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The ghastly drug war case in Georgia you probably haven't heard much about
One of the most gut-wrenching stories of 2014 is arguably that of Bounkham "Baby Bou Bou" Phonesavanh. He and his family were staying in Cornelia, Georgia--an hour north of Atlanta-- after their ...
Christian Dem in NC 12/21/2014 25 78 2 -
NC-Sen: Local press silent so far on Tillis' macaca moment
As many of you know, North Carolina state house speaker Thom Tillis is in a bit of trouble after a 2012 interview surfaced that caught him in a macaca moment . Tillis, who is trying to derail Kay ...
Christian Dem in NC 06/18/2014 8 28 - -
Gay couples in NC seek immediate end to gay-marriage ban for health reasons
North Carolina's odious Amendment One, which wrote a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution, could be deep-sixed later this year when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on ...
Christian Dem in NC 04/09/2014 4 17 - -
Duke Energy illegally pumped coal ash into Cape Fear River
Duke Energy is in hot water again over coal ash. Earlier this month, local environmentalists noticed Duke was pumping down coal ash lagoons at a retired power plant. That triggered an ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/21/2014 20 58 1 -
Duke Energy wants to shift cost of closing coal ash ponds to customers
Last week, Duke Energy was slapped with a demand from the North Carolina governor's office to come up with a plan to shut down its coal ash ponds across the state. Yesterday, Duke CEO Lynn Good ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/08/2014 19 24 - -
NC regulators to inspect all of Duke Energy's coal ash ponds--and want previously private documents
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced late yesterday that it will inspect all of Duke Energy's coal ash ponds next week--and also demanded that the nation's ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/06/2014 19 67 2 -
Charlotte's water supply is three miles from coal ash ponds
There's a frightening story on the front page of today's Charlotte Observer. The water supply for the nation's 17th-largest city is only three miles downstream from a massive stockpile of coal ash ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/02/2014 9 26 - -
Georgia legislature considering near-carbon copy of anti-gay Arizona bill
The proposed law in Arizona that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and others for religious reasons is a legal and economic disaster waiting to happen. Well, apparently some ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/25/2014 19 26 1 -
Ole Miss frat makes first public comments since turfing three members who vandalized Meredith statue
For those who missed it, there was a major development this weekend in the case of the vandalizing of James Meredith's statue at Ole Miss. It turns out the three freshmen who pulled this stunt were ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/24/2014 46 29 - -
Fraternity suspends Ole Miss chapter after three members suspected of defacing James Meredith statue
Yesterday, it emerged that the three freshmen at Ole Miss who vandalized a statue of James Meredith with a noose and a confederate flag had all recently joined the school's chapter of Sigma Phi ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/22/2014 32 41 - -
Homophobic activist Eugene Delgaudio may lose his job as Loudoun County supervisor
Surprised no one's noticed this, but one of the nation's most virulent homophobes is in a fight to keep his day job. Eugene Delgaudio is best known as the head of Public Advocate of the United ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/09/2014 14 33 - -
Family of GA teen found dead in gym mat sues funeral home
It's been over a year since Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Georgia. According to sheriff's investigators and the county medical ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/06/2014 33 125 - -
Tennessee Legislature makes (up) history!
The Tennessee legislature -- with a Republican supermajority made up largely of historical illiterates -- is now in the business of mandating how history is to be taught. HB 1129 and SB 1266 ...
fiddler crabby 01/25/2014 85 49 1 -
PPTS Sunday, January 5, 2013: The Battle For Women
" Progressive Politics:Tennessee Style " ( PPTS ) is presenting a 24-week series investigating " The War on the Poor " in America. Today, we present the second of a three-part series on the third ...
Bud Fields 01/05/2014 3 1 - -
Grand jury probing carbon monoxide deaths in NC hotel
We may be on the verge of a breakthrough in the case of the deaths of three people in a Boone, North Carolina hotel this past spring from carbon monoxide poisoning--enough to merit a repost from ...
Christian Dem in NC 01/05/2014 6 15 - -
NC health secretary refuses to justify huge personal services contracts
Remember how the Republican Party says it's the party of accountability in government? And that it wants to run government like a business? Well, what's happening with the North Carolina ...
Christian Dem in NC 12/01/2013 4 37 2 -
Growing concern about safety of homeschooled kids in North Carolina
There have been a lot of concerns raised about the kind of things homeschooled kids are taught, especially in Christianist-oriented curricula. But an article that appeared below the fold of this ...
Christian Dem in NC 11/24/2013 121 48 - -
PPTS: S2E5-"The Hunger Cliff" (part II) Who's pushing, and why?
On our last PPTS episode , we began a conversation about what has become identified as "The Hunger Cliff". We worked to define terms and look at the people on a few sides of the issue. Our ...
Bud Fields 11/09/2013 2 3 - -
Turning Texas: Voter ID 2014 Dry Run Shows Clear Evidence of Disenfranchisement for Women.
Turning Texas is a group electoral clearinghouse for Democratic races in the Lone Star State. That means Wendy Davis and every other Texas race. We welcome all contributors with an interest in and ...
bastrop 11/07/2013 176 195 1 -
Federal prosecutors to investigate death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson
The family of a Valdosta, Georgia teenager is finally going to get what it's been angling for since his highly suspicious death back in January. Earlier today, the area U.S. Attorney announced he ...
Christian Dem in NC 10/31/2013 8 18 - -
So the Daily Show sends a "gay" couple to AL and MS
I'm a progressive, old lesbian from Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, the conservatism in Alabama is enough to make a progressive, old lesbian mad as hell--so mad in fact that I left in the 80s. But I plan ...
cassandraX 10/31/2013 131 94 - -
Another GOP representative babbles incoherently when asked to explain her criticism of Obamacare
Here we go again . As explained by Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress : On Friday morning, CNN anchor Carol Costello challenged Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to substantiate her claim that ...
Laurence Lewis 10/31/2013 144 206 2 -
Voting Rights decision another fine mess for Congress
Before we join our fellow progressives in the justifiable assault on the Supreme Court for its colossally f-ed up decision, Tuesday, in Shelby County v Holder , which struck down key elements of the ...
ProseAndThorn 10/31/2013 3 3 1 -
SCOTUS arguments show 'there is still work to do' on voting rights
There are few words that cut through the perennial story of American pride in its exceptionality, like "racism." That one, ugly social system, propped up over our sordid history by institutional and ...
ProseAndThorn 10/31/2013 9 8 - -
Don't freak out! Texas Voter ID and Voter Protection
Sondra Haltom, founder of Empower the Vote Texas , is correct when she reminds us that we simply cannot afford to freak out or to freak ...
nomandates 10/27/2013 80 254 8 -
Kentucky as a Purple State
I moved here in 1986 and made this my adopted state. I often read, including here at Daily Kos, that Kentucky is a "Red" (or Republican-dominated) state. "Wow. Isn't it amazing that Alison ...
SouthernLeveller 10/27/2013 207 283 8 -
TN judge who tried to change baby's name from "Messiah" could face discipline
The East Tennessee magistrate who famously tried to force a couple to change their baby's name from "Messiah" is going to have to answer for her actions. Late yesterday, Cocke County child support ...
Christian Dem in NC 10/25/2013 65 104 - -
Turning Texas: S.B. 1636 - Wendy Davis helps Texas DPS do the Right Thing
Turning Texas is a new group electoral clearinghouse for Democratic races in the Lone Star State. That means Wendy Davis and every other Texas race. We welcome all contributors with an interest in ...
bastrop 10/07/2013 20 48 - -
Ole Miss football players accused of harassing performers at play about Matthew Shephard murder
Several football players at the University of Mississippi may have a lot of explaining to do. According to a report in the student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, a group of 20 freshman players ...
Christian Dem in NC 10/03/2013 28 31 - -
Houston Call to Action: VoteRiders Voter ID Clinic this Saturday
Three months ago today Chief Justice John Roberts announced the 5-4 decision on Shelby County v. Holder , the most serious challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act since it was passed. Within two ...
VoteRiders 09/17/2013 6 7 - -
TN County School Board Demands Removal of GLBT Safe Space Sign. Help Support The Students!
This has been hard for me to write. I have switched emotions from anger, to sadness, to indignation, to disappointment…and I finally settled on driven. The ignorance and lack of desire to see ...
Patrick is Lucky 09/10/2013 8 18 - -
Texas Matters: In San Antonio, a struggle for basic civil rights comes to a head this week
Texas Matters is a Monday evening series focusing on Texas political news while sharing information and strategies with the aim of taking back our state. First of all, if you're wondering if you'...
Chrislove 09/02/2013 43 54 - -
Only In Tennessee!
Sometimes, it is difficult for those living in less than completely red states to understand the challenges we in the completely red states face; sometimes on a daily basis. Follow me just below the ...
Bud Fields 09/02/2013 9 1 - -
Restaurant Asks 25 Black People to Leave Because 1 White Person Feels "Threatened"
Remarkable. Fifty years after Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech this crap's still going on. From Progressive Populist : Blacks Asked to Leave South Carolina Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ...
Ice Blue 08/25/2013 324 403 6 -
The Life of Citizen: On Rules and Roles
I read an interesting diary today by someone I consider a colleague who talks about doing the right thing. OPOL is a kos favorite to those who know him. I hope every kossack does. His writing today ...
Bud Fields 08/16/2013 10 - - -
Problems with NC medical examiners revealed with CO deaths in Boone were previously revealed in 2001
Back in April, Daryl and Shirley Jenkins, an elderly couple from Washington state, died in their Boone, North Carolina hotel from carbon monoxide poisoning. Earlier this month, 11-year-old Jeffrey ...
Christian Dem in NC 06/23/2013 8 26 - -
Art Pope must lose his NC state job for online harassment of Moral Monday protesters
Pat McCrory became only the third Republican to become governor of North Carolina since Reconstruction in large part by portraying himself as a moderate. To be sure, his actions in office have ...
Christian Dem in NC 06/21/2013 30 27 1 -
Owner of NC hotel where three people died due to CO leak must not be allowed to reopen
As I mentioned earlier today , we now know that three people died at a Best Western in Boone, North Carolina as a result of a carbon monoxide leak from an indoor pool heater located one floor below ...
Christian Dem in NC 06/18/2013 19 20 - -
What American Democracy Requires
The ebbs and floes of American Democracy have been written, and re-written into our nation's history since before our founding as a rebellious nation-state. I'm not going to list those times, or ...
Bud Fields 06/12/2013 3 1 - -
Texas Redistricting Field Hearings: June 6-12, 2013
Yesterday, tom 47 posted a comment quoting State Rep. Yvonne Davis's (HD-111, Dallas) email emphasizing the importance of our participating in the field hearings that have been scheduled during the ...
nomandates 06/05/2013 18 25 - -
Almost 300 people in Charlotte have guns even though they legally can't have them
The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would close the state's gun purchase database to the public. Well, if there's any justice, a front-page story in today's Charlotte ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/12/2013 10 20 - -
PPTS: Episode 52 "PPTS At One Year"
It truly is difficult to believe, but the radio show which was begun as a response to a discussion right here on GOS celebrates it's first anniversary today. Beginning at 2:30 PM (Central Time) today,
Bud Fields 03/24/2013 1 - - -
Holes in NC's mental health system make it hard to find help in case of an emergency
Ever since Sandy Hook, one of the standard responses from Second Amendment absolutists has been that the way to solve the problem of gun violence is to fix our mental health system. As tone-deaf as ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/10/2013 14 19 - -
Tennessee police chief using polygraph to keep racists off the force
When Shane Sullivan was hired as the police chief of Coopertown, Tennessee; he decided to take a zero-tolerance approach to racism on the force. As part of his efforts to keep racist knuckle-...
Christian Dem in NC 03/08/2013 125 118 - -
FBI may investigate death of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate as hate crime
The FBI revealed that it is monitoring the investigation into the death of Marco McMillan, the openly gay man who was running for mayor of a Mississippi town . And it's seriously considering a ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/07/2013 6 18 - -
South Carolina debating law that would allow anyone to carry concealed weapons without a permit
When Republicans pretty much own a state legislature, you expect to see craziness regarding gun laws. Well, South Carolina is considering a real doozy. Apparently some lawmakers are considering a ...
Christian Dem in NC 03/02/2013 36 20 1 -
Suspect in thwarted Charleston shooting had history of mental illness, threatened to kill Bush 43
We almost had another school-shooting tragedy on Monday--this one in Charleston. Alice Boland drove up to the gate of Ashley Hall, an exclusive girls' prep school, brandishing a pistol. When ...
Christian Dem in NC 02/09/2013 8 34 - -
What are YOU Going To Do About...Employment?
We each either are, or know someone who could use a little more money in their month. Right? I don't mean much, or even a lot of money--just a little more. If you were to find a $1 on the ground ...
Bud Fields 02/03/2013 15 4 1 -
Mississippi legislature debating creation of committee to nullify "unconstitutional" laws
The Mississippi state house is currently debating a bill called the "Mississippi Balance of Powers Act" that, if passed, would give the state legislature the power to nullify any federal law or ...
Christian Dem in NC 01/26/2013 32 30 - -
Update on South Carolina Sheriff Al Cannon
Today, in response to my signing the "Sheriff Al Cannon should resign" petition at signon.org, I received an e-mail from Mr. Cannon. Very polite but asking me to watch the video about his plans to ...
river0 01/21/2013 32 73 - -
Rep Jim Cooper (DINO TN-05) Responds To My Email...and I'm more angry!
When I learned about the idiotic vote Rep. Jim Cooper took, I immediately sent this email because I was so angry. Well, he sent me a response. You can read it below the fold. Needless to say...I ...
Patrick is Lucky 01/17/2013 9 16 - -
Democrat Jim Cooper's vote against Sandy relief shows, once again, why he needs to be primaried
I've long believed that wankerish NoLabels-loving conservaDem Jim Cooper has deserved a primary challenge. It's not just his votes but his mouth: He's spent his whole career publicly undermining the ...
David Nir 01/16/2013 191 147 2 4
My email to Rep. Jim Cooper (DINO, TN-5)
I am EXTREMELY ANGRY about my Rep voting against Sandy funding...Especially since he is the ONLY Democrat to do so. Below the fold is my email to him. Forgive the brevity, but I am currently in a ...
Patrick is Lucky 01/15/2013 23 13 - -
New questions about Mississippi's former medical examiner
From 1995 to 2008, Steven Hayne was the de facto state medical examiner for Mississippi. He'd been handling most of the state's autopsies since the late 1980s, but the formal post of state medical ...
Christian Dem in NC 01/08/2013 7 14 - -
AL teen's plans to kill African-American, gay students with explosives thwarted
Here's a scary story out of Russell County, Alabama. Seventeen-year-old Derek Shrout was arrested on Friday for plotting to kill six of his fellow students and one teacher with homemade explosives. ...
Chrislove 01/07/2013 107 150 2 -
Texas state troopers accused of subjecting women to unconstitutional roadside body cavity search
Back in July Angel Dobbs and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, were pulled over by Texas state trooper David Ferrell for throwing cigarette butts out of their window just outside Carrollton. In the midst of ...
Christian Dem in NC 12/19/2012 204 237 1 -
South Carolina considering bill to allow public school employees to carry concealed weapons
Barely 12 hours after Rick Snyder had the good sense to veto a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons in schools and day care centers, word comes out that a state rep in South Carolina has ...
Christian Dem in NC 12/19/2012 20 8 - -
Residents of Louisiana town evacuated due to improperly stored explosives file class-action lawsuit
Some of you may remember that last week, police discovered six million pounds of improperly stored M6 artillery propellant at Camp Minden, a former Army ammo plant east of Shreveport. They were so ...
Christian Dem in NC 12/12/2012 12 19 - -
PPTS Episode 41: "ALEC vs. ALICE"
Join us this evening for a special show on a new project to counter The American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ): The American Legislative Issue and Campaign Exchange ( ALICE ). This is a ...
Bud Fields 12/09/2012 1 3 - -
Pushing for the federal contractor executive order in Tennessee
Since the end of the election there has been talk of a renewed push to get President Obama to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating in employment based on sexual ...
Chris Sanders 11/26/2012 5 7 - -
SC-Gov: Nikki Haley's problems
South Carolina politics has not been covered much thanks to wall to wall reporting of the presidential election and other 2012 races, but there have been some very interesting things happening ...
psychicpanda 11/26/2012 44 51 - -
TN-04: DesJarlais admitted under oath to at least six relationships, including two patients
Earlier today, the Chattanooga Times Free Press obtained the transcript from Congressman Scott DesJarlais' 2001 divorce trial. While much of the talk centers around the fanatically pro-life ...
Christian Dem in NC 11/15/2012 31 23 - -
Racist vandalism targeting freshman at Ole Miss
Yesterday, Bosshogg mentioned that the racist-tinged Election Night protest at the University of Mississippi has several football recruits rethinking their commitments. Well, there might be yet ...
Christian Dem in NC 11/11/2012 25 42 1 -
4 More Signs Florida Stays Blue in 2016
Aside from reelecting President Barack Obama & Senator Bill Nelson, Florida voters did much to make us proud on November 6, 2012. Here's a list of four additional things that should make you smile -
HawksLoveDoves 11/09/2012 16 13 - -
PPTS: "The Day After" Live Tonight!
This is a short notification that "Progressive Politics:Tennessee Style" will be live for the final election episode tonight, from 7-9 PM (Central Time) ...
Bud Fields 11/07/2012 1 1 - -
Romney's 8-point win in Georgia is good news for us in the long term
If you look at the electoral maps since 1992, the only reason the Republicans are even still in the game is because of Texas and Georgia. That's a total of 50 electoral votes that will usually go ...
Christian Dem in NC 11/07/2012 31 30 - -
Holy Cow, South Carolina
Don't get me wrong. I don't believe for a second that Obama is going to win South Carolina. I don't even think it will be close. But right now on NBC, with 1% of the vote in, Obama has 75% of the ...
The Baptist Death Ray 11/06/2012 38 59 - -
Elections. PPTS. You. Tonight.
In the past months, " Progressive Politics:Tennessee Style " (PPTS) has worked to highlight the activities, the activists, and the activism of the Progressive ...
Bud Fields 11/06/2012 1 1 - -
PPTS This Week
After more than two years, the day is upon us. Early voting is nearly complete (sooner than expected in some areas), and the general election stands now as the only thing between the survival of ...
Bud Fields 11/04/2012 1 1 - -
FL failed charter school did without computers, library, or cafeteria. Principal got $824,000.
NorthStar High School in the Orange County School District has shut down. Their phone is disconnected. State Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat, is trying to get legislation that will ...
floridagal 11/03/2012 166 356 6 -
My experiences at our local early voting library in Texas
Today is Saturday in Texas and even though I voted on Monday, the day of early voting in Texas, I went down to our local library where early voting was in process. Early voting here in Houston, ...
smokey545 10/28/2012 20 30 - -
Paul Sadler has Momentum in Texas! TX-Sen
I just received this e-mail this morning from the Paul Sadler for Senate campaign: This week Paul Sadler has picked up two new endorsements: The El Paso Times points to Paul's emphasis on border ...
tom 47 10/25/2012 45 33 - -
Snapshots from Nashville...I early voted today!
I early voted today here in Antioch, which is in Davidson County and considered part of Metro Nashville. This is the second day of early voting, but the first that lasts until 7. The crowd at my ...
Patrick is Lucky 10/18/2012 6 17 - -
TN-04: Poll reports Scott DesJarlais is in trouble
New Poll has Rep. Scott DesJarlis (R-TN) under 50 and up only 5 points on his Democratic opponent. When the Huffington Post broke the story that anti-choice ...
brooklynbadboy 10/18/2012 16 23 - -
Breaking Shock Poll: Obama Tied With Romney in Tennessee
Call it an outlier; call it fool's gold, call it wishful thinking, call it an early poll--but you have to call this poll something: "President Barack Obama has pulled into a virtual tie with ...
joelgp 10/18/2012 143 127 1 1412
"All Over Again--For The First Time!"
When I was a child, one of the things I was taught in elementary school was the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. Throughout my life, I have learned, sometimes ...
Bud Fields 10/18/2012 1 2 - -
"You Can't Vote" Being Disenfranchised in Tennessee
I was very excited yesterday knowing that I would be voting in my third presidential election. I went to work, requested my two hours of voting time, and headed off to my early voting precinct. When ...
zakandsantos 10/18/2012 10 31 - -
Way to go TEXAS!
What is going on in Texas? Record setting voter registration , that's what. At Tuesday’s deadline for voters to get registered to take part in the Nov. 6 election, elections officials across ...
MinistryOfTruth 10/16/2012 98 258 - -
Trouble in Tennessee (Updated)
Today we woke up to this in the Tennessean . A candidate who’s seeking to represent Nashville in Congress posted a photo of his gun and a pointed message for President Barack Obama on his ...
illinifan17 10/02/2012 105 177 - 1940
The Yellow Rose of Texas: Drawing a Durable Majority
I still haven't gotten to reply to some comments on my previous diary . I'd like to apologize for that, as I promised I would. Honestly, I've forgotten how exactly it was that I was going to reply, ...
wwmiv 09/30/2012 43 21 1 346
PPTS: Episode 28 September 30, 2012: Politics in the Pulpit? Really?
"Preaching Politics In The Pulpit? Really?" On October 7th, 2012, several thousand ministers, priests, and rabbii are going to direct their congregations on how to vote in this year's General ...
Bud Fields 09/29/2012 8 3 - 60
PPTS Episode 27: "History Of A Lifetime" (Part 2)
In our previous episode , it was my distinct pleasure to interview William R. "Bill" Baird. For those who have, in any time since 1963, been involved in the Women's Movement in the United States of ...
Bud Fields 09/28/2012 5 2 1 25
TN Majority Leader Gerald McCormick(R) caught stealing signs
Tennessee Majority Leader, Rep. Gerald McCormick (R) was caught stealing Frank Eaton, the Democratic candidate for TN-27th sign's in a public right of way on Saturday. He also cursed out Frank ...
Sandy on Signal 09/23/2012 53 165 5 1480
Republican Lynches Empty Chair in Racist Presidential Effigy in Austin UPDATE: Adds American Flag
I hate bringing y'all news that just confirms the worst stereotypes of Texans. Today, Burnt Orange Report received a photo, reproduced below the jump, of an empty chair "lynched" from a tree in a ...
kath25 09/20/2012 350 409 7 3639
Breaking the barrier in Texas.
This year Texas Democrats hope to break the barrier and elect a Democratic candidate to a statewide office and elect more Democrats to judicial offices. Texas Democrats are also positioned to take ...
Tomtech 09/17/2012 8 27 - 131
Political Geography, Part 2: The Southeast
This is part two of my series looking at the political geography of elections at the state level. In it, I present maps and data for the average of statewide races from 2004 to present by county ...
sawolf 09/15/2012 34 27 2 377
This week in the War on Voting: Rep. John Lewis offers a personal history on voter suppression
One of my few heroes who happens to be the congressman from my birth state of Georgia, Rep. John Lewis, a Freedom Rider in 1961, gave a brief and eloquent speech about voter suppression at the ...
Meteor Blades 09/15/2012 77 89 5 427
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) appears on White Nationalist radio show
This should be WIDELY publicized... this could turn into a major disqualifying scandal if handled properly! Let's not let Walter "Freedom Fries" Jones get reelected! GOP Rep. Appears on White ...
grytpype 09/12/2012 15 33 2 270
Justice Department: Florida dumping disabled kids in nursing homes for adults
Earlier this year, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division got word that Florida officials have been sending sick and disabled children to adult nursing homes. It found the goings-on so ...
Christian Dem in NC 09/08/2012 59 178 4 867
FL-25: David Rivera must be expelled from the House
Per Bob Johnson's reclisted diary , numerous sources say GOP Congressman David Rivera secretly funded an unknown candidate in the Democratic primary to avoid a rematch with his 2010 opponent, Joe ...
Christian Dem in NC 08/22/2012 10 18 - 162
Still Crazy in Alabama: Democratic Party Reluctant to Enter 21st Century
It is statistical impossibility for a Democrat to be elected to state wide office in modern Alabama. When the time came for candidates to step up and run for appellate court positions, not one ...
MsLiz 08/18/2012 13 12 - 170
Campaign Fundraiser for bfitzinAR's Reelection for JP - 3rd attempt
BFitz , as many of us, particularly in the PWB Peeps, know is definitely one of the first ones to hand over money that she really doesn't have to help out whomever may need it. She has been Justice ...
triciawyse 08/15/2012 19 20 1 104
PPTS Episode 20: Wrap Up "Writing Our Future History"
It was, for lack of a better phrase, a " seminal show " this past Sunday. Here is one reason why: " If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single to ...
Bud Fields 08/15/2012 1 2 - 30
DREAM Come True -- Obama Immigration Reform Kicks In TODAY
It's not comprehensive immigration reform, but it is real progress : With their expectations soaring, young illegal immigrants across the country are preparing to apply for a temporary reprieve ...
Ian Reifowitz 08/15/2012 14 32 1 126
Study Shows Voter Fraud "Virtually Non-Existent", Red States Eliminating Legal Voters
(I'm surprised this study is not getting more attention, considering the impact voter purges and voter ID laws are having and will have this year.) Danielf Froomkin reported yesterday on The ...
Words In Action 08/15/2012 84 150 16 758
PPTS Episode 21 "Progressive Woman"
One of the most dynamic, and active constituencies in the Progressive movement is today, as it always has been, women. Over the course of our short tour as an online radio show, women have been ...
Bud Fields 08/11/2012 2 - - 22
Short diary...Gay TN Romney Supporter's Reaction to Ryan Pick
I was talking to a good friend this morning. His new BF is anti-Obama. I haven't been able to dig out just why, but I plan on having a conversation when we can. (I won't get into why we should ...
Patrick is Lucky 08/11/2012 29 18 - 330
School Forces Girls To Take Pregnancy Tests, Expelled if Positive/Refuse
Who says time travel is impossible? Louisiana is doing a great job of taking us to the previous century: A public school has sparked outrage by forcing its female students to take pregnancy tests - ...
LieparDestin 08/07/2012 163 286 3 1689
Gun Control: A Radio Conversation
Aurora, Colorado was, for some 26 years, my home. I raised three children there. We regularly went to the very same Cinema that has now become a sad symbol of life in America. I knew, personally (so ...
Bud Fields 08/03/2012 89 4 - 197
Florida's Lt. Gov Having A Bad Family Time
It's not as though the Florida Lieutenant Governor, Republican Jennifer Carroll is a complete stranger to OMIF ( Open Mouth, Insert Foot ) Syndrome . Some would say that, in fact, she is fast ...
Bud Fields 08/03/2012 5 10 1 278
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