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Marriage Equality in France: a heroine struggles against a rising right wing
On Tuesday Feb 12, the French Assemblée Nationale passed a historic marriage equality bill, after 10 days of fierce debates by the nation’s lawmakers. The Assembée is the French equivalent of ...
leftreborn 02/14/2013 44 43 1 -
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research: Summit Recommendations
On Jan 14 & 15, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health held a special event “Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America.” Many people think that the NRA effectively ended ...
leftreborn 02/07/2013 16 15 - -
The Dirty Work of America's Gun Lobby
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released the results of a survey last week that found a majority of the public views the federal government as a threat to their personal rights ...
leftreborn 02/03/2013 7 7 1 -
Recess Appointments Unconsti-wuh? Please Proceed, Republicans.
Words fail. In more ways than one. Disappointing. Troubling. Absurd. It’s a surprise to hear that The U.S. Court of Appeals declared President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments ...
leftreborn 01/26/2013 112 80 3 -
Held for Ransom
On Monday Treasury Secretary Geithner sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner suggesting that a cap on the debt limit undermines the rule of law and flirts with a charge of extortion. On Friday, Eric ...
leftreborn 01/18/2013 3 1 - -
Geithner to Boehner on Debt Limit Debacle: A common demand for ransom
“Threatening to undermine our creditworthiness is no less irresponsible than threatening to undermine the rule of law, and no more legitimate than any other common demand for ransom. “ Treasury ...
leftreborn 01/17/2013 6 3 - -
Bernanke’s Policy Talk at Univ of Michigan, Questioned on Platinum Coin Seigniorage
Ben Bernanke appeared at the University Of Michigan Ford School Of Public Policy yesterday and he spoke at length about the current economic situation in the US. His most noteworthy comments were ...
leftreborn 01/15/2013 60 29 - -
Why You Should Be Worried About Social Security
“First, any value in the balances in the Social Security Trust Fund is derived from dubious government accounting. The trust fund is not a real savings account. From 1983 to 2011, it collected ...
leftreborn 01/14/2013 23 12 1 -
There is no government authority
“There is no government authority except that which God has ordained.” Romans 13:1 "Everyone has weapons. All over. Extemist militants are armed. Violence is unchecked. There is no ...
leftreborn 01/11/2013 5 2 - -
Minting a Platinum Coin Can't Stop Republican Treachery on the Debt Ceiling
“People in the political arena were even talking about a potential default,” said Joydeep Mukherji, senior director at S&P. “That a country even has such voices, albeit a minority, is ...
leftreborn 01/04/2013 36 9 - -
A Whiff of Something Rotten
Yesterday evening, an unpleasant pungent odor settled in around the same time that a piece appeared in the HuffingtonPost alleging that the President had a brand new offer for the Republicans in the ...
leftreborn 12/18/2012 12 4 - -
Please sign White House petition to preserve integrity of Social Security COLAs
Protect Social Security benefits for the long-term by preserving the integrity of COLAs Tying annual Social Security cost of living adjustments to the Chained Consumer Price Index will reduce ...
leftreborn 12/18/2012 1 9 - -
The White House Shows its Hand and the Republicans Fold
Yesterday, during the daily White House press briefing, Jay Carney was asked where the administration is on spending cuts. One of the reporters asked him: “Are you prepared to offer more? ...
leftreborn 12/12/2012 195 494 10 -
Should NILFs who want a job be counted as unemployed?
“Employment rose by 146,000 in November, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent.” --- Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 7, 2012 A good day for America is a bad day for ...
leftreborn 12/08/2012 38 5 - -
Should Americans Forgive the $2.5 Trillion Borrowed From Social Security?
“First, any value in the balances in the Social Security Trust Fund is derived from dubious government accounting. The trust fund is not a real savings account. From 1983 to 2011, it collected ...
leftreborn 12/02/2012 181 189 9 -
The CBO Wants You to Know: Uncle Sam only has a hundred Bills left to go
The Congressional Budget Office issued a report on November 29, 2012 with news that the amount of US debt is once again approaching its statutory limit. Earlier in the week, the debt amount stood ...
leftreborn 11/30/2012 16 4 - -
The Spinghazi Nontroversy: What Ambassador Susan Rice Said on September 16, 2012
Only three weeks ago, American voters solidly backhanded the Republican Party. It's already clear that the Republicans aren't chastened by President Obama's 51% to 47% reelection victory, or the ...
leftreborn 11/27/2012 27 6 1 -
Heritage Foundation Video Exposes Its Own Lies
The Heritage Foundation’s political action spinoff, Heritage Action, didn’t waste any time getting its reaction to President Obama’s reelection out. In fact, its video, Stand With Us, was ...
leftreborn 11/11/2012 6 12 - -
Solving the Problem of Third Parties (Heads Up Arizona)
In Arizona this year we have Proposition 121 on the ballot. It’s called the Open Elections/Open Government Act. It also goes by the name of the Top 2 Primary Initiative. If the Proposition is ...
leftreborn 10/28/2012 34 5 - -
Queens for McGovern
I'm really dating myself here. It was 1972 and the first Presidential election since the Amendment lowering the voting age to 18 had been ratified. I was in my senior year of high school but not ...
leftreborn 10/21/2012 5 4 - -
Copts and Robbers
Pardon the title. No disrespect for the decent Copts of the world. It's not gratuitous. The robbers referenced are the present day "robber barons" ready to assume power over our highest ...
leftreborn 10/18/2012 33 9 1 -
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mitt Romney ?
It isn’t rhetoric when I say Republicans aren’t a political party. They’re a syndicate of Grifters. It’s literal truth. If you argue issues with one of these Republicans it’s like a trip ...
leftreborn 10/04/2012 2 3 - 31
What a Difference 4 Years Makes!
This Monday morning, four years ago, you may have chatted with friends about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who appeared as Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton to open Saturday Night Live that weekend. It was ...
leftreborn 09/17/2012 6 6 - 54
Nate Silver: Obama has a 71.6% Chance of Winning the Election
I follow pollster Nate Silver. He's smart and trustworthy. Nate knows numbers. His methodology is solid. He uses Math and Statistics and his results have been accurate in the past. This year, ...
leftreborn 08/30/2012 162 231 1 2346
The Republican Party is a Syndicate of Grifters
“I remember 2008 that economic crisis that crash . . . housing markets and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . . . when that crisis hit us it caught us all by surprise . . . what if they saw it coming . .
leftreborn 08/22/2012 1 8 - 65
The President Gives a Press Conference.
The President: Hello, everybody. Jay Carney: Looks like there’s a surprise guest here. So began President Obama’s press conference on August 20. Following a rising chorus of criticism from ...
leftreborn 08/21/2012 67 28 - 685
Keynesian Economics Works
I believe that we are at the threshold of a fundamental change in our popular economic thought, that in the future we are going to think less about the producer and more about the consumer. Do what ...
leftreborn 08/19/2012 33 58 8 412
The Rooster's Crowing Makes The Sun Come Up
Reason and logic have fled. They don’t live here anymore and I think it would be wisest for me to follow them, too, now. Every day I hear arguments from rightwingers that defy sense. I used ...
leftreborn 07/22/2012 7 3 - 96
Soviet Style Tactics
Have the Republicans kept any of their promises from two years ago or ever? Where’s the fiscal responsibility and jobs they promised before they took over the House in the mid-term elections? If ...
leftreborn 06/03/2012 13 1 - 69
It's Marriage (not gay marriage) UPDATE: OBAMA ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY
New York City wasn't ready in 1971-72. The issue was job discrimination and it was a major ordeal to put a human rights measure that would protect gays before the city council. The police ...
leftreborn 05/08/2012 65 66 3 550
The Left Has No Clear Governing Philosophy (Part 1 - The death of Progressivism)
λ This is the first part of a series on the restoration of Progressivism in American politics. “It’s a very simple system. You have the Republicans who are the conservatives and you ...
leftreborn 04/22/2012 34 7 1 200
Unhinged
April in Arizona means the pool is ready for swimming and the backyard is ready for barbecues. We clean up the yard and invite a crowd of people over for pulled pork that was in the smoker all day.
leftreborn 04/09/2012 19 16 - 170
R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Apirl 1967. 45 years ago this month. The nation's airwaves were taken over by a voice that came out of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. The owner of that voice had been singing gospel ...
leftreborn 04/04/2012 8 8 - 68
"Pretend It's Obama"
For some time, I've followed the press in Europe. It seems they cover events in the US more openly than the domestic media. This morning, Tom McCarthy's live blog coverage of Santorum's campaign ...
leftreborn 03/23/2012 30 15 - 210
Freedom of Speech. For Limbaugh?
What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, ...
leftreborn 03/13/2012 53 1 - 177
BREAKING: Radical Islamic Policies
I'm not sure what to think anymore. Rick Santorum spokesperson,, Alice Stewart, appeared on Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC afternoon show today and she said something that must have been a slip of the ...
leftreborn 02/20/2012 44 15 1 252
Why I Vote Democratic, Too
If it wasn’t for FDR, we would have starved. ---my grandmother I can clearly remember her words. She wasn’t giving a political speech. She was doing what all ...
leftreborn 01/28/2012 41 70 1 372
2011 - The Year in Music
It's Friday night. The New Year's weekend begins. Before looking forward to the promise of what's ahead, time to take one last look backward at the extraordinary artists who gave us great music ...
leftreborn 12/30/2011 13 1 1 40
Cindy Jacobs, Meet Jonathan and David
Christian Dem In NC posted ...
leftreborn 12/30/2011 11 12 1 125
Reince Priebus Flat-Out Lied on Meet the Press (w/video)
The Phantom Supermajority GOP tool and Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Pribus, appeared on Meet the Press, Sunday Dec. 4, for an interview with David Gregory. ...
leftreborn 12/06/2011 26 15 - 170
Scott Olsen on The Ed Show Tonight
His speech is still a tad bit slow. He is as focused as a laser. On message. Ed: "Do you regret going out there?" Scott: "Not at all." Ed: "Will you do it again?" Scott: "Yeah." Seeing him, ...
leftreborn 11/29/2011 8 10 1 66
Anti-Obama Georgia Business Owner Tied to Terror Group
Turns out the Georgia business owner who won't hire till Obama is gone, is also a Birther, a Truther, an Oathkeeper, a Militia member, and he has ties to terror.
leftreborn 11/26/2011 208 343 7 2354
BREAKING: The Alchemy of Evil into Good
DAVIS (KCBS) [San Francisco] – Two UC Davis police officers have been placed on administrative leave following their use of pepper spray in Friday’s arrest of 10 protesters ...
leftreborn 11/20/2011 11 9 - 91
The 47% Deserve an Apology
“We have always worked hard never taking anything from anyone or the government.” “I will not accept money from people wealthier than me because it is not my money.”
leftreborn 11/19/2011 6 18 2 164
Hu's Your Daddy!
“With all the money we owe China, I think we might rightly say, ‘Hu’s your daddy!'” – Michele Bachmann at the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. (...
leftreborn 11/13/2011 68 43 1 453
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