Republicans Mantra: When They Win, They Win; When They Lose,They Win

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Anthony Samad: When Republicans win, they expect the Democrats to cooperate and do the people’s business. When they lose, they don’t cooperate and blame the Democrats for not doing they people’s business. It’s insane.

White People, Chris Rock, and the Long End of the Stick

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Sharon Kyle: Chris Rock’s reminder that slaves weren’t independent on Independence Day was only a big deal because he mentioned “white people”

Think Occupy Is Dead? Think Again

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Tim Gatto: We are now receiving major headlines in the mainstream media, and the frightened pawns of the corporate world are fighting back.

Occupiers Occupied: Hijacking the First Amendment

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Robert Reich: If Occupiers are expelled from specific geographic locations the Occupier movement can shift to broad-based organizing around the simple idea at the core of the movement: It’s time to occupy our democracy.

Word To “The Motha:” Isn’t It Nice to Have Landed on the Right of History?

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Anthony Samad: Diane Watson had to be dragged, kicking and screaming the whole way, to the right side of history. And now she’s serving the first African American President and part of a Congress that passed universal health care, something she worked her whole life for in the California legislature and something seven Presidents couldn’t do.

Why People Hate Politics

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Gautam Dutta: Rather than engage in discussion and debate, many politicians find it easier to demonize their opponents, rather than debate the issues.

100 Days: Is Obama’s Probation Period Over?

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The benchmarks in which we in America seek to establish “acceptance” in the labor force generally come without much fanfare. New hires commonly have 90-day, sometimes six-month, probation periods that affirm their competency and synergetic fit in the workplace. Now, we’ve seen probation periods before. We generally see them come and go. But never has [...]

2009 as a Litmus Test for Change: Contact Sport or Spectator Sport

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The expectations of the New Year has us all expecting change on some level. Change in the nation’s political direction; change in the global situation; change in the economy; change in the job markets; change in the schools; change in our local communities; change in our personal lives. Funny thing about change? It’s much like [...]

Obama Support Grows among Progressives

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A funny thing happened on our way to discussing possible Democratic vice- presidential candidates. The presidential nomination race intruded, bringing news that our progressive audience has moved firmly and dramatically behind one candidate — Barack Obama. Click here to see bar charts.

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