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Robert Reich on Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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"The biggest threats to American sovereignty are invisible digital dollars wired into U.S. election campaigns from abroad." -- Robert Reich

  Wrapping up my several days of again raising the alarm about the imperative to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizen's United (and what we can do about it), the last word for now must come from one of my heroes, progressive economist Robert Reich. Much lauded Reich has emerged as the best spokesperson prescribing the cure for what is wrong in the US. You can follow his think pieces ...

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Hashtags Breed Hashtags at Netroots Nation 2015

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I came to Netroots Nation this year after a 2-year absence in part to align with other activists and writers who are interested in ending the religious right's erasure of church-state separation. We started with the too long hashtag, #VoteOutTheReligiousRight, presenting ideas for precipitating mass resignations through the exposure of dozens, even hundreds, of our elected and appointed officials who hold loyalties higher than the oaths of office they took when entering office, and their paper trail of ethical and financial misconduct because of those loyalties. Our first tweet with some new hashtags was heavily engaged:     Help us Read More

Weekend Special: Religious Right Politicians Must Go!

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"I wish I could say more about it, but it's working precisely because it works." -- President Ronald Reagan in 1985 referring to The Family (aka The Fellowship), the large, secret dominionist cult, operating at your expense throughout our government

President George W. Bush received and still receives all of his spiritual counseling from a Family member. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia prays regularly with Family members, as did former Justice William Rehnquist, and no doubt others. "Praying" in groups is what the Family calls a meeting, since its members are primarily profiteers who don't even have to be christian to join ...

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#StopDominionism in Government Now!

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Dominionism, particularly the virulent American Fundamentalist brand of Dominionism, is a political and religious philosophy that pervades the U.S. government and governments around the world. This philosophy calls for the end of rule by man to be replaced with (their version) of god's law.

Many of the GOP presidential candidates and incumbents in House and Senate up for re-election, for decades and in 2016, are dominionists. We (you and I) are responsible for allowing them to seep into our democracy and cause it to rot from within. Their religious commitment to an Ayn-Rand-styled nightmare theocracy takes precedence over all ...

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Case In Point: Dominionist Santorum Takes On The Pope

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Dominionism is a cult based on a political philosophy that seeks to make the U.S. government a christian theocracy. It's been a force in America since the first Puritans, and it's succeeding in undermining our democracy, now more than ever. We can laugh at the exposure of the dominionist cult called Quivverful worshipped by the Duggar family, but these cults are no joke because they mean to bury American law and replace it with (their twisted version of) god's law. The stakes are as high as they have ever been because many white, male politicians seeking power right now ...

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Dominionism — learn about it and then do something

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This post has been updated (6/8/15, 9:15 PM).

Whether addressing the many issues of social, economic, and environmental injustice, (trying to mirror the mission of Martin Luther King, Jr., to eradicate racism, poverty, and war), many of us are engaged in exposing the mostly all-fringe, white, christian, male GOP who are  fomenting a theocracy to replace our government and rule of law. I've even coined a word, "theocrants," as in miscreants, to describe them, but it's no laughing matter. Just to be clear, I am not talking about christian believers sitting in the pews, many of whom are sincere and loving ...

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Working Towards a Clean Energy Economy

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As we reported last week, tomorrow, November 1, kicks off "Beyond Extreme Energy Week of Action" in Washington, DC, and cities across the United States and abroad, and we hope you will somehow participate in or otherwise support these efforts. Did you know that the U.S. government is the largest energy user at $25 billion per year? Perhaps by coincidence today, Performance.gov has released information on how 38 federal agencies plan to overcome their vulnerabilities to reduce their emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases, and implement other government-wide plans, to meet goals set by President Obama in 2010. ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: What stands in the way?

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(También en Español) What stands in the way of your sexual freedom? We want to know! Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. More videos.

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Rape Victim Faces Criminal Charges for Tweeting Names of Attackers

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No matter how you look at it, there's something wrong when a rape victim is threatened with fines and jail time for speaking out about her horrible experience. Not only had Savannah Dietrich  endured the hardship brought upon her by attackers, but she now faces a $500 fine and up to 6 months in jail. She showed great courage in breaking her silence but she violated a court order that demanded she not speak out. A brave and defiant Savannah Dietrich explained her outrage, “So many of my rights have been taken away by these boys. I’m at ...

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Op-Ed: . .Tis The Season of Love . . . and Not-of Love

También En Español. Which will you choose for 2012? Will you commit yourself to the power and supremacy of love? Will you check yourself to make sure your actions are “of love?” Are you willing to call out those who are not-of love? The stark realities and compounding errors of the feckless conspiracy of the greedy and the stupid are in sharp relief. These realities become clearer, bolder, and more desperate by the hour, with no exit strategy that doesn’t involve even greater hardship to the rest of us who own this earth. Who are the humane and the inhumane? Who ...

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