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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, [...]

Poverty Higher In States That Ban Atheists From Public Office

States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%). [...]

Jill Stein Wins South Carolina and Connecticut Primary Contests

If you support equal rights for gays and lesbians, don’t do what Barack Obama does, privately hoping that someone else will make the change. You have to take your opinion public, and vote for a candidate who isn’t afraid to speak up for what’s right. If you support marriage equality, support the Jill Stein for President campaign. [...]

Like Unity08, Americans Elect Dishes out Iowa/New Hampshire Rhetoric that Doesn’t Wash.

Past as Prelude: Unity08 and the Story of Big Bad Iowa & New Hampshire In the 2008 election cycle, the presidential bid called Unity08 started off its appeal for an online presidential nomination election in which it would run an election, count votes, and announce a winner all by itself. People were skeptical, so Unity08 [...]

Quincy and Charleston Unitarian Universalists Continue Pattern Of Christian Dominance

These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. [...]

Trey Gowdy Gets A Different Sort Of Free Coffee From His Bank

Big money and lavish coddling for Trey Gowdy from the banking industry comes just a year and a half after banks received huge amounts of money in bailouts from the federal government. [...]

No Evidence Of Army Arab Poison Plot

The Army has found no evidence to support accusations of a poisoning plot by Muslims at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, so of course headlines are spreading fear of a poisoning plot by Muslims at Fort Jackson. [...]

More Oil Spills Along USA Coastline

Just 40 miles from Galveston, an oil tanker collided this morning with another ship running supplies to an offshore drilling platform. [...]

Free Speech Joe Wilson Opposes Free Speech

In response to Rep. Joe Wilson‘s shout of “You Lie!” to President Barack Obama during his health care reform speech last night, right-wing Americans have come out of the woodwork to defend Wilson’s right to free speech:

Pat:

Actually, I applaud Joe! We still have FREE SPEECH in this country

Say Anything:

Now we can [...]

Our Socialist Public Schools

As the United States teeters on the brink of right wing echolalia on the issue of health care reform, some progressives are trying to appeal to reason, pointing out that government-run health care is not actually a very radical idea, that it would save money, and that it’s firmly based in powers assigned in the [...]

J. Gresham Barrett Foiled In Fence Folly?

In political terms, the Complete the Fence Act may have played its role successfully. In spite of the bill’s legislative failure, Representative Barrett can tell constituents back home all about it, to show them that he’s working hard to protect them from the dirty, stinking foreigners. [...]