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The Moment When the Police Lost the Occupy Portland Narrative – Excellent overview and analysis of the events in Portland. Watchdog targets mayors: Stop harassing journalists covering Occupy protests — Lots of cases of journalists being blatantly attacked and arrested, … Continue reading

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Look. Legally THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION. Why isn’t Breitbart being arrested and prosecuted FOR BLACKMAIL?? (Breitbart won’t release X-rated photo of Weiner, via Dan Savage) Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who first reported on the lewd … Continue reading

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I think the GOP has lost its collective mind. Firstly, consider this: GOP to Newt: Leave Paul Ryan Alone! Then look at this: Reports: Tommy Thompson In, Ryan Out For Wisconsin Senate Seat. Include Boehner’s recent comments about the Republicans … Continue reading

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Read this, give here. Why we may need to take international action against Blackwater: they have resettled in the UAE amid mounting legal problems in the U.S.:Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for UAE. That doesn’t sound good to me at … Continue reading

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More online news like this, please: New Orleans gets flood help; Memphis breathes easier. Note captions (use “subtitle” option), AND transcript available! Nifty. Although there’s an extremely amusing caption typo at 00:17. Overseeing Government Oversight. Live tweeting of the hearings … Continue reading

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This seems oddly politically tone-deaf — I’m astonished that the Republican House is refusing to pass such a thing (it passed unanimously in the Senate): No House resolution honoring military’s bin Laden mission. The house GOPers may have seen it … Continue reading

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Go and read Now What?: It is hard to escape the fact that, in far too many ways, bin Laden won even in death. He hoped to provoke a drastic over-reach from that resident idiot in the White House, and … Continue reading

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Go read the whole thing: “USA! USA!” is the wrong response by David Sirota This is bin Laden’s lamentable victory: He has changed America’s psyche from one that saw violence as a regrettable-if-sometimes-necessary act into one that finds orgasmic euphoria … Continue reading

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Definite food for thought: Health-Care Reform: An Original And Simple Proposal …[W]e should return health care insurance companies to the pre-1984 federal regulations that limited their fees to administration only (about 15% of medical dollars), without excessive profits going to … Continue reading

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A lot of buzz this morning about proposed changes to applications for passports. For starters, it’s beginning to look like it will be easier to get a security clearance than a passport if these changes go through. State Dept. proposes … Continue reading

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@pzmyers hits it so far out of the ball park in Why I am an amoral, family-hating monster…and Newt Gingrich isn’t, it isn’t even funny: If we strip marriage of the asymmetry of power, as we must if we allow … Continue reading

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Fighting Back: Corporate Control? Not in These Communities Save Our Schools: March and National Call to Action Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget GOP Thuggery: Disenfranchisment major theme: NH GOP Seeks To Disenfranchise Students Who ‘Just Vote … Continue reading

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Not that I think there’s anyone on my regular reading list who hasn’t long since signed this petition, but just in case, and pass it around again, wouldja? I Stand With Planned Parenthood I would laugh, if I weren’t fucking … Continue reading

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You know, in the U.S. the revolution would be fucking overlooked: Poll: Barely Half Of Americans Know Health Care Law Hasn’t Been Repealed. The crazy on unions just keeps piling up: GOP-union debate escalates in Indiana Oklahoma panel votes to … Continue reading

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Privacy invasion, yes, but this is downright silly: Searching for Details Online, Lawyers Facebook the Jury. I mean, most people try to get out of jury duty, yes? Post all kinds of crap to your facebook account and get out … Continue reading

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