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|Senate Dems Choose Climate Delayer
When it comes to climate change delay is denial. Anyone who does not acknowledge that immediate steps must be taken to dramatically reduce emissions is by implication denying the scientific fact ...
|HELP NEEDED: 3 Blockaders Arrested for Stopping Climate Change
Three Tar Sands Blockaders were arrested this morning after two of them barricaded themselves inside the Keystone XL pipeline which is under construction in Texas: Our 3 brave friends that ...
|The Founding Progressives
I'm not one for deification. I don't worship gods, let alone men. So, I'm always a bit put off by the way the views of the founders are represented as some kind of infallible revelation. As Thomas ...
|The War on Terrorism is Over
Department of Defense officials announced today that the War on Terrorism is over. We will begin an immediate draw down of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials pledged to support the ...
|Read the dang constitution: The buck stops at Boehner.
Many on both sides of the political spectrum want to point fingers at Obama for the government's failure to pass a jobs bill that raises the revenues needed to get people to work now while ...
|Estamos unidos para amnistia. Si se puede.
I grew up in the outer Chicago suburbs. During the 80s and 90s there was some racial tension, not terribly serious, as successful, hard working immigrant families moved into some of the older ...
I'm reading lots of folks around here that are prepared to give the Reps the Waterloo they've been hoping for, to derail the progressive agenda because health care reform may not include their every ...
|Stimulus FAIL: subsidizing CO2 pollution.
Let me start by saying that I give the president, whom I caucused for in Iowa and supported throughout, a B so far and think he's doing a reasonably good job overall. Let me add that I know that ...
|Jumpstarting the green economy.
There's been a lot of rhetoric of late about creating green collar jobs, but I don't see concrete and specific steps being taken that apply this way of thinking about economic stimulus to our ...
|Speak loudly & throw out all your sticks.
McCain has won praise from the media for all of his bluster and tough talk on Russia. These are the folks he refers to as "my base" and that have cozied up with the Senator for bbq at his private ...
|Our fair Iowa City
Some of the wingnut persuasion have called us "The People's Republic of Iowa City". To other haters it's "San Fransisco on the Iowa River". Fortunately, wingnuts and haters aren't too powerful ...
|How high is the water papa? A report from Iowa City.
We had more rain today and more is expected tomorrow but after that it's supposed to be dry for at least 4 or 5 days straight. That's especially good news for our neighbors on the Cedar River in ...
|Typical Clinton Supporters
There's a kind of intellectual trap that is very easy to fall into. Humans, for reasons of cognitive economy I believe, tend to think about each other in terms of types. This is useful but ...
|McCain camp invokes the notorious meaning of "is".
A lot can hinge on the meaning of 'is'. I think it was Bertrand Russell who said that most philosophical problems are confusions of the 'is' of predication, the 'is' of identity, and the 'is'
|Obama "gaffe" on family story about uncle. UPDATED.
Here we go. In remarks on Memorial Day, Obama related a story about an uncle who returned from WW2 with PTSD. Obama said that the uncle was one of the soldiers who first entered Auschwitz. This ...
|Hillary brings home the bacon.
A new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense places Hillary Clinton in the top 10% in the Senate in pork, while Barack Obama places in the bottom 25%. In terms of securing earmarks, ...
|Hillary finds her voice. Surrogates tell workers to STFU.
The Clintons have so far refused to call off their surrogates that have pushed forward this suit to take away caucus sites from workers because their union endorsed Obama. In fact, Bill Clinton is ...
|Commitment to civil rights.
“To say that there is a pattern of racist comments coming out of the Hillary campaign is ridiculous,” said Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. “ All of the world ...
|Which of my hopes are false?
For a moment, before launching into some of her stock talking point attacks on Obama, Hillary showed a side that we have not seen and it seems to have helped her win a narrow victory in New Hampshire.
|Obama hits Edwards on campaign ethics.
A new memo from the Obama campaign discusses the way the Edwards and Clinton campaigns are being run. In this diary I will focus on the points made regarding Edwards. The memo strongly suggests ...
|Obama: talking toy safety with a track record to back it up.
This year, parents are a little nervous about what they're putting under the Christmas tree. Campaigning in Iowa, Obama discussed what he would do as president to ensure that toys are safe for kids:
|Hillary says Obama and Edwards aren't "up to speed" on FP.
Speaking today about why she thinks she's more qualified to be president, Hillary Clinton alleged that Edwards and Obama would need to get "up to speed" on foreign policy and that she would not. ...
Hillary Clinton has said that she has been fully vetted and there will be no surprises if she emerges from her struggling campaign to win the nomination. However, whether through their own fault or ...
|Wes Clark: "but, but. . . he started it."
Hillary Clinton's campaign surrogate is continuing her Kindergarten theme claiming that Hillary's recent backfiring attacks on Obama are ok because Obama allegedly started it. Clark's assertion is ...
|Obama Advocate Interview
In an interview with The Advocate, Barack Obama is defending his track record of standing up for LGBT rights. I think that many of the things that McClurkin has said are reprehensible. Kredwyn's ...
|Contractors: Obama's track record on transparency and accountability.
Sparks are flying over the revelation that Hillary's pollster and spokesman Mark Penn's PR firm has been advising Blackwater on how to deal with Congressional inquiries. With Blackwater making ...
|Is Edwards Still Learning From His Mistakes?
I want to preface this diary by stating that I understand I'm making a tough point on a tough issue and that many Edwards supporters are not going to like what I have to say. Nevertheless, I think ...
|Hillary Clinton: afraid of the world stage, righty rhetoric, or just uncharitable?
A controversy over statements made in the youtube debate is stirring. For indicating that he would reverse Bush policy and meet with world leaders of possibly or perceived hostile nations, Barack ...
|Currently, I'm for Obama. Here's why.
I think he's got the deepest understanding of the Constitution and an enacted commitment to democracy. Bush has been trashing the constitution and it will help to have a constitutional scholar put ...
|Petroleum Geologists Debate Climate
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists has an obvious institutional interest in denying influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions on the greenhouse effect. In the past, these ...
|Libertarians Love Rawls
I had no idea.� David Brink's recent article "Liberaltarians" has sparked some interesting discussion at the CATO ...
|Did Clinton Fail?||play jurist||09/11/2006||52||3||-||-|
|Philosophy for Kossacks: Are Rights Contingent?||play jurist||09/07/2006||18||2||-||-|
|Biofuels the Answer?||play jurist||08/02/2006||62||7||-||-|
|Philosophy for Kossacks: There is no God.||play jurist||07/17/2006||159||11||-||-|
|Proportionality Principle (With Poll)||play jurist||07/13/2006||7||3||-||1|
|The Denial of Secularism is Dominionism||play jurist||07/05/2006||2||8||-||34|
|Congressional Climate Change Deniers Attack AP and Gore||play jurist||06/28/2006||22||31||1||39|
|Local Heros: My heros are my family.||play jurist||06/18/2006||3||4||-||-|
|NOAA replies to my email||play jurist||06/15/2006||5||15||-||8|
|Another Gore Hit Piece Distorts Scientific Publications||play jurist||06/02/2006||14||23||2||9|
|Dulce Et Decorum Est||play jurist||05/29/2006||5||8||-||-|
|Gore's Movie Reviewed on Slate||play jurist||05/26/2006||11||3||1||-|
|Myth: There's Two Sides to Every Story||play jurist||05/24/2006||14||11||-||-|
|On Secrecy and Democracy||play jurist||05/12/2006||4||3||2||-|
|A Slap in the Face||play jurist||05/10/2006||1||2||-||9|
|Kennedy: (both of you) GET A CLUE on Cape Wind||play jurist||05/09/2006||85||13||4||4|
|Hitch-Cole Affair: Still No Slate Correction||play jurist||05/04/2006||4||7||1||-|
|Sustainability and Security||play jurist||04/26/2006||5||12||1||-|
|Flashback: Reagan & Carter Debate Energy||play jurist||04/25/2006||15||29||5||172|
|Oil or Democracy||play jurist||04/19/2006||5||3||1||178|
|Mad Cows vs. Happy Cows||play jurist||04/18/2006||14||28||2||9|
|Regulate French Fries?||play jurist||04/17/2006||17||2||-||-|
|Africa News: the Niger Delta Conflict and MEND statement.||play jurist||04/12/2006||15||20||-||19|
|In Support of Roe||play jurist||04/05/2006||11||1||-||-|
|Money for War, not for Peace||play jurist||04/03/2006||1||-||-||-|
|Some Recent Arguments on Torture||play jurist||03/29/2006||7||-||-||-|
|The Infidel-Evangelical Alliance||play jurist||03/21/2006||4||2||-||-|
|Permanent Bases Suggested by Abizade||play jurist||03/15/2006||5||2||-||-|
|Phi Beta Cons on NRO||play jurist||03/14/2006||1||-||-||-|
|How About an Evidence-Based Initiative?||play jurist||03/10/2006||10||3||-||-|
|Media Narrative: Dems Have No Message||play jurist||03/09/2006||8||3||1||-|
|The Scientific Study of Religion||play jurist||03/07/2006||38||2||1||13|
|Tillman Criminal Investigation Launched||play jurist||03/04/2006||104||100||6||19|
|Poverty and the Environment||play jurist||03/03/2006||-||3||-||-|
|Impeach Bush? NO.||play jurist||03/02/2006||84||8||1||12|
|DPW Secret Agreement.||play jurist||02/23/2006||1||2||-||-|
|Environmental Protection Ammendment||play jurist||02/22/2006||7||7||-||20|
|Bush Birth Tax||play jurist||02/08/2006||11||5||-||-|
|FISA and Moussaoui||play jurist||02/06/2006||10||1||1||7|
|My LTE.||play jurist||02/01/2006||-||1||-||-|
|Asthma and Justice||play jurist||12/30/2005||4||6||1||-|
|Rep talking point: Wen Ho Lee FISA request.||play jurist||12/27/2005||1||1||-||-|
|Bill Richardson on Hardball, wiretaps and John Bolton||play jurist||12/23/2005||5||5||-||-|
|Email to Byron York||play jurist||12/21/2005||2||-||-||-|
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