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CNN Should Fire Dana Loesch Immediately

I’ve talked to half a dozen active and inactive military personnel since revelations and details emerged of American marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan civilians. Each and every one of those soldiers told me unequivocally that the act was an obscene, unacceptable travesty, and that those marines need to be prosecuted to the fullest

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America Defeated From Within: The Terrorists Have Won

Every veteran who has ever sworn allegiance to the Constitution, and especially those who have fallen in our defense, have been betrayed. Our government surrendered to fear, and all of our collective sacrifices have been in vain. Our rule of law was killed by the passage and signing of the NDAA for 2012. The domestic terrorists that hate our freedoms have finally won.

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Why I Want Ron Paul to Win the Iowa Caucuses: A Response (Sort of) to Matt Stannard

My old friend and frequent leftist conscience Matt Stannard has taken to task, in a strong and persuasive editorial, those left-leaning individuals who are cheering for Ron Paul (whom he calls “an opportunistic, dishonest, 76-year-old charlatan”) to go the distance in the Republican primaries. The number of these Paul-supporting progressives, left-liberals, Greens, and socialists of

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Toxic Opportunist: Ron Paul and the Left

This is the state of progressive politics in America: A sizable number of left-Democrats and independent progressives are supporting right-wing, reactionary, racialist-sympathizing libertarian-Republican Ron Paul. Enough people nominally “on the left” are supporting him that their presence in Iowa is solely responsible for Paul’s likely victory in the upcoming Caucuses there. Progressive-minded folks appreciate Dr.

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Should Progressives Boycott The Presidential Elections?

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” This quote, attributed to Emma Goldman, implies a much more sweeping indictment of the electoral process, in the most generic sense, than that espoused by proponents of boycotting the U.S. Presidential elections. The current movement seems focused on the corruption of major party politics by big money,

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Gingrich: The Best GOP Choice for America

Mr. Gingrich has been at the heart of what is wrong with American politics since the late ‘70’s. In an era of mass protests over inequality, his nomination would the best opportunity for the American people to soundly—and explicitly—defeat the policies that created it.

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Two Takes on Poverty – Both of Them Ugly

No matter how you measure it, the poverty rate is high – and it’s probably going to stay that way. In September, Census reported a poverty rate of 15.1 percent – which represents the highest rate since 1965. Of perhaps even more concern was the official estimate that 6.7 percent of people in the U.S.

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I don’t want this responsibility*

Causes and effects. Some of the terrible things that are happening in the world are long-term effects of things that happened decades, or centuries, ago. The way in which an act of terrorism against innocents in New York City is tied, configurally, historically, to events of 1649, 1953, or 1876 can’t be reduced to comfortable

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