Friday, August 02, 2013


"White House Reevaluating Obama-Vladimir Putin Summit Following Edward Snowden Asylum"

The U.S. should proceed with this summit only if during his meetings with Obama Putin is required to smile.

Monday, July 29, 2013

from E.J Dionne  "...... the Omnibus Voter Suppression Act of 2013, that Republicans recently rushed through both houses of North Carolina’s legislature. It reads like a parody written for Stephen Colbert’s show with its cornucopia of provisions that would make it as hard as possible for African Americans, Latinos and young people to vote.
As the Charlotte Observer reported, it shortens the early voting period, eliminates the opportunity to register and vote on the same day during that time, and ends preregistration for teenagers 16 to 17. The bill also prevents counties from extending voting hours when lines are long — which they will be with the cutback on early voting days. It not only requires photo identification but also narrows the list of what’s acceptable, eliminating college IDs, for example."

Just preserving this clear statement of the Republicans' work in destroying North Carolina's position as a moderate, progressive state.