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Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

by Walter Brasch It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar: –Teachers only work half a year. –Teachers are overpaid. –Local school districts and their taxpayers [...]

VIdeo: In Case You Forgot, We’re Still Bombing ISIS In Iraq

The U.S. military has released video of the destruction of an IS truck in the northern city of Irbil. The US military said the strike was conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defence force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, US personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts. As [...]

Please! No More Ice Bucket Challenges!

Had more than enough of the ice bucket challenge? If not, the following spectacle should convince you it’s time to put it out of its misery. Donald Trump was “called out by everybody... Homer Simpson, Mike Tyson, Vince McMahon.”  So he had Miss USA and Miss Universe do the honors but not [...]

GOP crams online charter schools down NC's throat

2 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Mandating a failing system: The state budget that Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law earlier this month includes a provision requiring the State Board of Education to authorize two online charter schools to serve K-12 students by nextShow More Summary

Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is up across the board, the real winners have been Republican candidates for office. Show More Summary

Protesters Arrested at World Congress of Families Conference in Australia

Two protesters were arrested at a pro-family conference on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. ABC News reported 50 demonstrators attended the event, despite critics' previous promise that thousands of protesters would block the entrances. Show More Summary

"And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office..."

And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office... pic.twitter.com/m7N8DDQrZe— Doktor Zoom (@DoktorZoom) August 28, 2014 From "Twitter Nation distracted by president's suit."I'm not distracted by the tan suit. I'm distracted byShow More Summary

JOHN KERRY FLIP-FLOPS INTO SUPPORTING THE BUSH 41 IRAQ WAR COALITION, and Tom Maguire is mightily am…

JOHN KERRY FLIP-FLOPS INTO SUPPORTING THE BUSH 41 IRAQ WAR COALITION, and Tom Maguire is mightily amused. Well, at first, until he gets to this reflection: “As to the notion that the world stage today has counterparts to Bush, Baker and Thatcher – we wish it were so.”

Tories Refusing to Fight Against Carswell

Conservative MPs have said that they will refuse to campaign against Douglas Carswell, warning that if the party fights too hard against UKIP it could cause a damaging split on the right. An unnamed former colleague told the Times: "Douglas is a Conservative. Show More Summary

Obama returns to minimum wage focus for Labor Day weekend address

To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility.Show More Summary

Somehow, I Don’t Think Bipartisanship Is on the Menu

By way of DCist.com, we find this ad from outgoing Republican Congressman Rob Stockman’s office (boldface mine): Personality and ideology are important. Please bring a confident, vigorous intellect and no drama. Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count … Continue reading ?

Shocking Video Shows Georgia Family's Violent Reaction To Son Coming Out

A deeply disturbing viral video showing a family's violent reaction to a young man's coming out has prompted an international outpouring of support for him. (Warning: this video contains domestic violence and may be triggering to some viewers.) Click here to view the embedded video. 20-year-old Daniel Pierce is a young gay man from Georgia who…

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