Democrats & Liberals

Google: We Will Be 100 Percent Green By 2017

Posted by KeelanB on December 7, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Google has claimed the company will be 100 percent green by early next year, in an official blog post this week. They used 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity in 2015!

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Marijuana Use Ingrained In NBA Culture Says NY Knicks President

Posted by KeelanB on December 7, 2016 at 7:50 AM

In an appearance on CBS Sports Network this week New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said marijuana use is ingrained in the NBA and there is no way it can be legislated out of pro basketball. His comments are not particularly surprising considering his own admitted marijuana and other drug consumption during his time on the court.

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A Stupid Accusation or a Stupid Crime Just Took Place.

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 28, 2016 at 7:45 AM

This has to be one of the dumbest things I ever heard, and the most irresponsible. You are the President of the United States in waiting, which means your role is supposed to be to enforce the law, and what the law says is simple: the government has to prove what it says. What Trump is saying is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. If you think about it, that is.

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Aging Baby Boomers: a Growing Concern for the U.S. Healthcare Field

Posted by DanikaK on November 23, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Donald Trump's win on November 8th was an unexpected and unwelcome turn of events to many in the United States.

Throughout the campaign, political analyst Lara Brown, who teaches in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, expressed that a Trump win was something leftists and liberals should prepare for.

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The Sugarcoats 1: No Peace with the Alt-Right

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Folks talk about many on the Alt-Right as if they're merely being naughty little boys, those scamps. Now I can understand the wish not to have the new emphasis on putting misogyny, racism and other bad behavior in the past become so stifling that it takes the playfulness out of society or our lives. That said, in the name of preserving that forgiving gray area of social behavior, we shouldn't promote the bigoted sort of beliefs and ideologies that our fathers and grandfathers fought against.

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Pay to Play: Trump Edition

Posted by Warren Porter on November 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM

After months spent pillorying Hillary Clinton for foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, the Right has developed a new code of morality for Washington DC. Past precedents were thrown out the window. No longer was an actual quid pro quo interaction necessary to allege corruption.

According to critics, the Clinton's should have refused donations from anyone but the most pristine characters. It didn't matter that the charity got top ratings. It didn't matter that nearly all the money was spent on unambiguously benevolent causes, with as little as possible being spent on fundraising or administration. Nope, all that mattered was who made the donation. Because in the bizarre world of rightist "logic", it is better to do fewer good works just to avoid giving unscrupulous people good PR.

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An Amateur Cognitive Theorist's Perspective on Trump

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 13, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Whatever the Republicans think happened on Tuesday, they lost. What? But obviously, they won the election! Well, thanks for pointing that out. But still, that, in part, was why they lost. When they say, "Make America Great Again", which America are they talking about?

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Hate Crimes spike in wake of election

Posted by Warren Porter on November 12, 2016 at 6:41 PM

The United States has witnessed a rash of vandalism, intimidation and other crimes against minority groups in the past few days. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, White Supremacists are feeling comfortable engaging in a wide array of hateful activities.

As the torrent of reported crimes continues to flood my social media accounts, I eagerly await to hear what President-Elect Donald Trump will say on this matter.

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Trump is not Hitler (yet)

Posted by Warren Porter on November 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM

I understand that many of my brethren remain upset that the next President is a man who has stoked America's racial divides and forged a new identity politics surrounding White nationalism. I understand that many people are upset that a demagogue will ascend to the Presidency despite receiving fewer votes than his opponent.

Many of these people are expressing their frustration and anger with peaceful demonstration and protest.

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John Pilger Warns of America-China Cold War in New Documentary

Posted by KeelanB on November 9, 2016 at 4:59 PM

America, whether left or right is a nation that finds itself in conflict far too often. Since 9/11 a policy of intervention based along its interests (but guised as humanitarianism or anti-terrorism) has cost hundreds of thousands lives and is at least indirectly tied to the rise of ISIS and the reactionary responses in domestic and foreign policy because of it. Ever looming is the so called threat from Russia, but as far as mega powers go, China poses just as much risk to US "national interests", and Washington's insistence on policing the Pacific and enforcing rules that stifle China's dominance is only increasing that risk.

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My Condolences to the GOP

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 9, 2016 at 5:23 AM

The GOP is like a couple who has scrapped up every bit of money and wealth they had to buy their dream home, and despite learning that the pipes were rusted out, the air conditioning was busted, the walls and floors were ravaged by termites, gritted their way through to finally buying that house!

And now, they have to live in it.

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Recreational Marijuana is also on the Ballot Today

Posted by KeelanB on November 8, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Most Americans are focussed on their vote for President today, but five states are also voting on the legalization of marijuana. Citizens in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada will decide whether the plant can be legally consumed recreationally, not just for medical purposes. Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota are voting on whether to allow medical marijuana only, and voters in Montana are deciding changes to their current medical marijuana system.

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Refusing To Concede: Trump Could Go To Supreme Court

Posted by KeelanB on November 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Some took it as an affront to the democratic process, others saw it as a meaningless throwaway remark, but when Donald Trump said he would have to "look at it at the time" when asked if he'd accept defeat to Hillary Clinton, it opened up an interesting question. Can a presidential candidate legitimately refuse to concede, and if so what are their options?

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Donald Trump: The Candidate of Bankruptcy

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on November 7, 2016 at 9:36 AM

How does he do it? How does this guy keep on dodging the bullets (even when there are no bullets to dodge?) I'd say that's the wrong question. I'd say Trump owes the GOP and the voters clustered around it the most thanks for allowing him to get this far, and do this much damage. Without them, he couldn't have done it.

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FBI completes review of Weiner emails

Posted by Warren Porter on November 6, 2016 at 3:58 PM

James Comey has released a letter to Congress. It reads:

"Since my letter, the FBI investigative team worked around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. We have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton."

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