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Fort Sumter: Who Started The Civil War?

When states began to secede from the union they confiscated federal properties such as military outposts, forts, lighthouses, custom houses, and courthouses throughout the confederacy. Here's a map

Leaving aside the question of whether secession is legal, the neoconfederate position on who started the Civil War is that Lincoln provoked the South to attack Ft Sumter by sending relief supplies.

Bernie holds house party for 100,000

Headline right from Thom's favorite news source, and you said they don't give any press to Sanders.

Does The Constitution Prohibit Secession Without Stating It?

Neoconfederate secessionists... curiously often people who call themselves "libertarians", claim that if the Constitution doesn't specifically prohibit secession then it permits it. They often point to the 10th Amendment which says

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

So if secession isn't prohibited... the argument goes, then it remains a matter of states rights.

Trump Wants Sarah Palin in his Administration

What postion would you give her? Think that he is thinking VP? Secratary of State? Secratary of Defense?


This just came in to my email and it's such exciting news everyone else might as well just pack up and forget about campaigning. LOL.....

Why are no democratic debates scheduled?

With the republicans having their first debate shortly I was curious when the democratics debate is scheduled. Come to find out there is zero information as to when, where and who would be hosting?

What is the deal? At this point in '07 there were already 4 debates.

Will Diebold Support Clinton Again?

Here is a link to some interesting information about the 2008 Primary results. It's something that Bernie Sanders really needs to look into, and talk about. If he wants to save our Democracy then he needs to stop these machines. They aren't just used to steal the General Elections.They are used in Primaries too.

Ask Clinton to Stand with Warren, Baldwin, O'Malley, and Sanders

Democracy for America has a petition up online asking Hillary Clinton to join Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley in supporting Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin's fight against the Wall Street Washington Revolving Door. You can read it (and sign it) at :

Elizabeth Warren Tweets Thanks to Sanders and O'Malley

Elizabeth Warren recently Tweeted a thank you to Democratic Presidential Candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley for their support of a Bill to stop the Wall Street Washington Revolving Door. Hillary wasn't included in the thank you Tweet because she has not said or done anything to support it. The Tweet can be found at:

Google May Use Truthfulness Measure In Seach Results...

Currently, Google's algorithm for determining how sites rank in a search result are based by how many other other sites across the web linked to a site. It was a popularity contest and junk was rising to the top. Given the vast amount of crap if not outright lies out there, Google may start to use a new method for ranking sites... by applying a truthfulness standard.

Prescott Bush's Business Connection to the Nazis

In an article I found from The Guardian of Sept. 25, 2004, it states, "The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the U.S. National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism."

Donny Trump

Isn't it time people stop calling Trump "Donald" and start calling him Don Trump or Donny Trump or Ronald Trump?!

Team of Scholars agree on current US political process

[quote]The bar can no longer be lowered, the scholars announced on Friday.

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Is the Gun Lobby's Power Overstated?

Without doubt, the gun rights lobby is a formidable force

Turkey warns Russia over airspace violation

A Russian aircraft entered Turkish airspace near the Syrian border on Saturday, prompting Turkey to scramble two F-16 jets to intercept it

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Why the Media isn’t Covering Citizens United

Americans have always been skeptical of corporate power. In fact, this country was founded by a revolt against the biggest corporation of its day - the British East India Company.

You know how conservatives are always going on about how the Boston Tea Party was an example of America’s anti-government roots?

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