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|Why I support authorizing the President to use military force in Syria
I support authorizing the President to use military force in Syria because Assad's use of chemical weapons calls for the strongest possible response. Preventing the President from punishing Assad ...
|Syria does not = Iraq
It seems our apparently imminent military engagement with Syria has some people experiencing de ja vu. The parallels with Iraq are obvious. Neither country attacked us. Both are muslim nations. Both ...
|Some facts about, and a partial defense of, Jehovah's Witnesses
I was raised Jehovah's witness, my parents are Jehovah's Witness and many of my extended family members are Jehovah's Witness. The Jehovah Witness lifestyle and philosophy leave a lot to be desired ...
|BREAKING: CNN Calls VA for Romney!!
|"What the Left Doesn't Understand About Obama"||seanwright||09/03/2011||295||45||2||742|
|Yesterday's Wall Street Journal Was a Revelation *Updated to Acknowledge Error*
I picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal yesterday and what I read in there was an absolute revelation. Just reading that one issue of that one newspaper I learned more about the ways this ...
|Dissent Is NOT the Highest Form of Patriotism
I do not mean to speak ill of the dead. Howard Zinn has a well-deserved place in the hearts of all liberals. However, the aphorism refered to in the title is an unfortunate legacy of that good man, ...
|New Daily Kos/SEIU/PPP Poll: Republicans United In Hatred Of President
The latest Daily Kos/SEIU/PPP poll ...
|Dear Fellow Kossacks: Thank You For Restoring My Faith In This Site
This morning, I was very pleasantly surprised by something that happened, or rather didn't happen, here at Daily Kos. As my eye was running down the recent diary list, this title jumped out me: Yves ...
|Barack Obama a Wall Street Shill? Oh, Please! (An Occassional Series)
[Foreword: I originally intended this diary to be, more or less, an encyclopedic rebuttal to all of the accusations of progressive malfeasance directed at President Obama. However, it quickly became ...
|What does Obama need to do to win back conservative white men?
My title is apropos the latest Daily Kos/PPP/SEIU poll , which showed ...
|To the REAL Progressives on This Site
I have finally had it up to here with our capitulationist corporatist so-called Democratic neolibreral triangulating DLC Third Way triangulating Blue Dog conervadem Trojan Horse Neville ...
|"Liberals Have Been Played for Chumps"
That's Kevin Drum's conclusion over at Mother Jones. He is reacting ...
|BREAKING: Uygur Attacks White House, Truce in Doubt
Washington -- The cease-fire, anounced just hours earlier by Daily Kos ...
|What Happened to Drew Westen?
What happened to Drew Westen? And by that I mean as a child. What in hell would cause a nominal progressive to write ...
|Why I Think It's Foolish to Call President Obama a "Wall Street Shill"
I am just republishing a discussion I had with GeeBee in a diary about dealing with "Obama Fatigue," which was primarily about an article by David Sirota laying out the case that Obama is a very ...
|I suppose I'M a Troll!
I am very large and extremely ugly, I suppose I'm a troll. My eyes are bulbous and red, I suppose I'm a troll. My teeth are long and sharp and my breath is rancid, I suppose I'm a troll. My ...
|Breaking: "Obama Turns 50 Despite GOP Opposition"
Reported in The Onion today: "With the host of problems this country is currently ...
|As much as I love Bill Clinton...
this is going to be brief and none too pretty because I am writing on my iPhone. So I apologize in adman for any bizarre word choices. But Bill Clinton is not the fierce liberal champion that we ...
|Time to Get Cracking on the President's Jobs Plan
From the Department of Bad Timing: I wrote a diary late last night explaining why I believe ...
|President Obama is One Hell of a Negotiator
I know that a lot of people feel that Obama caved. I predicted several weeks ago, that this couldn't end any other way. President Obama "caving" was going to be key to any deal. Had the President ...
|Gabby Giffords: Profile in Courage
Everyone knows by now that Gabrielle Giffords just returned to the House for the first time since being shot in the head to vote for the highly controversial and unpopular Debt Ceiling Bill. ...
|Sh!t Sandwich: The Art of Compromise
There have been a lot of diaries lately more or less arguing the same thing, namely that the President is getting ready to ask progressives to eat a shit sandwich. They are right. What most are ...
|Is the "Boehner Plan" the Compromise?
Here's the portion of the President's speech tonight that really counted: Defaulting on our obligations is a reckless and irresponsible outcome to this debate. And Republican leaders ...
|Would a Little 11 Dimensional Chess Have Won the Debt Ceiling Debate Last December?
There was a diary on the rec list yesterday suggesting that The Debt Ceiling ...
|BREAKING: Obama NOT Eliminating Elizabeth Warren as Consumer Protection Agency Head UDATED X2
And by "Breaking" I mean that this story has been "breaking over the course of the last 10 months:
|A letter to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representative Crowley
I am writing to day to thank you for all of the hard work you've done for the people of our State, our country and of my community, Jackson Heights, New York. I know you have been called upon to ...
|Let's Try a Thought Experiment
As a thought experiment, try to imagine that the President Obama is in possession of at least as much of each of the virtues necessary for great leadership as you are. Here's a list of the most ...
|Elections have Consequences
During the first two years of President Obama's presidency, we got all kinds of progressive changes, which I'm frankly bored with listing, particularly since listing the accomplishments of Democrats ...
|10 Reasons to Support the War in Libya
1. Libyan citizens begged us to intervene. 2. The Arab League asked us to intervene. 3. Key European allies asked us to intervene. 4. The UN Security Counsel approved intervention. 5. We are ...
|Old age hath yet his honour and his toil
I just heard a story on BBC Radio that moved me so much I had to write something. A group of retired engineers in Japan are ...
|Aristotle's Golden Mean (Or Being a Team Player Does Not Make You a Fascist)
Here on Daily Kos we fight with the sort of passionate intensity reserved for people with extremely similar beliefs. All most all of us agree on the direction we would like to see this country go in.
|Why Healthcare Reform Makes Me Proud to Be a Democrat
Do you want to know why healthcare reform makes me proud to be a Democrat? This is why: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "
|Elephant, it's what's for dinner!
Watching the Republicans chew at their own entrails this year as a wave supposedly continues to build that will supposedly sweep them back to power, I find myself wanting to reach to mythology and ...
|UPDATE: Obama's A Game
Barack Obama is a brilliant politician. You would almost think this would go without saying for a man who in the span of 4 years went from being a State Senator from Illinois, to a United States ...
|Washington Post Lies about Results of Own Poll
Or at least the article by Dan Balz and John Cohen puts such a negative spin ...
|Krauthammer's remarks on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza were not that bad
That is, if you are comparing them with remarks made by Asaf Shariv, Israeli Consul General to the United States on PRI's "The Takeaway" with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee on June 2nd. ...
|Charlie Cook Responds: Update
I wrote a not particularly well-commented upon, non-rec-list diary entitled " Charlie Cook: Not ...
|Charlie Cook: Not the Genius You Think He Is
I wrote this diary a week ago, but got sidetracked before I could do my final edit and basically forgot about it. Somehow, it doesn't seem as timely now as it did a week ago, but what the heck, ...
|Urge the House and Senate to agree on President Obama's compromise on HCR
I imagine most of you who read allie123 's diary (and if you haven't, read it!) had a similar reaction to mine: some combination ...
|The real truth about the Senate HCR Bill Continued
Part I Last Saturday I published a diary , in ...
|Please stop stifling my dissent. UPDATED! X2
I've noticed a disturbing trend around here lately. Anyone who dares offer even a soup�on of criticism for he-who-can-do-no-wrong is subjected to the following indignities: pillorying, ...
|The real truth about the Senate HCR bill
For those of you who don't know who Paul Starr is, here's a thumbnail biography: He is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. He and Robert Kuttner are the co-...
|I accuse Obama ... of being an awesome President!
I accuse the President of having, on his first full in office, signed executive orders with the intention of imposing new ...
First, a pair of apologies in advance. Due to time constraints & the fact I am working on my iPhone, this diary will contain bizarre errors in spelling, grammar & usage,will be pretty brief for a ...
|AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: SATIRE!
Dear Mr. President: First, allow me to introduce myself. I am a long time supporter of yours, but a first time open-letter correspondent. If you go to my profile, sir, and read through my ...
|Locking in my E-Day predictions
So that anyone who wants to can hold me accountable later: 1. If Coakley loses and stocks go up, conservatives will say that the market is celebrating the voters putting the breaks on the Obama ...
|I want you to get mad!
We are currently enjoying the fruits of nearly three decades of right wing ascendancy: high unemployment, ballooning deficits, enormous national debt, a planet that is becoming less and less fit for ...
|Greenwald's Mouth Writes a Check His A$$ Can't Cash
Glenn Greenwald makes a claim in a blog post today captioned "Do Obama officials know what his ...
|Questions for anti-escalators
It is really easy to find fault with Pres. Obama's Afghanistan policy. The good options for dealing with Afghanistan, to the extent they ever existed, were squandered by Bush years ago. Any ...
|The Fundamental Dishonesty of Glenn Greenwald
I read this article by Glenn Greenwald today and hurried over here to right a diary about how strikingly misleading it was ...
|Questions for William Black
Since I am not as intrepid as ToqueDeVille ...
|The Trouble with Paul Krugman's Column
The trouble with Paul Krugman's column in today's New York Times is that his predictions about the likely outcomes of his ...
|Obama's Betrayal of the Century of the Week
Today Barack Obama adopted the Bush DOJ's position in Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. , that the "state secrets" doctrine bars 5 individuals alleging that they were subjected to ...
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