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Canine Candidate Selects Running Mate

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Passed over for participation in the Iowa candidates’ debate, a canine contender for President has announced her pick for the Vice Presidential slot. Porschy (not her real first name) is a part Pyrenees, part Golden political novice running as a respresentative of the t-bone wing of the GOP (Grassroots Organization for Pooches). The pooch party’s […]

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Another Candidate for President?

November 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

After the Supreme Court’s opinion last year in Citizens United, which effectively declared that corporations can be treated as humans, I urged that votes be given to dogs, as well. Now, having observed the Republican frontrunners, I realize I may have done my dog a disfavor. It shouldn’t just be votes for dogs. Porschy should […]

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GOP Convention: Beyond American Gothic

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I don’t know much about Alaska, but–riot police activities in St. Paul during the GOP convention notwithstanding– I have heard that Minnesota is a progressive, child-friendly state. And the federal government is sort of progressive, too, when it comes to protecting children. For example, it is against the Mann Act to bring a minor across […]

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Too Much Expediency

April 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Hard choices lie ahead for our country. For years, working at a feminist news service I helped to found, I would have couched the choice in gender terms: A woman would do better. Now, I am not so certain. As women in America, we have still not achieved equality on a lot of fronts. Anyone […]

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Mr. Gore Goes to Washington?

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Presidential contender Barack Obama will recruit former Vice President Al Gore to help tackle global warming in a potential Obama administration, according to an April 2 AP report carried in the Huffington Post. This may be good news for many voters concerned about the environment who have paused quietly on the sidelines throughout the current […]

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Super Eve

February 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The day after tomorrow is Super Tuesday–a day in which some 40 percent of delegates for the summer political conventions will be apportioned, grasped, or at least groped or pleaded for. Due to a change in primary dates, we in California are faced with the possibility of having our primary votes count for the first […]

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