Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.

It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:

The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]

Bernie Sanders breaks down the two Americas

Discuss.

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Vox: Colorado offered free birth control — and teen births fell by 40 percent

There’s been a lot written here (and in a bunch of other places) about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives for its female employees, and shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision, I noted on Twitter that the Hobby Lobby decision may have seemed [...]

SCOTUS Turn Their Own Decisions Into A Moving Target

Just days after opening a second front on the war on women, the Supreme Court of the United States back tracks on one of the alternatives they delineated in their Hobby Lobby decision. No really!

Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices

WASHINGTON — In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the [...]

Front page Hobby Lobby photo sends faux feminist message

When I originally saw this photograph, my response was a chuckle while shaking my head. But there is far more going on here than most of us realize. [and I have often complained about how the right 'messages' their positions while the left just doesn't get it, and here's a perfect example] Subtle but effective… [...]

Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Move Us Toward Single Payer Health Coverage

Any number of GOP pundits have condemned the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) as the start of the slippery slope to single payer health care in the United States. To that I can add, I only hope!

But as part of yesterday’s Supreme Court Ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom (I hope the [...]

State Senator Grothman Suffering From Raging Myopia

In an article about the egregious Supreme Court ruling in favor of ‘freedom of religion’ for Hobby Lobby in the second front on the war against woman, State Senator Glenn Grothman celebrated his deep sense of provincialism:

“The Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is a big win for Christians in [...]

I Am Not Surprised: Justices Rule in Favor of Hobby Lobby

“Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations“:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, the dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.”

The 5-to-4 ruling, which applied to [...]

VIDEO: The corruption at the heart of American politics

Whether you’re a fan of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt or not, he raises some great points about how broke our nation’s political system really is and how important it is that we work towards a government that actually works for the people. Watch for yourselves.

As Joseph Gordon-Levitt mentioned, Lawrence Lessig gave a fabulous TED [...]

National GOP attacks Hillary Clinton using a giant squirrel

This is almost as bizarre as Brett Hulsey’s chicken suit…

Forget about political attack dogs. The Republican National Committee has a giant squirrel.

As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criss-crosses the country to promote her new memoir “Hard Choices,” the RNC is deploying a person in a massive, orange squirrel costume to attend the [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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