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Conservatives are always going on about how our government should be run like a business. Even some progressives buy into this idea, because for some strange reason, we associate businesses with efficiency, transparency, thriftiness, productivity, and accountability — even though recent years have shown that all too many businesses embody anything but these qualities. As … Read more

Speak Teabonics Like A Native

  For those of us who live in blue states or liberal enclaves, traveling to red states can prove challenging — especially when nothing conservatives say makes even the slightest amount of sense to you. That’s why I’ve compiled this handy conservative phrasebook and dictionary so you can converse like a native, while fully appreciating … Read more

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Yikes! Do the majority of Americans really think that the U.S. government is a threat to our freedom and personal liberties? According to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, the answer is “Yes” — for the first time since they began conducting this survey on a triennial basis in 1958. Pew … Read more

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When an unidentified man from a suburb of Adelaide, Australia ran a classified ad to sell his home, he wasn’t expecting a reporter and camera crew to show up on his doorstep. Unfortunately, it was the last line of the ad that “brought out the reporter’s crusading instincts.” The real estate listing reads: “HIGHGATE. Open … Read more

Candlelight Vigil In memory of the 26 who died in the Sandy Hook shootings, and in solidarity with their survivors. Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. By the Willow Glen Elementary School Christmas Tree Rain or shine (If it's raining buckets, we'll reschedule) Bring candles & lighters Bring flashlights & umbrellas Memorial signs are welcome, but NO political (pro-gun or pro-gun control) signs, please. We will gather by the WGE Christmas tree at Lincoln & Minnesota, walk down Lincoln to Willow, cross, and then walk back.

Please join your Willow Glen neighbors for a Candlelight Vigil In memory of the 26 who died in the Sandy Hook shootings, and in solidarity with their survivors. Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. By the Willow Glen Elementary School Christmas Tree Rain or shine (If it’s raining buckets, we’ll reschedule) Bring candles & lighters … Read more

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In case any of my readers wonder why I haven’t been posting much lately, it’s because I recently started working as an editor and writer for the online, progressive politics Web magazine, Addicting Info, and the run-up to election days keeps us quite busy! One of the things that I feel really excited about is … Read more

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When the school year begins, all the parenting publications run upbeat, chirpy articles on how to ensure a happy, productive school year for your child. But … what if you’ve done everything possible, nothing works, and you can’t even sell your recalcitrant demon spawn to the gypsies, because the operators standing by at the 1-800-GYP-SIES … Read more