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How Many Sharks Can the #GOP Jump Before the Party’s Over?

How Many Sharks Can the #GOP Jump Before the Party’s Over?

Boehner ObamaJosh Gerstein’s piece, “5 questions about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Barack Obama,” in Politico is a frank and candid examination of the pros and cons, both short- and long-term, to both sides in the GOP House lawsuit against the president.

At this point, I consider the lawsuit to be an idiotic and colossal waste of time and taxpayer money. We need to understand that Obama’s executive actions…

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Is there enough empathy in Israel and in Gaza to save them both?

Is there enough empathy in Israel and in Gaza to save them both?

A Palestinian walks away from his house, destroyed by an Israeli strike, in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah. AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

A Palestinian walks away from his house, destroyed by an Israeli strike, in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah. AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

I’m no expert by a long shot, but no one of clear thinking that I’m aware of is suggesting that tunnels and rocket attacks are justified. As Sam Harris pointed out recently, only one side – Hamas – has a stated goal of the total destruction of the other side.

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Let’s Not Get Too Crazy About #GMOs and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Let’s Not Get Too Crazy About #GMOs and Neil deGrasse Tyson

I admire and respect Neil deGrasse Tyson a great deal. We need more people like him telling all the science deniers that science is a real thing. It’s why I found his comments about GMOs and people who oppose them of interest.

Mother Jones is one outlet reporting on an undated interview he gave that’s making the rounds today on social media(1). In his characteristic and straight-forward way, he…

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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote For More Guns

You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote For More Guns

Statistically, you’re most likely to be a gun owner if you’re an older, white, conservative, married, Southern man.

Know what else you’re more likely to be? Republican, especially a conservative Republican.

Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/160223/men-married-southerners-likely-gun-owners.aspx

Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/160223/men-married-southerners-likely-gun-owners.aspx

Why is that? Is it really grown men playing army?

playing army

Is it bravado, or is it fear?

Putting aside their…

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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote Against American Jobs

You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote Against American Jobs

Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the NAM, Danny Roderick, president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Co., and Pierre Paul Oneid, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at Holtec International Corp. speak Friday at a roundtable discussion on the Export-Import Bank. - Justine Coyne

Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the NAM, Danny Roderick, president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Co., and Pierre Paul Oneid, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at Holtec International Corp. speak Friday at a roundtable discussion on the Export-Import Bank.
- Justine Coyne

If you’re like me, you may have little to no understanding or appreciation for something called the…

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

10 largest banks

How can this be a good thing?

The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before.

This is when our government needs to – HAS TO – step in and say….

“You are a danger to the rest of society. You are no longer going to operate in this manner. You have abused the rights and…

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How the U.S. Ex-Im Bank Landed on Republicans’ Death Row

"A day before U.S. House Republicans were to vote on a new majority leader, lawmakers aligned with the limited-government Tea Party movement delivered a message to the leading candidate, Kevin McCarthy of California."

How the U.S. Ex-Im Bank Landed on Republicans’ Death Row

"A day before U.S. House Republicans were to vote on a new majority leader, lawmakers aligned with the limited-government Tea Party movement delivered a message to the leading candidate, Kevin McCarthy of California."

Children have been coming to America alone since Ellis Island

And no, we didn’t just send them packing. Source: www.motherjones.com Truth and history cannot be denied, they can only be ignored.

Children have been coming to America alone since Ellis Island

And no, we didn’t just send them packing. Source: www.motherjones.com Truth and history cannot be denied, they can only be ignored.

Bill Maher Rails Against Militarized Police Culture in Outstanding Monologue – YouTube

July 18, 2014 - It’s a topic on which this writer has spilled plenty of ink, but one that goes largely ignored by mainstream media: The troubling militarizat…

Full Show: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever.

Full Show: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever.