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During the short space in my early 20s when I took Ayn Rand's philosophy seriously, it occurred to me more than once that perhaps I found it appealing because I could understand it. Kant? No, I can't,
by DaveElder
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:45 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Here's the thing. I love Bernie and have been supporting him for some time. But just because I love Bernie, will support/work for and vote for him does not mean I have to trash Hillary. This is ...
by Jjc2006
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 09:46 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
I live in the rural Midwest. Agriculture is the dominant activity, and most folks live in small towns. In many respects, it is a good place to live. People are mostly decent and hard working. ...
by pikachu
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:45 AM PDT with 65 Recommends
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
by campskunk2
Comment Count 128 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 10:01 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
by HalFonts
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 05:57 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
by ZhenRen
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
by Galtisalie
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
by terrypinder
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” These reassuring words from President Obama came during unsettling anti-police riots in Ferguson, MO. But times have stayed ...
by jccayford
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
I spend a lot of time on twitter's C-SPAN Washington Journal feed. There I joust with Conservatives and Libertarians over the understanding of what reality is and what a fact in proper context is. ...
by dfwlibrarian
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 04:04 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
This is a cautionary tale for the youngest members of Daily Kos. Don't be like me and wait until it is too late to get actively involved. I'm 72 years old with serious health issues that severely ...
by Dorothy Weigel
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 02:41 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Over the course of the last 50 years, we've seen some remarkable generational shifts that ushered in dramatic political change. From Kevin Phillips' Emerging Republican Majority , to Ruy Teixera's ...
by Velvet Revolution
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
Photo Credit: NASA Today, I hope to entertain you and include some sciencey stuff. Because astrology is both art and science.
by Siris
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:55 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
by TheLovingThinkingFighter
Comment Count 73 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 05:23 AM PDT with 144 Recommends
Bernie Sanders's announcement that he was running for President, and the ensuing fulfillment of the potential for a lively Democratic primary after all, got me thinking about primary season in ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 06:32 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I call myself that in order to distinguish myself from the dominant strain of North American Christianity. At the risk of sounding arrogant and judgmental, I am ...
by Bill Day
Comment Count 136 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:28 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
There have been a lot of really jaw-dropping questions asked lately. Many times they're asked in the face of the actual answers already being stated. Questions like, "If you're angry at [X], why are ...
by Chazzk
Comment Count 133 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 10:57 AM PDT with 305 Recommends
I am a patriotic American. No. Really. I don't just use that as a cheap buzz word because my talking heads told me that I am. I love my country and I sincerely want to help bring her to a healthy ...
by anb1972
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 06:46 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
In the UK the Disasters Emergency Committee is a coordinating body of 13 charities which work together at critical times to raise funds and ensure aid is delivered effectively. Since their launch in ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 06:56 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
A man arrested, healthy and intact in custody was taken by the Law. His death is still the only living fact inside a story rife with every flaw. Policemen, armored, ready for a fight amass to keep a ...
by teddywolf
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 12:02 AM PDT with 11 Recommends