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Obama not the wolf in sheep’s clothing here

Some “conservatives” are circulating a heavily edited video excerpt of a speech by President Obama. In it, he contrasts the “ideas eventually inspired a band of colonialists across an ocean, and [written] into the founding documents that still guide America today, including the simple truth that all men, and women, are created equal” with another […]

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First they came for the chickens (with apologies to Martin Niemöller)

In a particularly cruel violation of the 5th and 14th Amendment’s protections against deprivation of property without due process of law, a Minnesota Police Chief has made himself judge, jury and executioner in the case of a 5-year old boy’s pet chicken. He claims that the animal violates a city ordinance against “fowls”. Aside from […]

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And I feel fine

Government shutting down. National debt exploding. Default looming. Genetically modified food is poisoning us. The government can’t even run a website. There’s an island of garbage floating in the Pacific and nobody smart enough to exploit it. Syrians at war because Bashar Assad can serve until 2014 under the new constitution. Hives are collapsing. The […]

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Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you […]

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