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50 years Ago Martin Luther King, Jr. Laid down a Challenge to America

Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom including Rabbi Joachim Prinz,, Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis lead a procession.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Dr. King laid down a challenge, one which we have yet to meet all the way. Today, there are those in the Republican party who would like nothing more than to drag our country back to the good old days of the 1960′s. We need to take up Dr. King’s challenge once again, and fight for equality, fight for justice, fight for jobs, and fight for the right of all Americans to vote, without the need for a government issued id.

Math vs. Romney’s Irrational Exuberance

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The Romney/Ryan campaign’s post debate excitement seems to be a case of what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan might call irrational exuberance. As with the math they have used to support their tax and budget plans, their figures just don’t add up.

Romney likes to fire people, and Big Bird too!

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A firestorm of outrage erupted when Governor Mitt Romney told Americans in the first presidential debate that he would “fire Big Bird” if elected President. Folks may remember back during the Republican presidential nomination process when Romney told voters that he “likes firing people.”

DNC2012 Thursday Agenda

Tonight is the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Tonight, we’ll hear about the fundamental American values that drive President Obama’s decisions: that hard work and responsibility should be rewarded, that everyone should play by the same rules and everyone has a fair shot and a fair shake. Civil rights hero Congressman John…