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The Political Shocker (PIC)

473 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 01:36:46 by jdyme1 | 78 comments

A more eloquent depiction of the two-party system I cannot recall.

Tim Pawlenty takes a stand against immigrant babies

254 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 00:17:16 by frankzulla | 171 comments

Tim Pawlenty's took another lurch toward the right wing over the weekend, as the Minnesota Governor went on television to pick a fight with some infants.

Maddow Hits Back at O'Reilly: Fox News is Race-Baiting

1186 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 22:51:47 by casspa | 288 comments

She also added that she has "no interest" in pulling an Olbermann and playing "cable news insult ping pong" with O'Reilly, but that's a bit hard to believe because she seems to be having herself an awfully good time doing exactly that.

Yes! He was biased (pic)

3966 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 22:40:56 by ltgenpanda | 340 comments

The Digital Surveillance State: Vast, Secret, and Dangerous

287 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 20:19:30 by joeparanoid | 62 comments

Operating with virtually no oversight, much of it handled by private contractors, our corrupt and bloated security state provides no additional security, and reliance on profit-driven industry for the intelligence community’s “core mission” is to ensure that we have Endless War and an always-expanding Surveillance State.

Mainstream Marijuana: Behind Pots Boom in California

452 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 16:39:26 by misslindadee | 72 comments

In advance of a vote to legalize (and tax the heck out of) marijuana this fall, the Sacramento Bee traces the smoking habits of people across California. The results? People smoke. A lot.

America Goes Dark

1042 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 03:57:47 by philperspective | 392 comments

With infrastructure and education crumbling, we’re on the unlit, unpaved road to nowhere.

Have Gay Rights Advanced in the 40 Years Since Stonewall?

346 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 01:40:36 by jerryjamesstone | 73 comments

"In the 40 years since Stonewall, the Congress of the United States has done almost nothing to further equality for LGBT Americans. Almost nothing." ~ Steve Hildebrand\r\n

The 4 Issues That Divide America the Most

257 votes | submitted 2010-08-08 20:28:02 by nevermiss1 | 142 comments

There are a lot of moral issues that spark controversy in America, (polygamy, cloning, divorce, suicide, the death penalty, cheating, abortion, etc.) but these are the four that nobody can seem to agree on.

President Barack Obama: "Why I'm Optimistic"

284 votes | submitted 2010-08-08 17:06:44 by amprather | 115 comments

"There is, of course, no way of knowing what new challenges and new possibilities will emerge over the next 40 years. There is no way of knowing how life will be different in 2050. But if we do what’s required in our own time, I am confident the future will be brighter for our people, and our country."

71% Think Prop 8 is Unconstitutional - Source: Fox News!

1061 votes | submitted 2010-08-08 02:02:11 by anomaly100 | 489 comments

Is it possible that even the center-right tilting viewing audience of Fox news programs is also open to significant upgrades of gay civil rights? That is what a surprising new, unscientific survey of a Fox web audience seems to be showing.With pleasure, I direct you to this interesting Fox News online poll in which at the time of this posting.

How To Lose An Election Without Really Trying

287 votes | submitted 2010-08-08 00:20:40 by philperspective | 54 comments

President Obama is wrong when he says every current Republican idea is a Bush idea. Some are far more radical than that.

"It's like the damn Planet of the Apes!"

532 votes | submitted 2010-08-07 17:14:35 by ocean17 | 246 comments

Yes, that's Glenn Beck talking about the Obama administration.

Will Bush-bashing help Democrats win over weary voters?

323 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 23:28:04 by adeelarshad82 | 224 comments

While he's not on the ballot, George W. Bush is still vital to the midterm election as far as the nation's top Democrat is concerned.

Obama Punches Out Reagan In New GOP'er Anti-Spending Flick

279 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 21:59:52 by philperspective | 227 comments

Conservatives will probably be hopping on Fandango this fall to get tickets to see Ray Griggs' Michael Moore-style documentary billing itself a "controversial look at government spending" & featuring an animated boxing match between President Obama & Ronald Reagan. "I Want Your Money," which will land in theaters this October, aims to contrast ...

Is Bolivia's President Evo Morales Really an Eco-Hero?

221 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 20:54:35 by tbhurst | 29 comments

The leftist leader of South America's poorest country likes to lecture rich nations on their carbon-heavy habits. But his own record isn't all that green at home

Ignacio Coronel and What Happens After a Drug Lord is Killed

173 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 13:59:48 by NickCobb | 17 comments

Killing a drug lord rarely leads to the death of the trafficking organization. As we've seen in the past, there's always someone to fill the shoes of the deceased or incarcerated, and the organization, in some form, continues to function.\r\n