Does the Left Believe Stay-at-Home Mothers Work?

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Of course they do! The ‘controversy’ stems from one woman (Hilary Rosen, who I’d never heard of before this incident) saying that Ann Romney had ‘never worked a day in her life’. It may in fact be true that Ann Romney has never earned a wage in the marketplace in her life. It is even more likely that she has never had to rely on working for a wage to support her or her children. Yes, Ann Romney works. She raised five children and she is a political wife, which is a career in and of itself. However, the choice…

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Occupy Wall Street: A Movement in Search of an Agenda

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Occupy Wall Street is the embryo of a true grassroots movement that has the potential to develop serious clout over the next few election cycles. One of the wonderful things about real grassroots movements (in contrast to AstroTurf movements funded by corporate America) is that they are fluid. As those who formed the movement educate themselves and knowledge and power grows, the agenda shifts and adjusts to the changes. Ideas become plans and plans become actions. Actions lead to serious political changes. So why not think big? The man problem – the main idea – behind Occupy Wall Street and…

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Killing Hope: A Fable

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Image by Steve-h via Flickr Remember Obama’s campaign slogan in 2008? Hope and Change? The GOP seems to have embraced change – calling for apocalypse – but hope? Unless you’re one of the elect 144,000 who God will come home, you’re out of luck. They’re in the business of killing hope, not building it.

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Why We Need the ‘Looney Left’

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Bill Maher’s August 5th 2011 Real Time ended with the segment at the link (partial transcript included), which was both funny and painfully sad. I don’t think he meant it to be taken seriously, but there is a grain of truth in his comedy, as exists at the core of all truly funny bits. ‘The only way that liberals can pull the debate back from the far right is for liberals to elect their own slate of 60 unstable loony tune mad as a hatter crazy motherfuckers, so please liberals start trolling Whole Foods parking lots, nude beaches, erotic cake…

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