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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2006
War Crimes, continued... Now is a time for action--words do not change the course of history--the actions of brave people do.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 17, 2006
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?"
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2006
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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 5, 2006
Drinking the Sand (or How to Sell It Without Selling Out) We already know that the left needs to work on its marketing skills—but how do we sell our ideas without selling out?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
The Hoohaa Monologues: Vaginas, Snickers Bars, and a Well Spoken Black Man 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 16, 2006
War Crimes 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The Law Stands... in the Way of No Powerful Man 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2006
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 2, 2007
The Most Intelligent Female in America 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...
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 29, 2006
re: Revolution
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2006
It's the Term Limits, Stupid. 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 9, 2006
Sweeps: Media Boycott Part II With another Sweeps season upon us, networks are facing pressure to bring in viewers…
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 10, 2006
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 11, 2006
The Next Wave: Feminism in the 21st Century, Part I Celebrating Women's History Month: An Overview of the Fight for Equal Rights
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 23, 2006
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.)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2006
The Liberal Agenda: Good Neighbors Guess what campers--there is a liberal agenda. Oh yes, there really, really is.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2006
No Abu Ghraib Scandal for these Victims Every year in the United States and abroad, there are countless non-human victims of war.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 28, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 3, 2006
Your Voice Didn't Echo... A Letter to My Husband Upon His Return from Iraq
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Other Shoe Drops: The Insanity of the UAE Ports Deal This is so insane, even Sean Hannity is arguing against it.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 4, 2006
Network News Boycott: Save Your Soul This revolution will not be televised. Tune out, tune in, and get with it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Big Brother 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...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 9, 2006
The President Who Cried Wolf 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 3, 2006
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 26, 2006
Conservatives are not Stupid! 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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Poor America, Dumb America: It's Time for Solutions What the hell were we thinking? And why I am telling you all of this?
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 12, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2006
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 29, 2006
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!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2006
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...
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 8, 2006
We are the Meteor Conservatives: all brawn, no brains...
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The Gender Gap
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2006
Breaking News: Alito Filibuster Dead Alito filibuster decimated.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2006
It's Bigger than Google The only thing that can change what our kids do when they are alone is not leaving them alone.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 26, 2006
Breaking News--Kerry to Filibuster Senator John Kerry to Lead Alito Filibuster

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