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Humorous political discourse, one Canadian, one American (actually Texan).

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From the threat of Ebola, the ISiS problem, looming midterms, the continued, disenfranchisement of voters and the completely inane, yet somewhat entertaining, antics of the GOP, have made for a busy week. Please join Fred... more

The outrage began with the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. It was the watershed moment where America and the world woke up and realized that for young, black men, a trip to the local Walmart can end in... more

We're back! After a busy, busy summer, Fred and Marg are back with Lies My Country Told Me and are excited about today's guest, Darryl of DI. After six years as serving as the voice of democracy, Blog Talk Radio's popular weekly... more

A year has passed since whistleblower Edward Snowden left the United States for Hong Kong and released classified information he accessed while under contract with the National Security Agency. In the immediate aftermath, the White... more

Cicely McMillan faces 7 years in prison for reacting to a plain clothered police officer's breast grab (rough enough to leave a hand imprint) from behind. Allegedly, the officer did not identify himself as law enforcement. The "Masters of... more

The United States has a long, rich history of voter suppression dating back all the way to 1776, the year to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Once signed, existing restriction on voting rights that limited the right to vote to white,... more

In 2008, with the election of the first African American to the presidency, many hoped that the America's racial divide would finally lessen. Now, five years into this Presidency, the racial divide has not only widened but the nature of racism... more

GOP 2016 Presidential hopefuls raced to mega-billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Venetian hotel and gambling complex where he was hosting the Republican Jewish Coalition in an attempt to get the 80-year old mogul's eye and hopefully... more

Although the people we elect to represent our interests continually shriek with self-righteous moral indignation, what best describes their character is the word ?hypocrite?. Case in point, when Edward Snowden outed the NSAs practice of... more

Ignorance, hypocrisy, and a condescending attitude on multiple levels characterize most Republican politicians. The great state of Texas though in its obsession with BIG, supersizing everything from women to cars, outdoes every other State... more
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