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Jewish Agenda or Progressive Agenda?

Zach Carstensen, Government Relations and Public Affairs Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle took a literary victory lap today, lauding the efforts of the Seattle Jewish Federation and their cadre of allies in the passage of Washington State gun control initiative I-594 this past November. 238 more words


Czech It Out: Politics and Post-Communist Silly Dancing (very belated Part Three)

Years ago we were writing a trilogy of pontificating half-essays about a trip we made to the Czech Republic. It was called Politics and Post-Communist Silly Dancing, but we never wrote the third bit, due to contain the all-important Silly Dancing, thereby rendering the title baffling to anyone who happened to read parts one and two. 2,868 more words


"Can't Shake the Devil's Hand:" Arguing With Bigots on the Internet

Over the years, I’ve changed some of my personal policies regarding online political arguments. One of the first conscious decisions I made was that I would no longer use personal anecdotes as evidence. 1,471 more words

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Labour's Dilemma: How To Keep Old Voters and Gain New Ones

There’s been much discussion over the past week about the problems facing the Labour party, often focusing on the Labour leader, Ed Miliband. According to much of the mainstream press, he has insurmountable problems including image, charisma, leadership and vision, all of which have been extensively scrutinized for the benefit of the British public. 1,101 more words


Left-splaining My Arse Off or Why I Think Bipartisan Feminism is Not a Viable Thing

I’ll just say this at the outset – I don’t really care whether or not Julie Bishop calls herself a feminist. If she did, I would think “no you’re not.” Mostly this is because she doesn’t do anything for women – she just is one. 1,691 more words

How Should I Vote??

Elections are right around the corner!  Here are 3 things to keep in mind while casting your vote :)


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