A Word About Iraq

By |October 23rd, 2011|

"No one, most particularly Iran, should miscalculate about our continuing commitment to and with the Iraqis going forward," she told CNN's "State of the Union" when asked whether Iran's relationship with Iraq is a concern. - Clinton warns Iran against moving into Iraq November 17, 2008 - Tina Susman BAGHDAD "“ Iraq's Cabinet [...]

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Obama Fans Go ‘Puma’

By |October 23rd, 2011|

The insipid fan politics that has blown up over Pres. Obama's announcement on U.S. military troop withdrawal from Iraq is unworthy of the subject. Whether it's in the comments or emails, Obama fans have now morphed into the 2012 version of "puma," expecting allegiance or bellyaching ensues. For those of you who have forgotten, "puma" [...]

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Progressive Notes: Feingold Backs Baldwin, Enviros Plan Keystone Protests, FDR and OWS, and Other Doings

By |October 22nd, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Great news! Former Senator Russ Feingold has endorsed Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the Wisconsin senate race. This is a huge deal and makes Baldwin the front runner for the party nomination and perhaps the general election. Feingold is very respected and popular in Wisconsin [...]

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Queer Talk: “I’m always amazed at the sheer amount of hate mail …”

By |October 22nd, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Several LGBT and related blog sites I routinely visit had posts up about Rachel Maddow's appearance on Friday's "Ellen." While most of us are unlikely to get the amount of mail and messages either of these women get, a good many of us will be [...]

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Dash of Dan: Apple Cake

By |October 22nd, 2011|

Firstly, thank you for all your patience! This past weekend I spent time with my sister and her family in Queens, NY. My sister has always provided me with endless joy and in many ways was like a mom to me. They recently went apple picking, and while I was there (when I wasn't dancing [...]

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Pres. Obama Announces All U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq by End of 2011

By |October 21st, 2011|

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Marco Rubio’s Trouble with Truth Explodes

By |October 21st, 2011|

During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his family's history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the "son of exiles," he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after "a thug," Fidel Castro, took power. But a review of documents "“ including [...]

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Obama Wins the Week

By |October 21st, 2011|

Republicans made Pres. Obama look very good this week. They just cannot get their act together and the one they've taken on the road for tryouts has been a flop. As weak as Pres. Obama is today, with large majorities believing he doesn't know what he's doing on the economy. The Republicans are [...]

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The Romney Rule

By |October 20th, 2011|

Economics is going to be part of the fight for 2012. However, if Pres. Obama and Democrats can frame the race against Mitt Romney, the best bet to be the Republican nominee, as one against a Wall Street Republican, things could get sticky for Mitt very quickly. It's not like Mr. Romney can make the [...]

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Classic Clinton Moment Mocking Herman Cain

By |October 20th, 2011|

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