US Domestic Politics

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Some Tough Negotiator, Trump Folds Like a Cheap Suit

Donald Trump talks tough and he likes to continually remind us that he's a "tough negotiator" and so we can trust him on Iran and getting the Mexicans to pay for our border wall for instance. And it did look like Trump was tough when he stood on stage with nine other Republican candidates for the GOP nomination and did not raise his hand when asked who onstage would agree to support the eventual nominee. That gave him an edge as the "I'm my own man" candidate and it gave him leverage over the GOP since the prospect of a third party conservative w

KY clerk

A KY clerk will not issue constitutionally guaranteed marriage licenses 'because of god'-her words. However [quote]

Where is Bernie going now?? :-)

First, the breaking news: A Facebook-driven grassroots movement of Bernie Sanders supporters is seeking 100,000 or more RSVP’s from other Sanders supporters to attend a mass rally at the Washington Mall on or around October 17, with the theme “enough is enough,” in support of the Sanders candidacy.

The Great Bernie Sanders Birthday Moneybomb Is Coming Sept 8th LET'S DO IT!!!

Calling all Bernie supporters!!!! BERNIE SANDERS Birthday is Sept 8th!

Let's all make an extra special donation on his Birthday!

Let's make it a MONEYBOMB the press can't ignore!!

Let the Spying Begin

U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge

Why do I distrust Biden?

If I am not mistaken Obama and Shillary both voted the same way.

Biden, representing the credit card company capitol of the world voted in the Senate to make it much easier for corporations to file for bankruptcy while making it much more difficult for PEOPLE

Don't Pick a VP Who Opposes Diplomacy

Credo Action has a petition up at: (I think it's up at Daily Kos as well) asking the announced Democratic Presidential Candidates to pledge to not choose a running-mate who opposes the Iran Deal.

Republicans are NOT against socialism...

Recently I posted on my facebook page the following big "aha" I had: "Republicans and conservatives are not against socialism for THEM. They are against socialism for YOU and for We The People. American taxpayer dollars subsidize their companies while they reap the rewards but if/when things go wrong they stick the American taxpayer with the bill. That's how "the system" is rigged.

Trump's Premature Climax Problem

Let me preface my remarks by saying that, despite Donald Trump's objectionable views and nature (not to mention his abhorrent taste), I am really enjoying the Trump candidacy. I think his views are repugnantly racist, his policy prescriptions lacking in substance and absurd and his knowledge of even the fundamentals surrounding relevant issues lacking but still I am enamoured of his candidacy -- not him, just the spectacle he's making of himself. Obviously the media is as well. How could it not when he's doing

The Tragedy of WDBJ7 TV News Reporter Killings: Did he snap over nothing? Nobody needs to know.

Gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, former employee at WDBJ7 News, claimed “he was suffering from racial discrimination and sexual harassment at work, as a homosexual African-American.”

'The Real History of Drugs' Educates Millions

By Tony Newman / Drug Policy Alliance August 24, 2015

A new series of videos explains the motivations behind our 'War on Drugs'

The United States’ longest, unwinnable war is the "war on drugs." Despite decades of arrests and locking up millions of Americans, politicians and PSA’s urging us to “Just Say No,” illegal drugs are still as available as ever.

Common Core

Teaching to the test was NCLB not common core. Teaching to the tests is ignorant (NCLB is from TX). Kasich, gov of OH, blamed teacher's lounges, "Because that's where teachers talk to each other about their students". Now they want local standards, so creationism instead of biology, and prayer healing instead of germs and infection, will ease the parent's concerns.

I took Ohio survey tests from about the 4th grade on, every two years. This evaluated counties within the state by percentiles and each student within the state by percentiles.

Would a Biden candidacy boost Sanders?

It seems to me that Biden in the race would hurt Hillary much more than Sanders as the establishment vote would be split. If Biden, as seems to be the case, is supported by the President that should peel off a significant chunk of Hillary voters.

Triangle Marijuana Growers and the Rise of Solar Power

By Martin A. Lee / Project CBD August 12, 2015

A nascent solar power industry made it possible for 1970s Northern California pot farmers to do their thing. And vice versa.

When solar energy pioneer John Schaeffer sold the first photovoltaic panel to a U.S. retail customer in Mendocino County in 1978, he didn’t realize that he had struck a decisive blow against the war on drugs.

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2nd & 4th Husband of KY Clerk who denies issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses says “I’m a redneck hillbilly”

By: Joshua De Leon Josh de Leon is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire

Guatemalan President Resigns

The depth of the alleged corruption is shocking

Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies

Uzbekistan is also known to take aim at pop stars and other cultural figures because the government says they’re not “patriotic” enough

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NPR Needs To Clean Up Their House

What happens when the news media stops covering news objectively - and instead becomes a source of very specific opinions that serve a very narrow agenda?

For example - in the case of the democratic primary - consider the news coverage of the mere possibility of Vice President Joe Biden challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

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