Barney Frank Won’t Seek Reelection

By |November 28th, 2011|

At 71, Rep. Barney Frank will call it a career. Press conference at 1 p.m.

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Newt’s China Moment Gets Results

By |November 28th, 2011|

The exquisite timing and validating effect of the New Hampshire Union Leader's endorsement presents Gingrich with the biggest boost yet to his resurgent campaign "“ a conservative stamp of approval at a pivotal moment. - Jonathan Martin Making sense on immigration didn't work for Rick Perry. Only Newt Gingrich could talk about immigration as he [...]

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Chris Matthews: ‘There’s nothing to root for.’

By |November 27th, 2011|

"I'm like everybody, I want more action. But I understand that [Pres. Obama's] trying not to piss off a lot of people. But I believe wholeheartedly if he's back in, he's going to do some gangsta sh"“." - Chris Rock, Politico Thanksgiving week began with a rhetorical explosion of Democratic, progressive and liberal disgust met [...]

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Progressive Notes: Sen. Wyden’s Filibuster, Ohio Progressives, Texas Maps for ’12, and Other Doings

By |November 26th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) is planning a filibuster against a new infringement on civil rights. This is one clever way to make people aware of what their bought off congress is up to: In the coming weeks, a new and unprecedented thing just might [...]

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Small Business Saturday

By |November 26th, 2011|

Skip the megastores today. Instead, pick a small business to visit and support them with a purchase. This is one of our very favorite places. Grape and Bean has a wonderful selection of wines and champagnes, including bubbly at a price anyone can afford. In downtown Alexandria, Virginia, it's always fun walking down the old [...]

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Queer Talk: “The fight against AIDS began three decades ago”

By |November 26th, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. I know ... AIDS probably doesn't sound like a great Saturday read. And it's been a topic of conversation for over three decades, so it's easy, perhaps, to assume we know what's happening. But ... On November 8, 2011, in advance of World AIDS Day [...]

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Progressive Notes: Texas Students Show their Love for Teacher

By |November 24th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. A heartening Thanksgiving story out of Kingwood Texas (outside of Houston). You may have seen this on CNN, but it is a such a story about kids doing what it is right for their fellow man. More details plus video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqOsgnz61e4&feature=player_embedded#at=92 ... Mr. Love is a [...]

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Grateful

By |November 24th, 2011|

The team on my book, The Hillary Effect, who helped me get it into the wider world is most on my mind this year. So, I thought I'd share the Acknowledgement page with you all today. Many people skip over this page, but to any author it's one of the most important pages, a paragraph [...]

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Gravy, Anyone?

By |November 23rd, 2011|

Add a tablespoon of Brandy. It will make all the difference. As Julia always said, bon appétit.

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O No She Dit-ten! Pamela Geller’s Butterball Fatwa

By |November 23rd, 2011|

OMG! Another "strike against freedom"! "It's Islamic supremacism on the march"! "Yet again." LOLLOLLOLLOL. I've been making fun of Pamela Geller ever since her favorite diplomat, John Bolton, refused an interview, while rhetorically canoodling Ms. Geller. Some of you may remember my superwoman graphic back in 2006, a snarky take off on one Geller had [...]

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