Keystone Clones

If you think defeating the Keystone XL pipeline will be the end of tar sands pipelines cutting through the heart of the United States, clearly you haven't been doing enough depressing reading like me.
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NSA Spying Keeps Fear Fresh

Let me just say up front, I'm all for spying on terrorists, whether they're texting on a mobile phone, talking on a land line from their village or hanging out shootin' the breeze on the steps of their local Sharia court.  I just don't think we have to spy on every single person in the United States to make this happen.
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Thanks, Jon!
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Syria's Royal Easel

If only the people of Syria had the attention-getting device of the British "Royal Easel," made famous with last week's announcement of the royal baby, lucky little George Alexander.  The birth of a single baby got wall-to-wall cable news coverage for a week or more, while 93,000 Syrians dying in a brutal civil war were noted in passing by the attention-deficient cable news hounds. 
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Cruel and Unusual Blues

I know it's sacrilege to mess with this song, but the days of Johnny Cash playing concerts in California prisons are over, replaced by Governor Jerry Brown whining about federal judges sticking their noses in our prisons.  Never mind the deaths, sterilizations and lack of clean water, among other things. 
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