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Four years after Hurricane Katrina carved a path of destruction from Texas to Alabama, we still can’t know what sort of future awaits those devastated areas along the Gulf Coast. What we do know is that there is a lot of work left to be done. If you’re interested, Leigh at Poverty in America is Read More

We get another very strong episode this week — maybe the best one ever. A strange man flirts with Betty, and Betty, um, flirts back. Sally gets her klepto on. Pete and Trudy get their jig on something serious. And nobody likes Jane. And that’s not even the really meaty stuff.

Known endearingly as the “Lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy backed enough meaningful legislation in his 47 years in office to qualify as a revolutionary by the milquetoast standards of the U.S. Senate. If anything, Kennedy proved you didn’t have to be a punk to be a progressive. It’s a lesson some liberals might do Read More

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This month’s pick, All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America is a recommendation from shani-o who writes: “In the book, Berg touches on the role racism has played in starvation of both whites and blacks in the 60s, notes the varying policies presidential administrations have enacted to fight hunger, and gives an excellent primer on Read More

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(cross-posted at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen) With rifle-toting protesters showing up at various rallies and town halls around the country, there’s been a lot of worry – mostly on part of liberals – that these demonstrations could erupt into serious violence.  I happen to think that there is real cause for worry, especially considering Read More

Colin Asher makes a point that I wish I had made first (damn oversleeping): Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins stepped in it twice over when she said the Grand Old Party was looking for a “Great White Hope” to stop President Obama’s political agenda. Not only did she put the lie to Republican claims that the Read More