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Poor, Poor Victims have George Will to Defend Them

Ten days to the election.  Poor, poor Eric O’Keefe. It’s sad enough that he and his family live in fear of me. But, at least the Koch-connected architect of Term Limits, director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, founder of the casually-discarded Sam Adams Alliance (formed when Americans for Limited Government was busted slushing dark [...]Show More Summary

Weekend Photos – Wall Art Edition

The outside walls of buildings used to serve as billboards.  They were usually  hand painted and nearly always a treat.   The post Weekend Photos – Wall Art Edition appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Eight Months of War: Gains and Losses in the Ukraine Campaign (Gazeta, Russia)

It has been eight months since the beginning of the Euromaiden protests, the toppling of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and the current crisis over Ukraine. This editorial from Russia’s Gazeta takes stock of what Russia has gained and lost, and freely admits that in terms of the Russian social contract, ‘sausage in exchange for freedom [...]Show More Summary

Military Weekend: Welcome Home Hugs and Kisses

Our troops continue to deploy to West Africa, to other trouble spots and on routine operations and maneuvers around the world. However, as our mission in Afghanistan winds down and other missions and operations are completed, thousands of them are fortunate to be coming home, to their loved ones. Of all the military images, these [...]Show More Summary

The Politics of Efficiency

The Politics of Efficacy by Slamfu There seem to be a lot of names out there for everyone’s political position. Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, libertarian and oh so many more. It would seem these days that most people lump me into the Liberal category, some even name me a Democrat. It’s true that I have [...]Show More Summary

Shooter was seen as a rising star among tribal members

MARYSVILLE, Wash.—Three months before Friday’s shooting, Jaylen Fryberg celebrated his birthday by posing with a hunting rifle that he called “the best present ever.” He posted an online message that said “i just love my parents!!!” An adored child from a prominent Tulalip Tribes family, Fryberg loved life with his girlfriend, classmates, teammates and hobbies. [...]Show More Summary

The Real Experts on Renee Zellweger’s New Face

The Real Experts on Renee Zellweger’s New Face The media has been obsessed this week with Renee Zellweger’s new face, with articles quoting plastic surgeons on why she doesn’t look like herself. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s happy now and doesn’t admit to having plastic surgery. Most plastic surgeons are quoted saying Zellweger [...]Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell gets big new donor to help him: Mitch McConnell

Democrats have started injecting big bucks into TV ads to nudge the dead-lead race Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes is waging against Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over the edge. So now McConnell has found a donor to help him match the big bucks: Mitch McConnell: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is giving his [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Republican Strategy

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

This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Northern Ireland’s Jane Morrice Denounces Male Politicians For Demeaning Women

One need only look at the Oval Office to see that when it comes to politics, we’ve got a bit of a gender discrepancy. In this weekly roundup, focuses on powerful political women in the news who are helping to break the proverbial glass ceiling of policy-making around the world. Politicos, move aside. We [...]Show More Summary

Too soon to know if Republicans will take control of the Senate

by John Zogby The pundits seem to be on board with the prediction that the Republicans will take control of the Senate this election. GOP candidates hold commanding leads in two states where the incumbent U.S. Senator is a Democrat (Montana and West Virginia). Up until last week South Dakota made it three on that [...]Show More Summary

Election may not end in a “rout”

Senate seats turn over every six years, and six years ago a Democratic wave election helped the party capture lots of normally red territory, making this election especially challenging. Governorships, on the other hand, turn over every four years. And four years ago, Republicans carried off a rout. So in the governor’s races, it is [...]Show More Summary

Profile or Die (Guest Voice)

Profile, or Die by Michael Reagan We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is — except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is. Now the Canadians know it, too. On Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted to Islam and wanted to go overseas and join ISIS donned a dark jacket [...] The post Profile or Die (Guest Voice) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Cartoon: I’m a Canadian Redo

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at To license this cartoon for your own site, visit The post Cartoon: I’m a Canadian Redo appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Josh Marshall on the Palin Brawl

Josh Marshall offers an insightful take on the meaning of the Palin brawl on Talking Points Memo. As you’ve likely seen Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol have now spoken out about their notorious boozy family brawl, recasting Bristol’s attack on the event’s host as a morality tale about violence against women and media bias. [...]Show More Summary

Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle

SEATTLE — Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement sources. Police said four other people were wounded in the 10:45 a.m. shooting. Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter that he [...]Show More Summary

Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others

One of the reasons that the Republicans now have a better than even chance of taking control of the Senate is that there is the very real possibility that Joni Ernst will win in Iowa. We got another example of how extreme Ernst is from the manner in which she defended carrying guns: “I have [...]Show More Summary

Move to Disqus Commenting System

Hello readers. We have moved back to the Disqus commenting system after not using it for 4 years. Back when we first used Disqus, it wasn’t nearly as robust and was going through growing pains. Disqus is now much improved and is used on many major media outlet sites as well. Disqus has threaded comments, [...]Show More Summary

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in collaboration with America’s tech giants has become clear, these corporations – Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft – have become objects of derision for Americans and people around the world. Now it seems [...]Show More Summary

A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)

Three days from now, the the people of Brazil will go to the polls to elect a new president, and as columnist Umberto Martins of Brazil’s Vermelho writes, the ramifications for the continent and the world are significant. Martins writes the the entire project to more tightly integrate Latin America against U.S. influence which was [...]Show More Summary

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