52 days ago.
Thanks Art! Your timely blog yesterday was needed to clarify what some of us have been complaining about for months!
Posts: 11 - I'm glad that you restated the TIMES "Terms of Service" ... I hope that any quotes I've used from Thomas Paine or Mark Twain aren't copyrighted material ..
53 days ago.
In view of the recent storm, power outages, water shortages, gasoline lines, etc., will the "what's-in-it-for-me" folks realize that there IS a real world outside of their warped fantasies?
Posts: 65 - Duh! That real world also has so0me real people in it who don't really care what you think about such irrelevant items as tea party politics, Mitt Romney's chances, how much you hate President obam...
86 days ago.
Are the Second Amendment "rights" of Americans really being "threatened" - or is this complaint just another gimmick to get the right-wing, reactionary base "fired up" for 2012?
Posts: 1576 - Well Bob, if you're not going to do it, I guess I'll have to ... Some of today's "pretend patriots" might want to look at what is happening in Egypt ..
118 days ago.
AND NOW, ""e CAN'T WAIT" for Immigration Reform?
Posts: 46 - Now that our president has been shown to be willing to Lie, in order to move us, inexorably toward a Single Payer health care sysstem, we will now move on to demonstrate that he also lied about...
120 days ago.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld what rightwing reactionaries call "Obamacare", what will these fanatics do next to stir up hatred for a successful president?
Posts: 111 - Since Chief Justice Roberts (a Dubya appointee) cast the deciding vote for the majority opinion sustaining the Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate portion of the 2010 Affordable Care Act,...
131 days ago.
Members of Congress should not undermine the U.S. government
Posts: 153 - United States Congressmen should not threaten the existence of the United States government simply because those Congressmen do not like a program.
150 days ago.
Term Limits: Good, bad or just plain ugly
Posts: 5 - Seems like whenever everyday people finally pay attention to Congress, the tirade of, "We need term limits" gets thrown out. But what do you think of the idea?
152 days ago.
Off shore interrogation: Did someone tell Obama yet?
Posts: 11 - United States interrogators who specialize in so-called high value targets will question a suspected al Qaeda operative aboard an American warship without reading him his rights, U..
157 days ago.
If the Affordable Care Act is allowed to take hold, Mr. Romney's 47% will become the new majority and the 100 year plan will have succeeded
Posts: 5 - If those dependent on the government are allowed to exceed 50% of the vote, the United States of America will never recover.
161 days ago.
Deny, deflect, mislead and lie!
Posts: 83 - Local socialist boiler rooms have a motivational poster hanging on their wall above their computer monitors. It says, "Deny, deflect, mislead and lie!"
176 days ago.
Does the current urge to "privatize" all government services lead to laxity in background checks of those working for private government contractors?
Posts: 1 - Many are asking how the Navy Yard shooter - a person who had a record of mental illness, "blackouts", and anger-management issues - gained access to a government facility ...
177 days ago.
The Sequester is nothing more than small decrease in the rate of increase in federal spending OVER 10 YEARS. President Obama should be the one to choose where the $85 billion in cuts should come from THIS YEAR since THE SEQUESTER was HIS IDEA TO BEGIN WIT
Posts: 544 - The President needs to lead on this issue he created instead of campaigning against it.
192 days ago.
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Posts: 47 - What has been the impact of the march on the nation? Looking back, what criticisms or praise can be gleaned?
222 days ago.
Is there ever a point where we need to quit trying to "understand" people who do bad things?
Posts: 8 - I was recently reading about a story in California about these guys who kept a 15 year old girl locked in a box when she wasn't being forced to work on there drug farm.
224 days ago.
Thugs running the Obama campaign now targeting Romney campaign donors
Posts: 20 - Not only have they targeted Romney donors, but According to Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot they have also targeted his children! Obama is working with groups like Media Matters for America (MMFA)...
236 days ago.
Was it right for IRS officials in Cincinnati to "target" tea party groups for investigation? Should these individuals be fired? AND is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Posts: 373 - ... The answer to the first question is "no"! There should be zero tolera0nce for government officials (regardless of party affiliation) who use their powers for political revenge.
236 days ago.
Did so-called "American" conspiracy nuts endanger the life of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was attacked by a mob in Alexandria, Egypt, that "heard" from righty blogs the fib that she "supports" the Muslim Brotherhood?
Posts: 14 - Certain far right "conspiracy" nutcases - including Frank Gaffney (who touted fake WMD theories on CNN and FOX in 2002), Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, The Washington TIMES, and assorted...
240 days ago.
Will Obama now release his college transcripts, records, and passport applications now that Donald Trump has offered Obama a $5 million donation to the charity of his choice?
Posts: 3 - Personally I doubt obama will release anything. It is apparent there is something in those records they don't want the American people to see.
255 days ago.
In the '60s, some "hippies" said "You're not really paranoid if some folks ARE out to get you". Today, they say "You're not really paranoid if you make paranoia a way-of-life!"
Posts: 47 - I have long been opposed to government over-reaching - but not opposed to "government" itself! I was opposed to excessive government snooping when Nixon and J.
263 days ago.
While I agree that an "open reading" of The U.S. Constitution by incoming House Republicans is a nice idea, is it a foreshadowing of endless nitpicking about what the "Law of the Land" say about issues like health-care reform?
Posts: 2 - Reading the entire Constitution out loud isn't a bad idea, but - judging from the recorded comments of several of the new "Tea Party" House members - dissecting that document is actually...