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steven-robert-travers's picture
Aug.11.2009
Babs:   You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong. You are not...
phil-bronstein's picture
Aug.11.2009
I am NOT HIM! Hear me roar! The loose lips parade of outbursts has replaced swine flu as the national epidemic of the moment. And there's no vaccine in sight for this 223-year-old unruly American problem. But even Arlen Specter's gamely stiff spine in the face of spittle on his coat from health...
tim-wise's picture
Aug.10.2009
Throughout the first six months of his administration, President Obama--perhaps one of the most politically cautious leaders in contemporary history--has been routinely portrayed as a radical by his opponents on the far-right. In particular, persons who have apparently never actually studied...
elaina-byers's picture
Aug.06.2009
It was with fury that I heard Ohio's Govenor Ted Strickland announce that he was quartering the fund for Ohio's libraries. WHAT!! Did he not know, that in doing so, he was slowly clamping off the artery that fed Ohio's brain? I guess Strickland wants Ohioans to become a bunch of robotic idiots so...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Aug.04.2009
MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2009) - I attended a revival meeting last night. I saw a resurrection. Thine eyes have seen the future, and the setting for this particular miracle was an upscale living room in Kent Woodlands, a woodsy epicenter of the modern environmentalist movement; a place where...
edmund-jenks's picture
Aug.04.2009
Barack Obama - President Obama asks supporters to declare their support for his three core principles for health care reform, and to share their personal stories to help build support for the reforms that are so desperately needed. [ctrl-click to launch video] Learn more at http://my.barackobama....
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Aug.04.2009
So lets see, the economy is tanking, people are losing their homes, can't buy food, the homeless rate is going up, the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, the middle class is being wiped out, BUT President Obama made his debut on Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List. Lets not forget...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.01.2009
Having become quite proficient at making up tests lately, and in light of the reports that July was the deadliest month for U.S. and allied forces, in Afghanistan, I've come up with a multiple choice exam for the State Department. On a separate piece of paper, write out the following question, and...
earl-merkel's picture
Jul.31.2009
Amid the country’s headlong rush for “change,” we have at last  found a workable model for a successful economic stimulus program—one that might, indeed, bring about some real, positive and immediate change. Ironically, this model is found in the so-called “Cash for Clunkers” program, which at the...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.22.2009
Okay, I admit, I've had a lot on my plate lately, and haven't given the debate on health coverage the kind of attention it deserves. My bad. So, after watching the president's press conference, I'm left with a few questions: 1) What does "affordable" mean? When Obama talks...