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Democratic Presidential Debates...

Something rotten to chew on, maybe to spit out.

Why haven't the Democrats scheduled presidential debates? Consider the following:

Who is the best candidate?

I'm curious on the progressive perspective on who n the republican primary would have the best chance in the general election.

Framing the Iran Deal: No, It's NOT a Choice between a Deal or War.

From what I can tell, nothing in the Iran deal prevents us from going to war with Iran. In fact, the deal itself, if violated by Iran, may even make it easier for us to go to war with Iran. It sets up the perfect and justifiable pretext for war if Iran violates the deal. The international community would likely support bombing Iranian nuclear sites under that scenario.

Exclusive: Justice Department Admits Misleading Congress on Marijuana Vote

Exclusive: Justice Department Admits Misleading Congress on Marijuana Vote

Leaked Document Shows Why Feds Believe They Can Ignore Medical Marijuana Law

Prior to Vote, Officials Argued the Amendment Would Have Broader Implications Than Medical Marijuana

Back to discuss Bernie as Democratic nominee

Hi all,

Not sure if you remember me, but I used to be a regular contributer here. In fact I was even a moderator for awhile.

I got very sidetracked with British politics and was an avid campaigner for the YES side during the Scottish independence referendum.

Thought I'd come back and discuss the possibility of Bernie Sanders as the next Democratic presidential nominee.

Look forward to some lively debate.

Mel

Losing the Voting Right's Act was the Price We Had To Pay for a Black President

It's becoming increasingly clear that the gutting of the Voting Rights Act was a direct response to the first black President being elected. The GOP now refuses to support its restoration and renewal out of sheer spite.

Thousands of California convicts on probation and parole to regain voting rights

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights

State announces settlement with civil liberties groups

THC Helps Liver Transplants

Research: THC Helps Liver Transplants
The latest research on THC shows that even extremely low doses of THC can help mouse livers, and potentially human livers, overcome ischemia-reperfusion injury, a common cause of liver transplant failure.

Denied a Liver Transplant for Using Medical Marijuana, and Dying for It

Teen Marijuana Users Turn Out Fine

Teen Marijuana Users Turn Out Fine

Stay off weed, teens. But if you screw your life up, don’t blame the pot. Cannabis use by teenage boys was not linked to later physical or mental health issues, psychotic symptoms or asthma, concludes a major new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Thom, any chance you could be here in Portland this Sunday for Bernie and David Cobb with Move to Amend?

I noticed that Move to Amend moved David Cobb's speech here on one side of the river to 2 PM from 7 PM, I'm guessing so that it doesn't overlap Bernie Sanders rally on the other side of the river at Memorial Colliseum at 6 PM.

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/07/bernie_sanders_plans_l...

http://www.afd-pdx.org/alliance-for-democracy-sponsored-events.html

Roots Action Challenges Bernie to Denounce War

Here is a link to a call by Roots Action for Bernie to more agressively oppose the Bankster's Wars: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11541 . I think that he is more anti-War than they give him credit for, but agree that he can use an extra push.

If elected, would Hillary build the Keystone XL?

I just got this gut wrenching feeling that if Hillary got elected as our President, she would build the Keystone XL. Is she talking about it at all? Is anyone talking about it?

I know I heard one of the GOP candidates state that their first day in office they could set it in motion to build the Keystone XL. (Sorry, forgot who that was)

I don't think the Keystone XL issue is totally dead. Maybe delayed, but I still think a new president could breath life back into that fight.

Science vs GOP

46% of Americans believe a God they've never seen nor witnessed, created man out of mud and clay 10,000 years ago.

46% vote, and of that 46%, 48% thought Sarah Palin was fit for the WH. Only 22% of the country are that stupid, that means 1 out of 5. How many of that figure are here at Thoms?

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