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A Poem for Israelis and Palestinians
Sorry for the short diary, but I was listening to Democracy Now! today and it made me think about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and how both sides just want a home, so I wrote a little poem ...
Ross Lampert 06/04/2012 2 1 - 35
AZ State Rep. Raises the Bar on Crazy
Just when you thought the Arizona craziness couldn't be topped, Republican Rep. Terri Proud (Tucson) comes through with the most asinine thing I've seen to date in the Republican war on women. I ...
Ross Lampert 03/21/2012 11 12 - 174
My Hilarious Letter from Scott Walker
Cross Posted on Progressive Ideas I got one piece of mail on Wednesday and it was hilarious. A fundraising letter from Scott Walker! I'm not sure how I got on the Republican mailing list, but over ...
Ross Lampert 03/16/2012 11 23 - 220
My Sister is a Single Mom, My Nephew is NOT a Criminal
In 2003, my older brother Jeff got married to one of the most kind and generous people I've ever had the good fortune to have met, my sister-in-law Karen. I was pleased to give them a humorous and ...
Ross Lampert 03/06/2012 81 156 1 767
This is What Terrifies Progressives
Corporatism. "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is the merger of corporate and state power." ~ Benito Mussolini There are only two real parties in American politics,
Ross Lampert 02/29/2012 5 4 - 123
The New Two Party State: Corporatists & Progressive-Populists
Cross Posted at Progressive Ideas There are only two real parties in American politics, but perhaps not the ones you think. Our system promotes a two party state because of the mechanics of our ...
Ross Lampert 02/27/2012 1 3 - 86
Healthcare is a Human Right
Although disputed , Gandhi has been widely quoted as saying "I like your Christ. I do not like ...
Ross Lampert 12/25/2011 14 11 - 81
Occupy Democrats, Occupy Republicans & Occupy PAC
The 1% has been busting our camps as they've busted our chops for years with economic warfare and "divide and distract" politics. Well, if they're not going to let us occupy ...
Ross Lampert 12/07/2011 2 1 1 33
Progress, Occupy Wall St. & the Need to Keep this Leaderless and Without Demand
I just read that Geithner has proclaimed that "dramatic enforcement actions" will be taken against Wall St. wrongdoing. Although I'...
Ross Lampert 10/14/2011 11 5 - 52
Greece Can Happen Here: Hitting our Heads on the Debt Ceiling
The events in Greece show what happens when the public stands up to the austerity that's being imposed on them. It is a truly frightening spectacle and the kind of choice the Republicans want to ...
Ross Lampert 06/28/2011 12 6 - 72
Repost: I Was Weinered
Last week I posted an essay entitled Hitting our Heads on the Debt Ceiling only to be ...
Ross Lampert 06/26/2011 10 3 - 133
Hitting our Heads on the Debt Ceiling
Sometimes we're a bunch of idiots. As a nation I mean, not so much as individuals (though some would certainly qualify). I've seen people advocating for not raising the debt ceiling and I honestly ...
Ross Lampert 06/19/2011 12 3 - 49
Changing the Conversation on the Budget: An Idea for Good Governance
As a Precinct Committee Person for the Washington County Democrats , I've taken it upon myself to meet my neighbors and update their voter registrations. As ...
Ross Lampert 06/05/2011 29 34 2 226
Mr. Obama, It's Time to Launch a New Apollo Program
I occasionally get forwarded one of those emails from some unwitting friend calling for a one day boycott of gasoline. They say something like: "Don't buy gas on May 30th to send a message to the ...
Ross Lampert 05/29/2011 31 8 - 126
Deflating Conservative Arguments: The Flat Tax
My neighbor in the apartment across the way is a good-natured centerist who is very interested in issues of taxation. He and I often get into discussions related to our tax system and he's brought ...
Ross Lampert 05/15/2011 12 10 1 95
On Compromise and Capitulation
In my post last Sunday regarding the Rules for Republicans (as sited on the Oregon Tea Party website) ...
Ross Lampert 05/01/2011 4 1 1 33
Wow. Just Wow.
As part of the US Uncut movement, on April 1st I sent an email to the organizer of the local Tea Party group in a (...
Ross Lampert 04/24/2011 295 440 28 4437
Deflating Conservative Arguments: Tax Increases Hurt the Economy
While listening to NPR on our drive home on Tuesday, my wife and I heard Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) say ( emphasis ...
Ross Lampert 04/17/2011 3 5 - 59
Deflating Conservative Arguments: The Myth of Individualism
My rabbi recently told a story about a bunch of people in a boat. One of them started drilling a hole in the boat under his seat and everyone screamed, "What are you doing?!?". The man drilling ...
Ross Lampert 04/10/2011 82 67 9 563
The time is Now!
Elections have consequences. In 2010, the Republican base, fired up by the tea party, continued capitulation of the Democrats and their unadulterated hatred of President Obama, swarmed the ballot ...
Ross Lampert 03/14/2011 5 1 - 24
Deflating Conservative Arguments: The Nanny State
Recently, on a plane trip across the country, I was seated next to a guy who bought the conservative "nanny state" line. You know, the one that goes "Democrats want to set up a nanny state to ...
Ross Lampert 03/06/2011 25 39 2 332
Bubble Up Economics and the Living Wage
I'm sure you're all familiar with the idea of "Supply Side Economics" or "Trickle Down Economics" by now. In short, the theory is that by giving tax breaks and incentives to the wealthiest Americans,
Ross Lampert 09/26/2010 9 6 1 94
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