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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…

CA-42: The Case Against Dirty Gary Miller

(Cross-posted at Trash Dirty Gary and Calitics) Gary Miller is corrupt. We know that. But why should we be working to unseat him? Why should we invest our resources in a “safe red district” and try to turn it blue next year? Why should we think we have a chance to win in the 42nd Congressional…

Live on CNN: Michael Moore slams Wolf Blitzer

I wrote on Monday morning SICKO: We’re the leaders of the free world, but… about Michael Moore’s new movie SICKO.  My friend Toni emailed me in the afternoon to suggest that I try to see the interview of Michael Moore by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room today. Toni has been a friend of mine since…

Plame was Covert

The debate over the commutation of I. Lewis Libby continues to be a heated topic with my Irvine neighbors.  The central point being that “Plame wasn’t a covert operative.”  This was a position Matt Cunningham took in the comments section of OC Blog the day of the commutation’s announcement (followed of course by a rip…