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Another lesson in incompetence in governing from House Republicans.
Another lesson in incompetence in governing from House Republicans.
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Polling indicates that the American public opposes the GOP position on DHS funding, but that's unlikely to change many minds on Capitol Hill.
Polling indicates that the American public opposes the GOP position on DHS funding, but that's unlikely to change many minds on Capitol Hill.
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Nearly three years to the day after it started, the George Zimmerman case is essentially over.
Nearly three years to the day after it started, the George Zimmerman case is essentially over.
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For those of us old enough to remember, February 22nd, 1980 marked one of the great moments in sports history.
For those of us old enough to remember, February 22nd, 1980 marked one of the great moments in sports history.
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A new poll of 2016 primary voters shows that even Republicans are coming to accept that gays and lesbians should have the right to get married. 
A new poll of 2016 primary voters shows that even Republicans are coming to accept that gays and lesbians should have the right to get married.
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Oh good, and maybe people might start enforcing religious nutcases to shut their mouths.
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A fishy tale from the Supreme Court that may give us a clue about bigger cases to come.
A fishy tale from the Supreme Court that may give us a clue about bigger cases to come.
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As expected, President Obama has vetoed the bill that would have authorized the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As expected, President Obama has vetoed the bill that would have authorized the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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With three days to go, there are signs the GOP is ready to give up on its showdown over DHS funding.
With three days to go, there are signs the GOP is ready to give up on its showdown over DHS funding.
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I hope they do block DHS funding.

Of all the cabinet departments, that one needs to go.
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By a wide margin Americans think it was wrong of the GOP to invite Israel's Prime Minister to speak to Congress. 
By a wide margin Americans think it was wrong of the GOP to invite Israel's Prime Minister to speak to Congress.
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Attorney, Small-l libertarian, Blogger, Political Pundit, Raconteur, Hell Bound Sinner
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Piscataway, NJ - Falls Church, VA - Woodbridge, VA - Bristow, VA - Warrenton, VA
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Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane once, on purpose
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  • Rutgers University
    B.A., Political Science, 1986 - 1990
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Law, 1990 - 2012
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I'll answer to "Douglas," "Doug," "Yo," and, around family "Hey shithead"