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Sunday, August 31, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

Romney praises socialists

Romney praises socialists

    Question Time: What Did Mitt Romney Learn During His Travels Abroad? By Joe Conason in the National Memo Now that Mitt Romney has returned home from his entertaining sojourn overseas, perhaps someone will ask him a few pertinent (and impertinent) questions about the countries he visited. While visiting England, Israel, and Poland, the Republican candidate delivered remarks on their economic and health systems that could – if subjected to factual analysis – ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

by Daris Howard               Trissa stomped into our bedroom. “Make her leave Toby alone!”             Toby was Trissa’s special Teddy bear. He was a perfect size and very soft. But most importantly, he only had one eye. Trissa had endured many eye surgeries when she was only four years old, and was very attached to her one-eyed bear.             I pulled Trissa up close to me. “Who would be bothering Toby?” I asked. “Everybody knows he ... Full Story

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre                       By John W. Whitehead July 23, 2012 “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” ― H.R. Schiffman The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the ... Full Story

Penn State, who’s to blame

Penn State, who’s to blame

  WE ARE ALL TO BLAME Penn State is proof that our priorities are out of whack By James Merilatt | @jamesmerilatt When it comes to the horrific situation at Penn State, we all know who to blame. Obviously, Jerry Sandusky himself is the most at fault; he's the psychopath who committed multiple heinous acts against innocent children for decades. And as we found out last week, the higher ups at Penn State are also culpable; university president Graham Spanier, senior VP ... Full Story

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Fiscal cliff and the peace parachute By Tom H. Hastings As we all know, the inability of Congress to act decisively and with consensus about much of anything--if the Democrats issued a statement noting that the sun rises in the east there would be an instant outraged Republican rebuttal blaming Obama and explaining the Republicans' refusal to acknowledge the power of the sun, since that is an attack on JC (Job Creators, and probably the other JC too)--that inability has now been harnessed ... Full Story

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

          Why ‘Fast and Furious’ is a political loser   Posted by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming. Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, ... Full Story

Kill gays and non-virgins?

Kill gays and non-virgins?

            By David Pakman       For years, I’ve been discussing common propaganda techniques used by conservative media to influence audience opinion in ways more reminiscent of brainwashing and indoctrination than informing and reporting. AlterNet’s Cynthia Boaz wrote a riveting exposé of 14 of these techniques, and every single one is easily recognizable a regular basis on Fox News, in conservative media of ... Full Story

Don’t give me that … biosolid

Don’t give me that … biosolid

            By Scott J. Crossen, May, 2012     Welcome to rural America, where people travel from afar to absorb the vistas, views and fresh fragrances of wide-open spaces. This is country life and the air is filled with the aroma of hay, wildflowers, livestock fertilizer and … sewage sludge. Sewage sludge? Yes, otherwise known as biosolids. In the spring and fall, perhaps while running, biking or driving down a county ... Full Story

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them Because…

    Graphic: Groobiecat Sources: Below No Need to Mention Vets. According to VetVoice--and myriad other news organizations--the GOP budget proposed by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't even mention veterans. Read More at groobiecat                              

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

The Tragedy of Facebook: How Wall Street Robbed Main Street America By Eric Bleeker I couldn't believe my eyes. How could someone who didn't know the simplest aspect of investing -- how to buy a stock! -- be looking to put her entire fortune into a single risky Internet stock? That's insane! ... Read More            

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