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Magnitude 6.9 Quake Hits Off California Coast Last Night
A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California last night. Read more...
Portland Residents Protest Crackdown On Homeless With Torches And Pitchforks
A group of activists descended on Portland City Hall carrying pitchforks and torches protesting the city’s mistreatment of its homeless population. Read more...
Bakery That Refused To Make Wedding Cake For Gay Couple Shuts Its Doors
Guess they missed that part of the scripture where Jesus told them to love everyone. Read more...
I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is. Read more...
There is little question that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will make the financial prospects and quality of life significantly better for the previously uninsured. Read more...

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Watch: Occupy Medical: 'If you need help - you get help' Read more...
Watch: PANDA (People Against the NDAA) Oregon marches against indefinite military detention, the application of the laws of war on U.S. soil, and secret arrests. Read more...
An Oregon teen was taken off life support a week after he attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself from playground equipment at an elementary school. Jadin Bell, 15, was driven to take his own life because he was bullied for being Read more...
Watch The Suicide Plan on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. An unforgettable portrait takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time. The debate over physician-assisted suicide has never been a simple one, and in the 48 Read more...
I am soooooo disappointed. I can't tell you how disappointed. Because, alas and alack, I'm going to have to miss next week's gathering of tea-partying wingnuts down in Oregon, aka the "Gathering of Eagles". My friend Carla at Blue Oregon Read more...