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Baby boomers ruined America: Why blaming millennials is misguided — and annoying

It may be fun to bash today’s youth — but here’s where the awful job economy and ailing planet actually came from Source: http://www.salon.com We Baby Boomers have been the ones in charge for a generation. To deny that we’re … Continue reading

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Best of the Left Podcast

Chris Matthews auditions for Fox News.  Source: itunes.apple.com I don’t get my news from tv and that includes MSNBC. Independent and non-commercial outlets are the last bastions of real investigative journalism. See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst

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I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria

Old white people are drowning in despair and rage. Here’s how my father lost his mind — thanks to his cable diet Source: http://www.salon.com I felt like I was reading words I could have written; not so much about my … Continue reading

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On the Mechanics of Defamation : Sam Harris

Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. Source: http://www.samharris.org Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) and Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) are two people that I’ve read and respected … Continue reading

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Idle No More: Why We Don’t Celebrate Christopher Columbus

We don’t celebrate Columbus Day in this house, and we never will. It’s not that we don’t enjoy holidays when they come around. We love holidays around here as much as anyone, but there are some hol… Source: http://www.popularresistance.org "How … Continue reading

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Columbus and the Lens of History | HowardZinn.org

For Columbus Day, we feature an excerpt from Chapter One of A People’s History of the United States. Howard Zinn describes why he tells the story of Columbus’s arrival “from the viewpoint of the Arawaks” and “the inevitable… Read More … Continue reading

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Common Cause – Voter Protection 2014

The 2014 mid-term election is upon us this November 4th. Common Cause will be working with partner organizations, including the Lawyers’ Committee’s Election Protection, to ensure that voters across the country can fairly and freely access the ballot box. Join … Continue reading

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#Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate

Left-leaning Independents and Democrats, if you stay home this November, a Republican Senate will basically be on you. Republicans can be ousted, but only if you show up and vote against them. You can be damn sure that our fellow … Continue reading

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Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself? : Sam Harris

Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. Source: http://www.samharris.org See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst

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Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher’s Anti-Muslim Sentiment As ‘Gross’ And ‘Racist’

Hollywood actor Ben Affleck’s response to anti-Muslim sentiment? “What is your solution? To condemn Islam? To do what? We’ve killed more Muslims than they’ve killed us by an awful lot.” Source: thinkprogress.org In my opinion and with the caveat of … Continue reading

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