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Myth of the Victimless Crime

Melissa Farley, author of Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections, and Victor Malarek, author of The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade, have a great Op-Ed piece published in the New York Times today in regards to Eliot Spitzer’s involvement with a prostitution ring. They ask:“What do we know about the woman […]

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Bush Vetoes Anti-Torture Bill

Amidst the news of the continuing battle for the Democratic nomination, and the shocking end to Eliot Spitzer’s political career, President Bush vetoed an intelligence authorization bill which would have prevented the CIA and other US agents from using waterboarding, sexual humiliation, dogs and other techniques that amount to torture and ill-treatment. Click here for […]

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Obama is Winning

We’ve been spending a lot of time at ObamaIsWinning, a fun, informative site about Obama’s campaign that features a nice collection of often-hilarious videos and a blog:http://obamaiswinning.com/

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Primary Day Round-Up

Just voted here in Vermont! Today, a total of 370 pledged delegates are at stake in primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont. To find out more about what’s going on around the country today, check out some of these links:Read about the races in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.Listen to what people […]

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All aboard the capitulation express!

Over at The Daily Kos, a discussion of the FISA debacle:Are you comfortable with allowing unlimited, warrantless electronic surveillance and datamining of the communications of all Americans and indeed the entire world on the say-so of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and/or David Addington, with no possibility that they will ever agree to answer any […]

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Wednesday Roundup: Clinton Remix, Cheney’s Disappearing Email, Another Obama Endorsement

Here’s a fun mashup of Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical “Shame on You” blowup:And, it turns out Dick Cheney knows how to press “delete”: When Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald wanted to find out what was going on inside Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, the prosecutor in the CIA leak probe made a logical move. He dropped a […]

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Seven Things Hillary Clinton Can Do To Win My Vote in the March 4th Primary

Yesterday, scientists announced that Prozac doesn’t really work. That’s too bad, because Hillary Clinton’s desperation level is making me feel pretty sad for her lately. In order to help restore some of the woman’s long-lost dignity before she sabotages the entire democratic process, I am offering up my March 4th primary vote to Mrs. Clinton […]

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Ralph Nader Attacks Democrats For Not Being Named Ralph Nader

Amidst the nearly unprecedented interest in the Democratic primaries and an unusually high satisfaction with the remaining left-wing presidential hopefuls, Ralph Nader sees something very wrong. The problem: None of the candidates are named Ralph Nader.Nader, who turns 74 later this month, apparently views the whopping 0.3% of the vote he earned in the 2004 […]

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Green For All: fighting poverty and pollution

Green For All is an organization advocating for a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. We’ve heard the presidential candidates talk about green-collar jobs; click here to read what exactly a green-collared job is.With an increasingly urgent need to think of new ways to counter our two most daunting problems: poverty […]

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Restoring checks and balances

How do we fix the current trend of wireless wiretapping, illegal torture, suspension of habeas corpus, and other monarchical prerogatives imposed by the Bush administration? Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center, outlines twelve steps to restore constitutional balance:For the President and Presidential candidates: Mr. Huq asks the […]

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Another Reason to Love Ben & Jerry’s

Ice cream gods Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have not only launched a new ice cream — “Cherries for Change” — in support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama, they’ve also just unveiled two new Honda Elements they’re calling “ObamaMobiles” that they are loaning to his campaign. The reason for the endorsement of B&J? “If there […]

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Yes, you (we) can: Identity Theory endorses Obama

We at Identity Theory are excited to finally–for the first time in our lives–have a major-party presidential candidate who is truly presidential. A candidate who, for once, runs a dignified campaign brimming with inspiration rather than desperation. A candidate whom we trust to make wise decisions based on moral courage rather than rapacious greed. A […]

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Obama’s Campaign More than "Just Words"

Obama shows again why he is far and away the best major-party presidential candidate America has produced in the past 40 years.

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2016: Waving Goodbye to Hegemony

Super Tuesday is stressful and to stop myself from nervously checking the news every two minutes, I’ve been immersed in a great essay by Parag Khanna from his upcoming book The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order. It’s quite appropriate for this moment, since it never hurts to have some overall […]

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State of the Union Fact Check

FactCheck.org has a great analysis of President Bush’s final State of the Union address posted today. Some of the inconsistencies according to their team:* He correctly noted that the number of jobs has grown steadily for a record 52 straight months. But the number of jobs gained is a fraction of the gains made during […]

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