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The Meaning of Our American Creed

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 26th, 2013 12:09 am by HL

The Meaning of Our American Creed
Brian Vanyo, RealClearHistory
Plesse See The Origins of Our American CreedIn 1776, the American people were at war, fighting to preserve the common principles that bound them together in society. They were fighting to defend the fundamental truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”Today, we still celebrate our independence and pay tribute to our founding charter, but do we really understand it? Do we know the meaning of our…

Don’t Feel Sorry for Karl Rove
Michelle Cottle, The Daily Beast
What in the hell was Karl Rove thinking? This has been the question on the minds of many political observers since the Republican super-strategist opened up a nasty new front in the ongoing civil war between his party's purists and its pragmatists. The storm broke February 6, when Rove, via the front page of The New York Times, debuted his newest venture, the Conservative Victory Project: an aggressive battle plan for the midterms that involves his super PAC, American Crossroads, intervening in the GOP primaries to try to ensure that the strongest, most electable…

Lew’s Citi Contract Proof of Wall Street – Washington Corruption

Rick Scott Runs Up the White Flag
DeWayne Wickham, USA Today
SettingsCancelSetYou are logged in as CloseTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsLet friends in your social network know what you are reading about125 sharesA link has been posted to your Facebook feed. A tweet has been posted to your Twitter account. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Florida Gov. Rick Scott(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)You had to know this flip-flop was coming.Rick Scott, the Tea Party-backed political neophyte who overcame a health care fraud scandal en route to a surprise victory in…

The Race to Replace Jesse Jr.
Ilan Greenberg, The New Republic
About 35 politically engaged people, almost entirely African-American women, sat in booths at Beggars Pizza on E. 147th, a long street lined with fast food outlets and boarded-up barbecue rib shacks in Harvey, one of the economically depressed suburbs ringing the Southeast Side of Chicago.The women drank coffee or sipped water and ignored the doleful oration pouring from an enormous flat-screen TV: a live broadcast of the funeral service of Hadiya Pendleton, the girl shot dead in a Chicago park a week after singing in the presidential inauguration.