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Republicans are Throwing Up on Themselves

December 4, 2011
By
The Ruler

Let me make some comments at the top. I believe in a strong Republican party. Lower taxes, fiscal restraint, and less government in people’s lives. I get it. I usually don’t agree with the ideology, but it I get it. I think the counter balance to my progressive leanings is important and keeps everyone...

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Was the Post 9/11 Response an Overreaction?

September 12, 2011
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Powell's speech to the United Nations

Charles Krauthammer wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post in which he said the idea the U.S. overreacted post 9/11 was nonsense. While he makes some good points, he seems to forget some of the poor decisions by The Bush administration early on. It is true that Al-Qaeda is on the run and...

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Is the GOP Trying to Destroy America?

July 7, 2011
By
CEO

I know the title of the post seems rather far fetched. But when you consider the behavior of the modern Republican party, this may not be as crazy as it sounds. From threatening to default on our loans by not raising the debt ceiling, to insisting on policies such as trickle down theory, and...

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Have a Happy God or Godless 4th of July

July 4, 2011
By
Declaration_full_300

On this day when our founding fathers declared their independence from Britain, I have been asking myself the age old question why and how did we get here. Religion of all types have their answer, but I find most of their reasoning obtuse. I was talking to a Christian the other day who could...

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Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

April 1, 2011
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Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

Today in the Economy section of the New York Times were two articles that highlight the paradox the U.S. economy continues to face. The first is titled, Job Growth Suggests Resilience of U.S. Recovery. The Department of Labor reported that in March the work force gained 190,000 jobs. Many economists, while still wary that...

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Starbucks and Guns

February 4, 2010
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Starbucks and Guns

I learned in an email from The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence today that Starbucks allows its customers to sit in their stores and openly display firearms. Over the past few months, more and more gun owners have been gathering at restaurants and coffee shops like Starbucks with guns strapped to their hips,...

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The U.S. Air Force Responded to Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove

January 25, 2010
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It was a different time. There was no internet, no cable, and the Cold War was in high gear. It was 1964. I was eight years old and still remember a drill where we dove underneath our desks in case of a nuclear attack from the “Russkies.” I guess my school desk had some...

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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot Again

January 15, 2010
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O.K. Conservatives. Defend this. On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh was asked by a caller about the president urging Americans to go to Whitehouse.gov to contribute to the Red Cross to help Haitians. “Would you trust that the money is going to go to Haiti?” Limbaugh said. “Would you trust that your name is going...

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Why Haven’t We Ratified CEDAW?

August 24, 2009
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I just found out in an email from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) that there is an international treaty which has been around since 1979 that protects woman’s rights and the United States is the only democratic nation that has not signed it. It’s called the Convention on the Elimination of All...

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Britain’s Got Talent – If You Haven’t Seen This, You Should

April 16, 2009
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My boss told me about this YouTube video a few days ago. He said it was from Britain’s Got Talent, an America Idol type show with Simon Cowell as one of the judges. He said it was from the first show in the competition. I figured it was some odd person belting out a...

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