Pro and Con

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.

Simple rules: attack ideas, not people. Be honest. Let others be honest. Be a gracious guest. Try to learn something. Be informative. Don't jerk your knees. Assume that the people who disagree with you are intelligent, but they just need more information to be Truly Enlightened.

If you want to know how to do things like post pictures or links, see the Nuts and Bolts thread here. Feel free to contribute to that.

And have fun.

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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Dealing with the dishonorable and the inconvenient (3)43 unread / 43John5918, Yesterday 11:55pm
Journalism: a dangerous job, and oft well done (2022)164 unread / 164John5918, Yesterday 11:51pm
Tracking Trump's Criminal Liability Post-Presidency 242 unread / 42lriley, Yesterday 9:04pm
What Happens To a Dead Elephant? 27 unread / 7Molly3028, Yesterday 6:19pm
The 2022 Election Year ~ part 24 unread / 4margd, Yesterday 12:26pm
Explaining Donald Trump78 unread / 78aspirit, Yesterday 10:56am
Inflation, supply chains, food & oil, etc.18 unread / 18margd, Yesterday 7:20am
Climate change issues, prevention, adaptation 932 unread / 32margd, Sunday 8:09pm
Big Pharma88 unread / 88terriks, Sunday 2:43pm
Vaccination, Choice, Public Health Options 475 unread / 75lriley, Sunday 11:10am
2024 Presidential Election19 unread / 19Molly3028, Saturday 4:00pm
Domestic Terrorism (3)81 unread / 81librorumamans, Saturday 12:58am
Mass Shootings...contd....of course (7)65 unread / 65John5918, Saturday 12:54am
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (29...)133 unread / 133margd, Friday 11:10am
Invasive Species, Fellow Travelers, Zoonoses102 unread / 102margd, Friday 8:46am
SCIENCE -- for discussions which AREN'T confined to the conventionally banal9 unread / 9proximity1, Friday 8:45am
Taiwan visit17 unread / 17Artoriarius, Friday 6:53am
The Kavanaugh circus, Ring #2148 unread / 148margd, Friday 1:27am
The 2022 Election Year151 unread / 151Molly3028, Thursday 11:29am
Roe is history, ladies!137 unread / 137margd, Wednesday 11:00am
House Select Committee January 6 Insurrection 2115 unread / 115margd, Wednesday 9:46am
China: S China Sea, Silk Road, trade agreements, Africa, S Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, deep ocean, Huawei, etc.44 unread / 44margd, Tuesday 9:17am
Brexit! Part 587 unread / 87bnielsen, Tuesday 1:29am
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 848 unread / 48margd, August 1
Trump's Nominees & Hirees, contd. IV14 unread / 14Molly3028, July 29
Explaining Joe Biden20 unread / 20aspirit, July 27
Crafting Immigration Policy in America 528 unread / 28kiparsky, July 27
Contraception and Abortion155 unread / 155krazy4katz, July 24
Black in America, V73 unread / 73John5918, July 24
May democracy and freedom reign9 unread / 9lriley, July 22
Humor from Both Sides of the Aisle (3)4 unread / 42wonderY, July 21
Obergefell 202254 unread / 54JohnNStern, July 20
Russia, the U.S. and elections157 unread / 157sirfurboy, July 19
Quotations 421 unread / 212wonderY, July 18
Italy cancels Dostoevsky for being Russian7 unread / 7proximity1, July 13
The Destruction of the American Academy ...4 unread / 4lriley, July 13
COVID-19 - social and political fallout (9)10 unread / 10margd, July 10
Sometimes The Top Blows Off - George Floyd and Aftermath / III124 unread / 124margd, July 8
Gerrymandering and other voting rights issues (2)88 unread / 88margd, July 8
Extinction countdown 3, unfortunately52 unread / 52margd, July 8
Constitution and Norms under Attack: Military, Judiciary, Administration, Congress, International 3120 unread / 120margd, July 8
Sometimes it’s best to feed the trolls?138 unread / 138margd, July 8
Is the American Experiment coming to an unfortunate end?42 unread / 42kiparsky, July 5
Nix repeal--fix the Affordable Care Act? 220 unread / 20margd, July 3
Something, anything GOOD 260 unread / 60Doug1943, July 2
Cognitive Function Meme Fun! II70 unread / 70Limelite, July 1
Rights--parents, schools, vaxx, choice, transgender16 unread / 16margd, July 1
A New York City Liberal Who Wants a ... GUN.1 unread / 1Doug1943, July 1
Righteous Republicans 3145 unread / 145margd, July 1
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 7163 unread / 163margd, July 1
Chief Justice in a Pickle -- What To Do with Clarence Thomas?7 unread / 7prosfilaes, June 27
Donald Trump: mentally, physically, temperamentally compromised #7107 unread / 107Limelite, June 25
Humor from both sides of the aisle (2)100 unread / 100Limelite, June 25
Proud Boys is a Hate Group Against Pride7 unread / 7lriley, June 24
PGA Tour dissatisfaction & corrupt values3 unread / 3Molly3028, June 9
"Too Fat" Part Three!...105 unread / 105margd, June 8
DOCUMENTING 2020 Election and Voter Fraud146 unread / 146margd, June 7
Anti-Asian Racism1 unread / 1margd, June 6
Post-Antibiotic Era—the Antibiotic Apocalypse--is Upon Us?65 unread / 65margd, June 5
Mass Shootings...contd....of course (6)151 unread / 151margd, June 4
COVID-19 - social and political fallout (8)151 unread / 151margd, June 3
Fact Check Putin's War34 unread / 34John5918, May 29
Israel #365 unread / 65John5918, May 28
The Biden Administration Begins (Thread 2)97 unread / 97margd, May 24
really anything7 unread / 7aspirit, May 21
What Happens To a Dead Elephant?158 unread / 158margd, May 20
Culture War ~ 202230 unread / 30lriley, May 19
Notre Dame de Paris est en feu289 unread / 289lriley, May 13
Lefties are so cute, how they think the monsters they create won’t eat them.311 unread / 311proximity1, May 11
Graham T. Allison's "Thucydides trap": vital concept, poorly named1 unread / 1proximity1, May 9
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 6153 unread / 153margd, May 4
Atlantic article re social media2 unread / 2John5918, May 1
Puerto Rico's territorial status45 unread / 45margd, April 26
Any other liberals notice...3 unread / 3prosfilaes, April 24
De facto precedent Biden has a new handler who looks more serious than Pelosi1 unread / 1Kuiperdolin, April 22
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 (28...)153 unread / 153margd, April 18
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 5153 unread / 153davidgn, April 12
Biden's SCOTUS choice process29 unread / 29kiparsky, April 7
January 6, 202250 unread / 50proximity1, April 3
Trumpian 'New Lows' 579 unread / 79Molly3028, April 2
Pa. Judge Opines State's Mail-in Ballot Procedures Likely Illegal86 unread / 86Molly3028, March 29
Republican "Leadership"3 unread / 3rastaphrog, March 26
House Select Committee January 6 Insurrection154 unread / 154Limelite, March 24
Jesus Christ, what a B.I.T.C.H.2 unread / 2lriley, March 24
Biden's Nominees and Hirees5 unread / 5margd, March 23
Living wage 22 unread / 22wonderY, March 22
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 4153 unread / 153Molly3028, March 20
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future...Ukraine 3155 unread / 155margd, March 20
The Big Picture2 unread / 2Molly3028, March 19
Climate change issues, prevention, adaptation 8151 unread / 151margd, March 17
Permanent Daylight Savings Time3 unread / 3ljbryant, March 16
Ukraine Drops "Cancel Culture" on Putin's War4 unread / 4Novak, March 13
How we can help Russians (and others) beat internet censorship1 unread / 1Doug1943, March 13
The Biden Administration Begins166 unread / 166Molly3028, March 12
Incarceration in the U.S.26 unread / 26margd, March 11
NAFTA renegotiation (and other trade issues) #2124 unread / 124margd, March 9
Senile weirdo engages in weird dance while de facto president Joe Biden drones on4 unread / 4kiparsky, March 3
Russia: international moves, West responses, Putin's revenge & future 2152 unread / 152Molly3028, February 24
Dealing with the dishonorable and the inconvenient (2)158 unread / 158John5918, February 21
Going to Kabul? A long shot15 unread / 15John5918, February 20
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