NEW POLLING: Honda holds double-digit lead in CA-17 Primary

Posted February 28, 2014 by The Left Hook

Despite aggressive campaigning by his billionaire financed Democratic and Republican opponents, Congressman Mike Honda continues to hold double-digit leads in both primary and general election polling for his CA-17 race and 61% of CA-17 voters polled approve of the way
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“Taming the Dragon” – Mehliana’s Debut Album

Posted February 28, 2014 by E. "Doc" Smith

After several recent tours around the U.S. and Europe, the musical duo of keyboardist Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Guiliana, aka “Mehliana”, have at long last released an album of their improvisational and inspiring music. Their debut effort is entitled,
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Posted February 28, 2014 by Buzzin' Lee Hartgrave

BRUCE DERN AS WE’VE NEVER SEEN HIM Nebraska is extremely entertaining – the performances are extraordinary and notably nuanced. This ‘dark perl’ (in black and white) is an addictive, spellbinding story – from start to finish. Woody (Dern) received a
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted February 28, 2014 by

Quick! Name the American Presidency with the most liberal legislation and activism in the Twentieth Century or Twenty-First for that matter.Answer: Richard Nixon’s Not that I am a fan of the guy. For what he did in Vietnam and Chile,
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The Civil Rights Movement, Post-Martin Luther King

Posted February 27, 2014 by Randy Shaw

If you are looking for fresh analysis of the African-American Civil Rights Movement following Martin Luther King’s murder, and particularly of Jesse Jackson’s emerging role, this and more can be found in David Chappell’s insightful new book, Waking from the
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How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform

Posted February 27, 2014 by Shane Bauer

After years of lock-’em-up rhetoric, some Republicans are changing their tune. In the early 1990s, then-Rep. Newt Gingrich unveiled one of the centerpieces of his new conservative agenda: putting more Americans behind bars. More prisons were urgently needed, he told
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