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Lee Fang writes in The Nation magazine: The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal

The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line. Lee Fang

Gay U.S. Youths Kidnapped, Tormented and Tortured -- by Christian Evangelicals

This is just one example of the sickness and perversion that has manifested itself in the Christain Evangelical community because a segment of our society that has historically been kept supressed by them has dared to challenge their moral authority.

Court could curtail ACA coverage

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140708/WIRE/140709922?Title=Court-...

The Repub governor strategy of not expanding Medicaid and starting state exchanges may have a big payoff.

HOBBY LOBBY is the PERFECT Democratic Wedge Issue in 2014 and 2016

Everyone HATES the HOBBY LOBBY decision.

Women, regardless of the political party, HATE it for the effect that i has on them. Men who have Moms, or wives, or a daughters HATE it because of the effect that it has on the women that they love. LGBTQ people HATE it because of the effect that it will have on them, if the Court extends the logic of the case to the flood of new cases claiming that HOBBY LOBBY gives them the right to discriminate against gays because of a "sincerely held legal belief."

SCOTUS has gone ROGUE . . . it's time for "Torches and Pitchforks"

Thom is right. This Supreme Court IS the most radical group of judicial extremists to ever sit on the SCOTUS bench.

Since 2008, it has been on a tear, legislating from the bench, finding rights that never existed, and which are being used to the detriment of THE PEOPLE, and the destruction of our democracy.

In Heller (2008) SCOTUS - at the urging of the NRA - ignored 200(+) years of legal precedent to "find" an individual right to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment.

Sherri Shepherd Wants To Sever Parental Rights To Unborn Child

http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/07/07/sherri-shepherd-files-to-sever-par...

Here's one for Zenzoe and others to argue about. This shows the darkside of surrogacy. Are you going to end up with a surrogate baby being an orphan?

SCOTUS Gets Wierder Still

Apparently the Supreme Court has now gone so far as to give credence to the argument that merely requiring that a nonprofit certify that it has a religious objection to providing birth control through a health insurance plan may be a violation of its religious freedom for the fact that the certification itself makes it complicit in having someone else provide birth control to employees. Huh? Believe it or not the Court enjoined HHS from requiring that nonprofit religious organization fill out one of their (HHS) forms in order to claim

An Open Letter to Obama Haters......

You rarely find me on this topic but I just HAD to post this!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/09/1053088/-An-open-letter-to-the-...

Read and enjoy!

Damn It Dems... JUST SAY IT!!!!

Sometimes in electoral politics debating the fine points of a policy... or even a policy itself, is a trap. Sometimes in electoral politics a party has to paint in broad strokes. And this is something the Dems refuse, or just can't seem to do well. While the Right has no problems making false and misleading characterizations of Dems, painting their motives in the worst light... the Dems are too cowardly to even provide true characterizations of the Right's motives.

Russell Brand Brilliantly Takes Down Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments

i really don't need to comment since Russell Brand is clever enough already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g33_63AbooI

Power Corrupts?

I have always been a fan of Lord Acton's saying... "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely", however I ran across a new twist on this axiom... "The problem is not that power corrupts, but that those drawn to power are usually corrupt."

I read it in an article...

Isn't It Odd... A Liberal Republic Gave Birth To Private Tyrannies Called Corporations?

One might think that given the deference the Framers gave to ideas of the Enlightenment that political power originated from the People, any corporate form created by our government to promote business might be reflect those democratic values and, perhaps, be required to have more responsibilities to stakeholders, not just shareholders, and protections for workers to organize. Yet the modern corporate form is essentially a private tyranny in which many of our constitutional rights, such as free speech, are negated in deference to the owners property rights.

Time To Cut Food Stamps....Again

There are more pressing needs:

Intersection of the Worst President, Facebook Study, and Political Capitalism

The notion that President Obama has polled as the worst President ever is an absurdity to me. It's as though the poll was taken at a Koch Brothers retreat for Republican strategists and the question was "What headline would you most want to see 5 years from now?".

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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