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Tom Degan is a former Green Party candidate for New York State Senate. He writes on a blogsite called, The Rant by Tom Degan. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.....Okay, he didn't really receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But he did get a ribbon of sorts when he was in the Cub Scouts.

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Friday, April 20, 2012     

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Ted Nugent: Rock's Village Idiot
(7 comments) "I'll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." - Ted Nugent But seriously, folks....

Thursday, March 29, 2012     

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Beatlemania 2012
Beatlemania is alive and well in 2012. Just ask seventeen-year-old Brian Sager of Goshen, New York.

Sunday, February 26, 2012     

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The FDR Library Revisiter
(8 comments) Whenever I get to feeling depressed about America I take a trip to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY. I went again two weeks ago. Here's my report. Happy reading all of you OpEdNewsers!

Sunday, February 12, 2012     

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Mad Hatters and Tea Partiers
This is going to be one train-wreck of a political year - no doubt about it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011     

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PROOF: Corporations are Not People
(6 comments) Corporations are "people"? "That we here highly resolve that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom. And that government - of the corporations - by the corporations - for the corporations - shall not perish from the earth." REALLY???

Wednesday, November 16, 2011     

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Thane Plowman: Giving Despair a Human Face
(6 comments) Thane Plowman was just one victim of the plutocracy's rape of the American economy. On October 27, 2011, he ended his life. Just one victim, one of countless millions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011     

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Occupying Wall Street for Beginners
This is a revolution that is inspired and nurtured by love - love of country, and a boundless compassion for the suffering of humanity. On November 12, 2011, John Harragin and Tom Degan saw it with their very eyes. Come down to Zuccotti Park and see for yourselves!

Monday, September 26, 2011     

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Privatize Me!
(1 comments) If the right wing has its way, the word "Public" will no longer be a part of our national vocabulary.

Monday, September 19, 2011     

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Die! Die! Die!
(2 comments) At least Marie Antoinette wanted to let the starving masses to eat cake. Today's right wing wants the poor buggers to die.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011     

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Ten Minutes or Ten Years Ago?
Our luck ran out on September 11, 2001.

Sunday, August 28, 2011     

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Waiting for Irene
(1 comments) Irene is no lady. In fact she promises to be a real humdinger!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011     

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TAX THE POOR!
(5 comments) The right wing has a dandy new idea for bringing in some desperately needed revenue. Tax the rich? NAH! That would be too easy! Just take it from those who are barely getting by. As Jack Parr used to say, "I kid you not.

Friday, August 19, 2011     

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Here Comes Mr. Rick!
WANTED FOR PRESIDENT: ANOTHER HALF-WITTED RERACTIONARY FROM THE TEXAS GOVERNOR'S MANSION. What a neat idea!

Sunday, August 7, 2011     

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Useless. Useless.
The problem with the Republicans is that they have forgotten that they are the party of Roosevelt - Theodore. The problem with the Democrats is that they have forgotten that they are the party of Roosevelt - Franklin. Well now, that sums it up rather nicely, does it not?

Thursday, July 14, 2011     

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Enjoying The Murdoch Implosion
(3 comments) Rupert Murdoch's goin' down! Doo-dah! Doo-dah! I'm giddy. Forgive me.

Monday, June 13, 2011     

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Clash of the Half Wits
(1 comments) Tonight on CNN you can see the first GOP debate of the 2012 campaign. I can't wait. This oughtta be a scream!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011     

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Nary a Clue: American History for Twits
(3 comments) There are certain parties that have an interesting slant on the history of our republican....Well, one party in particular.

Friday, May 20, 2011     

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The Disenfranchised States of America
Plan on voting on Election Day 2012? Don't count on it.

Saturday, April 23, 2011     

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Celebrating Ernie Kovacs
(2 comments) Before Ernie Kovacs came along, television was nothing more than wires and lights in a box.

Friday, March 18, 2011     

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Newt the Hoot
Newt Gingrich wants to be President of the United States - and I don't feel too good myself.

Thursday, March 10, 2011     

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PBS Changed Our Lives
(1 comments) We need PBS like we need oxygen. It is one of the few things left that is good about American media. Don't throw it away.

Thursday, February 24, 2011     

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"So THIS Is America???
(1 comments) Ray McGovern is an American hero. What happened to him last week at George Washington University is inexcusable.

Saturday, February 12, 2011     

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Stand up for the Prez
(11 comments) In a second term, Obama might very well kick out the jams and become the progressive Superman we all thought he was capable of being. Of course this will only happen if his party takes back both houses of congress. Otherwise all that he will be able to do in his final term will be to keep the right-wing tide at bay. That's why it is so important that the base re-energizes itself in the coming year.

Thursday, November 11, 2010     

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Obama Can Learn from Roosevelt
Once upon a time there lived a president who was not afraid to fight the plutocracy. Franklin D. Roosevelt is dead and he's not coming back.

Friday, May 29, 2009     

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Judge Sonia Has Her Day
Let's see....I guess the Republicans have run out of people to alienate. Oh! Wait! There's still Hispanic women!

Thursday, May 7, 2009     

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The G.O.Pizza Party
(1 comments) The Republican's pathetic attempt to reclaim the national stage is beyond humorous - it's screamingly funny! This is REALLY the gift that keeps giving and giving, don'cha think???

Wednesday, April 29, 2009     

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Senator Bye
Arlen Specter's departure yesterday from the "party of Lincoln" is but a drop of water in the tsunami.

Saturday, April 25, 2009     

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Coddlin' Them Dictators
(1 comments) Did you see Obama last week in Trinidad? He was actually civil to Hugo Chavez! WE'RE DOOMED!

Friday, April 17, 2009     

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The Great Republican Implosion of '09
Uh, in case you haven't noticed it, the GOP is in the process of having a mass nervous breakdown. Isn't life strange?

Friday, April 10, 2009     

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Marian Anderson on April 9, 1939
(4 comments) Seventy years ago yesterday, contralto Marian Anderson changed the course of American history.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009     

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Lethal Nation
(8 comments) The situation along the Mexican American border is damned near at the point of no return - and it is America's mind-numbingly stupid gun laws that are fueling the fire.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009     

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Stupid, Stupid Democrats
(4 comments) You would think that now that the "party of FDR is back in power they would start to show some long overdue political courage, huh? Think again.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009     

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Jackals and Jackasses
(1 comments) The right wing is imploding. At the moment they are experiencing a mass nervous breakdown that I hope will ultimately prove fatal. Isn't that wonderful?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009     

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Weekend at Franklin's
(2 comments) This past weekend, me and my old pal Dan O'Brien, journeyed to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. That got me to thinking....

Monday, March 2, 2009     

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BREAKING NEWS: Ronald Reagan Is Dead
(3 comments) The so-called "revolution" which bore his name is now deader than the Gipper himself. Good riddance.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009     

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Give 'em Hell, Barry!
(3 comments) The rhetoric of President Obama last evening is what Americans have been desperate for for generations.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009     

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (?)
(3 comments) Is this change we can believe in? I need a drink!

Monday, February 2, 2009     

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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Bloviating Gas Bag
(8 comments) Whhoooaahhh! Rush Limbaugh is one powerful dude! He is now threatening to "highjack" President Obama's honeymoon with the print and electronic media. Oh, pahleeez!

Thursday, January 22, 2009     

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Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, America!
(7 comments) Everything has changed - well, almost everything. January 20, 2009 was a milestone day in American history. We'll never be the same again. That is a good thing.

Monday, January 19, 2009     

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One More Day
It's almost over - Hang in there, folks

Sunday, January 18, 2009     

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Georgie in La La Land
(3 comments) Did You see the First Fool's "Good Riddance Address" to the nation? I need a drink!

Thursday, January 15, 2009     

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All in the First Crime Family
(10 comments) The time has come for the Bush Dynasty to go away forever.

Monday, December 8, 2008     

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John Lennon
(5 comments) The passage of twenty-eight years does little to alleviate the sense of shock and horror that we felt on that awful night, Monday, December 8, 1980.

Thursday, November 27, 2008     

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No Ordinary Team of Rivals
(2 comments) Barack Obama would do himself a big favor by reading Goodwin's other book, No Ordinary Time. The phrase that keeps popping up about FDR is, "Action, NOW." Some of the action he and his Brain Trust took was bold and experimental. Some of it was unsuccessful. But he saved this country by "tempering the excesses" of capitalism, now bowing to them.

Friday, November 14, 2008     

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The GOP's Spiral into Irrelevance
(2 comments) The Grand Old Party started out with so much promise. What the hell happened to it? Where did it go astray? How did it manage to devolve into its sorry, present day state? ' How does any political party go from the mountaintop heights of Abraham Lincoln to Death Valley of George W. Bush?

Saturday, October 11, 2008     

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Crazy White People
(15 comments) Four centuries of struggle and hardship for our African American brothers and sisters have led to this moment. Barack Obama is not an historical accident - he is an historic inevitability. But, there is the malignant cancer of racism which affects the American body politic that Camp McCain is willing and eager to exploit. My message to my fellow honkies who may have trepidations at the thought of an Obama administration...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008     

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Character and Distractions
(3 comments) McCain and Unable will never be able to win this election on the merits of their ideas. Why? Because their ideas suck! What to do? Go into the gutter, baby! Insane McCain and Gidget have no other choice. They have to change the subject. The "lipstick on a pig" controversy backfired on them so they decided to change the subject to the topic of Barack Obama's character. Let's look at THEIR character.