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Progressives and Conservatives: Here is a place where you can meet, argue, discuss, throw imaginary tantrums, ask questions of each other and share a virtual beer or coffee together.

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Humor from both sides of the aisle 122wonderY, Today 3:37pmignore
US Election Unleashes Bigots & Bullies 2122wonderY, Today 3:04pmignore
Syria: Was Trump right to attack Assad? 145lriley, Today 9:05amignore
'Mansplaininig' feminism 56JGL53, Yesterday 2:05pmignore
Sacrificing biota for special interests 6DugsBooks, Yesterday 10:58amignore
Trump's Economy 7MegEynons, Yesterday 10:20amignore
Scandal Watch 168margd, Yesterday 7:31amignore
Quotations 135margd, Yesterday 6:27amignore
A few words about Lindbergh 17JGL53, Tuesday 1:51pmignore
"Information" in the Time of Trump 127margd, Tuesday 7:54amignore
What America First really means 20madpoet, Monday 9:25pmignore
Celebrating civil disobedience 12wonderY, Monday 4:30pmignore
The connection between Nazis and liberals 5mamzel, Monday 3:14pmignore
It's your fault 11JGL53, Monday 2:37pmignore
Climate change issues, prevention, adaptation 44davidgn, Monday 3:42amignore
Tell us again the one about Trump the peacemaker 89margd, Saturday 6:50amignore
The Gutting of the Affordable Care Act 110DugsBooks, Friday 11:09amignore
Clean Water Act 3lriley, Thursday 9:30amignore
The Blame Thread II 148margd, Thursday 7:38amignore
2020 174JGL53, April 19ignore
The (further) Nazification of America 172artturnerjr, April 18ignore
ROOT PROBLEMS in American politics : (4) Left Unchallenged :"The Dem. Party moved/is moving 'too far to the Left' " 36RickHarsch, April 18ignore
Trump's war on women 36artturnerjr, April 15ignore
Making America Great part 2 103JGL53, April 14ignore
North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy 53DugsBooks, April 13ignore
Looking forward to 2018 3RickHarsch, April 12ignore
Trump's Nominees 1062wonderY, April 11ignore
Breitbart Watch 532wonderY, April 10ignore
"Too Fat" Part Two!... 157margd, April 9ignore
WW1, the war to end war 4johnthefireman, April 7ignore
Unmasking 5theoria, April 6ignore
Statement from LibraryThing’s Employees on Trump’s Recent Executive Order -- Discussion 62johnthefireman, April 6ignore
Best and worst: The media on science 38RickHarsch, April 3ignore
UFO Sightings Are More Common Than Voter Fraud 246RickHarsch, April 1ignore
Trump War on Science? 20margd, March 31ignore
Global income inequality 25proximity1, March 31ignore
Given: That Donald Trump Is mentally Ill 145artturnerjr, March 30ignore
Another Stab at the US Constitution? 31mamzel, March 28ignore
Black in America, III 17LolaWalser, March 28ignore
Liberal bullies and bigots have been unleashed 5StormRaven, March 25ignore
State of the Nation 86margd, March 24ignore
Who Assassinated Olof Palme? 18RickHarsch, March 23ignore
Because you can't fix stupid !!! Part deux 91rastaphrog, March 22ignore
Trump's 60-day net approval rating 1Molly3028, March 20ignore
Trump screws his base--#1 and counting 7Marissa_Doyle, March 19ignore
Guns for People on Terrorist Watch List 197LolaWalser, March 17ignore
The GOP today 1Molly3028, March 16ignore
Anyone can grow up to be president! 1Molly3028, March 15ignore
Human rights abuses 19RickHarsch, March 15ignore
Whither Scotland, to what effect? 95reading_fox, March 15ignore
Argentina putting limits on immigration 109Carnophile, March 13ignore
Australia's Catholic church in crisis, Rome continues to decline 454johnthefireman, March 12ignore
Trump is going to lose, badly (Part 2) 264margd, March 12ignore
Post-Antibiotic Era—the Antibiotic Apocalypse--is Upon Us? 39margd, March 11ignore
Trump continuing Obama's dirty work in Yemen 9lriley, March 11ignore
Free speech. What is it ? 20RickHarsch, March 10ignore
If I did a tenth—a tenth—of what she did, I would be in jail today. LOCK HER UP! 113LolaWalser, March 10ignore
KellyAnne Conway 15RickHarsch, March 9ignore
Trump and gold prices 40DugsBooks, March 6ignore
Meltdown # 1 ~ 6 weeks down/202 to go! 3faceinbook, March 6ignore
Trump speech 2/28/17 to Congress 262wonderY, March 3ignore
Bill introduced to ban Howard Zinn books from Arkansas schools 11alco261, March 3ignore
"Surprise"! Yes, Virginia, our national electoral politics _are_ rigged! 2proximity1, February 24ignore
Study: Conservatives better looking than liberals 19DugsBooks, February 23ignore
Making America GREAT again! 212Tid, February 22ignore
Which allies has Trump insulted and alienated? 31sturlington, February 20ignore
Posting outside America 32johnthefireman, February 18ignore
Deportation of illegals by other presidents 2barney67, February 18ignore
What is Brexit? Part 2 140johnthefireman, February 15ignore
"She was warned... given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" 38margd, February 13ignore
Article 58 : "Insanity" ( "NPD" ) as a political offense 1proximity1, February 13ignore
A meaningful democracy _is_ a "social compact" 15proximity1, February 13ignore
Syria: Refugees and Intervention 17barney67, February 7ignore
Terrorist Attack in Nice, 84 Dead 40Carnophile, February 1ignore
Post-election hate incidents - True and False 60Limelite, January 31ignore
Inauguration boycott 88RickHarsch, January 26ignore
Trump's Inaugural Address 25proximity1, January 23ignore
Thumb in the eye from Apple 4davidgn, January 22ignore
With What Book Will You Resist/Boycott the Inauguration? 24davidgn, January 21ignore
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US 14lriley, January 21ignore
Should we clone extinct humans? 94stellarexplorer, January 20ignore
The Blame Thread 533timspalding, January 19ignore
Trump Transition 1632wonderY, January 17ignore
Trump, or better or for worse, a rare chance to learn something about democracy's value 6DugsBooks, January 16ignore
On their fitness for the office of Pres. of the U.S. : Hillary Rodham Clinton vs. Donald John Trump 365proximity1, January 16ignore
Russia, the U.S. and elections 7proximity1, January 13ignore
So much for the predictive wizardry of Nate Silver and Five Thirty-Eight's "83% chance" of a Clinton victory 46proximity1, January 10ignore
Conservative socialism? 7lriley, January 9ignore
Was it white, rural, fundamentalist America to blame, all along? 88barney67, January 8ignore
Turkey and ISIS war? 101davidgn, January 8ignore
We lost, therefore we shall destroy 39barney67, January 6ignore
random events of habit so empire? Nixon anticipates Reagan. 2lriley, January 2ignore
ROOT PROBLEMS of American democracy (3) : "Sitting ducks" 5proximity1, December 2016ignore
Aspects of civility 39RickHarsch, December 2016ignore
Rex Tillerson spells trouble--and for the same reasons that Robert Rubin spelt trouble 2proximity1, December 2016ignore
Fidel Castro is dead 53RickHarsch, December 2016ignore
ROOT PROBLEMS in American politics (2): The computer-devasted "Patience Quotient": an existential threat to democracy 48proximity1, December 2016ignore
You will be assimilated 5timspalding, December 2016ignore
Record temperatures at North Pole 3RickHarsch, December 2016ignore
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