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The Great Mumble: A New Generation Slouches Toward Nukes

Posted by in Environment

Observer.com: by Katharine Jose on December 23, 2008 It wasn’t all that long ago that supporting nuclear power as a Democrat in New York State was an easy way to lose an election. “In 1992 I was in a three-way race for the State Assembly,” said Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, whose opponents in that race were a high school math teacher in his fifties and a “self-described ’50’s housewife,” according to Cahill.  “We sat before the active Democrats of our community. And the question came up about nuclear power. And the…read more

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Election of Obama provokes rise in U.S. hate crimes

Posted by in Rights, Violence

By Matthew Bigg Matthew Bigg – Mon Nov 24 ATLANTA (Reuters) – Barack Obama‘s election as U.S. president has provoked a rise in hate crimes against ethnic minorities, civil rights groups said on Monday. Hundreds of incidents of abuse or intimidation apparently motivated by racial hatred have been reported since the November 4 election, though most have not involved violence, said the Southern Poverty Law Center. White supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Council of Conservative Citizens have seen a flood of interest from possible new members since…read more

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See what did (and didn’t) change last Tuesday (Part 1)

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The thin blue line The returns from presidential elections for the past 40 years – and for Bush-Gore in ’00 and Bush-Kerry in ’04 in particular – made it appear the Civil War was still being fought, albeit with ballots instead of bullets. This year, it looked like the war between the states was finally ending (defying conventional wisdom, Obama took Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida). But are Democrats really seeing a new day in the Old South? The answer is a qualified yes – and no: Take a map…read more

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I’m Over It

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     I sorry to say I’m over it. While I was moved by the first reports of people celebrating in the streets, and can still understand the feeling that many people (many of my neighbors) have, the plethora of bad analysis and false claims has left me not wanting to hear any more.      For example: Obama’s Historic Victory by Howard Zinn “But, as the first African American in the White House, elected by an enthusiastic citizenry which expects a decisive move towards peace and social justice, he presents a…read more

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