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Arizona Secretary of State Confirms Election Fraud During Primary Vote

Further enraging state residents, Michele Reagan acknowledged that many voters were given provisional ballots because their party affiliation had been changed without their knowledge.

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Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice

If the candidate’s foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.

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Rallying for Bernie Sanders, Seminar-Style

Pundits say voter anger is what characterizes this year’s presidential race, but it was a different story at a recent Sanders campaign gathering in Beverly Hills, where the candidate’s supporters quietly sought serious answers to issues including health insurance, fracking and campaign finance.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



Michael Bloomberg’s Possible Entry Into the Race for President Is No Surprise

Just what this presidential campaign needs: another know-it-all billionaire. Whip out your checkbook, Michael Bloomberg, and come on in.

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Finding a Cure for Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Plans

Physicians and Green Party activist/politicians Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers say the two leading Democratic presidential candidates have something in common: covering up the failures of the Affordable Care Act.

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I Wish You a Merry Christmas—Even Though I’m a Nonbeliever

Americans’ discomfort with other peoples’ religious faiths goes hand in hand with Islamophobia.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



Which Party Loves the USA?

The debates we have witnessed—too few and far between for the Democrats, frequent enough for the Republicans to constitute a new reality TV show—have provided an incontestable answer to the question.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE



Two-Thirds of Americans Want the U.S. to Join a Global Climate Pact

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that a solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming. Most of those who say otherwise identify as conservative.

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10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

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Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

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Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

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This Democratic Party Is Going Nowhere. Can Progressives Take it Over and Change the World?

Tuesday’s crushing defeat of the centrist Clinton/Obama Democratic Party provides an opening for the American left. The next few years are not going to be pretty, but they could be the beginning of something beautiful. 

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 READ MORE


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Flickr / throwthedamnthing

Tehran Shoots, Obama Scorns

Taking a move from the McCain playbook and latching on to the bogeyman that is Iran, Barack Obama responded to Tehran’s long-range weapons tests Wednesday with calls for tougher economic sanctions against the country, whose missiles are now deemed capable of hitting American bases in the region.

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Obama In the Money
patdollard.com

Obama to Pay for Party Unity

Barack Obama is reaching out to Hillary Clinton’s pocketbook, asking his finance team to help pay off at least $10 million of the debt Clinton accrued during her primary bid. The move comes after an announcement that Camp Obama had raised $287 million by the end of May and declined public funding of his campaign.

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Kucinich Under Fire

Rep. Dennis Kucinich is back in Cleveland and fighting for his political survival as his longtime corporate opponents finance a Swift-boat-style media onslaught to take over his congressional seat. Here he fires back and makes his case for why Cleveland, and the country, needs his voice in Congress now more than ever.

Posted on Feb 7, 2008 READ MORE


Democrats in SC
AP photo / Mary Ann Chastain

Who Will Take On the Banks?

Because Dennis Kucinich was barred from the Democrats’ South Carolina debate, there was no one willing to say what Kucinich would have said: Bankers are crooks who will steal from the public unless the government holds them accountable.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008 READ MORE


Nepalese Monarchy Ousted in Vote

Nepal’s long-standing monarchy is about to become obsolete, after more than two-thirds of the country’s provisional parliament voted to amend the constitution and give the government the power to abolish the monarchy and establish a “federal democratic republican state” instead.

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The ‘Gay Debate’:  Abridged Version

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, those who may have missed the Logo- and HRC-sponsored Democratic debate about “LGBT”-focused issues can see a 10-minute condensed version here—featuring Obama in the hot seat over his stance on gay marriage ... and Melissa Etheridge!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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AFL/CIO Debate Roundup

Miss Tuesday night’s AFL-CIO Democratic debate?  Or just want to relive the magic?  Well, either way, you’re in luck—John Harrison at TheLargestMinority.com has put together a blow-by-blow video montage and summary for your viewing and reading pleasure.  Go to the inside page to check it all out.

Posted on Aug 8, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Is the GOP Using Robo-Calls to Depress Turnout?

In Nebraska, it appears GOP operatives are blanketing residents with “robo-calls” containing the Democratic candidate’s voice—in order to get voters so angry with the Dem that they vote against him.
We agree with John at AMERICAblog: Throw these bums in jail.

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Longing for the Reality-Based Community

If nothing else, a Democratic victory at the polls would mark a return to governance by people guided by facts, not emotions.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Retired Officers Blast Rumsfeld on Iraq

At a Democratic Senate forum Monday, several former U.S. generals and colonels called the secretary of defense incompetent and negligent in his prosecution of the Iraq war. Above, Gen. John Batiste, a “lifelong Republican” who retired from the service “on principle,” accuses Rumsfeld of lying to the American people in order to bolster support for the war.
(Let the Swift-Boating begin!)

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush at the U.N.
From CNN

First Reaction to Bush’s Speech

Speaking to the people of Afghanistan during his speech at the U.N. this afternoon, President Bush lauded his administration for toppling the Taliban and erecting a free government in their place. He then proceeded to paper over the small inconvenient truth that the Taliban are resurgent in Afghanistan and operating with impunity.

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


Dems’ Effort to Limit Surveillance Bill Is Blocked

From the AP: “Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to rein in President Bush’s domestic wiretapping program Wednesday, endorsing a White House-supported bill that would give the controversial surveillance legal status.”
The November elections can’t come soon enough….

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Who’s Serious Now?

Conservative columnist Andrew Sullivan sparked a lot of debate by writing recently that Dems aren’t offering any alternatives to the GOP’s failed method of fighting the so-called war on terror. Oh yeah? Some Dems beg to differ:

  • A dead-on, serious response
  • A wickedly satirical response

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    Jabari Asim: Jim Crow Poll Tax 2.0

    GOP’ers say it’s just a coincidence that Democratic voters are the ones most likely to be disenfranchised by new photo ID requirements at the voting booths. Yeah, and I’ve got some fertile Missouri mules to sell you.

    Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


    GOP bogeymen
    From GOP.com

    Lamont Heads New GOP Bogeymen Lineup

    RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman has released a video titled “From NDR to Ned Lamont: The Democratic Party’s Transformation From Strength to Weakness.” Its message is obvious. Its logic is ludicrous—i.e. that only blind adherence to Bush’s failed policies will make America safe. (More after the jump….)

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Have You Passed the New Democratic Sniff Test?

    The George Soros-backed Democracy Alliance pools contributions from the richest progressive donors in the country to fund advocacy groups capable of building a counterweight to the well-entrenched conservative movement. But there’s a potential dark side for groups whose views don’t conform to the Alliance’s…. (more)

    Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Sen. Lieberman Literally in Bed With Drug Lobby

    The senator who would lecture us on ethics drafted a bill in 2005 that made generous giveaways to pharmaceutical companies—one month after his wife went to work in the pharmaceuticals division of a major lobbying and PR firm.

    Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Survey: Dem Voters Ahead of Leaders on Iraq Pullout

    Two-thirds of Democratic voters favor setting a timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq, says a new Wash Post poll, while most of the Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2008 remain noncommittal. The poll also shows that Democrats are quickly losing ground to Republicans on key 2006 election issues.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Dems’ Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas

    Two young Democratic intellectuals have founded Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a quarterly publication modeled after conservative publications like Commentary and The National Interest. Sen. Barack Obama is already lined up to write.

  • This comes on the heels of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg’s new publication.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


  • Pollster Greenberg Launches Political Journal

    Democratic powerhouse pollster Stan Greenberg has launched The Democratic Strategist, a publication that “brings together the latest solid research on public attitudes and social trends with extended, ongoing discussion of long-range Democratic political strategy.”

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Rolling Stone Asks: Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revisits the 2004 election and finds evidence of massive electoral fraud. Kennedy writes:  “After carefully examining the evidence, I’ve become convinced that the president’s party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004.”

    Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Hatch, John Dean Trade Barbs at Censure Hearing

    After Nixon-era whistle-blower John Dean speaks in favor of censuring Bush, Sen. Orrin Hatch tells him: “Quit trying to score political points.”

    Posted on Mar 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Senate Panel Blocks Spy Probe

    Senate Republicans shut down a Democratic-led proposal to investigate Bush’s eavesdropping program. Instead, a White House-approved seven-member panel will oversee the effort.
    White House-approved? You gotta be kidding.

    Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Division on the War at Arianna’s

    At Huffington’s recent Democratic Party fundraiser, Howard Dean talked a   lot, in strong language, about retaking the House but was stunningly silent on Iraq.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Army troops from Fort Riley, Kan., listen to President Bush deliver a speech about the war on terror
    Charlie Riedel / AP

    Army Stretched to the Breaking Point, Study Finds

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, dock those Swift Boats! It’s not a liberal Democratic senator making the charge. It’s a retired Army officer working for the Pentagon. | story

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Slams Critics of Iraq Policy

    In strong language, the president claims that some Democratic criticism may give “comfort to our adversaries.” | story

    Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


    An Agnostic for President — and a Woman at That

    How refreshing that there is one democratic nation — Chile — where a leading candidate has the courage to suggest that the impact of the clergy has not always added to enlightenment, particularly as to the place of women in society. Jefferson lives.

    Posted on Dec 12, 2005 READ MORE


    Serious Miscalculations About Syria

    A young scholar who has lived in Damascus finds it not a “rogue state” but a complex, jittery mosaic surprisingly receptive to America.

    Posted on Dec 1, 2005 READ MORE


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