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Thursday, February 8, 2007     

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The Hoohaa Monologues: Vaginas, Snickers Bars, and a Well Spoken Black Man
(4 comments) There is a deep, sad sickness in America. It is not a new disease. It has no classification in our medical texts. It has been around as long as anyone can remember, and most people simply ignore it as they meander through their daily lives. The disease is prejudice - sexism, homophobia, racism... This disease can be cured. It grows through ignorance and shrinks in its absence.

Friday, February 2, 2007     

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The Most Intelligent Female in America
(2 comments) Cal Thomas wrote a column yesterday talking about how Hillary Clinton is not as adept at spin and whatnot as Bill Clinton was - okay, I can agree with him on that, Bill Clinton was a master...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006     

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Poor America, Dumb America: It's Time for Solutions
(1 comments) What the hell were we thinking? And why I am telling you all of this?

Monday, April 17, 2006     

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The Hypothetical Prenatal Gay Test: Welcome to the Big Gray Area
"If the fetus you save is gay, will you still fight for its rights?"

Monday, April 10, 2006     

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The Legacy of The West Wing
If this television phenomenon taught us anything, it showed us that there is something of American politics left to save.

Monday, April 3, 2006     

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Your Voice Didn't Echo...
A Letter to My Husband Upon His Return from Iraq

Tuesday, March 28, 2006     

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The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part IV
As Women's History Month draws to a close, here are some questions and facts it would do us all good to spend some time seriously considering...

Thursday, March 23, 2006     

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The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part III
How did we get thrown so far from what it really means to be a woman? (Warning: potentially offensive language.)

Monday, March 13, 2006     

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The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part II
Due to the egregious abortion ban recently signed into law in South Dakota, which does not allow for legal abortions in cases of rape and incest, discussions of rape and its prevalence in our society, as well as its effects, have increased almost exponentially with each day that passes.

Saturday, March 11, 2006     

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The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part I
(1 comments) Celebrating Women's History Month: An Overview of the Fight for Equal Rights

Thursday, March 2, 2006     

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The Liberal Agenda: Good Neighbors
(2 comments) Guess what campers--there is a liberal agenda. Oh yes, there really, really is.

Monday, February 27, 2006     

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Boycott South Dakota for Stripping Women of Their Fundamental Human Rights
In light of this legal transgression, which effectively strips women in South Dakota, and potentially all women who live in this country, of their fundamental human rights, I am working with other pro-choice progressive activists to initiate a large-scale boycott of South Dakota.

Saturday, February 25, 2006     

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The Last Bastion of Free Speech: The Internet
For many of us, the Internet is the last bastion of democratic process in this country. It allows us to communicate, organize, get informed, and stay in touch with the rest of the world. Don’t give up your power.

Thursday, February 23, 2006     

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The Other Shoe Drops: The Insanity of the UAE Ports Deal
(2 comments) This is so insane, even Sean Hannity is arguing against it.

Sunday, February 19, 2006     

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It's the Term Limits, Stupid.
(2 comments) By imposing mandatory term limits on all branches of our democratic government, we can finally fully realize the dream of our nation's founders--a government that is truly of, by, and for the people, with laws created by the consent of the governed.

Friday, February 17, 2006     

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War Crimes, continued...
(1 comments) Now is a time for action--words do not change the course of history--the actions of brave people do.

Thursday, February 16, 2006     

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War Crimes
(1 comments) The problem lies not in the world seeing these photographs. The problem lies in the policy of the US government to commit war crimes against its prisoners.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006     

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The Law Stands... in the Way of No Powerful Man
(1 comments) Vice President Dick Cheney shot a rich lawyer buddy on a hunting trip over the weekend. At first, this just seemed like another random moment in the new American bizarro world, and I was ready to move on to more important things. But over the span of three days, several disturbing pieces of information about the incident have been disclosed to the public.

Sunday, February 12, 2006     

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Walk Tall and Carry a Big Shtick
Tom Vilsack thinks that it is "debatable" whether or not the President's warrantless wiretapping was illegal. It’s not debatable, Tom. Even the President has admitted that. But since the DLC (Debilitated Lunatic Club) can’t seem to figure it out, I’m going to help them along.

Thursday, February 9, 2006     

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The President Who Cried Wolf
(1 comments) In the past, the lies that have come out of the White House have at least been potentially almost kind of true. Now we’ve reached a new low.

Thursday, February 9, 2006     

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Sweeps: Media Boycott Part II
With another Sweeps season upon us, networks are facing pressure to bring in viewers…

Wednesday, February 8, 2006     

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We are the Meteor
(1 comments) Conservatives: all brawn, no brains...

Monday, February 6, 2006     

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Echoes of Fascism: Rhetoric We've Heard Before
According to Dr. Lawrence Britt’s “14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism,” we are in big trouble here in the Disunited States of America. While the American right continues to laugh at our comparisons of Bush’s ongoing rhetoric and the rhetoric of fascist dictator Adolf Hitler, it is no laughing matter.

Sunday, February 5, 2006     

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Drinking the Sand (or How to Sell It Without Selling Out)
(3 comments) We already know that the left needs to work on its marketing skills—but how do we sell our ideas without selling out?

Saturday, February 4, 2006     

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Network News Boycott: Save Your Soul
This revolution will not be televised. Tune out, tune in, and get with it.

Friday, February 3, 2006     

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Trading One War for Another
The story of a woman who fled the civil war in Uganda and came to the Land of the Free, only to see her son imprisoned for trying to exercise his rights.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006     

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The Progressive Revolution
For years, true progressives within the Democratic Party have fought to force the party to hold on to our ideals. We have called, and emailed, and written letters, and showed up at office doors, and set up our own infrastructure that tries to fight the Democrat’s battles for them.

Monday, January 30, 2006     

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Breaking News: Alito Filibuster Dead
Alito filibuster decimated.

Sunday, January 29, 2006     

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re: Revolution

Sunday, January 29, 2006     

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Filibuster Monday: Do Your Part
Call as many of the US Senators on this list as you can on Monday morning. Tell them that "we the people" do not want Sam Alito on the United States Supreme Court. Make your voices heard!

Saturday, January 28, 2006     

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No More Time for Ignorance
From every corner of this great nation, I hear “why?” Why, why, why, why, why won’t people listen to us? Why are people so short-sighted? Why are people so narrow-minded? Why are other people trying to push their morals on the entire country? You have got to be freaking kidding me.

Thursday, January 26, 2006     

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Conservatives are not Stupid!
(1 comments) Two years ago, cognitive scientist and renowned linguist George Lakoff gave us Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

Thursday, January 26, 2006     

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Breaking News--Kerry to Filibuster
Senator John Kerry to Lead Alito Filibuster

Tuesday, January 24, 2006     

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The Others
We see our service members as heroes—those who stand and fight when the rest of us are sitting comfortable at our dinner tables and desks. What we often don’t see are the heroes they leave behind...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006     

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The State of the Union
With the President’s State of the Union address less than a week away, now is the perfect time to ask him why he sent these soldiers from their homes and families to fight and die.

Friday, January 20, 2006     

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It's Bigger than Google
The only thing that can change what our kids do when they are alone is not leaving them alone.

Thursday, January 19, 2006     

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No Abu Ghraib Scandal for these Victims
(1 comments) Every year in the United States and abroad, there are countless non-human victims of war.

Thursday, January 19, 2006     

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Townhall.com Sinks to New Low
This week, I received an email soliciting submissions for Town Forum Press’s upcoming Cindy Sheehan smear book titled, you guessed it, Letters to Cindy Sheehan.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006     

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The Gender Gap

Tuesday, September 20, 2005     

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Big Brother
(3 comments) We've all heard about the evils of the PATRIOT Act and horror stories about John Ashcroft reading your email, but it's really happening...