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Mike Peters Cartoon: New York and Ebola

OF RELATED INTEREST: –Some Travelers, Health Care Workers In NY Being Actively Monitored For Signs Of Ebola –New York doctors who help in Ebola fight will be given quarantine reimbursement, ensured employment status –CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola –De Blasio Takes a Businesslike Approach as Ebola Arrives in New York Mike [...]Show More Summary

Why Global Warming focus is hurting the environmentalism debate

Why Global Warming focus is hurting the environmentalism debate by Slamfu “You can’t reason someone out of something they were never reasoned into” – Jonathan Swift Whenever I see a piece on environmental issues these days, it seems to me that it is always couched in terms of CO2 emissions and Global Warming only. GW [...]Show More Summary

Interview with Major Todd Pierce

Major Todd Pierce (U.S. Army, Retired) is an attorney who served as a Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) officer in the United States Army. In that capacity, he has served on the defense teams for two Guantanamo military commissions defendants. On October 13, 2014 I had the privilege of interviewing Maj. Pierce by telephone. What follows [...]Show More Summary

Solar Power

Some good news both on the economic and environmental front, Oregon’s SolarWorld is expanding production. SolarWorld Industries America Inc. will add 200 jobs in Hillsboro as it ramps up manufacturing to meet growing U.S. demand, company executives announced Thursday. The company will expand both its cell and module production capacity in early 2015, making $10 million in [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: The Scream (Political Version)

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at To license this cartoon for your own site, visit The post Cartoon: The Scream (Political Version) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

O’Keefe Hoist by his own Petard?

Remember Eric O’Keefe?  You know, from my Wisconsin series? And my Howie Rich series? And from the Sam Adams Alliance’s role in the genesis of the Tea Party, and, finally in possible collusion with Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker, something called the The John Doe Investigation; thence the high-powered Washington D.C. law firm, the countersuit in [...]Show More Summary

Peak Water

For several years we have been hearing about Peak Oil but a greater threat to the human race is Peak Water.  We have heard about the drought and water shortages in California but that state is not unique. The Central Valley boasts some of the globe’s fastest-depleting aquifers—but by no means the fastest overall. Indeed, [...]Show More Summary

More voting fraud FUD, a researcher backtracks, and surprising facts about suffrage

As I reported earlier this week, forcing voters to show a photo ID at the polls is a GOP boogyman, a “solution” to a non-existent problem. Now comes two researchers — Jesse Richman and David Earnest — from Old Dominion University, who claim that “6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of [...]Show More Summary

The ‘Ebola Conspiracy’ — A View From the Beach

It takes a lot to get my butt (my fat butt, some would say) off a lounge chair overlooking the gorgeous turquoise Caribbean, into our villa and onto my keyboard. But conservative radio show hostess Laura Ingraham has now earned that that dubious distinction. Part of the “honor” goes to my wife, lounging next to [...]Show More Summary

Kaci Hickox Is A Hero–Now On Two Counts

Kaci Hickox is a hero. First for volunteering to help treat Ebola patients, as eradicating Ebola in West Africa is the only way to handle this disease. She became a hero again for standing up to unjust restrictions upon her civil liberties upon returning home and supporting the concept of making political decisions based upon [...]Show More Summary

Voting Millennials Support Republican-Run Congress

Gone are the days of young people heavily voting Democratic. The millennial vote is up for grabs and could even swing next week’s elections, according to a poll the Harvard University Institute of Politics released Wednesday. In a departure from youth responses in 2010, a little more than half of 18-to-29-year-olds who said they plan [...]Show More Summary

Halloween: The Orange and Black

The Orange and Black Raging Moderate by Will Durst Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. The night preceding All Saint’s Day. Time to carve a gourd. Besides being [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Honey Boo Boo

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Mystery of Amelia Earhart Solved? Fragment From Missing Plane Identified

Researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) revealed that a piece from Amelia Earhart’s vanished aircraft has been identified in Nikumaroro, an atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. This is the first time that an artifact from the wreckage has been directly linked to Earhart’s last expedition, in which she [...]Show More Summary

Canada’s Terrorism Turning Point

TORONTO, Canada — The live TV coverage on CBCNN brought back memories of another assassination — the assassination of JFK. A funeral procession punctuated by drumbeats and bagpipes. Only this time, a country’s grief focused on Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Only this time, the haunting image of a child that’ll be reproduced forever was Carrillo’s 5-year-old [...]Show More Summary

Moderate thunder out of Kansas

. IOLA, Kan. — The several dozen citizens gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way. They did not look in the least like a band of counterrevolutionaries intent on reversing the direction of the government in Topeka. [...]Show More Summary

Birth control device linked to serious harm in women; maker covered up dangers

By Miriam Raftery SAN DIEGO, Ca – An ABC News investigation that includes 10 News in San Diego reveals that the maker of the Essure birth control device covered up evidence that patients have been seriously harmed by the device for over a decade. The device consists of metal coils that are implanted inside a [...]Show More Summary

Obamacare’s Post Mid-Term Future

Jason Millman discusses a Harvard meta-analysis of polls on the Affordable Care Act on The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Although the politics of Obamacare have cooled down this year — and even with declining interest in this year’s midterms — the upcoming election will have a bigger influence on the direction of health care than you [...]Show More Summary

Kobani Reinforcements Pour In Via Turkey

Update as of 5:10 a.m. EDT: At least 150 fighters of the rebel Free Syrian Army, or FSA, entered Syria overnight from Turkey on Wednesday to help Kurdish fighters battling militants of the Islamic State group in the town of Kobani, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, reported, citing local Turkish officials. Last week, Turkish President Recep [...]Show More Summary

Do Americans deserve this?

In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. The number of requests, contained in [...]Show More Summary

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