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This is another entry in my series of "Things I spent time writing to my Senators and Representative and don't want to vanish away into the ether never to be seen again." It's about patent reform. ...
by Certifiable Genius
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 09:25 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I submitted the following modest proposal for serious market-based reform of our cash-strapped public university to the campus paper. They declined to publish it, as one would expect for those ...
by docmidwest
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 08:49 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Because that's what you're gonna get if you keep letting police officers and vigilantes gun down black men, children, and the mentally ill. To borrow a saying: fix it now. Obviously the lives of ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 07:12 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
It's Time to Take Our Country Back--and Here's How by Rick Weiland and Drey Samuelson Here is what everyone knows: Our government simply isn't working, it's like a car with a dead battery--when ...
by dreysamuelson
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 02:40 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
American democracy has changed in many ways since 1948, the year that both the Republican and Democratic Parties held the first televised national Conventions in Philadelphia. Using the Democrats' ...
by stancutler
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 05:46 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to address the Joint Session of Congress was ill-conceived and exposed the poor leadership of the GOP. It was ill-conceived and wrong because it ...
by melshim
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 05:22 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Well, back in '04 there was the Big Four : Three companies have traditionally dominated the market for developing tests: Harcourt Educational Measurement, CTB McGraw-Hill, and Riverside Publishing. ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Many individuals come to the wrong conclusion that the parents must have been abusive or neglectful in order for ACS to investigate, this is just a myth. The fact of the matter is that over 80% of ...
by fpafoundation
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 11:39 PM PST with 2 Recommends
This is another very personal diary today. I suppose most of what I know has come from direct experience. I always try to research whatever subject I deside to discuss, but you won't find much space ...
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 05:57 AM PST with 105 Recommends
In an unprecedented move (at least in the United States) the New York City Board of Correction announced today : Starting January 1st, 2016, no one under the age of twenty-one will be put into ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 08:55 AM PST with 15 Recommends
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 269 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 10:20 AM PST with 154 Recommends
Some say a more populist Democratic Party will soon emerge. It won’t happen as long as these leaders and this system are in place. - Bill Curry, from Salon.com via Alternet Virtually your entire ...
by 3rdOption
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Just like Bill Clinton did. And when Clinton got one, he gave us: the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, and NAFTA The combination of which resulted in the meltdown of '08, and thus ...
by 3rdOption
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 02:49 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Does any American seriously NOT know that there is a "Cop Culture" in this nation? Do any of us have a genuine understanding of what goes in inside that culture? Unless you've lived inside of it, ...
by Celtic Merlin
Comment Count 116 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 08:23 AM PST with 366 Recommends
While Bob McCulloch's handling of the Wilson-Brown shooting was wrong in a lot of ways, he did say something I found to be profound. When asked last week how we prevent future situations like this ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 09:02 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Seven years ago, as our economy was collapsing in on itself after decades of deregulation and limited governmental oversight on Wall Street, Barack Obama ran his presidential campaign on change from ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Everybody wants political reform but we all have different ideas about what it might look like. It depends where you fall on the Left/Right spectrum of course and also what time period we're talking ...
by bettylucy
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 09:06 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Compete! The shot rang through the glen Scatter! To the coast, to the four corners, and go Ruin is at our heels Promise is in our hearts And now, you Stand in the way Stop! The shout rang ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 09:48 AM PST with 2 Recommends
For six years the GOP has engaged in a relentless anti-Obama crusade that seems to have paid dividends in the mid-term election. During that period, the GOP’s accomplishments included, shutting ...
by melshim
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 04:58 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Dark money from anonymous donors is pouring into the 2014 Senate races. According to Jon Terbush at The Week magazine, midterm election spending this year will "blow away" prior campaign spending ...
by brilyn37
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 08:12 PM PST with 2 Recommends