Nitwit Nevadan rebellion

There’s a scofflaw rancher out in Nevada who’s concluded that the Feds have no jurisdiction over land in the state of Nevada (apparently Mr. Bundy has never heard of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the US – Mexican War and included the ceding of ownership of California and a large area comprising New …

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Lies and misrepresentations

The media, as usual, is letting itself be manipulated by the right wing. It is now halfway persuaded that birth control is equal to abortion. That’s a lie. Here’s Dr. Lin-Fan Wang, a family doctor in NYC. The news coverage of the birth control benefit has been riddled with inaccurate statements, in particular, the allegations …

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Kansas State Senate shows some sense

Wednesday the Kansas State House approved a bill which would protect businesses and state and local government employees from lawsuits if they cited religious freedom as a reason to deny services to gay and lesbian citizens. Today the President of the Kansas State Senate said it wouldn’t make it through her part of the legislature …

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Another day, another mass shooting

This time in Columbia, Maryland. When police officers arrived, they found three people dead inside a skate shop on the upper level of the two-story center, the Mall in Columbia. Two of the victims were a young man and woman who worked at the store. The body of another man, who is suspected of being …

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Congress fails its bosses once again

The miserable overpaid political “leaders” of this country have failed the people that employ them once again. This time they have concluded that 1.3 million of their fellow Americans are not deserving of any financial help in staying afloat while they look for work. Specifically, they refused to extend unemployment benefits to those people beyond …

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Oh, c’mon, Speaker Boehner

I used to think John Boehner was a modern political version of George Babbitt, a successful climber prosperous but worried, wanting – passionately – to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it’s too late. Substitute Speakership for the cars and the house, then add “well-remembered” to it, and that’s what I …

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