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STOP Nerve gas being sprayed on Egyptian Protesters!

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Finally! A bill with bi-partisan support, in both the house and Senate.

Amending Constitution without a vote of the House or States

Article VI of the Constitution states in part

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Time to smoke a little reality - Tell Hillary at the State Department to call off the Egyptian Military's attacks on Protesters.

it reeks of Oligarch imperialism

Obama grossly negligent in standing with the American People.


Scrooge Lives

Mention the name Scrooge and most people will immediately picture the character from the famed Charles Dickens’ novel. For some, the character is the image created in their mind as they read the timeless classic. For others, the image of Scrooge is based on one of the many screen adaptations. My personal favorite (if that’s the correct term) is Alastair Sim. Others may recall George C.

From Ohio to Wisconsin Labor Leads The Way

The Recall Scott Walker efforts are into their second week and initial signs point to a great turnout for signature gathering and sustained enthusiasm needed to get this drive across the finish line by early January.

America's Cultural Wars Heats up

America’s Cultural War heats up as Christmas nears

48th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assasination

Today is the 48th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. I began this painting at the age of 11 as a 5th grader in Dallas. Texas. The yellowed notebook page in the bottom corner contains notes and sketches scribbled by my hand as the principal of our school announced the president's death over the intercom on Nov. 23rd, 1963.

Professor Hartmann, please update your podcasts.

I can't go a day without hearing 3 hours of your show.

They Shoot Journalists, Don't They?

This report appears in today's Ahram Online, the internet version of the venerable Al Ahram, Egypt's English language newspaper for over a century.

"Around 200 journalists marched from the Journalists’ Syndicate to the Supreme Court in Downtown Cairo today in protests at attacks on 15 journalists covering the ongoing anti-SCAF protests.

Pepper Spray

I was a cop for 18 years. In 1975 we carried mace and were subjected to it in a small closed area during the police academy so we knew what the experience was like. It was miserable and even frightening. In the 90's, I believe, we were switched to carrying pepper spray. By way of demonstration our largest police officer, about 6'6", volunteered to be sprayed in the chest area (which is standard training, by the way, and we're directed to NEVER intentionally spray in the face) from about 6 to 8 feet away. Our volunteer hit the grou

What Are We; Gobumouche?

"All of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives". So said Newt Gingrich at the beginning of tonight's Republican Debate.

One of the solutions to that state from the candidates is to privatise the Transportation Security Administration. Don't they remember that before 9-11-2001, airport security was private. The security guards that manned the checkpoints often worked for wages just above the minimum. Before the attack, there were concerns broadcast about how committed the guards were.

The Politics of Glowball Warming

You know what you get when you mix science and politics? You get politics, period.

Hockey Stick Charlatan Michael Mann gets the worst of it from this batch of emails (higlighted in bold, but a lot more are coming).

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One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

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Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

Comparing 2016 America to 1972 America Doesn't Work

Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire has given his campaign a big boost, but even Bernie knows that there's still a long primary season ahead.

One of the biggest criticisms about Bernie Sanders, one that I hear frequently from pro-Clinton callers, is that Bernie Sanders could be the next George McGovern.

And it's a serious criticism that's being thrown at Bernie.