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|Petition to have voter's day declared a federal holiday
Hi everyone, Today, I started a petition on Change.org to have election day declared a federal holiday. I did this partly to keep up with the rest of the world, but mostly because of the problems ...
|Advice, please. . .
A little advise here, please. . .I was disturbed this morning when I awoke to find that the Republicans had passed a bill that abandoned the guarantee of Medicare to those 54 and younger. I was both ...
|World Vision: "Primarily a religious institution"
I did not recognize World Vision as primarily religious when I donated to their organization in response to the Haitian disaster some months ago.
|Is America Becoming a Banana Republic?
After reading Robert Reich's newest economic analysis, I cannot help but come to the conclusion that America is indeed becoming a banana republic in the mold of South American countries like Brazil ...
|Newsflash! Our Disunity Will Cost us Dearly--Again!
I am very disappointed with progressives' harsh criticism of President Obama. FOX couldn't be more pleased!
|Chickens for the Doctor? I Need your input. . .
Republicans seem to be more and more distanced from reality. From George Bush, Sr.s marveling at bar code technology to a Nevada senate candidate plea for horse trading with your doctor, we have ...
|Angry, Old, Southern, White Men
Angry, old, southern, white men fearing their loss of power, wanting their "country back." H-m-m-m sounds familiar.
|History, Republicans, Tea Parties, and Ghosts
How do the Republicans want to be remembered? As part of the problem or part of the solution? I was born in 1950 and lived through the Civil Rights era. The demographic of the Tea ...
Yesterday, I saw a retrospective of Cyd Charisse's musical performances and reflected again on the disappearance of America's confidence--not its arrogance, its confidence; not the confidence to ...
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