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‘Something’s in the works’ to trigger a police state

From TheRawStory.com Muriel Kane Published: Thursday July 19, 2007 Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies. He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts — a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury…

Born and Raised in the U.S.A.

Cross-posted from newsweek.washingtonpost.com Born and Raised in the U.S.A. by Keith Ellison I didn’t need to watch the PBS series “America at a Crossroads” or read the recent Pew Research Center survey on American Muslims, to know that the Muslim community is under intense scrutiny. The day I won the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) endorsement…

What Is Wasteful?

OK, I can’t stop thinking about this. All the Orange County Supervisors claim to be good “fiscal conservatives” who are “responsible” in spending our tax dollars. John Moorlach says that current pension benefits for county deputy sheriffs are “irresponsible” and “illegal under state law”. Janet Nguyen tells us that we need a “county services office”…

CA-42: I’m Ron Shepston and I’m running for Congress

(Also found at Daily Kos) Today, something truly amazing is happening. A blogger is announcing that he’s running for Congress. And oh yes, his campaign is growing organically from the world of blogs. This is something that we’ve never seen before, but hopefully something that we won’t ever see again. And on this note, I’d…

CA-42: A Daily Kos Celebrity Manages the Campaign

I am so honored to present something VERY special here at The Liberal OC. A friend of mine from that Big Orange place, Major Danby, has a important announcement that he’d like to share with all of us at The Liberal OC… He will be managing the historic netroots-grassroots campaign against Dirty Gary Miller in…