Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

“You’re Fired!” says the Internet

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2 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks ago

  Could the Affordable Care Act be derailed by four words? We will soon know if the words “established by the state” 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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