U.S.: Women at Arms: Mother and Medic

In 2004, Jaymie Holschlag left her two children to serve in Iraq. The separation was challenging, but the transition home was also difficult. Now the family prepares for a second deployment.

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Rachel Maddow: The Right Needs to Answer for What’s Happened to Conservatism

“While discussing the success of Sarah Palin’s book Mike Murphy echoes David Brooks with his statement that “the noisiest parts of kind of the conservative media machine have far less influence than the mainstream media machine that covers the Republican world thinks they do”. Murphy needs to tell that to those sour-grapes Palin voters hitting those tea bag protests across the country. I also wonder if he thinks there’s a difference between the “conservative media machine” and Fox News?”

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Covering Up Innocent Man’s Execution?

From CNN: Texas Governor Rick Perry Covering Up Innocent Man’s [Cameron Todd Willingham] Execution? – 10/02/09

Max Blumenthal – Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party

Talk by Max Blumenthal author of “Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party” given September 24, 2009 at Town Hall Seattle. Find out more via Max’s website at:

Open Letter To Republicans

Michael Moore’s Message to Barack Obama and Blue Dog Democrats

Michael Moore addresses press on Barack Obama and Blue Dog Democrats’ approach to health care reform at Public Citizen headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009.

American Fascists, Chris Hedges on The Hour (CBC)

Chris Hedges
2007/02/06
For more info, go to: http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize winning writer and author of “American Fascists.” In his latest release, the former New York Times correspondent compares the U.S. Christian right to 20th Century fascism.

As a son of a preacher, Hedges has a deep knowledge of the Bible which he uses to openly blast the role of Christianity in politics.

Hedges believes the far right Christian believers have been manipulated by the high power, allowing for bigotry and intolerance.
(AND HE IS RIGHT!!!!)

Unlike Chris, I grew up in a strict seperatists fundamentalist baptist household. Much of details I have read were already known to me. I like his book because it is bringing to light the Fascist nature of American Religion. It has been my struggle, unlike most Christians and Non-Chrisians, to see this Christianity as anything but fascist in nature.
I highly recomend picking up this book.

Also I recomend picking up a copy of “The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945”
by Richard Steigmann-Gall