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Are You Ready To Stop Hoping Yet?

On his new web site, Stop Hoping, Swanson has been holding an online poll to see just who liberals would like to see challenge Barack Obama from the Left in 2012. The top 5 results are… [...]

Would Jesus Christ Say What The Christians Say?

Tea Party Jesus puts the words of right wing Christians into the mouth of Jesus Christ himself – and the results are striking. What would Jesus say? What would Christians say? [...]

Summing Up: Americans Elect Watch

Not counting this post, I’ve written 94 articles to date on the 501c4 corporate presidential effort called Americans Elect. That’s enough to get lost in, and nobody likes getting lost. I’ve tried today to sum up the major points of information regarding Americans Elect and to briefly explain why I think asking questions and expecting [...]

Can You Grow A Sequoia?

Sequoia seedlings need a reasonable amount of water to grow, so the desert and arid plains are out. Also, they don’t tolerate temperatures below ten degrees Fahrenheit, so if you live in the northern half of the United States, sequoia probably won’t work well for you. [...]

Boston and Brown Universities team up to calculate Cost of War: $4 Trillion and 250000 Dead is just the beginning

On September 11 2011, 2996 people were killed and some buildings were destroyed in a series of terrorist attacks. These costs we know. What has been the cost of America’s reaction?

The Eisenhower Study Group made up of researchers at Brown and Boston Universities has released a new report entitled Costs of War in which [...]

If you’ve done nothing wrong, why aren’t you changing your clothes in public?

At Left is Not a Four Letter Word, Damen reacts against that old line, “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to hide”:

This is a phrase that has irritated the holy shit out of me for a very, very long time. Any time privacy is brought up, there’s some idiot out there who’ll [...]

Must-Read: Targeted and Entrapped Report on Manufacturing Terrorist Threats

I strongly suggest you read “Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the ‘Homegrown Threat’ in the United States,” a new report from the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law. The report documents three instances in which government agents approached individuals with no prior involvement in terrorist activities, spent [...]

The Top 25 Liberal Web Sites For 2011

A list of the top 25 most prominent liberal web sites in 2011. [...]

Mayewski: Climate can change in 1-2 years… and end Civilization

Abrupt climate change in 1-2 years. The end of civilization. It’s not a movie. It’s a lecture by Prof. Paul Mayewski, and you can listen in. [...]

New Progressive Alliance Web Site Launched

Can the new Progressive Alliance move its organization forward quickly enough to participate as a significant electoral force by the time of the primaries in Iowa? [...]

Primary Obama Billboard Campaign Needs $1300 in 8 days

Would you like to see a billboard supporting a primary challenge from the left for Barack Obama? The funding effort to stick one up needs $1,300 more by the morning of May 10. Spread the word and pass the hat.