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U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Image from Wikipedia.

Should The Democrats Challenge Obama In The Primaries?

After having spent the first two years of the Obama Administration, nit-picking, finding fault, gratuitously criticizing, and, when all else failed, inventing reasons to despair of the Democratic President, in the run-in to another general election, various people, pundits and politicians are still calling for this President to be primaried.

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To The Shores Of Tripoli

From Egypt to Tunisia to Bahrain and Yemen. All across the Middle East, people are rising up and are demanding democracy and freedom for themselves and for future generations.

Michele Bachmann – Woman of Mystery

Michele Bachmann – Woman of Mystery

Even though Michele Bachmann has become this shiny ‘rock star’ of the tea party movement, she remains this kind of elusive, mysterious woman when you think about it. Sure, we can read her bio on her website or even on Wikipedia, but what does it say really?

Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Coming not long after the tragedy in Tucson, this new state firearm has garnered quite a bit of criticism, and is seen as somewhat inappropriate and unnecessary.

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Let me first say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, and while they have my deepest sympathies, I feel it is important to point out a few things that we need to learn from Japan if we do not want the same scale of […]

Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

NPR. Truly fair and balanced news coverage. A pillar of many a community for decades, it has grown so well on the support of members like you and I. This year, however, may well mark the last time I make a pledge to WAMU, my local station of choice. Not […]

The Solvency Of Social Security

The Solvency Of Social Security

Created in 1935, and signed into law by FDR, Social Security has been part of American lives for over 70 years now. But it hasn’t been without enemies. Ever since it came into existence, Republicans have sworn to take down the program that keeps retired senior citizens from living in poverty.

Something Old, Something Renewed

Something Old, Something Renewed

If we got in our “way back” machine and visited Henry Ford, we’d find out some pretty remarkable things. The material and fuel he wanted his cars to run on. It wasn’t any of DuPont’s new fangled plastics derived from petroleum or oil based gasoline. He preferred Hemp.

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

This was never about fiscal responsibility. It was never about balancing a budget and job creation, two of the major subjects the Republican party whined and groaned about throughout 2010. It was all about busting union power, bringing those organisations formed by working people to their proverbial knees. It was about quashing the little man. It was about keeping the peasants in their place.

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters in New Hampshire will still be able to pass in a ballot on election day… for now. It seems that there are some New Hampshire Republicans that would not like that to happen.

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Why am I demonized for wanting a healthy and successful America? Why am I demonized for wanting equality for LGBT individuals and every minority group? Why am I demonized for caring about the education of the children in America? Why am I demonized for wanting others to respect those who […]

by Sarah· · Current Issues, Political Rants
Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs.

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Who are the candidates that the GOP is most likely to run in 2012 and why are they likely to lose the election, based on their personal and political histories?

America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

What needs to happen for some Americans to understand that they are being bought and sold by big business?

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

Republicans and their Tea Party friends tell us they want a small, cheap, efficient government, and low taxes. But their actions say otherwise.

by ZCT· · Current Issues, Political Rants
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433:

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

Once more Canada has demonstrated that being a successful democracy doesn’t require one to be a loud mouthed, ill-mannered war monger incapable of telling the truth if your life depended on it. In other words, democracy works just fine without Fox

The War Against Women

The War Against Women

During the Bush Administration, Republicans made it their mission to enter America into foreign wars. In the present day, they aren’t declaring war on other nations anymore. Instead, they have declared war on American women.

10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

These are just 10 examples from the GOP’s war on women, I’m sure you can find many more.

by Matthew Desmond· · Information and Resources, News
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.