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The Progressive Post
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SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
Publication Date: 10/25/2014
This is our Special Nov. 4 Election Edition, including our endorsements and recommendations on issues and candidates. If you wish to add or contest any item, please contact me at josephhcrews@gmail.com --- Our recommendations are very similar to those of the S.D. Democratic Party, except the Party can endorse ONLY Democrats. The Progressive Post, however, endorses liberal and well qualified candidates of all parties, including Judicial candidates.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Bergdahl went AWOL? Geo. Bush is a DESERTER
Publication Date: 06/07/2014
By Joe Howard Crews - OP-ED -- The story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raises a much HOTTER story -- the Desertion of George W. Bush during the Vietnam War. -- It's now well established that George W. Bush never showed up for National Guard duty for a period of approximately one year, possibly more, in 1972-1973. Despite all the talk about "honor and dignity," Bush seems to have a problem showing up for duty -- for over a year. If Bush deserted while serving in Alabama, and even elected President of the United States, then Sgt. Bo Bergdahl, who served in fierce combat in Afghanistan, should be given the Presidential Medal of honor.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care
Publication Date: 12/07/2013
A Los Angeles billionaire is about to present to the world a new technology which may be more important even than Obamacare. He is mapping the molecular life of all of mankind in the service of better health for each individual. Linking research, treatment and careful monitoring is also the only way to control costs and create accountability in medical care, he says. ... While the most powerful man in Washington struggles to expand health insurance, the richest man in Los Angeles is methodically constructing a far more fundamental medical effort: a digitally enabled, science-driven, personalized health care system. It is revolutionary! [From the HUFFINGTON POST]
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care
Publication Date: 12/07/2013
A Los Angeles billionaire is about to present to the world a new technology which may be more important even than Obamacare. He is mapping the molecular life of all of mankind in the service of better health for each individual. Linking research, treatment and careful monitoring is also the only way to control costs and create accountability in medical care, he says. ... While the most powerful man in Washington struggles to expand health insurance, the richest man in Los Angeles is methodically constructing a far more fundamental medical effort: a digitally enabled, science-driven, personalized health care system. It is revolutionary! [From the HUFFINGTON POST]
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care
Publication Date: 12/07/2013
A Los Angeles billionaire is about to present to the world a new technology which may be more important even than Obamacare. He is mapping the molecular life of all of mankind in the service of better health for each individual. Linking research, treatment and careful monitoring is also the only way to control costs and create accountability in medical care, he says. ... While the most powerful man in Washington struggles to expand health insurance, the richest man in Los Angeles is methodically constructing a far more fundamental medical effort: a digitally enabled, science-driven, personalized health care system. It is revolutionary! [From the HUFFINGTON POST]
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care
Publication Date: 12/07/2013
A Los Angeles billionaire is about to present to the world a new technology which may be more important even than Obamacare. He is mapping the molecular life of all of mankind in the service of better health for each individual. Linking research, treatment and careful monitoring is also the only way to control costs and create accountability in medical care, he says. ... While the most powerful man in Washington struggles to expand health insurance, the richest man in Los Angeles is methodically constructing a far more fundamental medical effort: a digitally enabled, science-driven, personalized health care system. It is revolutionary! [From the HUFFINGTON POST]
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Thank the GOP for the shutdown
Publication Date: 10/07/2013
Is this political terrorism or just treason? What is the motive for holding the economy hostage? -- "... the deterioration of government services might be the least important damage done by the sequester. The more visible and certain damage is the slower growth of the economy and higher unemployment." By economist Dean Baker
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Thank the GOP for the shutdown
Publication Date: 10/07/2013
Is this political terrorism or just treason? What is the motive for holding the economy hostage? -- "... the deterioration of government services might be the least important damage done by the sequester. The more visible and certain damage is the slower growth of the economy and higher unemployment." By economist Dean Baker
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Thank the GOP for the shutdown
Publication Date: 10/07/2013
Is this political terrorism or just treason? What is the motive for holding the economy hostage? -- "... the deterioration of government services might be the least important damage done by the sequester. The more visible and certain damage is the slower growth of the economy and higher unemployment." By economist Dean Baker
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Journalists no longer safe in Britain
Publication Date: 08/24/2013
Story of the chilling clash of the GCHQ (British "intelligence" spy agency) with the GUARDIAN newspaper over the Guardian's computer files and information from the Snowden documents: "... one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred – with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. 'We can call off the black helicopters,' joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro." -- it may not be long before it will be impossible for journalists to have confidential sources.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
The prophet who foresaw the dreaded NSA abyss
Publication Date: 08/09/2013
There was a prescient senator who spoke these words in 1975: "That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything, telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. -- There would be no place to hide if this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, it is within the reach of the government to know."
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
The prophet who foresaw the dreaded NSA abyss
Publication Date: 08/09/2013
There was a prescient senator who spoke these words in 1975: "That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything, telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. -- There would be no place to hide if this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, it is within the reach of the government to know."
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
The prophet who foresaw the dreaded NSA abyss
Publication Date: 08/09/2013
There was a prescient senator who spoke these words in 1975: "That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything, telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. -- There would be no place to hide if this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, it is within the reach of the government to know."
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Big Lie: We don't Have World' Richest Middle-Class
Publication Date: 06/23/2013
Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th! America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires—and a increasingly poor "middle class." (From Alternet.org)
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Big Lie: We don't Have World' Richest Middle-Class
Publication Date: 06/23/2013
Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th! America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires—and a increasingly poor "middle class." (From Alternet.org)
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Big Lie: We don't Have World' Richest Middle-Class
Publication Date: 06/23/2013
Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th! America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires—and a increasingly poor "middle class." (From Alternet.org)
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Not proud of San Francisco Gay Pride
Publication Date: 05/05/2013
An imperious and tragically ignorant board chairman of the San Francisco Gay Pride has so fracture the progressive gay community that the world is gasping at just how at just how much like the fascist capitalistic leaders some of our gay leaders can be. Shame, not pride, is what the San Francisco Pride Board should be feeling after reversing a decision to honor Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning as an honorary grand marshal in June's SF Pride parade.
The Progressive Post
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'Iron Lady' rode a lucky black bubble
Publication Date: 04/20/2013
By J. Howard Crews - editor -- Laudation and sycophantic praise gushed from pontificators upon the death of the "Iron Lady", Maggie Thatcher. But not from the people in the streets and cities across Britain who where cheering in spontaneous celebrations. One day after her death was announced, people were sporting T-shirts "The Witch is Dead", and had downloaded the song "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" from from the Wizard of Oz so many times that it broke into the UK Top 10.
The Progressive Post
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A wounded Iraq vet writes 'THE LAST LETTER'
Publication Date: 04/07/2013
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
A wounded Iraq vet writes 'THE LAST LETTER'
Publication Date: 04/07/2013
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
A wounded Iraq vet writes 'THE LAST LETTER'
Publication Date: 04/07/2013
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
A wounded Iraq vet writes 'THE LAST LETTER'
Publication Date: 04/07/2013
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
A wounded Iraq vet writes 'THE LAST LETTER'
Publication Date: 04/07/2013
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
The Progressive Post
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Now is time for transcendent Sublime Madness
Publication Date: 01/27/2013
America's modern day prophet, Chris Hedges, writes that the world is now in a time for "Sublime Madness". The world has crossed such times in the past. The poet Leon Staff wrote from the Warsaw ghetto: "Even more than bread we now need poetry, in a time when it seems that it is not needed at all." It is only those who can retreat into the imagination, and through their imagination can minister to the suffering of those around them, who uncover the physical and psychological strength to resist.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Now is time for transcendent Sublime Madness
Publication Date: 01/27/2013
America's modern day prophet, Chris Hedges, writes that the world is now in a time for "Sublime Madness". The world has crossed such times in the past. The poet Leon Staff wrote from the Warsaw ghetto: "Even more than bread we now need poetry, in a time when it seems that it is not needed at all." It is only those who can retreat into the imagination, and through their imagination can minister to the suffering of those around them, who uncover the physical and psychological strength to resist.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
Now is time for transcendent Sublime Madness
Publication Date: 01/27/2013
America's modern day prophet, Chris Hedges, writes that the world is now in a time for "Sublime Madness". The world has crossed such times in the past. The poet Leon Staff wrote from the Warsaw ghetto: "Even more than bread we now need poetry, in a time when it seems that it is not needed at all." It is only those who can retreat into the imagination, and through their imagination can minister to the suffering of those around them, who uncover the physical and psychological strength to resist.
The Progressive Post
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Tonight's debate: Listen for dreams of new wars
Publication Date: 10/25/2012
As we listen to the last presidential debate tonight between Pres. Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney, let's listen closely to any hints at new wars, and continuation of old wars. Do they still justify and fan the flames of old wars? --

WE endorse Dr. Jill Stein for President.

And if you want to know what Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party has to say about war, listen in to the alternative debate with FOUR candidates, including Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. Remember these words of just deceased Sen. George McGovern as you listen: "I'm sick and tired of of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." - George McGovern
The Progressive Post
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Bill Clinton re-ignites progressive spirit of Ariz
Publication Date: 10/17/2012
With the "papers please" provision of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law now in effect, Bill Clinton roused an overflowing crowd at Arizona State University last week with a special shout out to the state's "dreamers," the highly organized ranks of undocumented youth seeking permanent residency either through education or the military (and sometimes both). Appearing on behalf of the former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, whose surging campaign to become the first Latino Senator in Arizona now leads in the latest polls, Clinton drew some of his biggest cheers for his support of the DREAM Act merely by calling it the "right thing to do." -- Bill Clinton has re-ignited the unstoppable new spirit of Arizona. Things will never be the same.
The Progressive Post
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Bill Clinton re-ignites progressive spirit of Ariz
Publication Date: 10/17/2012
With the "papers please" provision of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law now in effect, Bill Clinton roused an overflowing crowd at Arizona State University last week with a special shout out to the state's "dreamers," the highly organized ranks of undocumented youth seeking permanent residency either through education or the military (and sometimes both). Appearing on behalf of the former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, whose surging campaign to become the first Latino Senator in Arizona now leads in the latest polls, Clinton drew some of his biggest cheers for his support of the DREAM Act merely by calling it the "right thing to do." -- Bill Clinton has re-ignited the unstoppable new spirit of Arizona. Things will never be the same.
The Progressive Post
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Obama appeals - demands unrestricted detentions
Publication Date: 09/19/2012
Obama's steady and relentless assault against civil liberties --The White House has asked the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals to place an emergency stay on a ruling made last week by a federal judge so that the president's power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge is reaffirmed immediately. -- On Wednesday, September 12, US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent a temporary injunction she issued in May that bars the federal government from abiding by the indefinite detention provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, or NDAA. Judge Forrest ruled that a clause that gives the government the power to arrest US citizens suspected of maintaining alliances with terrorists and hold them without due process violated the Constitution and that the White House would be stripped of that ability immediately.
The Progressive Post
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A snub can be fatal
Publication Date: 09/08/2012
Two powerful men were just given the snub of "political death" -- one by the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa; and the other by a man of God who refused to sit at the table with a tormented British leader. Comment by Joe Howard Crews
The Progressive Post
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The New Totalitarianism of Surveillance Technology
Publication Date: 08/27/2012
NAOMI WOLF: - "Yes, I know: it sounds like a paranoid rant. that it turned out to be true." Disneyland, New York City - yes, even the whole of America, "the land of the free" - is being spied upon by Homeland "Insecurity" Big Brother, who knows who you are, where you go, and what you do. Homeland "Security" (??) has become as intrusive as the dreaded Communist STASI of former police state East Germany.
The Progressive Post
Featured Article:
The New Totalitarianism of Surveillance Technology
Publication Date: 08/27/2012
NAOMI WOLF: - "Yes, I know: it sounds like a paranoid rant. that it turned out to be true." Disneyland, New York City - yes, even the whole of America, "the land of the free" - is being spied upon by Homeland "Insecurity" Big Brother, who knows who you are, where you go, and what you do. Homeland "Security" (??) has become as intrusive as the dreaded Communist STASI of former police state East Germany.
The Progressive Post
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REPORT: San Onofre most dangerous plant in U.S.
Publication Date: 07/21/2012
Problems with the steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant are the most severe found in comparable generators anywhere in the U.S. nuclear industry, according to a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth. According to NRC data on 31 reactors with comparable replacement steam generators, San Onofre has more than three and a half times the number of steam tubes plugged as a safety measure than at the other reactors combined.
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NO to NAFTA on Steroids from June 30 to July 8,
Publication Date: 07/10/2012
Sadly, San Diego is host this week to an 11 nation conference of trans-Pacific nations intent on cooking up an un-holy trade agreement that that will be much larger and much worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The treaty will offfshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally, create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards, expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies, and incalculable devastation to American citizens. We activists have a week of protests and events to counter this grand scheme.
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NO to NAFTA on Steroids from June 30 to July 8,
Publication Date: 07/10/2012
Sadly, San Diego is host this week to an 11 nation conference of trans-Pacific nations intent on cooking up an un-holy trade agreement that that will be much larger and much worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The treaty will offfshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally, create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards, expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies, and incalculable devastation to American citizens. We activists have a week of protests and events to counter this grand scheme.
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NO to NAFTA on Steroids from June 30 to July 8,
Publication Date: 07/10/2012
Sadly, San Diego is host this week to an 11 nation conference of trans-Pacific nations intent on cooking up an un-holy trade agreement that that will be much larger and much worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The treaty will offfshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally, create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards, expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies, and incalculable devastation to American citizens. We activists have a week of protests and events to counter this grand scheme.
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NO to NAFTA on Steroids from June 30 to July 8,
Publication Date: 07/10/2012
Sadly, San Diego is host this week to an 11 nation conference of trans-Pacific nations intent on cooking up an un-holy trade agreement that that will be much larger and much worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The treaty will offfshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally, create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards, expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies, and incalculable devastation to American citizens. We activists have a week of protests and events to counter this grand scheme.
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NO to NAFTA on Steroids from June 30 to July 8,
Publication Date: 07/10/2012
Sadly, San Diego is host this week to an 11 nation conference of trans-Pacific nations intent on cooking up an un-holy trade agreement that that will be much larger and much worse than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The treaty will offfshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally, create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards, expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies, and incalculable devastation to American citizens. We activists have a week of protests and events to counter this grand scheme.
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San Onofre new report: It 's getting much worse
Publication Date: 04/19/2012
San Onofre Crisis Update: New Analysis Details Specific Design Changes Likely Behind Dangerous Reactor Equipment Degradation. - The original generators lasted over 20 years, while the new ones were falling apart after 20 months. Study by Arnie Gundersen and Fairewinds Associates
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San Onofre new report: It 's getting much worse
Publication Date: 04/19/2012
San Onofre Crisis Update: New Analysis Details Specific Design Changes Likely Behind Dangerous Reactor Equipment Degradation. - The original generators lasted over 20 years, while the new ones were falling apart after 20 months. Study by Arnie Gundersen and Fairewinds Associates
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San Onofre new report: It 's getting much worse
Publication Date: 04/19/2012
San Onofre Crisis Update: New Analysis Details Specific Design Changes Likely Behind Dangerous Reactor Equipment Degradation. - The original generators lasted over 20 years, while the new ones were falling apart after 20 months. Study by Arnie Gundersen and Fairewinds Associates
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San Onofre new report: It 's getting much worse
Publication Date: 04/19/2012
San Onofre Crisis Update: New Analysis Details Specific Design Changes Likely Behind Dangerous Reactor Equipment Degradation. - The original generators lasted over 20 years, while the new ones were falling apart after 20 months. Study by Arnie Gundersen and Fairewinds Associates
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BAILOUT AGAIN: Taxpayers will pay for settlement
Publication Date: 02/24/2012
The Banks lied to us again: - The recently approved mortgage deal between the nation's largest banks was "supposed to be a settlement for this remarkable fraud that the banks and the servicers have created across the country" is, in fact, a "political whitewash" because instead of the banks facing punitive action it "is actually going to involve money flowing from the taxpayer into the banks." And, straight to the point, he said, "We're bailing them out again!" (Neil Barofsky).
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Capitalism versus democracy - America's struggle
Publication Date: 02/09/2012
City officials from coast to coast have sent out police in riot gear, with zip-tie handcuffs dangling from their military-issue body armor, to harass and arrest Occupy protesters, and drive them from the streets. Under the guise of concerns about "public health and safety," mayor after mayor ordered police to tear down encampments--a curious justification after the years of cuts to public hospitals, heating subsidies and homeless shelters that have actually endangered "public health and safety" for millions of Americans. Elected officials and law enforcement sends an unmistakable message: "Sure, you have the right to free speech, but once you try to use it, we will do all we can to stop you."
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Why I’m Suing Barack Obama
Publication Date: 01/20/2012
By Chris Hedges - Hedges file a complaint in court against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force as embedded in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the president Dec. 31. "I spent many years in countries where the military had the power to arrest and detain citizens without charge. I have been in some of these jails. I have friends and colleagues who have 'disappeared' into military gulags. I know the consequences of granting sweeping and unrestricted policing power to the armed forces of any nation. And while my battle may be quixotic, it is one that has to be fought if we are to have any hope of pulling this country back from corporate fascism."
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Obama signs America into military police state
Publication Date: 01/05/2012
by Jonathan Turley - By signing into law the NDAA, the president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trial. Obama insisted that he signed the bill simply to keep funding for the troops. It was a continuation of the dishonest treatment of the issue by the White House since the law first came to light. You do not "support our troops" by denying the principles for which they are fighting.
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Obama betrayal: Politics Over Principle
Publication Date: 12/26/2011
The NY Times issued a scathing editorial against President Obama's capitulation to right wing Republican insistence on the legalization of indefinite detention of Americans without due process and denial of their Constitutional rights. QUOTE: "¶ President George W. Bush used this insidious formula to claim that his office had the inherent power to detain anyone he chose, for as long as he chose, without a trial; to authorize the torture of prisoners; and to spy on Americans without a warrant. President Obama came into office pledging his dedication to the rule of law and to reversing the Bush-era policies. He has fallen far short."
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The demonic roots of the UC-Davis pepper-spraying
Publication Date: 12/08/2011
INSIGHTS By Glenn Greenwald - "The now-viral video of police officers in their Robocop costumes sadistically pepper-spraying peaceful, sitting protesters at UC-Davis shows a police state in its pure form. It's easy to be outraged by this incident as though it's some sort of shocking aberration, but that is exactly what it is not. - Implanting fear of authorities in the heart of the citizenry is a far more effective means of tyranny than overtly denying rights. That's exactly what incidents like this are intended to achieve."
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Mayor Sanders and Chief Lansdowne must resign now
Publication Date: 12/05/2011
Martin Eder: "Mayor Sanders and the SDPD Chief Lansdowne were responsible for the destruction of 90% of the personal property & possessions that many in the encampment had! Some lost everything they had. I cried and was enraged as I witnessed precious medicine bags, pillow, jackets, cosmetic bags, brand new tarps, textbooks, artwork and personal treasures go into the garbage truck, rather than be stored or "impounded" as require by LAW. THIS DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY IS A CRIME, a CRIME of THEFT. They must resign now!"
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You Can't Evict an Idea Whose Time has Come
Publication Date: 11/19/2011
From New York City - "We are not deterred. Our spirits our high, our resolve indomitable. - This burgeoning movement is more than a protest, more than an occupation, and more than any tactic. The "us" in this movement is far broader than those who are able to participate in physical occupations. The movement is everyone who sends supplies, everyone who talks to their friends and families about the underlying issues, everyone who takes some form of action to get involved in this civic process. This moment is nothing short of America rediscovering the strength we hold when we come together as citizens to take action to address crises that impact us all. -- Such a movement cannot be evicted. Some politicians may physically remove us from public spaces – our spaces – and, physically, they may succeed. But we are engaged in a battle over ideas."
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ESCONDIDO - rally for student loan cancellation
Publication Date: 11/05/2011
EDITORIAL - ProgressivePost - We demand forgiveness for student loans, the most dangerous economic bubble soon to explode in the United States. Join the 99% OCCUPY RALLY in Escondido for our students. ESCONDIDO, Saturday, Nov. 5th, corner of Escondido Ave. and Valley Parkway at 9:00 Am. Bring your homemade signs. "Thanks to the horrific 2005 bankruptcy bill, one of the most nakedly venal modern examples of Congress serving the interests of the rentiers and creditors over the vast majority, debtors cannot discharge student loans through bankruptcy." wrote Alex Pareene in Salon (see article elsewhere in the ProgressivePost). "The government is shielded from the risk, and creditors are licensed to collect by almost any means they deem necessary, giving no one in charge any real incentive (beyond basic human decency) to fix the situation." This is the demand of the ProgressivePost: The Federal Reserve pay off all student loans for the first $25,000 debt and 50% forgiveness on all debt over that. This time the Fed injects liquidity into the banks and loan institutions, but the American people get something extremely valuable in return - the freedom of our youth. We demand their freedom from the shackles of student debt!

BANKSTERS LOOTED AMERICA !


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OCCUPY: A Movement Too Big to Fail
Publication Date: 10/22/2011
By Chris Hedges - Tinkering with the corporate state will not work. We will either be plunged into neo-feudalism and environmental catastrophe or we will wrest power from corporate hands. This radical message, one that demands a reversal of the corporate coup, is one the power elite, including the liberal class, is desperately trying to thwart. - What kind of nation is it that spends far more to kill enemy combatants and Afghan and Iraqi civilians than it does to help its own citizens who live below the poverty line? What kind of nation is it that permits corporations to hold sick children hostage while their parents frantically bankrupt themselves to save their sons and daughters?
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Occupy Wall Street is a tea party with brains
Publication Date: 10/07/2011
The "Bankster Revolutionaries" leading the Occupy Wall Street movement have more in common with the tea party movement than the hippie dream, with one key difference. They're smart enough to recognize the nation's problems aren't simply about taxes and the deficit. - They want jobs. They want the generation in power to acknowledge them. They want political change. They want responsibility in a culture that abdicates it. They want a decent future of opportunity. - If that isn't American, then what is? -- Another key difference between today's kids and their hippie forefathers: they're willing to gut it out. By David Weidner, MarketWatch.com
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'Soylent Green?' Our current system is worse!
Publication Date: 09/23/2011
By Dave Patterson of Ramona - "We can expect to have many years languishing on a gurney with tubes connected, receiving doses of extremely high-cost drugs designed to give us a few extra heartbeats, so others can profit handsomely. You and I will be converted into a money-making machine for the medical and pharmaceutical businesses and all the other small companies in that profit chain."
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DREAM Act Part II awaits Brown’s signature
Publication Date: 09/12/2011
Undocumented students in California only need Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature by Oct. 9 to be eligible for state financial aid. The second portion of California’s Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act passed the Assembly Friday, and the historical bill is on its way to Sacramento.
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DREAM Act Part II awaits Brown’s signature
Publication Date: 09/12/2011
Undocumented students in California only need Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature by Oct. 9 to be eligible for state financial aid. The second portion of California’s Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act passed the Assembly Friday, and the historical bill is on its way to Sacramento.
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A Closer Look at Taxes on the Rich
Publication Date: 08/21/2011
NEW YORK TIMES - Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, pushed the issue to the forefront this week by urging members of the new Congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction to stop "coddling" him and other affluent Americans and raise their taxes. In an opinion article in The New York Times on Monday, Mr. Buffett said he paid just under $7 million in federal payroll and income taxes last year, about 17 percent of his income, a lower percentage than anyone else in his office.
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Paul Krugman: 'The President Surrenders'
Publication Date: 08/05/2011
By Paul Krugman - NY TIMES - "It is a disaster, and not just for President Obama and his party. It will damage an already depressed economy; it will probably make America's long-run deficit problem worse, not better; and most important, by demonstrating that raw extortion works and carries no political cost, it will take America a long way down the road to banana-republic status. And we will probably have a depressed economy through 2013 as well, if not beyond. The worst thing you can do in these circumstances is slash government spending, since that will depress the economy even further."
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Bill Clinton: Use Constitution to raise debt limit
Publication Date: 07/22/2011
Former President Bill Clinton says that he would invoke the so-called constitutional option to raise the nation's debt ceiling "without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me" in order to prevent a default, should Congress and the President fail to achieve agreement before the August 2 deadline. This is the "Public Debt" provision of the 14th Amendment. By Joe Conason - The National Memo.
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The noble, moral courage of Bradley Manning
Publication Date: 07/10/2011
If the allegations against Pvt. Bradley Manning are true, Bradley Manning knowingly risked his liberty to take action against those acts, in the hope of exposing those responsible and triggering worldwide reforms. It's hard to dispute that these leaks achieved exactly that, but even if they hadn't, his conduct is profoundly commendable, and the world needs far more, not fewer, Bradley Mannings. By Glenn Greenwald
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GOP Menopause
Publication Date: 06/25/2011
Insights by Rick Hall The GOP seems to be suffering from some wild and irrational mood swings, and with them, crazy changes in their point of view on several key issues.
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Manning: Rich Man's War, Poor (Gay) Man's Fight
Publication Date: 06/12/2011
Pvt. Bradley Manning vs. the evil Darth Cheney forces: "A poor, young gay man from the rural South joins the U.S. Army under pressure from his father, and because it's the only way left to pay for a college education. He is sent to Iraq, where he is tormented by fellow soldiers who entertain themselves watching "war porn" videos of drone and helicopter attacks on civilians. He is accused of leaking documents to Wikileaks and placed in solitary confinement, where he has been held for more than a year awaiting a military trial.: By Larry Goldsmith
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Manning: Rich Man's War, Poor (Gay) Man's Fight
Publication Date: 06/12/2011
Pvt. Bradley Manning vs. the evil Darth Cheney forces: "A poor, young gay man from the rural South joins the U.S. Army under pressure from his father, and because it's the only way left to pay for a college education. He is sent to Iraq, where he is tormented by fellow soldiers who entertain themselves watching "war porn" videos of drone and helicopter attacks on civilians. He is accused of leaking documents to Wikileaks and placed in solitary confinement, where he has been held for more than a year awaiting a military trial.: By Larry Goldsmith
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Obama will fail to use bin Laden death for peace
Publication Date: 05/07/2011
He will fail use bin Laden's death to declare our mission finished in Afghanistan. He will fail to heed these words of Chalmers Johnson, and he will lead our Nation to its nemesis:
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Revealing personal story of Bradley Manning
Publication Date: 04/20/2011
The U.S. government has been deeply embarrassed by the "secret documents" allegedly released by Bradley Manning, and it has struck in angry retribution against the young Army private. The Pentagon and State Departments vilify and abuse him. Here is an in depth interview of someone who knew him very well, who reveals Manning's character and motives. This is a very important perspective into how our government operates, and the terrible consequences to a whistleblower. Written by Will Graff
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The California GOP's Assault on Democracy
Publication Date: 04/11/2011
Many states are experiencing a tsunami of GOP extremism. Newly elected GOP administrations in Wisconsin and Ohio are doing everything they can do destroy public employee unions and cut basic social programs. In California, however, the situation is somewhat different. In the last election California experienced a blue riptide. But damn it! The dying GOP minority in CA has a stranglehold on our budget. What is Jerry Brown to do?
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Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand
Publication Date: 03/22/2011
OK, all you liberals -- This is the hard truth.

This is what you have to do to WIN!

A wake-up editorial by Chris Hedges
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Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand
Publication Date: 03/22/2011
OK, all you liberals -- This is the hard truth.

This is what you have to do to WIN!

A wake-up editorial by Chris Hedges
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Obama Folds for third time, without even fighting
Publication Date: 02/19/2011
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - Feb. 15, 2011 -- A raging criticism of President Obama is that he is a master of appeasement - a Neville Chamberline before the fascist forces of the corporatocracy. He's doing it again, cutting life-sustaining social programs in the face of GOP budget slashers. But neither party looks seriously at military spending, which consumes more than 52% of the entire budget. The yearly cost of sending one American soldier to Iraq or Afghanistan amounts to about $775,000.
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Obama Folds for third time, without even fighting
Publication Date: 02/19/2011
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - Feb. 15, 2011 -- A raging criticism of President Obama is that he is a master of appeasement - a Neville Chamberline before the fascist forces of the corporatocracy. He's doing it again, cutting life-sustaining social programs in the face of GOP budget slashers. But neither party looks seriously at military spending, which consumes more than 52% of the entire budget. The yearly cost of sending one American soldier to Iraq or Afghanistan amounts to about $775,000.
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VIOLENT images creates violent reality
Publication Date: 01/20/2011

INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews - Jan. 17, 2011

Only one side advocates armed revolution against our government as its guiding spirit. Only one side consistently invokes the "Second Amendment solutions" as a form of intimidation against the other. Only one side employed "open-carry" of guns to town hall meetings in San Diego held by Susan Davis and only one side physically assaulted Bob Filner. Only one side has a popular TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate the public with the lies that the President is an alien, a dangerous socialist seeking to undermine America.
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VIOLENT images creates violent reality
Publication Date: 01/20/2011

INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews - Jan. 17, 2011

Only one side advocates armed revolution against our government as its guiding spirit. Only one side consistently invokes the "Second Amendment solutions" as a form of intimidation against the other. Only one side employed "open-carry" of guns to town hall meetings in San Diego held by Susan Davis and only one side physically assaulted Bob Filner. Only one side has a popular TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate the public with the lies that the President is an alien, a dangerous socialist seeking to undermine America.
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VIOLENT images creates violent reality
Publication Date: 01/20/2011

INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews - Jan. 17, 2011

Only one side advocates armed revolution against our government as its guiding spirit. Only one side consistently invokes the "Second Amendment solutions" as a form of intimidation against the other. Only one side employed "open-carry" of guns to town hall meetings in San Diego held by Susan Davis and only one side physically assaulted Bob Filner. Only one side has a popular TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate the public with the lies that the President is an alien, a dangerous socialist seeking to undermine America.
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Americans must pull together in hard times
Publication Date: 12/10/2010
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - President Obama is not seeking a compromise with the Republicans on tax cuts. He is actively pursuing a course of capitulation to the Republican greed machine. He is willing to trade $18 billion in jobless benefits (desperately needed) in exchange for $3.8 TRILLION debt to extend the Bush tax cuts, an amount 211 times greater. Yet the Republican noise machine screams about the national deficit. Shameful hypocrisy.
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Americans must pull together in hard times
Publication Date: 12/10/2010
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - President Obama is not seeking a compromise with the Republicans on tax cuts. He is actively pursuing a course of capitulation to the Republican greed machine. He is willing to trade $18 billion in jobless benefits (desperately needed) in exchange for $3.8 TRILLION debt to extend the Bush tax cuts, an amount 211 times greater. Yet the Republican noise machine screams about the national deficit. Shameful hypocrisy.
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Americans must pull together in hard times
Publication Date: 12/10/2010
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - President Obama is not seeking a compromise with the Republicans on tax cuts. He is actively pursuing a course of capitulation to the Republican greed machine. He is willing to trade $18 billion in jobless benefits (desperately needed) in exchange for $3.8 TRILLION debt to extend the Bush tax cuts, an amount 211 times greater. Yet the Republican noise machine screams about the national deficit. Shameful hypocrisy.
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Americans must pull together in hard times
Publication Date: 12/10/2010
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - President Obama is not seeking a compromise with the Republicans on tax cuts. He is actively pursuing a course of capitulation to the Republican greed machine. He is willing to trade $18 billion in jobless benefits (desperately needed) in exchange for $3.8 TRILLION debt to extend the Bush tax cuts, an amount 211 times greater. Yet the Republican noise machine screams about the national deficit. Shameful hypocrisy.
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Plutocracy is rapidly destroying our democracy
Publication Date: 10/21/2010
By Robert Reich - "It's a perfect storm. And I’m not talking about the impending dangers facing Democrats. I’m talking about the dangers facing our democracy. First, income in America is now more concentrated in fewer hands than it’s been in 80 years. Almost a quarter of total income generated in the United States is going to the top 1 percent of Americans. The top one-tenth of one percent of Americans now earn as much as the bottom 120 million of us." What are they doing with their wealth heist? They are ransacking our democracy - buying our politicians, our scholars, media and our elections.
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Our most tragic war is against our own people
Publication Date: 10/08/2010
By Dr. Zoltan Lucas - "Thirty-nine million Americans (13% of our population) live in poverty. From the top of San Diego’s One American Plaza, you can see wealth and power—hotels, banks, condominiums, corporate hubs, even a tower with a penthouse club for the city’s elite. At your feet, however, you’ll see the vanquished—the homeless in cardboard refuges, the newly poor living in cars, the workers whose minimum hourly wage of $8.00"
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Our most tragic war is against our own people
Publication Date: 10/08/2010
By Dr. Zoltan Lucas - "Thirty-nine million Americans (13% of our population) live in poverty. From the top of San Diego’s One American Plaza, you can see wealth and power—hotels, banks, condominiums, corporate hubs, even a tower with a penthouse club for the city’s elite. At your feet, however, you’ll see the vanquished—the homeless in cardboard refuges, the newly poor living in cars, the workers whose minimum hourly wage of $8.00"
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BROKEN TRUST - We have betrayed Earth
Publication Date: 09/09/2010
INSIGHTS - by Christine Assad of Fallbrook: "I have had several opportunities to swim with dolphins. Many years ago and again more recently in Roatan Island. Last October I swam with a pod who had come into the cove for a visit. They were friendly and welcoming, playfully swimming around my legs. One large male even lingered at my side inviting me to hang onto his upper dorsal fin taking me for a brief ride, that was until his "wife?" snapped at us, causing him to swim off." Why have we turned on and betrayed our oceanic creatures?
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BROKEN TRUST - We have betrayed Earth
Publication Date: 09/09/2010
INSIGHTS - by Christine Assad of Fallbrook: "I have had several opportunities to swim with dolphins. Many years ago and again more recently in Roatan Island. Last October I swam with a pod who had come into the cove for a visit. They were friendly and welcoming, playfully swimming around my legs. One large male even lingered at my side inviting me to hang onto his upper dorsal fin taking me for a brief ride, that was until his "wife?" snapped at us, causing him to swim off." Why have we turned on and betrayed our oceanic creatures?
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No 'graceful exit' possible from Afghanistan
Publication Date: 08/22/2010
DEEP INSIGHTS, By BOB HERBERT, NY Times: The military brass is just blowing smoke at Obama, giving the nation a load of double-speak that puts even Alan Greenspan to shame. "Half of all the American troop deaths in Afghanistan have occurred since Mr. Obama took office. The war is a giant roadblock in the way of efforts to deal effectively with deteriorating economic and social conditions here in the United States. Look around at the economy, the public school system, the federal budget deficits, the fiscal conditions plaguing America’s state and local governments."
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HOWARD DEAN: Stand up to the GOP bullies
Publication Date: 08/10/2010
Howard Dean: "Stand up for what you believe in... After the year and a half this country has just been through, it is pretty obvious that the right-wing has no intention of cooperating with anyone, and that they will do anything to regain power... The only reasonable approach is to stand up to them as you would any group of bullies. Call them out for what they do... I have often said the biggest problem with the Democrats is that we are not tough enough. Now is the time to be tough."
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Lets all celebrate Pres. Obama's birthday Aug. 4
Publication Date: 07/22/2010
Since his historic election, President Obama has been inundated with a barrage of venomous criticism. What a blessing to the world that little Barack Obama was born on Aug. 14, 1961. Let's dig out our Obama buttons or tee shirts, wear a red, white, and blue tri-color ribbon or clothing on August 4th. Let's celebrate President Obama's birthday on Aug. 4 from shore to shore. Let the whole world know we stand behind him.
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The Third Depression
Publication Date: 07/09/2010
Paul Krugman - "We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. .. And this third depression will be primarily a failure of policy. Around the world — most recently at last weekend’s deeply discouraging G-20 meeting — governments are obsessing about inflation when the real threat is deflation, preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending."
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Divisive Rhetoric no solution to Immigration
Publication Date: 06/18/2010
By Tracy Emblem: - "Congressman Brian Bilbray never misses an opportunity to air his illegal immigration rhetoric on local and national news." Bilbray is confusing the difference between "amnesty" and "an earned pathway to citizenship". Bilbray's untruthful "facts" refuted.
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Israel's attack is state sponsored terrorism
Publication Date: 06/05/2010
"Israel attacked a flotilla of ships in international waters carrying food, medicine and other aid to Gaza, killing at least 10 civilians on board and injuring at least 30 more (many reports now put the numbers at 19 dead and 60 injured). The six-ship flotilla was carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid along with 600 people, all civilians, which included 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland and European legislators." By Glenn Greenwald
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Dave Patterson:
Publication Date: 05/22/2010
Ramona citizen activist, Dave Patterson, speaks out: "It's time for the activist community to hit the streets again. Now Obama is striking out to obliterate the Miranda law that protects us from incriminating ourselves. They want a law that allows for diminished rights for whomever they decide is a terrorist."
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Dave Patterson:
Publication Date: 05/22/2010
Ramona citizen activist, Dave Patterson, speaks out: "It's time for the activist community to hit the streets again. Now Obama is striking out to obliterate the Miranda law that protects us from incriminating ourselves. They want a law that allows for diminished rights for whomever they decide is a terrorist."
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Dave Patterson:
Publication Date: 05/22/2010
Ramona citizen activist, Dave Patterson, speaks out: "It's time for the activist community to hit the streets again. Now Obama is striking out to obliterate the Miranda law that protects us from incriminating ourselves. They want a law that allows for diminished rights for whomever they decide is a terrorist."
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Dave Patterson:
Publication Date: 05/22/2010
Ramona citizen activist, Dave Patterson, speaks out: "It's time for the activist community to hit the streets again. Now Obama is striking out to obliterate the Miranda law that protects us from incriminating ourselves. They want a law that allows for diminished rights for whomever they decide is a terrorist."
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Is US slide into Totalarian Capitalism reversable?
Publication Date: 03/19/2010
INSIGHTS - by Chris Hedges: "There are no constraints left to halt America’s slide into a totalitarian capitalism. Electoral politics are a sham. The media have been debased and defanged by corporate owners. The working class has been impoverished and is now being plunged into profound despair. The legal system has been corrupted to serve corporate interests. Popular institutions, from labor unions to political parties, have been destroyed or emasculated by corporate power."
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End Insurance Corp's chokehold on health care
Publication Date: 03/06/2010
OP-ED - by Pierre Tristam, Daytona Beach News-Journal "For once, I agree with Republicans on health care reform. We should scrap it all and start over. But scrapping the Democrats' proposal isn't enough. It builds on an existing system dominated by private insurers whose twin goals are to cover as few of the sick as possible while making as much money as possible when covering the healthy. That's not an insurance system. It's a predatory swindle. And it's certainly not a health care system."
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End Insurance Corp's chokehold on health care
Publication Date: 03/06/2010
OP-ED - by Pierre Tristam, Daytona Beach News-Journal "For once, I agree with Republicans on health care reform. We should scrap it all and start over. But scrapping the Democrats' proposal isn't enough. It builds on an existing system dominated by private insurers whose twin goals are to cover as few of the sick as possible while making as much money as possible when covering the healthy. That's not an insurance system. It's a predatory swindle. And it's certainly not a health care system."
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Howard Zinn awakened America's conscience
Publication Date: 02/07/2010
Howard Zinn's perspective: "WAR IS TERRORISM. You can't stop terrorism with terrorism. EVERY WAR IS A WAR AGAINST CHILDREN." INSIGHTS - by Howard Zinn
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Howard Zinn awakened America's conscience
Publication Date: 02/07/2010
Howard Zinn's perspective: "WAR IS TERRORISM. You can't stop terrorism with terrorism. EVERY WAR IS A WAR AGAINST CHILDREN." INSIGHTS - by Howard Zinn
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Howard Zinn awakened America's conscience
Publication Date: 02/07/2010
Howard Zinn's perspective: "WAR IS TERRORISM. You can't stop terrorism with terrorism. EVERY WAR IS A WAR AGAINST CHILDREN." INSIGHTS - by Howard Zinn
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Can Life Be Lived in Dignity by Every San Diegan?
Publication Date: 01/10/2010
INSIGHTS - San Diegan John Falchi read a moving story by San Diego writer Rocky Neptune and commented: "This is one of the most well-written, heartfelt stories about homelessness that I have ever read. It needs to be circulated widely. Thank you for sharing it with us; I will help to pass it on."
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Can Life Be Lived in Dignity by Every San Diegan?
Publication Date: 01/10/2010
INSIGHTS - San Diegan John Falchi read a moving story by San Diego writer Rocky Neptune and commented: "This is one of the most well-written, heartfelt stories about homelessness that I have ever read. It needs to be circulated widely. Thank you for sharing it with us; I will help to pass it on."
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Can Life Be Lived in Dignity by Every San Diegan?
Publication Date: 01/10/2010
INSIGHTS - San Diegan John Falchi read a moving story by San Diego writer Rocky Neptune and commented: "This is one of the most well-written, heartfelt stories about homelessness that I have ever read. It needs to be circulated widely. Thank you for sharing it with us; I will help to pass it on."
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Finally, a Federal Hate Crimes Bill
Publication Date: 11/23/2009

FLASH! Same-gender marriage initiative qualifies for ballot!

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By Tracy Emblem, candidate for Congress in CA 50th. "On October 28, 2009, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd legislation expanded the legal definition of “hate crime” to include attacks based on sexual orientation. The bill passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama, but Congressman Brian Bilbray failed to take a leadership role and voted “NO” on this historic civil rights legislation." [Bilbray belongs to the "Party of NO!"]
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Renewable Energy-a Conservative Approach
Publication Date: 11/07/2009
No new nuclear power plants have been built in the US since the late 1970's. Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee recently unveiled the Republican blueprint to build 100 nuclear power plants in the US within the next 20 years. Why the rush to build nuclear power plants again? -By Tracy Emblem
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Renewable Energy-a Conservative Approach
Publication Date: 11/07/2009
No new nuclear power plants have been built in the US since the late 1970's. Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee recently unveiled the Republican blueprint to build 100 nuclear power plants in the US within the next 20 years. Why the rush to build nuclear power plants again? -By Tracy Emblem
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Renewable Energy-a Conservative Approach
Publication Date: 11/07/2009
No new nuclear power plants have been built in the US since the late 1970's. Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee recently unveiled the Republican blueprint to build 100 nuclear power plants in the US within the next 20 years. Why the rush to build nuclear power plants again? -By Tracy Emblem
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That was a BIG Tea Party on the D.C. Mall Saturday
Publication Date: 09/19/2009
Many thousands of protesters gathered for the right-wing fringe Tea Party in the D.C. Mall last Saturday. Michelle Malkin said 2 million. DailyKos presents the hard truth about the lies. By Joe Howard Crews
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Should certain Americans have special rights?
Publication Date: 09/03/2009
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. "All men are created equal" under the law, so should certain classes of people, or certain religious sects get special protection? Why do we have special protection for racial minorities, women and disabled, and should gays be afforded such protection also?
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The shame of America's dismal health care
Publication Date: 08/19/2009
A British journalist was aghast at the thousands of poor who came to the giant healthcare clinic set up in the Los Angeles at the Forum. "I've been very conservative in my outlook for the whole of my life. I've been described as being about 90,000 miles to the right of Attila the Hun. But I think one reaches the reality that something [Healthcare] doesn't work... In this country something has to be done. And as a proud member of the US community but a loyal British subject to the core, I would say that if Britain could fix it in 1944, surely we could fix it here in America."
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Pig torture for war training: barbaric unethical
Publication Date: 08/06/2009
DICK EIDEN of Vista issues a call to action and protest over the outrageous pig-torture and dissection on a Valley Center grove for medic-training for the military. The NORTH COUNTY TIMES tried to justify this action in an editorial, which has stirred up a brewing controversy.
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Public Option? Where's the Option?
Publication Date: 07/23/2009
INSIGHTS - by Jeeni Criscenzo. "We wanted universal SINGLE-PAYER health care. Instead they give us a plan that provides an increased market share for the private insurance companies. This lecherous beast has inserted itself into our health care system and we pass laws that not only legitimize their rape of Americans, but also requires we bend over for them." The Democrat leaders are selling us out.
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Public Option? Where's the Option?
Publication Date: 07/23/2009
INSIGHTS - by Jeeni Criscenzo. "We wanted universal SINGLE-PAYER health care. Instead they give us a plan that provides an increased market share for the private insurance companies. This lecherous beast has inserted itself into our health care system and we pass laws that not only legitimize their rape of Americans, but also requires we bend over for them." The Democrat leaders are selling us out.
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Blood still flows in war for gay civil rights
Publication Date: 07/04/2009
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - So how did America celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riot? With a smarmy, gala reception for gay leaders at the White House, with a SD sheriff's combat raid on the home of a lesbian couple in San Diego, and a bust at a gay bar in Ft. Worth.
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How to keep Insurance Companies honest
Publication Date: 06/18/2009
By Paul Krugman: "The devil is in the details. Health reform will fail unless we get serious cost control — and we won’t get that kind of control unless we fundamentally change the way the insurance industry, in particular, behaves. So let me offer Congress two pieces of advice: 1) Don’t trust the insurance industry. 2) Don’t trust the insurance industry."
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How to keep Insurance Companies honest
Publication Date: 06/18/2009
By Paul Krugman: "The devil is in the details. Health reform will fail unless we get serious cost control — and we won’t get that kind of control unless we fundamentally change the way the insurance industry, in particular, behaves. So let me offer Congress two pieces of advice: 1) Don’t trust the insurance industry. 2) Don’t trust the insurance industry."
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Is nation ready for straight Supreme Ct. Justice?
Publication Date: 05/22/2009
There appears to be a real possibility that President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court could be an openly heterosexual justice. Should a person who has been an activist for "heterosexual only" marriage be disqualified? By Joe Howard Crews, editor
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Is nation ready for straight Supreme Ct. Justice?
Publication Date: 05/22/2009
There appears to be a real possibility that President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court could be an openly heterosexual justice. Should a person who has been an activist for "heterosexual only" marriage be disqualified? By Joe Howard Crews, editor
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Is nation ready for straight Supreme Ct. Justice?
Publication Date: 05/22/2009
There appears to be a real possibility that President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court could be an openly heterosexual justice. Should a person who has been an activist for "heterosexual only" marriage be disqualified? By Joe Howard Crews, editor
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Is nation ready for straight Supreme Ct. Justice?
Publication Date: 05/22/2009
There appears to be a real possibility that President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court could be an openly heterosexual justice. Should a person who has been an activist for "heterosexual only" marriage be disqualified? By Joe Howard Crews, editor
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After Gays, who will be the next legal targets?
Publication Date: 03/20/2009
INSIGHTS - The CA Supreme Court hearings on PROP 8 have concluded. "In the meantime, we wait - and California's 18,000 same-sex couples, legally married before Prop. 8 passed and threatened their marriages, wonder when they will ever live free from discrimination. Never, if Ken Starr, lead attorney for Prop. 8, has his way. He essentially argued that a simple majority of the people has the right to change the constitution, even if the change is unwise." By K. B. Gressitt, Fallbrook, CA
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After Gays, who will be the next legal targets?
Publication Date: 03/20/2009
INSIGHTS - The CA Supreme Court hearings on PROP 8 have concluded. "In the meantime, we wait - and California's 18,000 same-sex couples, legally married before Prop. 8 passed and threatened their marriages, wonder when they will ever live free from discrimination. Never, if Ken Starr, lead attorney for Prop. 8, has his way. He essentially argued that a simple majority of the people has the right to change the constitution, even if the change is unwise." By K. B. Gressitt, Fallbrook, CA
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After Gays, who will be the next legal targets?
Publication Date: 03/20/2009
INSIGHTS - The CA Supreme Court hearings on PROP 8 have concluded. "In the meantime, we wait - and California's 18,000 same-sex couples, legally married before Prop. 8 passed and threatened their marriages, wonder when they will ever live free from discrimination. Never, if Ken Starr, lead attorney for Prop. 8, has his way. He essentially argued that a simple majority of the people has the right to change the constitution, even if the change is unwise." By K. B. Gressitt, Fallbrook, CA
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After Gays, who will be the next legal targets?
Publication Date: 03/20/2009
INSIGHTS - The CA Supreme Court hearings on PROP 8 have concluded. "In the meantime, we wait - and California's 18,000 same-sex couples, legally married before Prop. 8 passed and threatened their marriages, wonder when they will ever live free from discrimination. Never, if Ken Starr, lead attorney for Prop. 8, has his way. He essentially argued that a simple majority of the people has the right to change the constitution, even if the change is unwise." By K. B. Gressitt, Fallbrook, CA
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I am grateful to Bush for just one thing only
Publication Date: 01/26/2009
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. What if that little boy had not been born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961? Thoughts that ran through my mind on Inauguration Day.
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US turns its head as Palestinians are slaughted
Publication Date: 01/10/2009
INSIGHTS into HELL - The barbarism of the Israeli War Machine is worse than I could have imagined. These photos are deeply disturbing. CLICK HERE
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It is all about compassion - by Max Disposti
Publication Date: 12/21/2008
INSIGHTS - Several days ago the NC Times published an especially hateful letter about gays and marriage. Max Disposti of Oceanside wrote this perceptive and astute response, published in the NC Times as a Community Forum. Read the original letter also.
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The Wall St Journal actually printed this - WOW!
Publication Date: 12/08/2008
My, my - what a difference a decade makes. The Wall Street Journal just published this. Yes the Wall Street Journal, the voice of Rupert Murdoch, the voice of corporate capitalism in America sounding like Mother Jones magazine. The irony is that contracting out government services has created a welfare state for private companies, and an increase in the size of government. The exact opposite of what the neo-cons claimed it would do.
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Can the State consecrate gay marriage?
Publication Date: 11/25/2008
Passionate letters are published daily in the North County Times about gay marriage. A large percentage state they have no objection to gay couples having equal rights; their objection is to use of the term “marriage” for gay unions. With the closeness of the vote on PROP 8, one wonders if avoidance of this one word could have settled this bitter culture war and brought equal rights to gays. INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews, editor
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Will CA fail the nation in justice for marriage?
Publication Date: 11/05/2008
"I'm angry and heartsick about what may happen in California on November 4th", admits Anthony Romero, Exec. Director of the ACLU, because CA will either make the leap to justice for the Nation, or it will follow the dark forces of prejudice and fear. PROP 8 is a critical choice for the future of justice. Romero is gay.
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Will CA fail the nation in justice for marriage?
Publication Date: 11/05/2008
"I'm angry and heartsick about what may happen in California on November 4th", admits Anthony Romero, Exec. Director of the ACLU, because CA will either make the leap to justice for the Nation, or it will follow the dark forces of prejudice and fear. PROP 8 is a critical choice for the future of justice. Romero is gay.
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How strong is the full FAITH & CREDIT?
Publication Date: 10/12/2008
INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews Sep. 30, 2008. Our currency, our debt and our economy are "backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government". What does that mean? What happened to all the money?
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How strong is the full FAITH & CREDIT?
Publication Date: 10/12/2008
INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews Sep. 30, 2008. Our currency, our debt and our economy are "backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government". What does that mean? What happened to all the money?
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What makes the Sarah Palin anomie possible?
Publication Date: 09/19/2008
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews --How was Palin able to burst so large and powerful, and so quickly onto the center stage of power and adoration of American politics? How is it possible that she, like some Greek goddess, has descended from Mount Olympus and breathed life into a encrusted old man who adorns himself with the mantle of the Hero? Or will she become the Julia Vipsania Agripina and McCain Emperor I. Claudius, leading this nation into bloody tragedy and dissipation?
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Pre-marital sex is forgivable. Deceit is not.
Publication Date: 09/04/2008
INSIGHTS - Sarah Palin’s 17-year old daughter is five months pregnant, it was revealed yesterday by the NY Times. This is a personal family matter unless: (1) mother Sarah failed to instruct here daughter in sex education, use of condoms and taught abstinence only (2) Sarah Palin failed to disclose the matter to her party during the vetting proces (3) McCain was aware and failed to reveal it to his party. By Joe Howard Crews
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Impeachment is more urgent than ever
Publication Date: 08/24/2008
INSIGHTS: The Urgency of Impeachment By Jeeni Criscenzo "It's hard not to feel burnt out. It's almost impossible not to just throw my hands up in the air and give up. But what's at stake, if we do give up, is so horrendous that we can't stop now. This goes beyond the environmental issues in my hometown (I can always move) or the survival of the United States (we can just keep our heads low and adjust to living under fascism), or even the demise of civilization. What is happening threatens the survival of the human species - maybe even of all life! Against this unthinkable outcome, we must all work to our last breath."
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McCain is no Teddy Roosevelt Republican
Publication Date: 08/10/2008
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. McCain keeps trying to recast himself as a different kind of Republican from that of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In McCain's mind, he is a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. Here are the facts:
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Obama's humble Prayer at the Western Wall
Publication Date: 08/02/2008
For some prayer is a public ostentation. For others, such as Barack Obama, it was meant as a private matter between himself and his Creator. INSIGHTS, by Joe Howard Crews
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Obama's humble Prayer at the Western Wall
Publication Date: 08/02/2008
For some prayer is a public ostentation. For others, such as Barack Obama, it was meant as a private matter between himself and his Creator. INSIGHTS, by Joe Howard Crews
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Jeeni Criscenzo: We are entering a new Renaissance
Publication Date: 07/07/2008
INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews = I went to a wedding today. It was such a joyous event, I have to share it with you. It’s the first time I’ve ever cried at a wedding. It makes me quite happy that I, at 70 years, can feel such joy. It made me so happy to see Jeenie and Juan take their wedding vows today. Here's why:
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Vista center of gay marriage activity on 1st day
Publication Date: 06/19/2008
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - The first same-sex couples in San Diego County were legally wed on Tuesday morning, June 17 at five county offices, including Vista, and by the time November rolls around, many thousand of couples will have wed. Traditional marriage is constantly changing, always moving in the direction of equality and California is leading the way.
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The alternative to Impeachment is unthinkable
Publication Date: 06/04/2008
The American people have a choice ahead of them. They can continue to be shamed as a nation of torturers, or they can put a stop to this administration’s ongoing crimes against humanity. Abusing and terrorizing innocent people doesn’t make us safer. ... Taking impeachment off the table means there is no limit to the Bush team’s depravity, and that torture will continue in our name. by Linda Boyd
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HEALTHCARE: Obama vs. McCain, night and day
Publication Date: 05/25/2008
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews . The differences between the fundamental philosophy of the Democrats and the Republicans is nowhere more apparent than in the matters of life, death and healthcare.
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White pastors preach vile hatred of America
Publication Date: 05/07/2008
Behold the double standard: John McCain sought out the endorsement of John Hagee, the warmongering, Catholic-bashing Texas preacher, who said the people of New Orleans got what they deserved for their sins. But no one suggests McCain shares Hagee's delusions or thinks AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality. Pat Robertson called for the assassination of a foreign head of state and asked God to remove Supreme Court justices, yet he remains a force in the Republican religious right. By Bill Moyers
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White pastors preach vile hatred of America
Publication Date: 05/07/2008
Behold the double standard: John McCain sought out the endorsement of John Hagee, the warmongering, Catholic-bashing Texas preacher, who said the people of New Orleans got what they deserved for their sins. But no one suggests McCain shares Hagee's delusions or thinks AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality. Pat Robertson called for the assassination of a foreign head of state and asked God to remove Supreme Court justices, yet he remains a force in the Republican religious right. By Bill Moyers
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White pastors preach vile hatred of America
Publication Date: 05/07/2008
Behold the double standard: John McCain sought out the endorsement of John Hagee, the warmongering, Catholic-bashing Texas preacher, who said the people of New Orleans got what they deserved for their sins. But no one suggests McCain shares Hagee's delusions or thinks AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality. Pat Robertson called for the assassination of a foreign head of state and asked God to remove Supreme Court justices, yet he remains a force in the Republican religious right. By Bill Moyers
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Harvard professor: Obama 'best student I ever had'
Publication Date: 04/06/2008
One of the nation's foremost constitutional lawyers, Lawrence Tribe of Harvard, called Barack Obama the "best student I ever had". Restoring the constitution is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation today, and having a president who understands the vital underpining of our Constitution will be essential.
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Publisher's perceptions per Palast's probe
Publication Date: 03/20/2008
Progressive Post's Publisher Rick Hall's thoughts about Greg Palast's expose'
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Publisher's perceptions per Palast's probe
Publication Date: 03/20/2008
Progressive Post's Publisher Rick Hall's thoughts about Greg Palast's expose'
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Poor Hillary bears such a heavy cross
Publication Date: 02/22/2008
INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews. One thing we do know -- only Obama has the possibility of healing our nation. The greatest asset of Obama is that he can bring reconciliation. Hillary cannot. All she can bring is a coverup.
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SD, frontier for new Civil Rights movement
Publication Date: 02/08/2008
INSIGHTS - San Diego, as a hot bed of anti-immigrant fervor, is fertile ground for the next civil rights movement, just as Selma, Alabama was for black people. By John Fanestil of San Diego.
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Power poem by a 4th grader:
Publication Date: 01/19/2008
A five line poem by a Michigan fourth grader about war brought me to tears. It truth and power run so deep.
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Years to rebuild what George Bush destroyed
Publication Date: 01/05/2008
The rebuilding of our nation is daunting and enormous after 7 years of the Bush administration. But we can restore our nation. INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews.
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Opinion: Australia bests the US on global warming
Publication Date: 12/20/2007
Australia, can you do us a favor? Bring some of your environmental savvy to the US! INSIGHTS by Nina Hall
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OPINION: We have nothing to fear but fear itself
Publication Date: 12/05/2007
"I believe that it's high time that we Americans stop being fearful, and as FDR suggested step up to the plate to solve our problems rationally ... Our leadership in Washington has taken the opposite road of FDR and has instilled fear in the hearts of Americans instead of confidence." By Dave Patterson
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THANKSGIVING: A native American view
Publication Date: 11/23/2007
When the Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock, they were poor and hungry - half of them died within a few months from disease and hunger. When Squanto, a Wampanoag man, found them, they were in a pitiful state. He spoke English, having traveled to Europe, and took pity on them. Their English crops had failed. The native people fed them through the winter and taught them how to grow their food.
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In memory of co-founder of NCCP, Shelli Hallidy
Publication Date: 11/05/2007
Rick Hall, publisher of The Progressive Post, remembers Shelli Hallidy, a co-founder of North County Coalition for Peace & Justice.
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What KLSD means to me.
Publication Date: 10/19/2007
In the days before KLSD, that meant having to choose between bad, horrible, inane, insane or just incredibly stupid. My heart sinks just recounting the many hours I’ve spent listening to this group spew their crap about how it is a good thing that the haves get more while the less fortunate simply don’t deserve to have anything.
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Congress 'swiftboats' MoveOn - Editorial LA Times
Publication Date: 10/08/2007
A petty Congress votes to "swiftboat" MoveOn.org. "Oddly, Congress didn't seem eager to intervene after a far more egregious and consequential low blow directed at a military man by a political activist group: the infamous "Swift boat" ads attacking Democratic Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign." EDITORIAL LA Times
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Congress 'swiftboats' MoveOn - Editorial LA Times
Publication Date: 10/08/2007
A petty Congress votes to "swiftboat" MoveOn.org. "Oddly, Congress didn't seem eager to intervene after a far more egregious and consequential low blow directed at a military man by a political activist group: the infamous "Swift boat" ads attacking Democratic Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign." EDITORIAL LA Times
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I will take this conservative reality to my grave
Publication Date: 09/06/2007
Hindsight has given me 20/20 understanding of just how right George W. Bush is. Someday history will record the truth as I now understand it. DELUSIONAL INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - Sep. 4, 2007
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The Health Care war is ON in North County
Publication Date: 08/22/2007
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews Reps. Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray voted to exclude millions of kids from children’s health care as their final despicable act in Congress before coming home for August vacation. Almost 9 out of 10 voters in North County approve of this program, SCHIP. This is a war we will win.
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Ramona patriots protest to protect Constitution
Publication Date: 08/08/2007
INSIGHTS - by Dave Patterson of Ramona, clearly defines why patriots in the Ramona Forum manned a protest booth at the Ramona Country Fair this past weekend to defend free speech and protest the Bush War.
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White House in 'panic mode' over GOP defections
Publication Date: 07/20/2007
ABC News has been told the White House is in "panic mode" over the recent defections of Republican senators on the president's stay-the-course policy in Iraq.
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This 'DREAM' is a deadly nightmare for security
Publication Date: 07/05/2007
"To ask someone else's kids to go fight a war that American kids won't fight is unconscionable and must be stopped now. There are many reasons that we shouldn't ask foreign citizens to fight our wars, including the question of their true allegiance." By Dave Patterson
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Democratic leaders are not leading
Publication Date: 06/20/2007
INSIGHTS - Editorial - “We can only do so much,” whines House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). No, Nancy. The problem is that you have done so little. Next to nothing really. Of the vaunted list of progressive measures you came into office as Speaker promising to push, only one—the minimum wage bill—passed, and you managed that only by making it “blood money”—that is, by tying it to the Iraq War funding bill so that the president wouldn’t veto it. That was a sick deal.
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BLACKWATER would a make bad neighbor
Publication Date: 06/06/2007
COMMUNITY FORUM, - by Jim Brown/B> of Encinitas says BLACKWATER would make a bad neighbor for the San Diego community of Potrero in East Count. Their type of activity will seriously disrupt the tranquility of the peaceful, rural community. [BLACKWATER is a bunch of bloody mercenaries sucking out of the public tax trough.] Published in the North County Times.
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Christian gun freaks and American Fascism
Publication Date: 05/18/2007
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews May 11, 2007 - My eye fell to the T-shirt the young blond man was wearing, with large block lettering: “CHRISTIAN - AMERICAN - HETEROSEXUAL - PRO-GUN - CONSERVATIVE.” I wrote the message down. I was dismayed. This young man champions a powerful, dangerous and conflicted message that is poisoning many of America’s youth.
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INSIGHTS: Mission Accomplished in retrospect
Publication Date: 05/05/2007
INSIGHTS - Four years ago, George W. Bush landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in San Diego. "It’s been a wasted four years, a wasted $500 billion (or $2 trillion, if you count the debt and futre veterans’ care), a wasted 3400 American lives (or 55,000 American lives if you count all the physically maimed and injured, or 250,000 if you add in the psychologically damaged), a wasted 650,000 Iraqi lives (most of them innocent women and children and the elderly) ..." by three writers.
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INSIGHTS: Mission Accomplished in retrospect
Publication Date: 05/05/2007
INSIGHTS - Four years ago, George W. Bush landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in San Diego. "It’s been a wasted four years, a wasted $500 billion (or $2 trillion, if you count the debt and futre veterans’ care), a wasted 3400 American lives (or 55,000 American lives if you count all the physically maimed and injured, or 250,000 if you add in the psychologically damaged), a wasted 650,000 Iraqi lives (most of them innocent women and children and the elderly) ..." by three writers.
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The Bold, the weak and the mad politicians
Publication Date: 04/04/2007
INSIGHTS - The Bold, the weak and the mad politicians Bush vows he will veto the war funding bill, rather than let Congress step on his turf to make unending and unlimited war as he sees fit. And he will, too. Then what? By Joe Howard Crews - editor
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So Gen Pace does not tolerate sexual immorality?
Publication Date: 03/24/2007
"General Pace ... You may be a straight-arrow kind of guy who has never and would never visit a whorehouse but if we are talking morality, do you condemn the “johns” in your command with the same animosity that you direct towards gay soldiers?" INSIGHTS by Rosa Maria Pequeros- March 20, 2007
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So Gen Pace does not tolerate sexual immorality?
Publication Date: 03/24/2007
"General Pace ... You may be a straight-arrow kind of guy who has never and would never visit a whorehouse but if we are talking morality, do you condemn the “johns” in your command with the same animosity that you direct towards gay soldiers?" INSIGHTS by Rosa Maria Pequeros- March 20, 2007
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Surprising concessions from John Yoo on the war
Publication Date: 02/23/2007
Op-ed on state sponsored torture - By Dave Patterson - Bush's Legal Architect for Torture John Yoo spoke at USD on Feb. 12. This dangerous and terrifying man made 3 startling concessions, however. Thus we know the new Congress is on the right path. A plan of action: By Dave Patterson of Ramona, CA.
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Muddled Thinking About Conscription
Publication Date: 02/09/2007
INSIGHTS -Please, no draft! Rick Jahnkow of San Diego explains why he is so opposed to the military draft: "Whenever a draft has been employed in the USA, it has been used to make waging war possible, not as a device to keep our government from entering a conflict."
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Can the people save themselves from BUSH?
Publication Date: 01/17/2007
INSIGHTS by Dave Wiley - Vet for Peace. The ancient Greeks would have completely understood the situation the American people find themselves in. A common theme in Greek mythology is that of a hero or king suffering from hubris. The Greek drama for America is: Can the people save their nation from their demented king. By Dave Wiley, local Vet for Peace.
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The tide has changed for America
Publication Date: 01/04/2007
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - Jan. 2, 2007. I saw a giant sign on New Year's Day in Balboa Park: "NOT ONE MORE DEATH. NOT ONE MORE DOLLAR." America already agrees with this message. Enforcing it is our new mission.
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The Storm comes at Dawn
Publication Date: 12/21/2006
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews. We come together now at this season to remember the Prince of Peace - but he does not rule America. Still we come together with joy because we have love for one another, and we have hope for Peace. We feel the dawn of a new day in America, but the battle for peace is yet to come.
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The real lesson of the Vietnam War
Publication Date: 12/09/2006
Dominos: The real lesson of the Vietnam War. INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - Dec. 05, 2006. A miracle happened when the United States got out of Vietnam. This is the real lesson.
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EDITORIAL- Draft would ensure fairness &Peace
Publication Date: 11/22/2006
EDITORIAL - by Dave Patterson - Institution of a military draft would ensure fairness and Peace. Vet for Peace, Dave Patterson, agrees with Rep. Charlie Rangel that a military draft would dramatically reduce the risk of war by this country, and reverse a 'volunteer' army of the poor, disadvantaged and misinformed who have no other economic alternative.
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Our Recommendations, Candidates in ELECTION
Publication Date: 11/08/2006
ProgressivePost brings our recommendations for the most progressive, talented candidates and for the State Propositions. Nov. 7 election.
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Our Recommendations, Candidates in ELECTION
Publication Date: 11/08/2006
ProgressivePost brings our recommendations for the most progressive, talented candidates and for the State Propositions. Nov. 7 election.
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Criscenzo represents the best of America
Publication Date: 10/20/2006
INSIGHTS - by Jeeni Criscenzo - Candidate Jeeni Criscenzo answers the question: "How do I know that you won't be like the rest of them once you get to Washington?" Criscenzo comes from the heart to reveal the kind of person she is. She is part of the change we need desperately in Congress.
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Republican Party in moral meldown
Publication Date: 10/05/2006
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews.Republican Party in moral meltdown. Who will lead us back into the light?
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The new 'Coin of the Realm'
Publication Date: 09/28/2006
INSIGHTS: by Joe Howard Crews - Sep. 19, 2006. The new ‘Coin of the Realm'. Economics and morality, philosophical musings.
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INSIGHTS - Troubling Sounds in the Economy
Publication Date: 09/08/2006
It doesn't take a Harvard economist to tell middle America that something serious is wrong with our economy. We know it is headed for trouble even as White House illusionist seek to reassure us. INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews.
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Can Israel learn from this war on Lebanon?
Publication Date: 08/16/2006
INSIGHTS - Best article of the week. An enduring peace in the Middle East requires two things: first, that the Arab states accept Israel's right to exist; and second, that Israel must come to see itself as an integral part of the region. The latter requires the kind of transformation in Israeli - and western - attitudes that is not even conceived of, let alone discussed. From THE GUARDIAN.
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A Cry Against Apathy - Fernando Suarez del Solar
Publication Date: 08/04/2006
INSIGHTS - by Fernando Suarez del Solar - Aug. 1, 2006. The world today is faced with the possibility of an imminent third world war; we stand at the gates of Hell itself. Fernando importunes us to unite in a mighty army demanding PEACE.
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Duncan Hunter vs. The Rule of Law
Publication Date: 07/21/2006
By Joe Howard Crews. - No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Bush military kangaroos court in Guantanamo illegal, than our own congressman, Rep. Duncan Hunter, began trying to undermine the court’s ruling. This is as un-American as a politician can get. Furthermore, Hunter undermines support for our troops in time of war.
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Mama always gave me a new penny
Publication Date: 07/07/2006
Today is her birthday. I've always gone to her birthday party for as long as I can remember ... It's was always such a happy occasion. But this year I don’t think I will go. A couple of other people in the family have told me the same thing. INSIGHTS by Joe Howard Crews.
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Police can now break your door down, No-Knock.
Publication Date: 06/23/2006
The new Bush-Alito court ruled police can now bust your door down without knocking. The protection of "evidence" is more important than Constitutional rights of citizens. Conservatives and gun-rights supporters are up in arms.
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Busby vs. Bilbray - What is really at stake here
Publication Date: 06/09/2006
This race is about much more than Busby vs. Bilbray. This race is about more than one seat in the House. It is the bellwether which will sound across all America, saying "Enough is enough!
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It could never happen in America
Publication Date: 05/25/2006
Nazi Germany exterminated six million Jews, 8.6 % of its population. When Nazis forces were finally crushed, the Allies moved in on the extermination camps, and were horrified. They opened up the camps for reporters and the world to see. Dachau, Buchenwald, Sobibor, Treblinka and Asuschwitz-Birkenau are names that will live in greater infamy than Abu Ghraib in the history of atrocity.

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