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  1. about 23 hours ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    Science says that there is global warming/climate change. Science says it is in large part caused by human activity. These are scientific facts. Political science includes the discussion of what we as a nation can do about this. For example, a political science discussion of the issue would include the question of can we afford to make the changes needed to slow/stop climate change? Personally, I think we can and should. A Republican who says we can not afford to make the changes necessary because it would cost too much and be too disruptive to our economy is not denying science . They are making an economic argument. But that is not what most Republicans are saying. They are saying climate change does not exist at all which IS denying factual science. My personal feeling is that a Republican politician that denies that climate change even exists knows he or she is wrong. They don’t want to make the changes needed because of political expediency and personal financial interests. ( I actually don’t mind having a discussion about whether we can afford to make the necessary changes or not. I think it is an argument I can win.)

  2. 2 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    I understand that part of politics is criticizing the opposition party. And I understand that often the criticisms will include exaggerations and sometimes complete untruths. This goes in both directions. But the Republicans/right/some political cartoonists are taking things to a whole new preposterous level.

  3. 3 days ago on Ted Rall

    Mr. Rall has a point with this one. If you disagree with anything Israel does there are SOME who will label you antisemitic. My feeling is that although Hamas is clearly the worse of the two, Israel has done some things that are very wrong also. There are some who would accuse me of being antisemitic for saying that. Another sign of the divided times we live in. Too many people say that you are either completely with us or you are evil.

  4. 5 days ago on Bob Gorrell

    You ignore the resistance to desegregation. In large part by the “Greatest Generation”. My parents were of the Greatest Generation and they were among the few of my suburban neighborhood that weren’t appalled by the thought of desegregation.

  5. 5 days ago on Bob Gorrell

    It is interesting that older people believe that older generations are superior to the younger generations. To think that way you have to ignore the obvious flaws of the older generations. For example, members of the greatest generation were for the most part perfectly ok with racial segregation. Add that thought to the mix and the greatest generation is quite similar to younger generations. They did some great things but had their flaws.

  6. 27 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    That’s the beer that made Mel Famee walk us.

  7. 27 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Another joke my father told me! Thank you for reminding me

  8. 27 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Some of my favorite jokes that my father told me 50 years ago are similar to this. (Punchline to one such joke – “Where were you when the fit hit the Shan?”)

  9. 28 days ago on Steve Breen

    The disappearance of small, local newspapers is an absolute disaster.

  10. about 1 month ago on Lisa Benson

    The far right does not want to get anything done.