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The Republican Party is a stinking, shameless cesspool of corruption, lies, extremism, and cruelty

On guns, on global warming, on economic inequality, on taxation,  on torture, on Guantanamo, on gay rights, on regulations, on green energy, on health care, and on many other issues, the Republicans ignore facts, common sense, and basic human decency. This is not to say that the Dems are perfect; far from it. But the […]

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Karen Porterfield speaks to Sammamish MoveOn Group

This afternoon the Sammamish/Issaquah MoveOn group met at beautiful Sammamish Public Library.  The featured guest was 8th Congressional District candidate Karen Porterfield. Porterfield, who received the endorsement of the Washington State Democrats at the state convention last week, said she’s not accepting PAC money and is limiting individual donations to $500 max. She speaks intelligently […]

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Why I Don't Trust "Isms": Chris Hedges Versus The Black Bloc

Originally published by CounterPunch – Editor Jeffery St Clair http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/07/hedges-vs-the-black-bloc-round-two/ by MARK TAYLOR-CANFIELD A recent article by Chris Hedges is once again causing heated arguments among activists in the Occupy Wall Street movement.  “Black Bloc: The Cancer in Occupy,” was published in his syndicated Truthdig.com column back in February, but folks are now talking about […]

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Free Speech Battle Over Protests Looming at Seattle Colleges

A major battle over free speech is being waged on local college campuses in Seattle. The Seattle Community College District Board of Trustees wants to revise the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for Seattle colleges. The district is proposing new rules that would regulate protests on all three of the city’s state funded community college campuses. […]

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The founders crafted a Federal system

The founders crafted a Federal system, with a strong central government, because society under the Articles of Confederation wasn’t working.    The Constitution asks the Federal government to provide for THE GENERAL WELFARE and to do lots of other things to secure our safety.   People who believe libertarian fantasies about minimal government should move to Somalia […]

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The main difference between conservatives and liberals

(Source: Occupy Wall Street, on facebook) Someone pointed out that Dems are guilty of war-mongering and corruption too. Yes, many Dems are so centrist that they don’t count as liberal. But the Repugs are worse and true liberals are progressive. Not all Dems are true liberals.

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David Horsey, now at LA Times, gets high profile attention

David Horsey, who moved from the Seattle P-I to the LA Times at the beginning of this year, is getting high profile notice.  His cartoon and article about Limbaugh freaks as Romney lays claim to Obama’s bailout was shown at the very top of the list of articles at http://news.google.com. Horsey is intelligent and progressive.   […]

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Government is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution

The Government is Good website has announced that their book Government is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution is now available in paperback form and as an ebook. Why a book defending government? Because for decades, right-wing forces in this country have engaged in a relentless and irresponsible campaign of vicious government bashing. […]