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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall

The fundamental religious Sunni-Shia split of Iraq continues to be the core of Iraqi politics, and the gun the "Second Amendment" solution of Iraqi choice. How could Republicans possibly be against THAT? There's your New World Order. Hope you can stand the smell. Continue reading ?

Our Politically Polarized Nation

It has been crystal clear for some time now that our nation has become more politically polarized then ever. Pew Research has a new report out on the topic that is the “largest political survey” in their history in which they conducted...Show More Summary

NRA Wayback Wednesday – Troutdale High School Shooting Update

Checking the wayback machine on the NRA today… @TerryMcCracken@d5e5@BlueDuPage Yup, let’s resurrect this NRA President Dude and re-install him at the helm — DuneMyThing (@Kris_SacreBleu) June 11, 2014 Too sad…...Show More Summary

Gun Culture is Out of Control in America

 As I sit on the futon trying to concentrate on reading Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich for my Existential Philosophy class I find myself unable to stay focused today. There has been another shooting at a school today, and my heart is aching for the loss of more lives due to gun violence. Show More Summary

Soft Construction With Boiled Beans, Some More

Suddenly, we stand on the precipice, with the Richmond Dispatchers of the Present Day throwing all the gasoline that they can on the Bonfire of the Hannitys.... Continue reading ?

Kerry Chews Up Right Wing Fodder on Bergdahl Swap

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry made his first remarks on the release of Bowe Berghdal in exchange for five members of the Taliban freed from Guantanamo, stressing that he “felt confident the five Taliban detainees freed in a swap for Sgt. Show More Summary

An Assault Upon Our Civility

by Walter Brasch   For awhile, it appeared the NRA leadership committed an act of sanity. But, a few hours later, the pills wore off. The story begins with a group called Open Carry Texas (OCT). This fringe group rubbed both its brain...Show More Summary

The Appalling Demonization of Bowe Bergdahl

I have been appalled by the demonization of Bowe Bergdahl, which began hours after his release culminated by the “exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders,” earlier this week. Most notable in the right wing uproar over the prisoner...Show More Summary

Democratic Daily columnist wins awards

Walter Brasch, whose weekly column appears in the  Democratic Daily, recently won awards for both his column and his radio commentary. Brasch won first place in commentary (general) and second place in commentary (humor) from the Pennsylvania Press Club, against statewide competition. Show More Summary

We’re Not Americans Anymore; We Are Merely Partisans

Protect and defend the moral horror that is Guantanamo. That's what matters. Continue reading ?

Insanity Extends Beyond the Shooters

    by Walter Brasch   During this past week, in Scranton, Pa., a 16-year old put two bullets into the head of a taxi driver and then stole about $500 earned by the cabbie that evening. The teen, who showed no remorse when arrested a few hours later, mumbled a few words about his reasons. Show More Summary

The Theft of Decoration Day celebrated To-Day!

Decoration Day was the day that we Union descendants and relatives remembered those who gave their lives in defense of the Union and ended slavery. (Its origins remain somewhat controversial.) Congress stole this day from us (the G.A.R. Show More Summary

Pat Sajak in Damage Control Mode

Phillips controls one of America's most potent print media feifdoms: through his various subsidiaries, he publishes THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR (which was, you might recall, originally funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, and was the source of the so-called "Arkansas Project" and "Troopergate"... Continue reading ?

The Sounds of Silence—Political Style

by Walter Brasch   A hush has fallen over our house. It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week. But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet. That’s because we are in the middle of yet another election cycle. Show More Summary

Gay Marriage Ban in Oregon Overturned

The Court DECLARES that the Equal Protection Clause requires recognition of marriages of same-gender couples legally performed in other jurisdictions, where those marriages are in all other respects valid under Oregon law, and that no...Show More Summary

Some Personal Notes on the Death of H.R. Giger

The artwork of H. R. Giger is familiar to anyone who has seen the motion picture Alien. Giger designed the alien spacecraft and the alien itself... Giger paints strange, grotesque beings: decomposing fetuses, beautiful women with mechanical attachments and diseased skin, machines with vaginas, snakes coiling in human skulls, endless piles of bones.... Continue reading ?

The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges (part 3 of 3)

  by Walter Brasch    [Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2:Show More Summary

A Mother’s Day Tribute— That Should Not Have to Be Written

  By Walter Brasch   Nine American mothers will not enjoy Mother’s Day this year. Their sons were killed in the past month in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a family of nine was killed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. On Friday, 9 Pakistani soldiers were killed. Show More Summary

An Oliphant Always Forgets

This is ALSO the antithesis of a free press, and is nothing less than a fascist attempt to control information and bully the so-called mainstream press, aided and abetted by the craven and ignorant stenographers who have supplanted actual reporters in our American newsrooms. Continue reading ?

Health Care! Health Gauze! Healthgazi! Benghazi!

The "stock footage" of the Crimean elections was undoubtedly every bit as phony as the "Taking Down Saddam's Statue" show of camera trickery was in Iraq. Continue reading ?

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