Taboo Topics - The Big Elephant all spin zone Why is it that some subjects are off-limits for discussion? There are topics that make even the most har
April 8, 2005

Taboo Topics - The Big Elephant all spin zone

Why is it that some subjects are off-limits for discussion? There are topics that make even the most hardy, open-minded, progressive individual queasy or uneasy or make like the monkeys up in the corner.

For some families the big elephant in the room is an alcohol or drug problem, for others sex is the topic to be ignored and treated like it doesn't exist. While it doesn't seem like there's a topic that hasn't been widely covered and discussed by progressives, there is one. Voting rights. It just isn't good enough to say, "Yeah, I believe every US Citizen that is entitled to vote has the right to vote and should vote."

We need to have serious discussions about the processes that are currently in place. So far, with a couple of exceptions, I haven't seen many on the left tackle this topic. Before the ballots were cast in November there was plenty of talk about dirty tricks, incidents of fraud, and voter suppression. Since the election you can practically hear the crickets chirping. The silence from "the left" on this issue is deafening. What's up with that? Really, I want to know...

 

Activism: Save the Filibuster     The Hamster

Via MoveOn.org, help protect the filibuster.

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Confusing Emissions with Intensity   Quark Soup

Check out this major blunder, written by Misty Edgecomb of the Bangor Daily News:

Instead, the Bush administration is promoting voluntary energy efficiency and pollution reduction programs - which EPA officials estimate will reduce emissions by 18 percent over a decade without harming the economy.

Of course, it's not emissions that will decrease 18 percent over the next decade but More

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