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In two weeks, the doc-fix is in! Before I publish this, odds are my typing has been scrutinized by our government's genius mainframe. That's not right. Children will die tonight in Yemen on my ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 04:17 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
You know the safety net is in danger when lawmakers fire away and claim they’re trying to save it. On the first day of the new Congress, the House warned that Social Security benefits might need “
by Gerald Scorse
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Such a long, long time ago Barack Obama was a fresh national candidate, out on the campaign trail and the reality as our first black president far from certain. ...
by paradox
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 08:44 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Tonight I went to the market to buy food, only to find out my SNAP card had 0.00 dollars on it. I had to put almost everything back, which was so embarrassing. The glares of the woman behind me ...
by jplanner
Comment Count 208 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 10:22 PM PST with 222 Recommends
Republican Failures should Decide the Mid-terms Elections have consequences. If Democrats lose the Senate in November, they will only have themselves to blame. Sure, ...
by jmcmeans
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
My favorite musical is "A Chorus Line." It is about the casting of the chorus members for a musical. One of the people auditioning is an exceptionally talented dancer. So much so, that she was ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Embrace it . Claim it. Own it. Doing the opposite -- claiming to be against it -- makes you a Republican-lite , and therefore unelectable. Voters will choose the "real thing" everytime they are ...
by jamess
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 04:02 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
I was in a rush. I had decided to pick up birthday flowers for the wife from a local florist, but found it closed. Out of business. I went to another location, same deal. Tough days in the flower ...
by The Termite
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 08:40 AM PDT with 237 Recommends
Apologies in advance for offending anyone, but I'm tired of the meta navel gazing of the last few weeks. We need to get over ourselves. There are more important things we should be doing. In no ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 06:18 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
We don't want to turn the safety net Into a hammock A safety net is much, much larger than a hammock.
by Frankenoid
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 05:50 AM PST with 13 Recommends
What do you call " Temp Workers " who are "Permanently" stuck there -- in their 'temporary' situation? Well, the economy that has made it an art-form , in exactly how to exploit employees To The ...
by jamess
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 04:37 PM PST with 31 Recommends
Unlike the way Republicans treat it, Unemployment Insurance Extension is a humane solution, to very serious "structural" problem that still persists in our overly-austere economy. Down & out: US ...
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 08:09 PM PST with 5 Recommends
When I settled in North Carolina this past summer, my first order of business was adopting a shelter dog. My husband and I found this gorgeous Lab mix at a no-kill shelter. He had spent most of ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 180 comments on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM PST with 180 Recommends
Why is it that Washington village “progressives,” and their associates in other parts of the country who are nevertheless part of the Washington village culture, often ask useful questions, but, ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 03:27 PM PST with 5 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 07:51 AM PST with 51 Recommends
On Valentine's Day, Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the President, authored by himself and signed by 15 other Senators, all Democrats. The letter was a response to the rumors that the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 14 Recommends
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by JusticeSeeker68
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 03:19 PM PST with 8 Recommends
As we prepare for this afternoon's Super Bowl, regardless of whether you're cheering for the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks, here's some food for thought. This morning on Fox News Sunday, ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 02:13 PM PST with 28 Recommends
The US and its puritanical roots is the basis for many of its problems and racism. The idea that some people might get one dollar more than they deserve according to Jesus Christ is enough to make ...
by theblackandtanshow
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:53 AM PST with 11 Recommends
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by Jen Sorensen
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 68 Recommends