The problem with "gentry liberals"

Workers aren't on agenda of today's 'gentry liberals'
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By Joel Kotkin and Fred Siegel

December 9 2007

After decades on the political sidelines, liberalism is making a comeback. Polls show plunging support for Republicans and their brand of conservatism among young, independent voters and Latinos. But what kind of liberalism is emerging as the dominant voice in the Democratic Party?

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion /oped/bal-op.liberals09dec09,0,444101.st ory

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What do Conservatives Spend their Time Thinking About?

What Do Conservatives Spend Their Time Thinking About? One answer is provided by Conservapedia's most viewed list:<http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:Statistics>

1. Main Page[1,897,388]

  1. Homosexuality[1,488,013]
  2. Homosexuality and Hepatitis[516,193]
  3. Homosexuality and Promiscuity[416,767]
  4. Homosexuality and Parasites[387,438]
  5. Homosexuality and Gonorrhea[328,045]
  6. Homosexuality and Domestic Violence[325,547]
  7. Gay Bowel Syndrome[314,076]
  8. Homosexuality and Syphilis[262,015]
  9. Homosexuality and Mental Health[249,14]

I'd like to add something witty, but really, what is there to say after that? Especially since I can barely stop laughing.

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Kucinich in 4th Place?

According to the National Journal, Dennis Kucinich has overtaken Bill Richardson for his hard fought 4th place spot.

<In a somewhat mystifying move on the Democratic side, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich rose to fourth place, swapping places with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who, along with Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden, garnered just 2 percent. Kucinich's 4-percent support may be small beans -- and within the margin of error for Richardson and Biden -- but it's his highest yield in the race thus far and may be all the fuel he needs to see his dark-horse bid through to the end.</p>

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Congress's Secret Oil Privitization Benchmark in Iraq

Among the many benchmarks that Congress stuck on the Iraq war spending measure last week was a little known provision that many liberals missed. As Ryan Grimm reports in today's Politico.

"The current bill going through Congress would ratchet up pressure on the Iraqi Parliament to enact "a broadly accepted hydrocarbon law that equitably shares oil revenues among all Iraqis."

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