Posting History for We Shall Overcome
|Robert Reich is Right ...
... if Hillary Clinton is going to be ready to run she needs to be ready to fight the good fight: Some worry she's been too compromised by big money - that the circle of wealthy donors she and her ...
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|Corporate Socialists Unite!
Robert Reich has a new column up about the $1.1 trillion Cromnibus bill that is a handout to a bevy of America's great corporate socialists: Some believe the central political issue of our era is ...
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|Cops & Protestors Can Find Common Ground w/ poll
Protestors calling for police reform should make gun violence prevention policy (universal background checks, anti-trafficking, gun violence restraining order, limits on magazine capacity) part of ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/23/2014||2||2||-||-|
|Francis: There he goes again
This Pope Francis is my kinda Pope: Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican ...
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|Poor old Republicans ...
For those who don't know, Will Rogers was a Progressive Era (1900-1935) entertainer and political wit. He died in a plane crash in Alaska at age 55, far too soon. But before he did, he wrote a ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/20/2014||8||17||-||-|
|Bernie Booms: Break up the Banks!
By now, you probably know the travesty that is the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" bill that just passed the House and Senate, thanks to the Democrats who have all but surrendered to Wall Street and other ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/14/2014||4||6||-||-|
|Respect Authority w/ poll
Hey, you, shut the hell up already and respect authority! You know, the same authority that loots trillions from the National Treasury to bailout a Wall Street run amok. The same authority that ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/05/2014||10||8||-||-|
|We Shall Overcome
Just a reminder ... We Shall Overcome Lyrics derived from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1900), and opening and closing melody from the 19th-century spiritual "No More ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/04/2014||1||4||-||-|
|Invest in Progressive Political Infrastructure
Today I listened to the Common Cause member briefing where Robert Reich, chairman of Common Cause, and Miles Rapoport, president of Common Cause, lead a conference call to cover the state of ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/02/2014||1||3||-||-|
|Big Mike ... Blind Sided by America
After reading this diary currently on the rec list and the comments in it about Michael Brown not being an athlete - I had the thought, I bet he could have been an athlete under the right ...
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|Bernie's Common Sense Medicine for America
Listening to or reading Bernie Sanders is like breathing again for the first time in years ... how did common sense become so uncommon over the past 30 years: The American people must demand that ...
|We Shall Overcome||12/01/2014||23||14||-||-|
|Bob McCulloch Has a Good Idea
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 ...
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|Love Michael Brown
I didn't know Michael Brown, but I did in a way. I grew up with "Michael Brown" - a lot of us white guys did, playing sports, and we got to know Michael Brown. I love Michael Brown because I loved ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/25/2014||1||2||-||-|
|Ode to America
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 ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/23/2014||3||2||-||-|
|Groceries Are More than a Transaction
If you are like me, you cannot stand the trend toward automated check out lines in grocery stores. Not only is the process clumsy and uncomfortable — there's always that guy or gal looking over ...
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|The New Colossus
Obama is going to win the day on immigration due to the simple fact that he is acting on the bedrock of American ideals and principles - these are laid out in the words at the base of the Status of ...
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|The Bubble World of American Idolatry
The Bubble Blowers have created an American Idolatry ethos. They've taken advantage of the Protestant Work-ethic and used it to fill their coffers and suck the souls of a lot of Americans. How'd ...
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|What's a Progressive, Orrin?
Orin Hatch recently had this to say: And Hatch showed that jokes about progressives will always do well at a conservative legal confab. "I get a big kick out of them using the word 'progressive,'" ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/17/2014||7||7||-||-|
Dear Hillary, We understand politics and governing is not easy, to say the least. Bill and Barack tried as best they could, but more or less, 2010 got in the way of Obama, just like 1994 got in ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/16/2014||27||13||1||-|
|I Call BS on the Bubble Blowers
I just want to quickly knock down what I think is a load of bull being peddled by the Dem establishment types: “Slowly and steadily since 1968, culture has trumped economics with voting and the ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/14/2014||6||8||-||-|
|Let's Talk Turkey
In a few weeks many of us will be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends and good ol' Tea Party Uncle Ted, so what better time to remind our fellow feasters just how much we love ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/14/2014||40||29||-||-|
|I'm Sick of Bubblenomics
What's Bubblenomics, you ask? It's what we've been living since the 1980s: 1987: Market Crash lops some 23% off the stock market in a single day 1986-1995: Savings and Loan Crisis 1990s: the ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/13/2014||23||5||-||-|
|Why We Need Robert Reich in 2016
Take a few minutes and let my try to persuade you why Robert Reich needs to jump into the 2016 race for President. I wrote a diary yesterday that focused on Reich's economic message - economic ...
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|Run Robert, Run
I want more progressives running in 2016. Bernie is a great first step, but we need more. We need more progressive voices singing the same tune and reminding the country of the great progressive ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/12/2014||30||12||-||-|
|Draft "XYZ" for President
Here's a thought: Citizens United has given us an opportunity to get the candidate we want for 2016. Here's what I want: An economic populist progressive who will put the working-middle class at ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/11/2014||17||1||-||-|
|The 50 State Strategy
Good morning Daily Kos readers ... pop quiz, who said this: "I hate to say it, but we need to copy what Howard Dean did, and that is make our ground game in all 50 states," wxyz told pdq abc on ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/11/2014||16||3||-||-|
|Bill Kristol: Happy B-Day USMC
I just got an email from my pen pal Bill Kristol. He wanted to let me know that he is wishing the United States Marine Corp., a very happy birthday. That's a message I can get behind. Thanks Bill. ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/10/2014||8||-||-||-|
|I'm Not Ready for Hillary
Are you ready to be a pawn in the new favorite past time of the rich and famous — rigging the American electoral system so that Big Money gets to make American Democracy it's play thing in order ...
|We Shall Overcome||11/09/2014||73||9||-||-|
|Do You Want Big Money Out of Politics?
If you think big money is the common thread that has corrupted our political culture and you want to do something to stop that, then you have a candidate that is fighting to make that happen. His ...
|We Shall Overcome||10/25/2014||1||9||-||-|
|Udall & Braley Go Thelma & Louise
An email just showed up in my inbox from Mark Udall: The U.S. Senate is up for grabs in the next few days. And the two states the pundits keep pointing to are Colorado and Iowa. That’s why I’m ...
|We Shall Overcome||10/24/2014||7||8||-||-|
|Rick Weiland or Bust ...
I don't know about you, but the campaign being run by Rick Weiland for South Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is one of the most inspiring I've seen in a long time — not just because Weiland is ...
|We Shall Overcome||10/20/2014||10||17||1||-|
|Everytown goes to Bat for Dems v. the NRA
The NRA is running an ad against Bruce Braley and Mary Landrieu that has been called a lie by the top fact checkers, as called out by president of Everytown for Gun Safety (Mike Bloomberg's and ...
|We Shall Overcome||10/15/2014||25||10||-||-|
|Peace, love and understanding
Ferguson needs peace, love and understanding right now. On all sides. These ideas need to be a big part of this moment - how can the people in Ferguson and others around the country get that ...
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|Action - Chris Christie: Sandy Hook Children Are Trivial
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday vetoed legislation that would limit gun magazine capacity to 10 rounds, stating it is a "trivial approach to the sanctity of human life." http://www.app....
|We Shall Overcome||07/03/2014||28||23||1||-|
|Morse, Giron & Gun Safety Validated in Colo
Today, a George W. Bush appointed judge ruled in favor of the state of Colorado's 2013 gun legislation and against some 40 to 50 Colorado county sheriffs and gun advocates: A federal judge on ...
|We Shall Overcome||06/26/2014||6||32||1||-|
|Mythbusting: Gun Laws Passed Since Newtown
If I read/hear the oft mentioned myth that more legislation loosening gun laws has passed versus those tightening gun laws since Newtown, I'm going to scream. The latest - liberal gun guy, Dan Baum ...
|We Shall Overcome||06/04/2014||22||7||-||-|
|Guns, Colorado and ... White Power?
Here's an interesting story - it seems the Colorado gun lobby might have been behind an ill-fated GOP supported campaign for state senate by a white supremacist: The fear this midterm election year,
|We Shall Overcome||03/27/2014||6||19||-||-|
|NRA Swings and Misses
The NRA tried to postpone the city of Sunnyvale, California's ordinance banning magazine capacity to 10-rounds and has struck out on pitches to three different courts: U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...
|We Shall Overcome||03/12/2014||69||11||-||-|
|Colorado: Bellwether of Bellwethers
Colorado is the place to be it seems in the 2014 elections - MSNBC's Chuck Todd had a Colorado native and NBC news guy and three-term Denver mayor Wellington Webb on to take a "deep dive" into the ...
|We Shall Overcome||03/10/2014||22||10||-||-|
|Guns Giving Colorado GOP a Wedgy
If you think the contentious battle over gun policy in the Colorado state legislature last year is going to doom a political party's chances at the polls this November, you very well could be right. ...
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|Colorado GOP on Guns: Meh
Colorado's elections are shaping up to be some of the most interesting in the 2014 election cycle with a high-profile Senate contest between Democrat Mark Udall and Republican Cory Gardner and a ...
|We Shall Overcome||03/06/2014||10||5||-||-|
|Colo. "Gunslinger" Bows Out of Re-election Bid
You might remember the story of Colorado state Representative — and former cop — Jared Wright, Republican from Fruita, Colo., just north of Grand Junction on the Western Slope; a few weeks ago, ...
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|Gun Background Checks Work
If it needed any confirmation, the Brady Campaign released a report today detailing 20 years of Federal background checks since the Brady Bill became law in 1994. And guess what - turns out, ...
|We Shall Overcome||02/28/2014||28||12||-||-|
|Calif. Concealed Carry Ruling in Jeopardy
Hey gun nutz, and I mean that in the sense that anyone that's interested in gun politics has to be a gun nut — it looks like that ruling out of California that allowed for concealed carry is ...
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|Castle Rock, CO Halts Open Carry
For those familiar with the saga of Castle Rock, Colorado, which I am guessing might be 0.97% of Daily Kos readers, there's been a new development on the Open Carry front. For those not familiar ...
|We Shall Overcome||02/26/2014||23||14||-||-|
|Colorado Gun Legislation Review
The Colorado legislature considered several gun-related bills this week and last, including repeals to last year’s background check legislation that expanded checks to private sales and online ...
|We Shall Overcome||02/12/2014||23||10||-||-|
|Colorado Gun Legislation Review
Colorado citizens have had much to digest and say about the issue of guns in the past week or so. Here are some of the high (or low) lights. Background check repeal fails Supported by a poll that ...
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|Action: Stop Rand Paul from Going Postal
I guess Senator Rand Paul feels the need to polish his bona fides with the gun lobby ahead of his Presidential run because he is trying to use a bill meant to address stamp prices to add an ...
|We Shall Overcome||02/05/2014||11||3||-||-|
|Colo. Gun Lobby Fails to Repeal
Colorado's newest state senator — George Rivera from Pueblo, who replaced Angela Giron via an unpopular recall election last year over gun safety legislation — has failed in an attempt to ...
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|Jordan Davis Trial - Stand Your Ground Defense
Another tragic and depressing case of Stand Your Ground is here with a new case getting started with SYG being used by the defense. Teenager Jordan Davis was shot and killed the day before ...
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|Stand Your Ground Trial Starts Monday
Another tragic and depressing case of Stand Your Ground is on track to make headlines next week. Teenager Jordan Davis was shot and killed the day before Thanksgiving in 2012 while sitting in the ...
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|FBI: Rate/lethality of Mass Shootings Has Increased
The FBI has just published new research that concludes the frequency and lethality of mass shootings has increased from 2000 to 2012. Check it out here: http://leb.fbi.gov/2014/january/active-...
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|Fed Court: Conn. Gun Safety Laws OK
Good news if you are in favor of stricter gun safety laws: A federal district court on Thursday upheld a Connecticut gun control law that expanded the state's assault weapons ban, created a ...
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|Castle Rock CO: Open Carry Ban Repealed
Castle Rock Colorado repeals an open carry ban in parks and public buildings. Town council voted 4-3 on second and final reading tonight. The three dissenters asked that the issue be put to a vote ...
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|RKBA: Obama Proves He's Not Hitler
So, there is a diary up "President Obama signs off on shooting 3 Endangered Species" that points out that President Obama has supported gun owners. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/25/1272317/-
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|Colo. Open Carry Vote Tomorrow
If you have been following developments in the small city of Castle Rock, Colorado (pop: 26,000) then you know the city council and mayor have: 1. Against the wishes of its police chief and the ...
|We Shall Overcome||01/24/2014||19||14||-||-|
|Castle Rock Open Carry Hustle
So, it turns out, the gun lobby is behind the push to overturn an open carry ban in Castle Rock, Colorado. But the mayor of the city says he's just acting on the wishes of his constituents: Rocky ...
|We Shall Overcome||01/23/2014||54||9||-||-|
|New Mexico School Shooting
Didn't see a diary about this: A 12-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding at least two students before a staff member ...
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|An atypical gun boycott
I have friends and relatives who own guns or are sympathetic to gun rights. What if I were to boycott them? Not attend family events when they are present. Disallow them to see their grandchildren, ...
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|The ACA - there's an App for that?
For the ACA to work young people need to enroll. Could there be an App for that? I don't know, but TPM and Josh Marshall have a story about about two programmers in San Francisco who have created "...
|We Shall Overcome||11/15/2013||1||-||-||-|
|DKos'er NRA Board Member?
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this something a DKos blogger would say: "It disturbs me greatly to see this rigid new direction of the NRA." He singled out the gun lobby's reversal of its ...
|We Shall Overcome||04/18/2013||16||15||-||-|
|Give em' an AWB Harry
Harry Reid announced via twitter just now that he will vote FOR Diane Feinstein's assault weapons ban amendment. And in his statement he echos arguments made here and elsewhere about, get this, "...
|We Shall Overcome||04/17/2013||1||7||-||-|
|Background Checks - Here, Now and Beyond
If you haven't at least skimmed the Machin-Toomey gun bill, here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/manchin-toomey-background-checks-bill_n_3065100.html There's probably nothing ...
|We Shall Overcome||04/14/2013||11||4||1||-|
|Gun Violence: The O'Malley Frame
In case you missed Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's article about what he's done to reduce gun violence in Maryland, I've excerpted and linked it below and suggest taking the time to read the ...
|We Shall Overcome||04/06/2013||5||9||-||-|
|Wayne LaPierre: I'm Not Being Defensive
So, Wayne LaPierre has taken to calling his opponents what many of his opponents are calling him - crazy. In other words, he's been reduced to a high-profile school yard game of "I know you are but ...
|We Shall Overcome||03/24/2013||13||7||-||-|
|This One's for the 26
Senator Richard Blumenthal was on Rachel Maddow tonight and said "Reports of the demise of the assault weapons ban are greatly exaggerated." Full Maddow Show: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ ...
|We Shall Overcome||03/20/2013||10||10||-||-|
|GOP Hypocrisy = Final Nail in Coffin
Short, but very sweet post. Your mission should you accept this assignment is: 1. Watch this video CLICK HERE 2. ...
|We Shall Overcome||10/07/2010||9||12||1||48|
|Time for a Little Jujitsu w/ Poll
Tom Vilsack needs to reinstate Shirley Sherrod. Period. End. Of. Story. And if that doesn't happen, Obama needs to lean on Vilsack until he does, or replace him with someone who will. This is a ...
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|You Lie! w/poll
That's the answer to a Republican who claims deficits matter. Their heros didn't think so. According to Dick Cheney: "Reagan proved deficits don'...
|We Shall Overcome||07/17/2010||15||7||-||26|
|Am I Missing Something?
I posted a diary yesterday about this Survey USA poll and I thought it would be touted and ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/21/2009||15||3||-||4|
|New Poll: 77% of Americans Want Public Option Choice
A new survey says by 77% Americans want the choice of a public health care option in addition to the choice of private options. Here comes our momentum! More than three out of every ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/20/2009||26||30||-||25|
|Conservatives Win Healthcare Concessions
Top Story Conservative activist have successfully persuaded congressional members to cut billions of dollars from healthcare legislation and won a tough fought promise to not raise taxes on ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/08/2009||4||2||-||5|
|SF Chronicle: GOP/Palin Lying About Coal
It appears the San Francisco Chronicle is pissed that the GOP is taking their interview with Barack Obama out of context and twisting into an 11th hour smear because it turns out ... they are lying ...
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|The Blame Game Is On Hold
McCain has come out with a plan to solve this financial mess: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122175692668652881.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Part of this plan is to fire the SEC chairman and set up an ...
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|Jake Tapper Rules!
OK, OK, probably not the favorite reporter of many people around here, but you have to give credit were credit is due. And I know everyone is sick of Palin talk ... but, but Jake Tapper put ...
|We Shall Overcome||09/10/2008||12||-||-||-|
|George Bush Had Executive Experience
Can the democrats please come up with a decent response to "She has more executive experience than Obama"! It should be very easy and for the life of my I cannot understand why no one can do it. ...
|We Shall Overcome||09/07/2008||11||3||1||1|
|Barney Smith For President! w/poll
Sorry, short diary, but there is a poll. How about Barney Smith!!!! "America needs a President that puts Barney Smith first, not Smith Barney" Yes We Can Barney Smith!!!! This convention has been ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/28/2008||36||11||-||10|
|There He Goes Again w/ poll
The Obama camp should start responding to McCain's "Celebrity" ads with a "There He Goes Again" ... it would both conjure up Reagan (and hopefully appeal to independents and conservative Dems, and ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/06/2008||3||-||-||2|
|I Want My Obama Tire Pressure Gauge w/poll
I'm not kidding. I think that would be pretty cool and the Republican's are making a big mistaking by mocking it. Obama should make reference to the tire pressure gauge and use photos, vidoes, etc.,
|We Shall Overcome||08/05/2008||56||25||-||25|
|Keep It Simple Stupid
This elections is about change v. more of the same. Simply place all GOP messaging into this simple equal equation and you have an answer to all the crap they throw at voters: The negative B.S. ...
|We Shall Overcome||08/03/2008||2||3||-||7|
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