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Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Taking A Stand On The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Obama Administration made the right call recently when the State Department announced that it would undertake a new environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and alternative routes for the pipeline.

by Winning Progressive· · Current Issues
Trumping The Newt

Trumping The Newt

I watched Mitt Romney offer a bet of $10,000 that he wasn’t out of touch with the common man, while the Republican crowd cheered the idea of child labor, and I reflected for about the thousandth time that the GOP debates were probably the best thing Obama could have hoped for, for the 2012 campaign.

by Bryan Zepp Jamieson· · Political Humor
National Guard Soldier Allegedly Arrested For Being Unwilling To Shoot American Citizens (VIDEO)

National Guard Soldier Allegedly Arrested For Being Unwilling To Shoot American Citizens (VIDEO)

According to the video below, National Guard soldiers are being trained to shoot American citizens. A soldier refused to say he would and was allegedly arrested.

by Guest Writer· · News
What is a Hero?

What is a Hero?

Is it the man or woman who lives in a tent, day after day, to fight for your rights? Is it that man or woman who lives on lands that are foreign to them? Is it that man and woman who, each and every day, does not know if someone carrying a weapon will attack them without any provocation, but merely because they were ordered to do so?

by Vince Yanez· · News
Santorum: Gay Couples ‘Destabilize the Family’ No Matter How They Have Families

Santorum: Gay Couples ‘Destabilize the Family’ No Matter How They Have Families

Rick Santorum continues to campaign hard for that elusive homophobe vote (3% of likely Republican voters according to Gallup) charging through front lines of the same-sex marriage battle to attack gay parents.

by Easton Agnew· · News
Florida And South Carolina: Newt Ahead Of Romney, Obama Ahead Of Them All

Florida And South Carolina: Newt Ahead Of Romney, Obama Ahead Of Them All

It’s still very early in the election season, but in one major swing state and one fairly solidly red state, Newt is looking quite a bit better than Romney, the nearest Republican competitor, and Obama is looking better than either.

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources, News
Child Labor Applauded By Audience During Republican Debate In Iowa

Child Labor Applauded By Audience During Republican Debate In Iowa

In the last few debates, Republican crowds have cheered for letting a sick uninsured man die, booed a gay soldier, and cheered wildly for executions. During the GOP debate at Drake University in Iowa on Saturday night, the audience once again made their feelings known by cheering for child labor.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Another Outrageous Obama/Nazi Comparison (IMAGE)

Another Outrageous Obama/Nazi Comparison (IMAGE)

‘Arbeit Macht Frei.’ Literally translated, the words mean, ‘Work makes (one) free.’ Taken out of context, these words, while perhaps harshly industrialist, are innocent enough. However, history has placed these words in a very real, and for many, viscerally horrifying context.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

A Sincere ‘Thanks’ To The Tea Party

In my youth, the conservative wing of the Republican party was dominated by the likes of Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Richard Viguerie and Ronald Reagan. There are two indisputable facts about these four men: One, that they were all proud conservatives during their time, and two, by today’s standards, not one of them would be recognized as conservative enough to satisfy the Tea Party.

Fox’s & Limbaugh’s Epic Journalism Fail: Muslim Women, Zucchini And Sexual Thoughts

Fox’s & Limbaugh’s Epic Journalism Fail: Muslim Women, Zucchini And Sexual Thoughts

‘RUSH [LIMBAUGH]: ‘An Islamic cleric living in Europe reportedly has warned Muslim women not to get too close to bananas, cucumbers or other produce — to avoid having ‘sexual thoughts.’

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Alabama Republicans Desperately Trying To Keep Foreign Companies In State

Alabama Republicans Desperately Trying To Keep Foreign Companies In State

Alabama’s anti-immigration law is the toughest in the nation, and it turns out that it’s the costliest as well. Not only has the law devastated the agriculture industry, but it is now threatening to devastate the foreign auto industry that plays a key role in the Alabama economy.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store Succumbs To Hate

Lowe’s Home Improvement Store Succumbs To Hate

Every day, these loyal American Muslims have to fight the stereotype that all Muslims are out to destroy the Western world. They are forced off airplanes because fellow passengers are uncomfortable with their dress. They are harassed by otherwise law-abiding citizens…just because 19 hijackers (the tiniest fraction of the world’s 1.57 billion Muslim population) attacked our country.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Roe v. Wade: An American Decision For Freedom And Liberty

Roe v. Wade: An American Decision For Freedom And Liberty

Anti-abortion fanatics have really had a field day since Republicans took over the House of Representatives, several governorships, and many state legislatures. Anti-abortion laws are being proposed and passed in every red state and even the U.S. House has passed anti-women and anti-contraceptive bills.

Army Vs. Navy: Why This College Football Game Is Different

Army Vs. Navy: Why This College Football Game Is Different

What makes the Army-Navy clash different from other rivalries in college football? These players are not playing for BCS standings, lucrative NFL contracts or Nike endorsements. Instead, each cadet has pledged eight years of their young lives to become leaders in the Armed Services.

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

10 Ways To Save The Donald Trump Republican Debate

Donald Trump is getting dissed by the Republican candidates…at least most of them. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have RSVPd. Even Michele Bachmann turned down his invite. The Donald is hurt.

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Female Soldiers Denied Abortion Coverage For Rape Pregnancies

Are you a woman in the military? Were you raped by your fellow soldier and did you get pregnant? Congress just said ‘Too bad! No insurance coverage for you.’

by Walt Dismay· · News
NOM Asserts That LGBT Parents Molest Their Children

NOM Asserts That LGBT Parents Molest Their Children

The National Organization for Marriage is noted for their stance against gay marriage. They have even convinced at least three of the Republican Presidential candidates to sign a pledge to form a commission to investigate the LGBT community. NOM is now claiming that gay parents molest and abuse their own children.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Self-Righteous Indifference: A Recipe For Failure

Isn’t that the American Dream – working to make the world a better place than we found it; giving our children better lives than our own? Have we somehow reached the pinnacle of excellence and now any further development can only lead to ruin?

They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

They Threw A War On Christmas And I Wasn’t Invited (VIDEO)

As the girl with the Jewish father (even before being Jewish was cool), Protestant(ish) mother and agnostic beliefs, I’m used to getting left out. But you’d think this War on Christmas would be right up my alley, right? Every day, my breath is bated, waiting for my recruitment papers. But alas, nothing.

Michele Bachman Says Not Teaching Creationism In Public Schools Is Government Censorship (VIDEO)

Michele Bachman Says Not Teaching Creationism In Public Schools Is Government Censorship (VIDEO)

During an appearance at an education forum at the University of Northern Iowa, Bachmann talked about how she wants public schools to start including creationism and intelligent design on the curriculum and claimed that not doing so is censorship.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News