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Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

(100) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 2:43 PM

On the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Phil Gingrey railed against the horrors of gay marriage and said:

"[W]e need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and...
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Five Women Comics Funnier Than Daniel Tosh (and No Rape Jokes)

(45) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 3:56 PM

As you now know, comedian Daniel Tosh thinks it's funny to joke about rape. And apparently, lots of other male comedians and their fans think it's okay too. And, since Comedy Central hasn't canceled Tosh's show as of this writing, I'm guessing that the network thinks rape is fair game,...

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Progressives Do NOT Hate Wealth -- a #PPSA

(16) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 3:33 PM

In the first in a series of POLITICAL Public Service Announcements (#PPSA), I take on the conservative myth that liberals hate wealth and success. Nothing could be further from the truth...

We progressives don't hate money. We just want everyone to have more of it!

I hope you'll watch this, share it, like it, spread it -- and let me know what you...

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Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans

(34) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 12:44 PM

I am a Democrat.  But more importantly, I am an American.  And as President of the United States of America, I have put the economic needs of our entire nation ahead of the political agenda of my party.  At times of great urgency, that is what great leaders do.


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The Lion's Den That Was Netroots Nation

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 3:07 PM

Let me start by saying that, on an instinctual, almost primordial level, I enjoy partisan red meat as much as the next lefty.  But at the same time, it makes me nauseous.

This was my first time attending the annual progressive blogger convention that is Netroots Nation.  And I was...
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Don't Believe the Hype About U.S. Debt

(24) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 1:30 PM

The way politicians from both parties are shouting from the rooftops about the dangers of the federal debt, you'd think such high rates of borrowing are always cause for alarm. But some of our nation's largest and most successful businesses not only run even higher levels of debt -- they...

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NPR, the Rest of the Federal Budget & a Large Hairy Dog

(16) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 3:19 PM

Exactly how much does our federal government spend to fund National Public Radio? And how does that compare to other things we spend money on?

And how is the federal budget like a large, hairy dog?

Watch this latest video from political commentator Sally Kohn, learn something and then...

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I Am Not a Muslim. I Am Not a Public Sector Worker.

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 11:01 AM

I am not a Muslim. And I am not a public sector worker.

In fact, most Americans are not Muslim. And most Americans do not work for our government.

So, like any minority, they're easy to pick on.

Who's gonna mind?

Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe would. It was...

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From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

(5) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 5:51 PM

This past Sunday, February 27, 2011, you couldn't turn on a television, read a Twitter stream or do much anything else without seeing proud union members. From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded...

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Wisconsin: Four Facts You Need to Know

(72) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 1:04 PM

What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another so that the super-rich can continue to pilfer our private and public coffers for their own...

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Boehner's Cocktail Napkin Has Secret GOP State of Union Response

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 5:28 PM

At least he didn't write it on his hand....


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Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

(6) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A few seconds later, she was struggling to hang a sparkly star. I offered help. She yanked the ornament from my hand, yelling, "Self!"...

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Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 1:31 PM

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When a mentally insane man with easy access to guns tries to assassinate a sitting Member of Congress, conservatives twist all logic to argue...

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America's Next Top Scapegoat Winner Announced

(17) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 2:21 PM

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good." And so it is with Congress. For within hours of passing legislation to repeal the military's ban on gay and lesbian soldiers, the Senate failed to pass legislation granting a path to citizenship for thousands of...

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Mean Republicans, Wimpy Democrats

(57) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 11:11 AM

It is astonishing that, in an era of unprecedented economic hardship for millions of Americans coupled with unprecedented wealth for a very few, Republicans have the audacity to oppose $33 billion in unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans while supporting $700 billion in tax breaks for the super-rich. The Republican stance...

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TSA Partners With

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 7:31 PM

WASHINGTON, DC (Movement Vision Lab) --- Ending days of suspense about the utility of Transportation Security Administration officials copping feels on airline passengers, the TSA today announced a new partnership with the online dating site

"Groping doesn't just protect us from terrorists," said TSA spokeswoman...

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My 2-Year-Old Explains the Bush Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

(192) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 2:43 PM

Given the economy is where it is, I figured no one would notice if I used child labor so....

In this video from the Movement Vision Lab, my daughter, two-year-old Willa Hansen-Kohn, explains why the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich should be allowed to expire -- in...

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LESS at Stake This Election Than Ever Before (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 12:06 PM

If Tea Party candidates are elected and slash government, it's we the American people who will bleed. Especially in tough times -- amidst an economic crisis caused by unchecked big business -- we need government to get us on our feet and get the economy moving again.

This election,...

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Cold, Cold GOP Hearts

(70) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 2:43 PM

This morning, I saw an unusual sight in my fairly well-off neighborhood: a homeless man sleeping on the steps of a local church. Last night, the temperature dropped to 48 degrees. But if Republicans gain control of Congress, it's going to get much, much colder.

After all, here we...

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One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

(20) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 10:27 AM

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. And that is a good thing.

Glenn Beck and the Tea Party represent a very vocal minority, so worked up about the direction of...

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