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America Is at Risk of Boiling Over

278 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 07:18:24 by aplusplusplus | 193 comments

And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off, Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal.

Bob Barr: Congress Should Pass Online Poker Licensing Bill

261 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 20:02:39 by theengineer2008 | 29 comments

A key House committee voted 41 to 22 to pass a measure licensing online poker. While this vote does not guarantee that the measure will be brought to the full House for a vote, the fact that the legislation was reported at all was a rare breath of fresh air in a Congress increasingly devoid of interest in favor of individual freedom.

Obama's Growing Unpopularity In The Muslim World

284 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 19:08:23 by philperspective | 170 comments

A new Brookings poll reveals the harmful effects of our foreign policy, including toward Israel.

Charlie Rangel is No Crook

310 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 14:31:52 by blinker1315 | 70 comments

Charlie Rangel is no crook. He’s right to insist on the opportunity to clear his name, because the charges against him range from the technical all the way to the trivial.

Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time

1827 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 14:27:25 by mekkamen | 318 comments

If we learned that the government was planning to limit our First Amendment rights, we'd be outraged. After all, our right to be heard is fundamental to our democracy.

Guns for self-defense? It's only common sense

367 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 11:22:25 by mikek814 | 302 comments

For many of us, the Supreme Court's finding that Americans have a fundamental right to own guns for self-defense in their own homes wasn't ground-breaking — it was common sense. So long as you aren't an ex-felon or mentally ill or otherwise legally proscribed, you should have the right to own a firearm. Period.

Bush Pushes Back Memoirs So GOP Isn't Hurt In Midterms

852 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 08:52:02 by mysticdave | 227 comments

George W. Bush pushed back publication of his memoirs, "Decision Points," out of fear that a public reminder of his presidential legacy would hurt Republicans heading into November's midterm elections, Bush's friends tell the Financial Times. The FT reports that Bush refused to allow publication in September, which would have been a better....

Rush Limbaugh: Electric Cars are Overpriced AIDS Ribbons

1202 votes | submitted 2010-08-05 02:15:47 by tbhurst | 461 comments

Rush Limbaugh spent a huge chunk of yesterday's radio broadcast lambasting the Chevy Volt and the tax credits supporting them. Through the course of his ranting, it became clear -- as it so often does -- that Limbaugh has no idea what he's talking about.

Thanks to WikiLeaker, Afghan War Will End Soon

454 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 23:18:58 by joeparanoid | 198 comments

Public support for the war was already waning. Just 43 percent of the public still backs "the good war." The leaks mark the beginning of the end of one of a stupid country's countless stupid misadventures. I don't see what else might have accomplished the same thing so quickly.

So What Has Congress Done Since 2008? [Cartoon]

200 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 19:38:42 by phiri17 | 46 comments

Top 5 American Views on Terrorism

165 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 16:20:21 by nevermiss1 | 27 comments

Almost half of Americans worry that either they or a member of their family will be the victim of a terrorist attack.

Hugo Chávez's is batshit insane - Christopher Hitchens

406 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 03:57:12 by aplusplusplus | 90 comments

Recent accounts of Hugo Chávez's politicized necrophilia may seem almost too lurid to believe, but I can testify from personal experience that they may well be an understatement.

Fox News LOL At Sharron Angle

260 votes | submitted 2010-08-04 03:03:58 by anomaly100 | 55 comments

Sharron Angle, Republican Senate candidate, was laughed at by Fox News’ Carl Cameron when she said, “We need to the press to be our friend.” Angle’s misspeaks are pouring out daily and the response from the press is amusing. National Review Online asked, “Did She Just Say That Out Loud?,”.....

Should We End Affirmative Action to Avoid White Backlash?

358 votes | submitted 2010-08-03 18:05:13 by jameslowell | 201 comments

Gregory Rodriguez asserts that affirmative action should be abolished in order to prevent "destructive white backlash" that will damage an increasingly diverse America. Really, Greg?

Palin’s Phantom Pipeline Steals $500 Million From Taxpayers

1074 votes | submitted 2010-08-03 16:02:47 by philperspective | 162 comments

On August 27, 2008, Palin signed AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) into law awarding TransCanada 500 million dollars and a license to build and operate the $26-billion pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope. A license. That's all. The state will issued a license to Canadian energy company, TransCanada, and will pay ....

The Campaign Against a Mosque at Ground Zero is Un-American

1505 votes | submitted 2010-08-03 05:40:08 by lbucha | 839 comments

Republicans and leaders of other faiths are rallying against the building by a Muslim organization of a "community center"—including a mosque—two blocks from Ground Zero, calling it a threat to American values. But the threat to our values isn't coming from the mosque. It's coming from those who want to stop it.

Wyoming and Mississippi Labeled Most Conservative States

227 votes | submitted 2010-08-02 21:59:56 by ritubpant | 113 comments

Over the past year, Wyoming and Mississippi have come to share the mantle of the most conservative states in the union—an apparently sought-after title with about a dozen states close behind. The most liberal may not surprise you that much. \r\n