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Blog Post Archive

Over Easy

The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion. The killing of an Afghan policeman has been avenged by his family in the western Afghanistan province of Farah. His mother, a daughter and daughter-in-law took up arms to retaliate after his was killed.

Walmart Workers Put Food Donation Bin Outside Alice Walton’s Manhattan Condo

With the Black Friday protests looming, Walmart workers in Oklahoma decided to take a bin set aside for people to donate food to impoverished Walmart employees and have it dropped off at one of the Walmart heiresses homes. Alice Walton inherited a fortune from her father and founder of Walmart Sam Walton. Show More Summary

Why I’m Thankful for the Recent Marijuana Legalization Victories

Change has come about because organizations spent years working to produce a shift in public opinion then using the initiative process to bypass reluctant politicians. Change has come almost exclusively from the grassroots.

Officer Wilson’s Claims On Michael Brown Shooting Questioned, Protests Enter Third Night

hough Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch made it clear he had no interest in prosecuting the man who killed Michael Brown, he did release the evidence he presented to the grand jury which included Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s sworn testimony. Show More Summary

The Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): "Why does Ferguson still look like Iraq? Congress can stop the military police" - Chilling to hear DeAndre Joshua, a 20-year-old in Ferguson, was shot in the head and burned near his car. Joshua was a friend of Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown on the day he was murdered.

I’m thankful for Hypocrisy

And self-delusion. Because as a middle-aged white guy I can imagine that everything is hunky-dory, because I’ve got it pretty sweet. I can walk out the door 365 days 24/7 and not worry about being sexually harassed or killed by a “peace-officer”.

Late Late Night FDL: All About That Baste

The Holderness Family -- All About That Baste, a parody of this.

Gary Bauer – The Anti-Gay Talking Head Who Helped Undermine The Fight Against HIV/AIDS In The Reagan Administration

The late President Reagan gets a lot of deserved flack for his negligence in the early days of the AIDS crisis. Today, we learned that there needs to be some flack dispensed around because Reagan isn't the only person in his Administration who needs to be called to the carpet. Show More Summary

Walmart Workers And Activists Planning Black Friday Protests

In what is becoming a tradition, Walmart workers and labor activists are planning protests for Black Friday. This will be the third time in a row that Black Friday protests have drawn attention to Walmart's poor treatment of its workers. Show More Summary

The ACA Exchanges Can Be Fixed, But They Were Meant to be Broken

The serious problems surrounding auto-enrollment in the new Affordable Care Act exchanges are just starting to get real attention. The problem isn't a lack of good solutions though. The real problem is that the exchanges weren't intended to work well for regular people.

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says CIA Should Arm Ukraine And Lie About It

In a discussion if US-Russia relations hosted by the Aspen Institute of Ideas former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley proclaimed that the US government, via the CIA, should send arms to the Ukraine government then lie about it. Hadley made the statement after claiming to value honesty and calling Russia dishonest.

Walmart Again Holds Food Drive for Own Underpaid Workers

Walmart, who pays its workers so little and/or gives them so few hours, that they cannot feed themselves while the Walton family rakes in billions, does have its sense of humor. Either that or they could just care so little about what...Show More Summary

Neither Michael Brown’s Family Nor Protesters Should Be Held Responsible for the Violence

For two nights since the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict white Ferguson police officer for killing unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, isolated acts of vandalism and instances of looting have been reported. A small...Show More Summary

No, the ACA Hasn’t Ended Medical Bankruptcy

While Democrats, liberals, and President Obama frequently made the claim that the Affordable Care Act would eliminates medical bankruptcies it simply isn't true. We know from Massachusetts that medical bankruptcy remains common even after their health care law was adopted.

Michael Brown Protests Go Coast To Coast, Officer Wilson Speaks To Press

Americans marched to support justice for Michael Brown and proclaim "Black Lives Matter" from coast to coast yesterday. The nationwide protests occurring in approximately 37 states came in response to Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch...Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Gary Younge: "The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice" - Gareth Porter: "The Failure of the Iran Nuclear Negotiations" - According to a U.N. group, the Islamic State received between $35 billion to $45 billion in ransoms

If there’s one thing that is true

Being “calm” is for others with respect to the haves.

Late, Late Night FDL: Miracles Out Of Nowhere

Kansas - Miracles Out Of Nowhere Today, Kansas announced an upcoming documentary and retrospective CD, ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere’...

Police Fired Tear Gas at Coffee Shop in St. Louis That Was Supposed ‘Safe Space’ – Twice

Police deployed in riot gear fired tear gas directly at a coffee shop in St. Louis early in the morning on Tuesday. The scene unfolded just hours after an announcement by St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, that a grand jury...Show More Summary

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