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SHARE Sunday, October 18, 2009 Protest against wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan
March in Philly on the 17th of October to protest range of issues, primarily war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, the need for spending on human needs and not corporate greed, wars and repression in Palestine and Latin America and the desperate need for nuclear disarmament.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 3, 2010 Institutional privilege
On the balancing act between institutional privilege and credibility with the public. Is a "win-win" solution possible or is it a "zero-sum" or "win-loss" kind of "game"?
SHARE Sunday, December 21, 2008 Trustworthiness
Peggy Noonan's pre-election evaluation of G.W. Bush's honesty.
SHARE Sunday, July 10, 2011 Iraq's future
Is there any realistic path to any sort of victory in Iraq? Can it be don t al or would it simply require a greater effort than America is willing to put up for it?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 13, 2011 About bloody time, it is!
Larry Summers fills his piece with "No $%#@ Sherlock" pearls of wisdom. Very welcome pearls, no doubt about that, but very long-overdue ones.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 9, 2010 What will the next Congress look like?
If, as many fear, the Republicans manage to take over one or both house of Congress? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicates that he's been entirely happy with his strategy to block or at least delay, pretty much everything the Obama Administration has tried to do since January 2009.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 6, 2009 The "a few bad apples" defense
Does the "a few bad apples" defense apply to ACORN? One of the problems in using that defense is that it's been very badly overused over the past decade.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 2, 2010 The deficit scolds strike
The hysteria about the deficit is spreading and regular Americans are being trampled in the panic.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 18, 2010 We've Gotta Make a Stink about This
The deficit scolds/the "Catfood Commission" is coming to Philadelphia June 26th. We call them that because they'd love to see our senior citizens reduced to eating catfood. Their goal is not to solve true economic problems, but to impoverish everyone who makes less than a quarter of a million a year.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 22, 2009 Department of Unsurprising News
Whuuh?!?! The warrantless wiretapping program was a dragnet and not a carefully pin-pointed program?!?!? Wow! The attack on Gaza did not wipe out Hamas?!?! President Obama's a smart guy? Rush Limbaugh hates his fellow Americans?
SHARE Tuesday, March 6, 2012 The return of austerity on the Democratic side of the aisle
As they appear to have forgotten the whole point of Occupy Wall Street, that it's not the deficit, but inequality and unemployment that are America's primary problems, the austerity bug has been infecting some Democrats with its stinking, horribly awful, degenerative disease.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Voter fraud: How big an issue?
Voter fraud seems from a liberal / Democratic perspective to be a non-issue, but right-wingers seem to be pretty upset about it.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 31, 2008 After the election?
What are the chances Obama & McCain will sit down after the election and peacefully and productively discuss the future direction of the country?
Yeah, that's what I think too.
SHARE Friday, April 18, 2008 The 16 April Obama-Clinton debate
The left blogosphere is in agreement, the debate was terrible, with far too many "gotcha" questions and far too few questions of substance.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 23, 2008 The "Maverick" John McCain
Please don't anyone be under the impression that John McCain is a liberal at heart. He isn't.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Douglas Feith coming out with book
Douglas Feith, "The [effing] stupidest guy on the planet" attempts to set us all straight on who lost Iraq. Hint: President Bush comes across as wisely and heroically struggling to make it all work.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Calendar vs Conditions
Should the US leave Iraq based on a calendar or based on conditions? McCain is flummoxed by the question.