Category Archives: National News

Newspapers Are Working – So Subscribe

Despite significant decreases in staff and other expenses, many newspapers crank out stories relevant to our daily lives. For example, Jason Clayworth and Brianne Pfannenstiel published a full-page article about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell’s tenure at Younkers in the … Continue reading

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Obstruction Of Climate Change Mitigation in Coal Country

Leadership on what matters most for our future will come from outside the United States. It’s not that Americans are bad people— for the most part, we aren’t. However, many of us have mistaken the advancement of bad ideas as … Continue reading

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“Affluenza” Defense Unbelievable!

You may have already heard this story. Just in case you hadn’t I wanted to make sure you heard it at least once. From DailyKos: I wish this was a snark. But this is so shocking it makes me ill. … Continue reading

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We're All Bloggers

Richard Engel of NBC news testified to the United Nations Security Council on July 17, “’We’re all bloggers and punks and rebels with cameras. There is absolutely no respect for career journalists anymore,’ said Engel, who was kidnapped by pro-regime … Continue reading

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I Am Bradley Manning

I Am Bradley Manning the whole U. S. Calvary is after me they’re treating me like Crazy Horse Red Cloud Sitting Bull all ROLLED into one They got geronimo down in Gitmo sayin Hell NO! I won’t go to your … Continue reading

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Rushpublicans And The War On Women

For the life of me, I cannot understand why the Republican Party (my name, Rushpublicans) has decided to let their leader, Rush Limbaugh into a battle of hate for women. seems to me to be quite short sighted at best … Continue reading

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You Have Been Robbed Big Time

If you needed something else to keep you awake over the Halloween season, this one should be good for months of sleeplessness. Over the night between Monday and Tuesday, the Federal Reserve  and Bank of America agreed to move their … Continue reading

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Incompetence And 9/11

This week I will forego the normal Sunday Funday post. The anniversary of the only attack on the American mainland seems hardly the time for game playing. Things will be back to normal next week. There is an aspect to … Continue reading

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The Bachmann Challenge for Iowa Democrats

Michele Bachmann could be the greatest challenge Iowa Democrats face during the 2012 Presidential election. It is not because she could win Iowa should she get the Republican nomination for president. It is because she is a real person, with … Continue reading

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Senate Hearing on Afghanistan Next Week

Senate Hearing on Afghanistan Next Week On May 3, 2011, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Afghanistan: What is an Acceptable End-State, and How Do We Get There? Here is the link where written testimony will … Continue reading

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