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Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or  “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

February 12 is Darwin Day; a celebration of the birth of one Charles Darwin, a man who ignored dogma and, through the power of rational thought, was the first to write about the deceptively simple, yet amazingly intricate, process that is evolution.

Grading The 111th Congress

Grading The 111th Congress

Let’s all be honest. Despite the slowness in the Senate, the 111th Congress has been one of the most active, hard working, and productive Congresses in American history, passing nation changing legislation that affects millions of Americans. In the past two years this Congress has boldly taken on health care, equal pay for equal work, financial reform, consumer protection, civil rights, and saving the economy.

Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

Being Liberal is NOT a Bad Thing

I’m tired of the Republicans and the right-wing using the word ‘Liberal’ like it’s a bad thing.

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Bills Republicans Have Blocked

Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

Best Elections Money Can Buy

Best Elections Money Can Buy

By Mark Gutis On January 21, 2010, the world as we have known it ended. In one fell swoop of activist judging at its worst, five corporate shills (well, maybe four, I’m willing to give Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy a pass on that epithet) overturned more than one hundred years […]

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

Republicans Don’t Learn/Bush Tax Cuts

The Bush Tax Cuts are set to expire this year, and Republicans think they should be extended, permanently. Even though the last 9 years since they have been implemented has done nothing but contribute to the Recession and widen the gap between the wealthy and the working class. Republicans have had 9 years to see if those tax cuts would work, and they have not worked, and the Republicans are not willing to admit that they failed.

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans Don’t Care About the Constitution

Republicans claim to be stalwarts of defending the Constitution. On a regular basis they accuse the Democrats of trying to subvert the Constitution. Recently though the Republicans have been saying that we need to repeal the 14th Amendment.

Ronald Reagan And The Tea Party – Would He Make It In Today’s GOP?

Ronald Reagan And The Tea Party – Would He Make It In Today’s GOP?

  How would you guess Ronald Reagan and the tea party are related? The Tea Party loves to celebrate the life and times of Ronald Reagan. To the so-called “conservatives” amongst us, Ronald Reagan is the patriarch of all modern conservatism. To be a “Reagan Republican” is about the highest […]