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IL-Sen: Mark Kirk (R) Gets His Facts Wrong Regarding Nelson Mandela & South Africa's Nuclear Program
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R. IL) has been pushing his Iran Sanctions Bill which would greatly undermine President Obama's negotiations with Iran: http://www.niacouncil.org/much-more-is-needed-from-...
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
What's so funny about religion?
A friend shared the [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2015/05/an-eighth-graders-yo-mama-jokes-for-unitarian-universalists.html "Yo Mama Jokes for Unitarian (Universalist)s"] that Jack ...
Wee Mama 05/19/2015 83
Knowing what we've known all along...
Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/19/2015 112
Charting the intersection of Politics, Science and Religion
Religious Groups vs. Environment and Evolution from Josh Rosenau at NCSE Last year, Tobin Grant at ...
Mark Sumner 05/18/2015 12
Illinois Legislators Face Backlash for Coal Mining Bill
Illinois State Senator Andy Manar is getting pushback from constituents after introducing a bill to help the heavily subsidized state coal mining industry. A coal industry lobbyist with Foresight ...
Willinois 05/17/2015 4
Rev. Barber & The Great American Lawsuit Against NC Voter Suppression - Of/By/For The People
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former Netroots speaker and founder of Moral Mondays, along with Forward Together and the NC NAACP, released a new date for ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/17/2015 25
Tammy Duckworth voted Yes on $612 Billion NDAA on Friday
Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) voted "Yes" on NDAA, H.R.1735, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, in its 261-159 passage ( Roll Call 239 ). Duckworth has asked progressives ...
e2247 05/16/2015 9
Thirteen Things I Learned in Iran
[This piece originally appeared at Huffington Post .] Istanbul, Turkey - I just experienced the blessing of visiting Iran for the first time. Here are some things I learned. 1. If you are visiting ...
Robert Naiman 05/16/2015 129
A second Democrat enters the race against Mark Kirk
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk On Friday, Chicago Urban League President and CEO Andrea Zopp announced that she will seek the Democratic ...
Jeff Singer 05/15/2015 7
Union, Union, Union! Illinois Republican Governor Gets ZERO Votes On His 'Right To Work' Bill
Ouch. Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner , watched his anti-union bill called, 'Right-To-Work,' die a swift, cruel death in the House, on Thursday, with zero votes. Natasha Korecki ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/14/2015 89
"You don't have to have a reason to die no more."
Last night, Wednesday, May 13th about 8pm., three young men got in a car to go shopping on the south side of Chicago. A vehicle pulled up next to them and gunned the three down. Twenty year old ...
TRPChicago 05/14/2015 13
Number of LGB Christians Is On The Rise
While the number of Americans who identify as Christian has declined in recent years, the recent Pew poll has found another interesting statistic. The number of LGB Americans who identify as ...
librarisingnsf 05/13/2015 16
Epistles from Dumbf*ckistan
I wrote a diary the other day that apparently struck a nerve. It got passed around some on Twitter and FaceBook and you wouldn't believe the swarm of haters and trolls that swept into the diary to ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/13/2015 284
Finances and Gambling in Chicagoland
“There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the ...
harryreardon 05/13/2015 6
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
In 1871, the most famous fire in American history swept across Chicago and destroyed much of the city. According to legend, the Great Chicago Fire was started when a cow owned by an Irish immigrant ...
Lenny Flank 05/12/2015 14
Barack Obama Presidential Library site chosen
While it has been generally known for the past two weeks, two sites near the University of Chicago will be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. One of the sites identified was ...
annieli 05/12/2015 9
When White People Rioted in Baltimore
" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
BobboSphere 05/11/2015 63
Ceres: the big bright spots are made of smaller bright spots
Now that the Dawn spacecraft is closer to Ceres, we can see the bright spots more clearly, and they are composed of several smaller spots. The image above was taken on May 4, 2015 from a distance ...
atana 05/11/2015 39
Whose Faith is it Anyway?
Whose Faith is it Anyway? by Barry Friedman (First Appeared in [The Tulsa Voice http://www.thetulsavoice.com/May-A-2015/Whose-faith-is-it-anyway/]) Just when we think we’re out, they pull us ...
vuzvilla 05/11/2015 9
Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?
Tehran, Iran – I came to Iran this week to participate in a peace boat sailing from Iran to protest the Saudi bombing and blockade of Yemen. Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the boat trip for ...
Robert Naiman 05/10/2015 16
Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13: A Progressive Christian Interpretation And Perspective
I and probably most Christians believe that Leviticus is not relevant to or at least is not very significant with regard to the Christian faith. There are a lot of rules and commandments in the ...
librarisingnsf 05/09/2015 146
Chicago establishes Reparations Fund for victims of their police torture.
We have an ongoing discussion - for lack of a better word - about how to (A) rein in the out-of-control cop behavior we see every day now and (B) providing some sort of support of benefit to their ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/08/2015 5

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