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We Watched This Insanely Ridiculous NRA Video So You Don’t Have To

We Watched This Insanely Ridiculous NRA Video So You Don’t Have To by Bob Cesca | The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been responsible for countless nonsensical, totally illogical and sadistically irrational pro-gun slogans. It’s kind…

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President (Reagan) Criticizes Right Wing Response To Downed Airline

President (Reagan) Criticizes Right Wing Response To Downed Airline

by Stuart Shapiro | From his diaries: He also complained about sniping from his right flank. “Short of going to war, what would they have us do?” he asked in a speech. “I know that some of our critics have sounded off that somehow we haven’t exacted enough vengeance,”…

We’re Already Paying For Climate Change

We’re Already Paying For Climate Change by Stuart Shapiro | Dealing with climate change will cost us a great deal.  This is the source of…

Good News/Bad News On Budget

Good News/Bad News On Budget by Stuart Shapiro | The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its long term budget outlook this week.  William Gale…

We Are All In This Together

We Are All In This Together by Stuart Shapiro | I do not live in New Rochelle NY, nor do I know anything about its…

A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman

A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman

by VegasJessie | I grew up in New York in a neighborhood that was largely Italian. New York, like Anytown, USA, has its own version of racism.  It is not the kind you hear in the post-Jim Crow South; it is more “ethnic.”   Conversation amongst high school friends included racial…

The Israeli Government Is Much Like The Texas Tea Party

The Israeli Government Is Much Like The Texas Tea Party by VegasJessie | Good God! We  can’t let these immigrant illegals near our kids, they have DISEASES.  They are…

Data From Skewed Polls Portray President Obama Unfairly; Media Buys It

Data From Skewed Polls Portray President Obama Unfairly; Media Buys It by VegasJessie | The realistic portrayal of the history of this century would have to exclude the punditry heard on Sunday morning…

Lindsey Graham Has Officially Lost His Mind

Lindsey Graham Has Officially Lost His Mind by VegasJessie | Once again, Mr. Deference to Republicans with a side of hardline questions to Democrats, David Gregory,…

The Show-Me State Shows Us All

The Show-Me State Shows Us All

by Tengrain | Typically I don’t pay much attention to what goes on in Missouri, outside of the occasional snake-handling god-botherer getting his chance to meet the Big Guy, or Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin recanting his apologies for mansplaining gynecology to the nation, but now and again someone in…

Love In The Age Of Texting

Love In The Age Of Texting by Tengrain | Let’s see if we can follow all the FAIL in this modern day Romeo and…

The Kids Will Be Alright

The Kids Will Be Alright by Tengrain | I’m laughing over the serious analysis by serious people about why the next generation is…

Goodbye, And Don’t Forget To Write

Goodbye, And Don’t Forget To Write by Tengrain | The Wall St. Journal tells us that 47 US Corporations have reincorporated overseas in the…

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little about nothing.…

Will Durst: Digital Cheese

Will Durst: Digital Cheese by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent makes the painful…

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent repurposes an old…

Will Durst: The Washington Treaty Breakers

Will Durst: The Washington Treaty Breakers by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent once again tries…

Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

by Sandi Behrns | As revelations of government surveillance continue to leak out, many Americans have become alarmed about their online privacy. Most have done very little to address these concerns for a few reasons 1) there is a degree of technical savvy required to use and understand things like…

No One Could Have Predicted This: The Growing List Of Complications From Hobby Lobby

No One Could Have Predicted This: The Growing List Of Complications From Hobby Lobby by Sandi Behrns | The U.S. Supreme Court surprised just about no one Monday when they handed down a…

Conservatives Say The Poors Have It Easy (Poll)

Conservatives Say The Poors Have It Easy (Poll) by Sandi Behrns | A recently released Pew poll has demonstrated a number of things about the state of political…

Private Police Corporations? SWAT Teams Claim To Be Unaccountable To Public

Private Police Corporations? SWAT Teams Claim To Be Unaccountable To Public by Sandi Behrns | Do you find claims that the U.S. is quickly becoming a police state a bit over-blown?…