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Grade school flashback

By kate on January 7th, 2009

Outgoing Vice-President Dick Cheney congratulates Vice-President-Elect Joe Biden (I couldn’t resist)

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Just trying to get through the next 30 hours or so…

By kate on November 3rd, 2008

Until now, I would have described my mental outlook on the election as “uneasy” verging on “cautiously optimistic”. Then I read this wrenching post on the Stranger Blog that dug up all the shock and mourning I went through in 2004, and my state descended more into “terror”. I don’t agree with every detail of […]

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Freedom IS free

By kate on October 21st, 2008

This thoughtful guest editorial in today’s P-I gave me a new perspective. I hadn’t thought to challenge the right-wing mantra that “freedom isn’t free,” but this Iraq war veteran counters that “everybody is free… at the simple price of being born as a human.” Here’s a short excerpt. I recommend reading the whole thing. The […]

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Obama vs. Clinton: their records

By kate on February 21st, 2008

I really enjoyed this fact-filled post comparing the Senate records of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Hopefully, it should put to rest the ridiculous argument that Obama is all talk and no action or details (which is quite false).

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We need a “Mayor Gridlock” shirt, size 2T

By kate on February 11th, 2008

Ruby was fingerpainting this morning. Without any input from me, here is what she drew:

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This made me want to cry

By kate on September 13th, 2007

“According to a new survey… fully a quarter of Americans believe the First Amendment’goes too far’ in its provision of rights and freedoms. It gets worse from there…” Go read the linked blog post, then come back. I’ll wait. These survey results depressed me so much that I followed the link to the survey and […]

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