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Reality Check #132something

Reality Check #132something

Let’s do an exercise. Don’t worry, I won’t make you get out of your chair. Are you ready? Okay. Name one person (in your head) who agrees with you on everything. Voting rights, LGBT issues, gun control or lack thereof,

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With Due Respect, WTAF?

Warning: I’m gonna talk U.S. politics. This will be a respectful (other than the title, which is designed to be eye-catching) discussion if anyone cares to discuss. Sources will be required. Name-callers will be banned. It’s my blog and I

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I Hate Politics Too

I Hate Politics Too

Yes, civic action is increasingly afflicted by the same perfectionist tendencies that afflict our efforts to live green or to raise healthy, happy, responsible citizens. There’s always some way to do it “better.” So effing what? All we can do is the best we can. That encompasses the fact that our ‘best’ changes from day to day. Today I can type up a blog ranting at anyone who will read to pay attention. Tomorrow maybe the best I’ll manage is a re-tweet to pass the news of something I think people need to see.

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Pageantry and Pornography

pag·eant·ry /?pæd??ntri/ [paj-uhn-tree] –noun,plural-ries. 1. spectacular display; pomp: the pageantry of a coronation. 2. mere show; empty display. 3. pageants collectively; pageants and the performance of pageants. Guys. Seriously. Glenn Beck? Rush Limbaugh? It’s entertainment. It’s shock-jocks in politics. Like

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What Does It Take to Make You Care?

[name removed], 45, of Starke, Fla., said she felt compelled to become political for the first time this year because she was upset by government spending. “Our government has lost sight of the powers they were granted,” she said. She

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Dear AG Mr. Eric Holder:

When pictures from Abu Ghraib surfaced, some members of the military were held accountable–or rather, sacrificed as scapegoats. The humiliation and intimidation of those prisoners was rightfully judged a crime, and some of the perpetrators convicted. But others were never

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Arghlefutz

No progress on anything. House messier, manuscript stuck, work piling up. Pondering hiding under my bed with my laptop for a week. But here. Have some good news. More broadly, Obama said he was determined to build a new structure

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