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Open Thread - 2/14/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 6 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
Bernie Sanders IS The 2016 Peace Candidate. Feel the Bern.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, democratic presidential candidate )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - portside.org
On February 10, 2016, Peace ActionâEUR"the largest peace organization in the United StatesâEUR"announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President. Wonderful, hopeful article. Note, comment, forward please.
2016 Democratic Superdelegates - Endorse, Cast Votes ONLY 4 Bernie Sanders for President ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: superdelegates petition, elections, democrats, constitution )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - change.org
We are writing all 700+ of you superdelegates in a targeted campaign because of how CRITICAL we feel this election is in US history. UNPRECEDENTED.
Superdelegates: Don't Deny Democracy ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: superdelegate petition, popular vote, constitution, democrats, elections )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you wonâEUR(TM)t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, youâEUR(TM)ll align yourself with regular voters - not party elites.
Everyday Erinyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Furies, Police murders, wrongful death, racism, Chicago, chutzpah, intimidation )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. One happening this week which seems to me to call for the intervention of the Greek Furies.
Berning of America When the Impossible Becomes Inevitable
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Berning of America, populous movement, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, social injustice, Occupy Wall Street )

Unpacking
- 1 day ago - occupy.com
What is happening in America right now does not come as a surprise to those who have been trying to shed light on many social injustices. This is a surprise only to those who live in their pretty little boxes isolated from reality of we the people.
TAKE ACTION: Congress: Don't Interfere With Labeling Settlement Goods
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, news, government, West Bank, ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, PETITION, SETTLEMENT GOODS, ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE, PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS, americans, usa, u.s., corruption, dishonesty, congress )

Jess
- 18 hours ago - petitions.moveon.org
Oppose efforts led by Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Ron Wyden to interfere with the proper labeling of goods produced in settlements in the West Bank
What Did Antonin Scalia Leave Behind; His Legacy!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, ethics, freedoms, SupremeCourt, Death Penalty, abortion rights )

Mitchell
- 2 hours ago - dailykos.com
Perspective, perhaps one of many, on Scalia's perspective, and his way of operationalizing it.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SupremeCourt )

Wilde
- 23 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died Feb. 13 on a ranch near San Antonio.
Demand Police Obtain Warrants for Cell Phone Surveillance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, freedoms, government, lies )

Eileen
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
The NYPD does seek less stringent court orders, known as pen registers, prior to using cell phone simulators. However, the NYCLU and other organizations indicate this may still pose a risk for bystanders to have their cell information intercepted.
Should Henry Kissinger Mentor a Presidential Candidate?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kissinger - Public Enemy No. ? )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
In one of SandersâEUR(TM) rare outbursts of enmity, he added, âEURoeI am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.
It Is Not Over...Bernie Sanders FEEL THE BERN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, Eric Garner, wrongful death, police brutality )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - portside.org
What powerful video made by Eric Garner's daughter. Please note, comment, forward.
Henry Kissinger's
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, politics, candidates, abuse, dishonesty, ethics, crime, corruption, cover-up, democrats, republicans, lies, media, military, terrorism, propaganda, iraq )

Wilde
- 1 day ago - salon.com
Sanders is right about Kissinger. His civilian death toll nears 4 million, his policies built today's Middle East.That Kissinger, along with Nixon, presided over the bombing of Cambodia, and had done so since March of 1969, is now well known.
Antonin Scalia Has Passed at Age 79
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, news, SupremeCourt )

Cheryl A
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
"MySanAntonio reports that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died of an unspecified illness at a ranch south of Marfa, Texas." Peace.
Antonin Scalia 1936-2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Scalia death, government, republican, freedoms, scotus )

Nancy
- 23 hours ago - cbsnews.com
Since his appointment by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia used his keen intellect and missionary zeal in an unyielding attempt to move the court farther to the right, and to get it to embrace his "originalist" view of constitutional law.
Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SupremeCourt, scalia death )

Dave
- 22 hours ago - theonion.com
I think The Onion is actually accurate here......condolences to his family and don't let the GOP block a replacement
Why Scalia's Death Is a Huge Blow to the Right-Wing Agenda in Washington
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, SCOTUS, justice )

Freya
- 8 hours ago - alternet.org
Justice Antonin Scalia is dead, and his passing is nothing less than a legal and political earthquake. It will have a huge impact, not only on the court's present term but on the course of constitutional law.
Outrage Grows Over Viral NYT Video Showing Charter School Teacher Yelling at, Berating First Graders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, schools, teachers, teaching, students, children, kids )

Freya
- 8 hours ago - alternet.org
A report in the New York Times Friday showing a Success Academy teacher in Brooklyn berating students has gone viral, sparking outrage from parents, anti-reform activists and education experts.
Zero For 64: The U.S. Record On Prosecuting Palestinian Killers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Murder, Palestinians, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, lies, politics, terrorism, war, law )

Gemma
- 3 hours ago - jewishpress.com
Sixty~four American citizens have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Israel since the signing of the 1993 Oslo accords, including my daughter Alisa ~ yet the United States has not prosecuted even one of the killers. How is that possible?
If Republicans Block Obama's Supreme Court Nomination, He Wins Anyway
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SupremeCourt, politics, obama, democrats, republicans, constitution, congress, elections )

Wilde
- 19 minutes ago - washingtonpost.com
After Justice Antonin Scalia's death Saturday at 79, the Supreme Court is now evenly divided between four liberal justices and four conservatives, even with Anthony Kennedy's occasional swings. What a moment for Scalia to depart: The court faces a wild ar
It's Time to Ignite a Political Revolution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic injustice, corporatocracy, democracy, freedom, foreign affairs )

Freya
- 2 hours ago - nationofchange.org
What is becoming a very significant issue in this presidential primary is the state, or condition, of this country's government and political system that is not aligned with the needs and interests of the American people.
   

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