What is really going on in Gaza

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project& My Left Wing


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Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 186

This was the moment that John McCain sealed not just his fate, but the fate of the Republican Party this year. There will be no comeback in 2008:

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Obama's Private Prayer

A chance look into the nominee's private thoughts, penned and deposited at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site. A local newspaper made the controversial decision to publish the prayer, retrieved by an orthodox seminary student - an act usually considered taboo.

The senator asked for courage, wisdom, humility. From Time:

Obama didn't pray for an election victory, a lottery win to help pay for his campaign, or for his Republican rival Senator John McCain to be felled by lightning or a pecadillo. On the contrary; his prayer hints at the struggle within, how Obama is seeking divine guidance to surmount the obstacles that lie ahead of him in his lonely, awesome challenge to become the next president of the United States. On hotel stationary, he penned the following prayer, according to Maariv, which ran a photo of the note: "Lord, protect my family and me," Obama wrote. "Forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will."

Remarkable words, from a remarkable man.

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Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 172

The floods in the Midwest have continued and I include some information where I can in the Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin sections. Best of luck to all readers in the hard hit areas.

This week I return to an issue I discussed before: Republican cronies litterally killing our troops with no government oversight. This week Democratic Sentor Bob Casey is demanding an investigation of the electrocutions due to bad wiring that have been plaguing our military bases managed by a Hallibruton subsidiary. More below.

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Perils of Being a Jew

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project& My Left Wing


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Diaries

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