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What happened to the return of American Liberalism?

180 votes | submitted 2010-08-21 16:56:22 by jessebshiloh | 127 comments

I'm beginning to wonder if the political moment is much, much, more significant than most of us realize. The rules may have changed in ways no one would have predicted two years ago. And perhaps 10 years from now we'll look back on this moment and it will all seem so obvious.

'Burn Quran Day' an outrage to Muslims

391 votes | submitted 2010-08-20 23:39:33 by divinediva | 262 comments

In less than a month, Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida plans to host - Burn a Quran Day to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

20% of Americans think President Obama is a talking car

362 votes | submitted 2010-08-20 18:08:33 by noupsell | 89 comments

Martin Bishop, deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee, said: "I would just like him to have the courage to produce his birth certificate so that we can see once and for all what kind of car he is."\r\n

Obama's Numbers Are Actually Pretty Good

536 votes | submitted 2010-08-20 18:08:12 by randomeyes | 175 comments

Obama's job approval ratings aren't that bad when compared with other recent presidents who took office amid a recession.

Federal Court Proclaims Crosses on Highways Unconstitutional

344 votes | submitted 2010-08-20 16:35:57 by baddbrainz | 142 comments

A federal appeals court has ruled that crosses set up alongside public roads in Utah to honor fallen state troopers are unconstitutional. The Utah Highway Patrol Association began erecting the privately-owned crosses over a decade ago, each with the trooper's name, badge number and the state seal.

Schooling Sarah Palin On The True Meaning Of Feminism

219 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 21:29:57 by philperspective | 144 comments

The dictionary definition of feminism is “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” In no way do you stand for that, Sarah. In no way have you ever worked toward these goals as an elected official. In no way do you use your celebrity to accomplish these goals or even raise awareness ....

Paul Finkelman: Parents, Children, and Citizenship by Birth

247 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 19:42:20 by itc518 | 129 comments

Republican leaders have proposed amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the US but whose parents are undocumented. As law professors we oppose this, not only for historical and legal reasons, but on deeply personal grounds.

Could George W. Bush End the Ground Zero Mosque Madness?

432 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 18:13:49 by bizwiz2 | 360 comments

Many are surprised to say yes.

Women March Topless for Legal Right to Go Topless - NSFW

713 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 16:44:20 by robinbal | 144 comments

Women in nine U.S. cities -- Seattle, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Honolulu, San Francisco and Austin, Texas -- will gather in public spots on Aug. 22 to put the hot-button issue front and center by wearing little more than strategically placed stickers.

A Puerto Rican GOP may hold key to immigration reform

255 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 07:44:38 by whiteblackninja | 52 comments

A Republican governor -- a very Republican governor -- has an idea for solving one of his party's conundrums. The party should listen to Luis Fortuno, the Reaganite who resides in Puerto Rico's executive mansion.

Political Opposition to High Speed Rail is Beyond Stupidity

1114 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 04:21:55 by derekmarkham | 536 comments

High speed rail remains a sort of punching bag when it comes to rhetoric about government spending and America’s unstoppable devotion to the automobile. I’m not one to get too political about sustainability since I think it should be a non-political common sense issue. But sometimes I have to let things fly.

Should Alaska Leave the Union?

723 votes | submitted 2010-08-19 01:33:02 by lbucha | 371 comments

The state that loves to criticize Washington for too much taxing and spending coincidentally accepts more federal money per capita than any other state.

Fox News and Republican Party Make it Official

1348 votes | submitted 2010-08-18 20:58:44 by docedson | 301 comments video - Fox News and the Republican Party finally make it official -- their all-white wedding will be beautiful.

Born in U.S.A. Is What Makes Someone an American

453 votes | submitted 2010-08-18 19:09:17 by amprather | 336 comments

For almost 150 years Americans have believed that anyone born here, whatever his or her origins, can be a good citizen. There is no reason to believe the children of illegal immigrants are any different.

The Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories

638 votes | submitted 2010-08-18 06:20:55 by novenator | 481 comments

Conspiracy theorizing has flourished as a virtual art form in all nations and across all political persuasions. But the American radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion. A vast body of academic literature exists exploring this history...

Who REALLY Decides The Immigration Debate

207 votes | submitted 2010-08-17 21:12:07 by beforen0w | 20 comments

Those sharks with laser beams tied to their heads may be a bit to expensive

The Unnecessary Fall Of Barack Obama | The New Republic

205 votes | submitted 2010-08-17 20:29:24 by gmarie624 | 219 comments

Barack Obama has a strange aversion to confrontational politics -- strange because he was schooled in it, working as a community organizer in the 1980s, under the tutelage of activists who subscribed to teachings of the radical Saul Alinsky. But, when Obama departed for Harvard Law School in 1988, he left Alinsky and adversarial tactics behind.