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Hurricane Katrina: I Blame Obama

By Rosemary and Walter Brasch Almost one-third of Louisiana Republicans blame President Obama for the slow and largely ineffective response to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast, Aug. 31, 2005. More than 1,800 were killed in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana; estimates of property damage exceeded $100 billion. Public Policy Polling reveals that 29 percent


Deja Vu (on progressives sleeping with racists)

. . . indifference is a militant thing. It batters down the walls and murders the women and children amid the flames and the purloining of altar vessels. When it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children’s pastime like mere highway robbery. ~ Stephen Crane

Letter to Rick Perry from a Texas Woman

A good friend from Texas–a progressive, hardworking social worker named Tamara–sent this letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry. She agreed to let us re-post it because of the stakes in the current struggle for women’s reproductive rights in Texas and other states. Should Tamara wish to engage this subject more, and with others, on this

Green Party USA

Green Shadow Cabinet: In Egypt: follow the people

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, President and Vice President in the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States, shared this message today on the events in Egypt. In Egypt the voices of tens of millions of people have been heard. Following months of protests and demonstrations calling for early elections, and after weeks of intransigence by the


Texas Politics: An Open Letter to the Media by Alexis Kostun

Texas blogger and activist Alexis J. Kostun graciously gave us permission to reprint this open letter. It’s worth reading and sharing! Dear News Outlets, I want to clear something up — something that friends and relatives have asked me — and something that I feel has been inaccurately represented by news organizations reporting on the

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