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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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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
Marian Anderson on April 9, 1939 Seventy years ago yesterday, contralto Marian Anderson changed the course of American history.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2008
John Lennon 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.
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 11, 2008
Crazy White People 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...
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2012
Ted Nugent: Rock's Village Idiot "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....
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2009
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Bloviating Gas Bag 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!
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 8, 2011
PROOF: Corporations are Not People 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???
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 24, 2011
TAX THE POOR! 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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thane Plowman: Giving Despair a Human Face 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
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?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Stupid, Stupid Democrats 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.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 23, 2011
Celebrating Ernie Kovacs Before Ernie Kovacs came along, television was nothing more than wires and lights in a box.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2011
"So THIS Is America??? Ray McGovern is an American hero. What happened to him last week at George Washington University is inexcusable.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
All in the First Crime Family The time has come for the Bush Dynasty to go away forever.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Jackals and Jackasses 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?
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 12, 2011
Stand up for the Prez 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 10, 2011
PBS Changed Our Lives 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.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 13, 2011
Clash of the Half Wits Tonight on CNN you can see the first GOP debate of the 2012 campaign. I can't wait. This oughtta be a scream!
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2011
Enjoying The Murdoch Implosion Rupert Murdoch's goin' down! Doo-dah! Doo-dah! I'm giddy. Forgive me.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Nary a Clue: American History for Twits There are certain parties that have an interesting slant on the history of our republican....Well, one party in particular.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 18, 2011
Newt the Hoot Newt Gingrich wants to be President of the United States - and I don't feel too good myself.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2008
The GOP's Spiral into Irrelevance 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?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Character and Distractions 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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 20, 2011
The Disenfranchised States of America Plan on voting on Election Day 2012? Don't count on it.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2012
Beatlemania 2012 Beatlemania is alive and well in 2012. Just ask seventeen-year-old Brian Sager of Goshen, New York.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2012
The FDR Library Revisiter 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!
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Weekend at Franklin's 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....
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 26, 2011
Privatize Me! If the right wing has its way, the word "Public" will no longer be a part of our national vocabulary.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 19, 2011
Die! Die! Die! At least Marie Antoinette wanted to let the starving masses to eat cake. Today's right wing wants the poor buggers to die.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Senator Bye Arlen Specter's departure yesterday from the "party of Lincoln" is but a drop of water in the tsunami.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 18, 2009
Georgie in La La Land Did You see the First Fool's "Good Riddance Address" to the nation? I need a drink!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2009
BREAKING NEWS: Ronald Reagan Is Dead The so-called "revolution" which bore his name is now deader than the Gipper himself. Good riddance.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 22, 2009
Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, America! 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2009
The G.O.Pizza Party 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???
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 28, 2011
Waiting for Irene Irene is no lady. In fact she promises to be a real humdinger!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2009
Coddlin' Them Dictators Did you see Obama last week in Trinidad? He was actually civil to Hugo Chavez! WE'RE DOOMED!
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 7, 2011
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?
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2011
Here Comes Mr. Rick! WANTED FOR PRESIDENT: ANOTHER HALF-WITTED RERACTIONARY FROM THE TEXAS GOVERNOR'S MANSION. What a neat idea!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
No Ordinary Team of Rivals 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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
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.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Lethal Nation 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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Give 'em Hell, Barry! The rhetoric of President Obama last evening is what Americans have been desperate for for generations.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 12, 2012
Mad Hatters and Tea Partiers This is going to be one train-wreck of a political year - no doubt about it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (?) Is this change we can believe in? I need a drink!
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ten Minutes or Ten Years Ago? Our luck ran out on September 11, 2001.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 19, 2009
One More Day It's almost over - Hang in there, folks
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2009
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!

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