Republican friends, what happened to you?

Hi, Republican friends! It’s been a while since I’ve seen many of you in person. And how you’ve changed! You used to be all about standing tall with our allies, free trade, balanced budgets, morality and family values. And I was pretty sure you thought truth and honesty had some

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Becoming an activist, again

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one." My inner activist, long dormant, has been revitalized by the young activists protesting gun violence. They are leading me out of my comfort zone,

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Meaney’s irreverent rants for the sick and tired

We've reached a weird place when SNL cast members aren't allowed to use language filthy enough to report on Trump accurately. The trump-hole hotel in D.C.—the one that’s illegally leased by the government from the Moron in Chief—had the word “shithole” projected onto it Saturday night. There were also many

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News from 2041: Baron Trump takes oath of office

Dateline January 21, 2041 — As America gets set for the inauguration of President Baron Trump after his landslide victory over token opposition, it’s a good time to look back and retrace our steps toward this historic moment. The Democrats were widely believed to have an open path to the

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Meaney’s irreverent rants for the sick and tired

Let's say you have a ladder. On the top rung is Malala Yousafzai, the girl religious wackos shot in the face for going to school. With her are Gandhi and Mother Teresa. On the bottom rung stands Dotard, Bernie Madoff, and Charles Manson. On the rungs in between are regular

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Taking a Constitutional (part 2)

The U.S. Constitution has been under steady attack for almost nine years. Conservative Republicans in the Senate and on the Supreme Court have sabotaged the voice of the majority of citizens and inflicted what may be lasting damage to the foundations of this nation. Here's a look at some of

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Taking a Constitutional (part 1)

A casual walk through the U.S. Constitution looks at the historical context in which it was written. Did the Founding Fathers intend for the document to be followed exactly as worded? Or did they envision it being amended as the future evolved? [This is the first of two parts.] The

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Meaney’s irreverent rants for the sick and tired

Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas (Surprise! He's a republican.) is pushing a bill that would require professional journalists to be fingerprinted and licensed by police. Turns out his proposal is just a ruse to protect gun rights. “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right," says Lucas, "what’s wrong with

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