Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

“You’re Fired!” says the Internet

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3 weeks ago

  We've all heard the familiar story - disgruntled employee insults boss on Facebook, boss finds out, employee gets the boot.    In...

Ferguson Comes to Baltimore

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1 month ago

† What do we want? ¬†JUSTICE! ¬†When do we want it? ¬†NOW! Whose streets? ¬†OUR STREETS! ¬†Whose city? ¬†OUR CITY! No Justice?...

We got Only 86 Years and Counting…

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1 month ago

† 2100. According to a recent UN report that is the year we must end greenhouse gas emissions... Or else! Or Else? Or else we...

Your New Ride

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1 month ago

† You want a new car? You're a broke college kid, so, no doubt, ¬†you can't afford a new car. So what if you could get a new car for...

BREAKING: Congress Actually Does Something

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1 month ago

Gridlock. Ineffective. Disagreement. Inaction. Unpopular. Sounds like Congress to me!  However on Wednesday after a flying pig sighting and...

Death Spiral for Obamacare?

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1 month ago

¬† Could the Affordable Care Act be derailed by four words? We will soon know¬†if the words ‚Äúestablished by the state‚ÄĚ are the last...

Abe’s Tax Hike Bullets Japan into Recession

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1 month ago

† Eyebrows raised in excitement last¬†week when Japan¬†unveiled the world's fastest magnetic-levitation bullet train. But those eybrows...

The Day of the Toilet

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1 month ago

In the United States we don't think too much about toilets. Sure, they're convenient...but an International Toilet Day? Ew. But hold it...

Tis the Season for More Gridlock

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1 month ago

UPDATE: On Tuesday evening, the Keystone XL pipeline bill failed to break a Democratic filibuster in the Senate. The bill needed 60 votes...

This Means War

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1 month ago

  America. We are on the cusp of war. With whom, you ask? The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The reason? The proposed extension...

Clearing the Air?

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1 month ago

† This week witnessed the 22nd APEC Summit unfold in Beijing. Leaders of the major Asian and Pacific powers converged to shape the...

Holiday No-Go for MoCo

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1 month ago

So no Christmas this year? No Yom Kippur? Looks like it according to a local district's calendar. Recently in Montgomery County MD, the...

The “Indentured Servitude” of College Athletes

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1 month ago

When you think of the exploited, who comes to mind? A fast-food worker, maybe a person working in a clothing factory overseas? Most...

Oh Christmas Tree! How Lovely is thy Roadtrip!

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2 months ago

Diwali is over, Halloween and All Saint's Day passed, Guy Fawkes Day came and went.... That means it's almost Christmas, right?   Actually,...

GOP Senate Enjoys a Refreshing 7Up

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2 months ago

Across the United States, netw0rk-news writers are shoving reports of the 2014 US Midterm-Election results down ever-deeper into their...