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Universal Balance: One wall falls, another takes its place

On Monday, Jon Fleischman wrote about his trip to the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara to commemorate the 20th anniversary of President Reagan’s June 12, 1987 address in Berlin. That got me thinking, which can be dangerous to Republicans from time to time. On August 13, 1961, Berlin was cut in two by a concrete wall.…

Celebrating Diversity on Father’s Day

In the United States, the first modern Father’s Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the…

Jack Cafferty lays into Bush

Found this on Crooks and Liars. Just too good not to cross-post. Jack Cafferty: “How’s That Workin’ Out For You, Mr. President?” By: Logan Murphy on Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at 12:28 PM – PDT Never at a loss for words, Jack Cafferty had a thing or two to say to President Bush on Friday’s…

Save the Internet

Concerned citizens nationwide are rallying to stop the latest phone and cable company assault on Internet freedom as the Federal Communications Commission weighs new rules to protect net neutrality. What’s net neutrality exactly? Put simply, net neutrality ensures that network operators provide nondiscriminatory access to the network and online content. Think about it like this:…

Bush’s Surgeon General nominee looks even worse

From Crooks and Liars: By: Steve Benen on June 7, 2007     Following up on an item from last week, Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr., Bush’s nominee for Surgeon General, has a record of activism that suggests a strong anti-gay bias. Opposition to his nomination has been growing, but it’s been unclear whether there was enough information available…