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Voter ID Laws Risk Half-Million Voters' Access To Ballot Box: Report

Voter ID Laws Risk Half-Million Voters' Access To Ballot Box: Report

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 17:56:42 in Politics

“The even bigger shame is that the party pushing these so-called "Protect the Integrity of Our Elections" laws has pulled this stunt in Michigan:

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/07/jase_bolger_acknowledges_polit.html#incart_river_default
And the Republican Attorney General says it's not criminal, just unethical.”
Anthony Weiner Twitter Photo Scandal: Congressman Breaks His Silence

Anthony Weiner Twitter Photo Scandal: Congressman Breaks His Silence

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 21:20:36 in Politics

“The most important information comes from the statement issued by the alleged recipient. In it, she states that she didn't actually get the photo from his twitter feed, but rather from someone who's well known for harassing his supporters who alleges that he saw it come from Weiner's twitter account. People who've looked at it are even questioning the authenticity of the the claim that it came from the congressman's twitter account. The whole thing looks awfully suspicious, and the fact that Breitbart is so involved lowers the credibility by a long shot.”

mas1956 on Jun 1, 2011 at 21:52:55

“Ever wonder why isn't Weiner using that explanation? Because it's bs, and he knows it.”

lc1 on Jun 1, 2011 at 21:47:48

“mike, re read weiners comments. he admits removing and admits "his" account was hacked. no question it came from his account, just how it got there.”

lc1 on Jun 1, 2011 at 21:45:44

“why would breitbart have access to weiners twitter account?”

Catothemuchyounger on Jun 1, 2011 at 21:43:57

“I would ordinarily buy that, even though I am at the opposite pole, ideologically, from the Congressman. But--you cannot tell me that his response to this thing does not raise questions. If he did not send it, why not start out by saying that?”
Libertarian Rand Paul Is Suddenly Very Concerned About The Right To Free Assembly

Libertarian Rand Paul Is Suddenly Very Concerned About The Right To Free Assembly

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 21:06:00 in Politics

“What strikes me is the "deported" part: he clearly thinks that this only applies to "outsiders" who are coming in here and messing things up. I wonder how the standard he's discussing would look to him if it were to be applied to those "tea party" rallies held back in 2010, for instance?”
Republicans Question Debt Armageddon Warnings On Debt Ceiling

Republicans Question Debt Armageddon Warnings On Debt Ceiling

Commented May 19, 2011 at 15:09:51 in Politics

“I think it's time to call the B___ S___ on this. Republicans depend heavily on Wall Street and the business world, and do they really think their backers will take kindly to the government defaulting? The President needs to take a firmer stand and call their bluff because that's what it really is: empty posturing.”
Fareed Zakaria Clarifies 'Advising' Obama (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

Fareed Zakaria Clarifies 'Advising' Obama (VIDEO) [UPDATE]

Commented May 13, 2011 at 14:55:54 in Media

“Glenn Beck is totally unqualified to judge what is journalism, much less any kind of ethics in journalism.”
Meghan McCain, Cindy McCain Fire Back At Glenn Beck (VIDEO)

Meghan McCain, Cindy McCain Fire Back At Glenn Beck (VIDEO)

Commented May 13, 2011 at 14:53:31 in Media

“Glenn Beck, like Sarah Palin, seems incapable of distinguishing between the person and their jobs. By the same token, they and others like them seem to be unable to tell politics from anything else. Thus any thing that is done by those they consider their "opponents" are fair game for any tactic. Personal Health isn't the same as a Health Care Policy, and Public Service doesn't mean political Campaign. It's a shame, but it also reveals much about their mentality, and frankly their intelligence.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:13:39 in Politics

“I still say it's time Republicans start walking the walk: cut their own pay, first. Then ask the rest of us to sacrifice.”

Badwater on Mar 31, 2011 at 15:32:07

“And renounce their healthcare and other benefits.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:11:54 in Politics

“Wanting something to be true and actually looking at the facts are very different things. The "liberal media" is a myth. I get my news from overseas as well as the domestic sources because the more viewpoints you see the more likely you'll find out what's really going on. I'm tired of both sides (Liberal and Conservative) saying that any news coverage that doesn't slavishly support their side is somehow biased.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:08:46 in Politics

“sorry to dispute the figures, but while you're right about the scale of the problem, this deficit-mess started with the Bush Tax Cuts, expanded under Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (that we're still trying to get under control) and then the bailouts needed because of the financial meltdown Republican-led deregulation made possible. You're right that we need to look at the real numbers, but then you proceed to ignore where those numbers are coming from.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:04:30 in Politics

“Pardon me, but government got out of the way, and the financial melt-down was the result. Do we want to learn from our mistakes?”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:03:33 in Politics

“It's the "continuous re-election campaign" at work: everything's a campaign slogan, not an actual attempt at governance.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:02:16 in Politics

“I generally agree with you there. It's scary how the tea partiers all think he's such a great fiscal-responsibility guy: under his watch the deficit grew faster than ever before. Since his time the only balanced budgets were under a Democrat. But the Republicans' latest campaign claims the current budget deficits started under Clinton, not George W. Bush. Time for some honesty for a chance.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:58:54 in Politics

“So we throw it back at them: cut their own pay first, then ask the rest of us to sacrifice: it's called leading by example.”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:56:47 in Politics

“Exactly! That's why they need to start by cutting their own pay before touching anybody else's!”
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The Republicans Lack the Seriousness to Govern

Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:55:53 in Politics

“I have an idea: How about congress start balancing the budget by cutting their own pay instead of everyone else's? If sacrifices are so necessary then what better way than leading by example? While they're at it, since they feel teachers, firemen, and police officers should be paying more of the cost of their health insurance, why can't members of congress start paying the same level of their insurance premiums? In fact, I'd say that they should have the exact same health plan that they're imposing on public workers. If it's good enough for the rest of us, why wouldn't it be good enough for them, too?”

Lisalu on Mar 31, 2011 at 15:41:45

“Wisconsin congressman discussing how he won't take a pay cut, because he's having a hard time surviveing on his salary of $174,000/year...not including benefits.
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/scarce/video-wisconsin-gop-doesnt-want-you-see-gas
Glenn Beck Explains George Soros Conspiracy Theory On 'O'Reilly Factor' (VIDEO):

Glenn Beck Explains George Soros Conspiracy Theory On 'O'Reilly Factor' (VIDEO):

Commented Nov 15, 2010 at 16:14:04 in Media

“It's high time people started distinguishing the difference between journalism and speculative paranoia. Beck does his cause a grave disservice by engaging in this kind of thing. How can anybody consider him a credible journalist when he does things like this? This isn't journalism, it's nonsense that belongs in the "fiction" section.”

gilbskg on Nov 15, 2010 at 16:19:11

“Beck isn't interested in being a credible journalist. He is self-described rodeo clown, who distorts history to fit his "prophet to the sheep" schtick he has going...and laughs all the way to the bank doing it.”
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Macrowikinomics: Rebooting the Economy

Commented Nov 6, 2010 at 13:58:30 in Business

“My only problem with this thesis is that it ignores how many of those "old economy" infrastructures make this "new digital economy" possible. For instance: the people who are using Ebay or Etsy depend upon the reliable postal service for their business model to work. We are ignoring, or worse still, starving the infrastructures that make this "new economy" possible at our peril.”

Romeover on Nov 6, 2010 at 16:49:56

“UPS competes handily with USPS.”
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Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Commented Oct 6, 2010 at 21:46:13 in Politics

“As someone who's works in the arts, and has family who work in academia I can sympathize to some degree with the position of this article, but can't help but remember how the boycotts of South Africa did in fact play a role in ending the Apartheid regime. Do I think Israel is comparable to South Africa's Apartheid regime? No I don't, but they move disturbingly that direction more and more and I do wonder what other means do we have to confront such things? You don't like boycotts? Fine, tell me how we can work to change what we disagree with in any other nation's policies that don't involve such boycotts.”

Qanta Ahmed on Oct 6, 2010 at 22:29:01

“I think the first step is faciliating a unified leadership for the Palestinians, a leadership which is empowered and secure enough to eliminate extremist terrorism which effectively not only holds Israel 'hostage' to a position of needing to use extreme force and security to control but also holds the Palestinians they represent themselves also at the mercy and futility of these endless measures of escalation. The way this will happen is by engaging the Muslim world in constructive paths, patterns and dialogues rather than a stance of not communicating with Israel. Building cultural and academic programs with Israelis and Palestinians together will actually faciliate this kind of dialogue. The medical literature is replete with accounts of the harsh sequalae of academic boycott on South African physicians which are worth reading. As some one who has been free to engage on a spectrum from Saudis to Israelis I really am very much opposed to isolating any academic or cultural body.”