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A Funny Story In Memory of Tom Magliozzi; Car Talk's 'Click and Clack'; What Our Politicians Could Learn From Them

A Funny Story In Memory of Tom Magliozzi; Car Talk's 'Click and Clack';  What Our Politicians Could Learn From Them | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 was a sad and tense day as I was driving my car and listening to NPR's radio show Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  It was sad because earlier in the day I had learned that Tom...
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#Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate

#Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate | Progress in America | Scoop.it
#Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate
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Watch Two Conservative Ladies Discuss Obamacare. (VIDEO)

Watch Two Conservative Ladies Discuss Obamacare. (VIDEO) | Progress in America | Scoop.it
See what these two Conservative women oblivious to the Affordable Care Act by name say about Obamacare.
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Fox Bristles At Court Rulings That Shut Down Restrictive Voter ID Laws

Fox Bristles At Court Rulings That Shut Down Restrictive Voter ID Laws | Progress in America | Scoop.it
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Americans for Prosperity Builds Political Machine

Americans for Prosperity Builds Political Machine | Progress in America | Scoop.it
The flagship organization of the political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch is ditching campaign ads and building an army of conservative activists to shape the final days of the midterm elections.
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That Time When John Boehner Was 'Boinking' This Reporter's Coworker (Video)

That Time When John Boehner Was 'Boinking' This Reporter's Coworker (Video) | Progress in America | Scoop.it
'Every time I see John Boehner, I can only think of one thing,' former CNN reporter May Lee told Stephanie Miller. 'which is what I know.'
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The Budget Deficit Just Fell To The Lowest Point Of Obama's Tenure

The Budget Deficit Just Fell To The Lowest Point Of Obama's Tenure | Progress in America | Scoop.it
It fell by almost one-third.
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Greg Abbott: Abortion Clinic Closures Are Manageable 'Inconvenience' For Women

Greg Abbott: Abortion Clinic Closures Are Manageable 'Inconvenience' For Women | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Texas officials filed a memorandum with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday in defense of an anti-abortion law that has shut down 80 percent of clinics in the state, arguing that the law is merely a manageable "inconvenience" -- not an undue...
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The War on the Poor and Working Families - YouTube

Robert Reich connects the dots to show how a range of positions, on issues ranging from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance to food stamps, work toget...
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Federal spending was lower this year than Paul Ryan originally asked for

Federal spending was lower this year than Paul Ryan originally asked for | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Thanks, sequestration!
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Tweet from @GeeOhPees2

Tweet from @GeeOhPees2 | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Well @SpeakerBoehner wins ironic tweet of the day. Absolutely hilarious! LMFAO!
#uniteblue #libcrib #p2 pic.twitter.com/tQ1hwfORbP
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Clear Channel boss: A handful of people are mostly responsible for endless attacks on Rush Limbaugh | WashingtonExaminer.com

Clear Channel boss: A handful of people are mostly responsible for endless attacks on Rush Limbaugh | WashingtonExaminer.com | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Clear Channel Networks Group and iHeartRadio President Darren Davis said this week that social media attacks on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh have come mostly from a small but dedicated group of activists.
“[A] huge focus for me is to have Rush be appreciated for what he truly is, Davis said in an interview this week.
The radio boss, whose company carries the Limbaugh program, said that his team investigated numerous campaigns aimed at removing the conservative radio host from the air an
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I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria

I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Old white people are drowning in despair and rage. Here's how my father lost his mind -- thanks to his cable diet

Via Greg Russak
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Greg Russak's curator insight, October 18, 2014 4:43 PM

I felt like I was reading words I could have written; not so much about my own father who died almost 26 years ago but, sadly, of some of my contemporaries who now fit the Fox Profile in more ways than just gender, race, and age.

 

All hope is not lost. Not by a long shot.

 

First, I have total faith and confidence that my children and their generation will not be the scared and uninformed fuck-ups we Baby Boomers have become. We have the set example for them starting with the early 80s for how NOT to run a government, an economy or, with rare exceptions along the way, a civil society.

 

There's also this. It's how the article concludes. It sums up nicely where my hope rests when it comes to the rest of us.

 

"I, and people like me, have managed to break the cycle of conservative red-and race-baiting. I’ve noticed similar attitude shifts among some of my close friends, who have likewise drifted from the televised rage of our fathers. I only wish I could do something to ease the anxiety of those I love, an emotion that is a cash cow for exploitative right-wing commentators. But I have no real solution, other than to turn off the television. Sadly, for some of the nation’s elderly, they seem to have no desire whatsoever to rethink the politics of fear and Fox News. It’s a criminal waste of retirement."

- Edwin Lyngar, self-professed "libertarian and frequent Republican voter" and one-time fan of Fox News

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Highly Respected Conservative Judge Rips "Voter ID" Laws--and the GOP--in Blistering Opinion

Highly Respected Conservative Judge Rips "Voter ID" Laws--and the GOP--in Blistering Opinion | Progress in America | Scoop.it
When 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner speaks, for better or for worse, lawyers, Judges, and Supreme Court Justices listen. Possibly the most well-known jurist ...
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Next time your creationist friends reject evolution, show them this video

Next time your creationist friends reject evolution, show them this video | Progress in America | Scoop.it
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John Boehner vs. America's Anti-Gay Marriage Crusaders

John Boehner vs. America's Anti-Gay Marriage Crusaders | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Republican John Boehner angers conservative groups by raising money for an openly gay politician.
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The Supreme Court Approves the Country’s Worst Voting Restrictions in North Carolina | The Nation

The Supreme Court Approves the Country’s Worst Voting Restrictions in North Carolina | The Nation | Progress in America | Scoop.it
The country’s worst voter suppression law is now in effect for the midterms.
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The Budget Deficit Just Fell To The Lowest Point Of Obama's Tenure

The Budget Deficit Just Fell To The Lowest Point Of Obama's Tenure | Progress in America | Scoop.it
It fell by almost one-third.
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The Greg Abbott ad we've been waiting for. Hypocrite got his.

The Greg Abbott ad we've been waiting for. Hypocrite got his. | Progress in America | Scoop.it
Greg Abbott made a windfall from his injury yet he would deny those with similar injuries the type of relief he received. Hypocrisy is his modus operandi.
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What would happen under a Republican Senate? - YouTube

The first in a series of election videos: Robert Reich explains how a Republican-controlled Senate would double down on its war on working families -- and wh...
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Rock The Vote Presents: #TURNOUTFORWHAT - YouTube

Rock The Vote Presents #TURNOUTFORWHAT starring Lil Jon and featuring Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, E.J. Johnson, Darren Criss,...
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The Obama administration's message on Ebola? Be afraid, but not too afraid.

The Obama administration's message on Ebola? Be afraid, but not too afraid. | Progress in America | Scoop.it
The Obama administration tries to strike a balance between vigilance and fear.
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