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Anna Jarvis, the mother of Mother’s Day; image@RingswithLove

Mother’s Day Founder Died Fighting Against Its Commercialization

The commercialization of Mother’s Day so outraged its founder that she spent the rest of her life fighting against the corporate payday it had become.

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Right-Wing Puppet Masters: 10 Things You Need To Know About The Koch Brothers

The Koch brothers use their billions to fund fake grassroots groups like the Tea Party, buy politicians, and push laws that take away your rights.

You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

This video is going to shock a lot of people.

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Fourteen Acts Of Violence That Happened In April

April has seen a disproportionate amount of tragedy, from murder/suicides to bombings and mass shootings, some of our most tragic events have occurred in April.

Confederate History Month: Celebrating Racists, Traitors And Slavers

Confederate History Month: Celebrating Racists, Traitors And Slavers

What kind of idiot celebrates the worst human rights abuses in our history and then claims to ‘love’ America?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter (But Really Should)

If you are celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus, I’m sure that He wouldn’t mind if you hide a few Easter eggs for the kids.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About US Presidents (VIDEO)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About US Presidents (VIDEO)

How many of these facts did you know? Let us know in the comments.

You Won’t Believe How The Bible Actually Defines Marriage (HINT: It’s Not ‘One Man And One Woman’)

You Won’t Believe How The Bible Actually Defines Marriage (HINT: It’s Not ‘One Man And One Woman’)

These are definitely not the definitions you were expecting.

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‘Life Begins At Conception’ Wasn’t Always The Church’s Position: A History Of Abortion

The idea that life begins at conception hasn’t always been the Church’s position. This history of abortion details the vagaries of Christian views.

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‘No Irish Need Apply’ – Things The Right Wing Would Like You To Forget

Let us take this Saint Patrick’s Day to reflect that the current anti-Immigrant hysteria is nothing new, only the target has changed.

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How Ronald Reagan Wrecked The American Middle Class, And Came Out Smelling Like A Rose

As the father of modern conservatism, Reagan helped create the problems we suffer today. But compared with today’s right-wing nut jobs, he seems reasonable.

by Elisabeth Parker· · Historical Information, News
Gun Advocates Resort To Lies About Hitler To Push Their Agenda

Gun Advocates Resort To Lies About Hitler To Push Their Agenda

How bad is your argument when you have to lie about Hitler to try and make your case? Right-Wing claims of Nazi weapon roundups don’t hold up to scrutiny.

A milk cow...starring subject of the "milk cliff"

Doubling Of Price Of Milk Averted – For Now

In case you’ve been overwhelmed with talks of the ‘fiscal cliff’ and have therefore not been cognizant of the ‘milk cliff,’ read on.

Where’s Santa? NORAD Will Tell You How Close He Is To Your Chimney (Or Door)

Where’s Santa? NORAD Will Tell You How Close He Is To Your Chimney (Or Door)

A tradition going back almost 60 years, NORAD is once again operating its Santa Tracker, where you can track Santa’s trip around the world in real time.

by Nathaniel Downes· · Historical Information
White House Christmas – A 300 Pound Gingerbread House (Time-Lapse VIDEO)

White House Christmas – A 300 Pound Gingerbread House (Time-Lapse VIDEO)

This year, on the special holiday page of the official White House website, we are greeted with a message from the First Lady along with festive elements of the White House Christmas celebration.

by Tiffany Willis· · Historical Information, News
Before You Breathe A Sigh Of Relief, Here Are 5 More ‘Apocalypses’ To Consider

Before You Breathe A Sigh Of Relief, Here Are 5 More ‘Apocalypses’ To Consider

It’s fun to laugh at these dire predictions of apocalypse, it’s also important to remember that these richly symbolic stories reflect our deepest fears and most cherished beliefs.

by T. Steelman· · Historical Information
Conservative Hero Judge Robert Bork Is Dead. Good Riddance.

Conservative Hero Judge Robert Bork Is Dead. Good Riddance.

I have not come to praise Robert Bork, but to bury him…and the ideas for which he stood.

Winter Holidays Celebrating the Solstice
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For Christ’s Sake, Leave The ‘Christ’ Out Of Christmas

Let’s begin with the most obvious and the most commonly accepted myth: Jesus was NOT born on December 25th.

by Tiffany Willis· · Historical Information, News
60 Ridiculously Stupid Republican Quotes

60 Ridiculously Stupid Republican Quotes

‘Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.’ ~ Jerry Falwell

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11 Winter Holidays You Might Not Know About

While we’re busy waging the ‘War on Christmas,’ people around the world and in the US are celebrating a dazzling variety of other holidays.