You Can Come Out Now, Liberals

It might still be a little risky, but America’s liberals are safer showing their faces today than they’ve been in decades. I know this may seem strange to non-Americans, but over the past half century or so, the liberal label has become a badge of dishonor in the USA. Republican candidates have routinely used the label to discredit […]
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How Times Have Changed

  To codgers like me, the photo above has to be …. well… startling. To some it might be a shock. It was published today by the Daily Kos, and it shows Detective David Currie kissing his new husband , Aaron Woodard. The two men were married shortly after midnight Tuesday in Florida. Yes, Florida. […]
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Yes, America is “Exceptional”

I read an article in Salon.com this morning that teasingly asked, “Has America gone crazy?” The author,  American globetrotter Ann Jones, then went on to ask some serious – and disturbing – questions. Ms. Jones says that Americans are increasingly viewed as strange by the rest of the world. Here’s the first paragraph of her article, originally […]
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Father Knows Best? Still?

Muslims are not the only ones who believe in male dominance. Apparently Republicans do, too. In the new Congress, only one female lawmaker has been named to chair a House committee. And that lone woman, Michigander Candice Miller, heads a committee you might expect to be in feminine hands –  House Administration. That’s the committee in charge […]
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Ball is in Muslims’ Court

I commend those who defend the Muslim community in the wake of the horrific French terror attacks. And I think gestures like today’s unity march are very civilized. But the grim truth is that if the Muslim community really wants to avert retaliation, they should cleanse their ranks of  extremists. I don’t see how the […]
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My Verizon Nightmare

I have a new Internet Service Provider – EarthLink. That means I won’t have the sggraham1@Verizon.net email address any longer (but the Yahoo address remains the same). Of course it’s a pain changing my ISP, but I could not stand Verizon any longer. They were giving me a nervous breakdown. I was spending more time […]
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When “Reform” Misfires

The chilling implications of welfare “reform”  are becoming clear as the economy improves and jobless rates decline. It might seem like good news in the media, but for a million unemployed Americans the recovering economy will mean loss of their food stamp benefits. They will be the victims of simple math and the cold, bureaucratic application of “conservative” ideology. […]
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Our Last Line of Defense

  As America braces for an all-Republican Congress featuring some of the craziest right wingers in the country’s history, I am even more grateful for Barack Obama. He is our last line of defense, the guardian of sanity in a nation that seems to have lost its collective mind. The Senate will now be under […]
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