Examine: 9 Ways America Has Fueled the Bloody Civil War in Syria

9 Ways America Has Fueled the Bloody Civil War in Syria  >by Nicolas J.S. Davies | AlterNet – 9 Ways America Has Fueled the Bloody Civil War in Syria | September 4, 2013  |   America has undermined opportunities for ceasefire in Syria and a peaceful political transition. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com President Obama’s threats against Syria are framed by the carefully crafted image of a responsible superpower reluctantly drawn into […]

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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]

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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]

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Spotlight: Demand a plan to end Gun Violence

Please click on this link right now and call your members of Congress! Even before the President announced his plan to fix our gun laws, the NRA was flooding Congress with calls to fight reform. My daughter, Emily, was shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and survived. I’ve seen the results of our broken gun laws with my own eyes — and that’s why I’ve been fighting for the past […]

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Spotlight: Demand a plan to end Gun Violence

Please click on this link right now and call your members of Congress! Even before the President announced his plan to fix our gun laws, the NRA was flooding Congress with calls to fight reform. My daughter, Emily, was shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and survived. I’ve seen the results of our broken gun laws with my own eyes — and that’s why I’ve been fighting for the past […]

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Expose Republican Votes Against Hurricane Sandy […]

Republican Votes Against Hurricane Sandy Assistance 7 Years After Begging For Aid Post-Katrina  >by Alex Kane | AlterNet | January 7, 2013  |   Talking Points Memo highlights how Steven Palazzo, a Republican from Mississippi, voted against aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy after pleading for federal hurricane relief in 2005. Rep. Steven PalazzoPhoto Credit: US House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons A lawmaker from Mississippi is coming under fire for voting […]

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Spotlight: The Worst Moments Of The 112th Congress

The Worst Moments Of The 112th Congress >By Annie-Rose Strasser and Aviva Shen on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:40 am |Re-post DLU | Today is the last day of the 112th Congress, and it will go down as one of the least productive and most partisan legislative classes in all of American history. But there are a few things that Congress did — or didn’t do — that will stand […]

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Report: Conceder In Chief?

Conceder In Chief? >by Paul Krugman |December 31, 2012 | Re-post January 1, 2013 DLU| What are your thoughts on this opinion(s)? Noam Scheiber OK, I’ve had my own sorta-kinda briefing on the apparent fiscal cliff deal, and I’m pretty much with Noam Scheiber. Viewed on its own, it’s a bad and upsetting deal but not as terrible as initial rumors had it. But the strategic consequences are likely to […]

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Highlight: Leader in Seeking Fair Voting Systems

When Barack Obama Was a Leader in Seeking Fair Voting Systems Barack Obama >by Drew Spencer, Rob Richie | Published December 20, 2012| President Barack Obama has a lot on his mind these days – fiscal cliff negotiations, gun control, cabinet appointments and spurring job creation, to name a few. But the state of our democracy also matters, as he briefly addressed in his election night speech when saying about […]

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Highlight: 5 Ways GOP Tried to Subvert Democracy in 2012

5 Ways GOP Tried to Subvert Democracy in 2012 — And They’ll Try Again   >By Steven Rosenfeld |AlterNet| December 28, 2012  |  The 2012 election saw the biggest challenges to voting rights and campaign finance law in a generation.   Ben Franklin – Silenced  Creating barriers to voting, demonizing communities of color, attacking voting rights laws and their defenders, unleashing billionaires who financed candidates like an extreme sport, and […]

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