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Would You Drink Satanic Coffee?

A Starbucks customer has accused a worker there of putting Satanic symbols on top of her coffee.

I’m not saying that I support the drawing of religious symbols such as a 5-pointed star or three sixes, in the foam on top of a sugary coffee-based confection.

I am struggling to understand the reaction to [...]

Cindy Sheehan Versus Luis Rodriguez

A campaign, whether it’s run by a major party candidate or by a candidate from a smaller party, has the opportunity and responsibility to speak to the issues that matter to voters. Luis Rodriguez is failing in that duty. [...]

Women, History and Tom Reed

I got this postcard in the mail today from my member of Congress, Tom Reed. Well, when I say that “I” got the postcard, I’m not being completely accurate. My wife  got the postcard, and I didn’t.

Standard practice for U.S. Representative Reed is to send two copies of every postcard to our [...]

Cindy Sheehan Is Running For Governor Of California in 2014

Cindy Sheehan is best known for her work organizing the anti-war movement of the Aughts. The anti-war movement splintered after Barack Obama was elected President, but Sheehan never stopped advocating peace and progress.

This year, Cindy Sheehan is running for Governor of California as a candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party.

The Sheehan for [...]

Whose American Party Is This Anyway?

In South Carolina a few days ago, Jill Bossi announced that she is running for Congress this year, not with the Republican Party or with the Democratic Party, but as a member of the American Party.

The American Party? Hey, I’m an American. Does that mean I’m a member of the American Party?

No, [...]

Senator Sanders Notices Big Holes In Obama’s NSA Plan

President Barack Obama made news this week that he would propose a plan to decrease a small fraction of spying against the American people by the National Security Agency. The Obama plan would switch authority for seizing information about Americans’ private communications by telephone, but wouldn’t address the problem of warrantless wiretapping that gathers audio [...]

Obama Proposes Keeping Most NSA Spying Against Americans

Obama Plan Would End NSA Bulk Data Collection, reads the headline from the New York Post. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

The sad truth is that the new Obama plan would not end NSA bulk data collection.

The Obama plan would end only a small part of the NSA electronic surveillance deployed against Americans – [...]

U.S. Congress Not Really Bothered By Ukraine Crisis

In the Ukraine, pro-Russian fighters have taken over a Ukranian naval base on the Crimean peninsula. Russian soldiers have entered the peninsula, as the Russian government formally claimed the territory as its own.

In the United States, members of the U.S. Congress have given angry speeches in the past about Russia’s intentions to take the [...]

Barack Obama Less Transparent As President Than George W. Bush

Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised he would be the most transparent President ever.

In 2013, the Obama Administration went opaque:

- Set a new record for delays of requests from journalists for documents – Set a new record for refusals to share information with the American public – Set a new record for the [...]

Bernie Sanders Prepared To Run For President

It’s time to start getting prepared for a 2016 Bernie Sanders for President campaign, and we’ve started a shop of Sanders 2016 political gear to help spread the word. [...]

The True Spirit Of The Desert Bighorn

Today in Phoenix, Arizona, I ran across a statue by Pat Mathiesen, claiming to represent the “Spirit of the Desert Bighorn”. A plaque on the statue explained how bighorn sheep that used to live in the desert where the city has grown required a very particular habitat…

… like a habitat without valet parking…

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