the killer of Tiller came out of a Christian environment saturated with hate, fanaticism,
|Frustrating Obama Surrogates: Economy and Taxes
This diary will be short. I am pissed. I am beyond pissed. I am seething. I am looking at poll numbers and reflecting on everything that is going on right now, and I have to confess that I cannot,
|Thoughts About Feminism-- Clinton and Patriarchy
I know I am stepping on toes by writing a diary such as this. As a man, someone might argue that I am not qualified to speak on such a topic. However, I have been consistently floored by "feminist"
|Rhetoric and How to Argue for Your Candidate
Unfortunately rhetoric tends to get a bad rap these days. It is seen as something that is dishonest and manipulative. Yet it is worth noting that at the very time democracy emerges in the ancient ...
|What Did You Expect? The Atmosphere at Dailykos
At present there are two diaries on the recommended list decrying the poor treatment of Clinton supporters by Dailykos and Obama supporters. I'm sorry, but I just don't see it. As Kaiser Sosai ...
|For the Love of Corporations
I for one would like to welcome our new corporate overlords and assist them in any way possible. This, in effect, is what I read yesterday in a comment attached to a diary written by perhaps ...
|When Dialogue Goes Bad
This evening, while grading piles of essay quizzes and logic exams– with many more yet to go –I happened to catch a documentary on spree killers. Spree killers, of course, are people ...
|Friendly Advice for Candidate Supporters: UPDATED
At this point, I think both supporters and non-supporters of Clinton can agree that things have gotten out of hand at Dailykos. On all sides people are complaining about how the site has become a ...
|The Moral Deadlock of Social Conservativism-- The Craig Affair
In response to the recent revelations about Sen. Larry Craig (R), many have pointed out the odd coincidence that so many social conservatives who so loudly fight on behalf of what they believe to be ...
In a very nice diary , Undercover Blue asks why the rightwing is so prone to hate. As a psychoanalyst, philosopher, political theorist,
|In Search of Political Tolerance
Warning : Much of the following is strictly satire. Follow the link to understand the context. *** In light of wiscmass's heroic and wise diary calling ...
|The Dead End of American Fundamentalism and||Philoguy||09/27/2005||10||6||-||2|
|Redstate Responds: Why I'm Even More Afraid||Philoguy||09/20/2005||46||8||-||-|
|Why Conservatives Scare Me: Redstate||Philoguy||09/20/2005||55||7||1||-|
|The Republican Get of Jail Free Card||Philoguy||09/06/2005||16||5||-||-|
|Michael Moore w/poll||Philoguy||07/28/2005||99||15||-||-|
|By Any Means Necessary||Philoguy||07/28/2005||17||17||-||-|
|We're Our Own Worst Enemies||Philoguy||07/26/2005||23||10||-||-|
|Let's Give Up!: Progressive Principles are not Pragmatic||Philoguy||07/25/2005||40||8||-||-|
|The Average Voter I: Political "Truisms"||Philoguy||07/13/2005||2||2||-||-|
|The Political Power of Historical Mythology: Or the True American Heritage||Philoguy||07/12/2005||9||2||-||-|
|[UPDATED] The Bigotry of the Left||Philoguy||07/10/2005||756||167||-||22|
|Those Dirty, Dirty Liberals: The Limitations of Lakoff's Theory of Framing||Philoguy||06/14/2005||8||10||1||-|
|Everybody Counts: Principles of a Leftist Activism||Philoguy||05/18/2005||1||1||-||-|
|The State of Exception: 9-11 and the End of the Law||Philoguy||05/18/2005||10||7||-||-|
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