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Church and State

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On February 28, 2012
Rick Santorum: But Mr. Santorum accused “our culture, our education system’’ of falsely “teaching our children that separation of church and state” is mentioned in the Constitution. The Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; Share

Snowe

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On February 28, 2012

Looks like the Tea Patry has chased her off. Good; would seem like an almost certain Dem pickup, and it’s not like having someone who added a moderate patina to the Republican Party while voting

New Front in the War on Labor

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On February 28, 2012
It is my contention that we will see bills in the next 5 years that outright ban unionization, even in the private sector. And even I am too pessimistic, we will certainly see a strategy from Republicans not so different than their abortion strategy–define the laws down so narrowly that very few people will be […]

Sacrifice for Thee

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On February 28, 2012

Ah, Mittens, a man with the courage to ask the most vulnerable to make sacrifices in order to finance upper-class tax cuts.  Finally, a man willing to speak hard truths. Although at least he didnR

There was an obituary in the Times today for Neil Hope, the actor who played the sometimes homeless alcoholic character Wheels on the low-tech, every-episode-a-special-episode 80s Degrassi series.   Apparently the character’s demons and struggles were in some measure based on the actor’s. The really sad part: he passed away in 2007, and “[f]amily members, who […]
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