Resurrection of Intolerance

SUMMARY: The fanatic religious right-wing has attacked President Obama for not attending church regularly. Perhaps they need to re-learn the foundation of their own religion first before attacking anyone.

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An American outrage: Bernie, AIG, and Us

SUMMARY: Americans are outraged at what has happened to their money, but they may outraged at the wrong things.

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The Painful Cost of Breed Standards: Mutilation Vs. Cosmetics

SUMMARY: The 76,000-member American Veterinary Medical Association and 30 countries condemn ear cropping and tail docking for cosmetic purposes. The American Kennel Club disagrees and has mounted a heavy lobbying campaign to defeat legislation in Illinois that would ban such practices.

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The Beeper Cacophony

Do you like to poke people and write upon their walls? How about twittering by yourself in a dark corner? Then, this story is for you. Award0winning journalist and satirist Walter Brasch looks at how thumbs became the most improtant part of teh human body.

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Toothless: The Watchdog Press That Became the Government's Lapdog (Part 2: Lapdogs Get Some Teeth)

In Part 1, award-winning journalist Walter Brasch looked at the press that had abdicated their role as watchdogs upon the government during the Bush-Cheney Administration. In Part 2, he looks at some of the media that tried to restore the dignity and the role of the mass media to question authority.

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The Republicans Have Nothing to Party ABout

Obstructionism is not what the people voted for in November. But, some politicians believe it is their duty to block the nation's recovery, while lining up their political "creds."

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Match THIS for Stupidity: Carding Buyers of Cigarette Lighters

Stpres now card people who buy liquor and cigarettes. Some are carding those who buy cigarette lighters. Some day, if you buy watermelons and Jello, you also will be carded. The ones who benefit? Read this insightful article by Walter Brasch and find out.

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From the Hudson to the Potomac: Hope and Courage for a Depressed Nation

The ship of state is sinking. If Barack Obama can guide this nation into calmer waters as well as Capt. Sullenberger guided his aircraft, perhaps we will come out of the depression. If not, the destruction wreaked upon us by an inept captain the past eight years will sink us.

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Unnecessary Concerns: Democratic Leadership Should Have Little Fear of an Obama Administration

Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein had sharp concerns and questions for President-elect Barack Obama. It would have been nice if they also questioned George W. Bush.

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The $6 Million Social Worker

What if teachers, firefighters, and social workers made multimillion dollar salaries--and professional athletes made working class wages? Just a few thoughts about the Yankees' payroll, and a few others.

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