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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

June 18, 2011
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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

Listening to a Left, Right & Center podcast discussion (6-17-11) of Afghanistan this morning, I stumbled on a sudden realization: Tea Party Republican policies would eventually render the American military as incompetent as the current Afghan military. LRC’s host Matt Miller was describing current US military efforts to train up the Afghan military to stand…

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

June 11, 2011
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Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

Anthony Weiner should not resign, but Democrats in his district should start looking for another progressive voice with better personal judgement and mature self-restraint. I’ve been a big fan of Representative Anthony Weiner, who has been a strong voice in Congress for genuinely progressive causes. For an extensive list of Rep. Weiner’s voting history, check…

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Taibbi: Why I Can’t Vote For Ron Paul

May 15, 2011
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Taibbi: Why I Can’t Vote For Ron Paul

Ron Paul’s honesty and consistency stand out in a lineup of flip-floppers and opportunists, but that doesn’t make him right. I admire Congressman Ron Paul’s courageous stand against the wars and Iraq and Afghanistan and our sadly numerous other imperial adventures. I also agree with his efforts, working with progressive Democrats like Alan Grayson and…

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