The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

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Walter Brasch: Since you like hunting, and they like hunting, your banker friends will let you buy all the guns and ammunition you want. But, they can’t help you on your health bills, or even lower the insurance premiums and co-pays. And, they can’t do much for that inflated mortgage payment. Or to help you find another job.

China Needs Martin Luther King

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David Love: As America awaits the August 28 opening of the King National Memorial in Washington, D.C., this is a perfect time to reflect on the leader’s accomplishments, legacy, and commitment to justice, equality and nonviolent social change.

Sara Kruzan: Puttin’ It In Perspective

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Nikki Junker: Sara Kruzen — This woman has been in prison since she was 16 for killing a man who pimped, molested and raped her. She has been dealt the most insane injustice you can even imagine.

Mother Nature’s Day

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Steve Hochstadt: My whole gardening effort is unnatural. Without constant human intervention to develop these artificial arrangements of plants, very different processes would take over.

Earth Day 2011

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This year North East Trees will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday April 16th at Rio de Los Angeles State Park with a day of service and maintenance.

Just Media: the 4th Annual LA Media Reform Summit

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Are you concerned about hate speech on cable news? Do you have an issue you are passionate about that doesn’t get air time in the mainstream media? Do you want to learn how to create and disseminate your own media?

Finding Happiness in the New Year

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Steve Hochstadt: Rather than make futile resolutions, I have been thinking about happiness. If I know what makes me happy, perhaps I can find more happiness this coming year.

Freedom of Deplorable Speech

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Tina Dupuy: Pastor Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church congregation – also known as the “God Hates Fags” picketers – have no place in a polite society. But we don’t live in a polite society. We live in this one. And in this one we are guaranteed the freedom of speech.

Elizabeth Edwards Has Gone

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Elizabeth Edwards passed away yesterday. To honor her we’ve republished a piece written by Linda Milazzo in 2007 entitled, “I Love Elizabeth Edwards”. Milazzo does a good job of expressing what many feel.

Fairness and the Bristol Stomp

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Walter M. Brasch: Through our actions, we continue to teach America’s children that no matter how much they’ve studied or worked, it is the boss’s niece or a boss’s friend’s son who is hired first.

Searching for the Liberal Elite

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Steve Hochstadt: So when I see myself labeled as part of the “liberal elite”, and more often hear people talk about the “liberal elite”, I know they are trying hard not to think about all the people they know who are liberal but not elite, or elite but not liberal.