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02 October 2010 ~ Comments Off

Peace Arena makes it to the big screen

Yesterday at the weekly Oklahoma County Democratic Party luncheon, I gave a presentation on Oklahoma progressive blogs and online activism My friend and Oklahoma Citizen co-conspirator David Glover caught this shot of me shamelessly hyping this blog.… Read the rest

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04 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

OK Gazette surveys Oklahoma’s lefty blogosphere

In the new issue of the Oklahoma Gazette, Keith Gaddie reports on the state of liberal leaning blogs in Oklahomaand kindly mentions this one. I don’t have much faith in the readership numbers he gives, as OkieDoke has been shuttered for eight months. It was a really good blog, but I don’t think its was so good that it’s… Read the rest

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22 February 2010 ~ Comments Off

New site offers Oklahoma hub for alternative news, views and action

Hey, there’s a new website in Oklahoma that Peace Arena readers might be interested in. Its goal is to advance progressive/liberal/independent perspectives in our state, filling a pretty big hole left by the traditional outlets. It is an ad-free, all-volunteer effort. Oklahoma Citizen already has been getting a lot of buzz during a limited site reveal among the progressive community.… Read the rest

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30 December 2009 ~ Comments Off

The Netroots War

I hate all this ideological arguing right now on the Left blogs. It’s getting worse than the Obama/Clinton divide. This is when we desperately need to be working on strategy — you know, what will actually work. I’m progressive as anyone, but we have to consider what’s feasible in the current political reality, which is pretty horrendous because a… Read the rest

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24 December 2009 ~ Comments Off

For the record

I am disassociating myself with Although I had an account on the site for commenting, I was never a regular reader and maybe posted once or twice; still, I feel a little dirty. I have unsubscribed from their action e-list, and though there’s no way to delete the account on the site, I did create a filter that will… Read the rest

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06 February 2009 ~ Comments Off

Polls about to close for 2008 Okie Blog Awards

If you are an Oklahoma Blogger, you can vote, and should. And now, because it’s the last day you can. I happen to be nominated, for Best Political Blog, but even if you don’t vote for me, vote for your favorites in each category. It’s a great way to get better acquainted with the incredibly large and diverse world… Read the rest

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31 January 2009 ~ 5 Comments

Blogroll Amnesty Day 2009

Wow, it’s that time again already, that time when all the little people of the Netroots rise up against their oppressors, the big people of the Netroots who won’t link to them (the bastards!). So we link to each other — freely, wildly, irresponsibly, like the DFHs we really are. The motto is “look up, link down” that is, to… Read the rest

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29 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Stimulating family planning

There is a great op-ed, Counting Out Women, by Melissa McEwan published today in the Guardian (UK) about Chris Matthews and the general idiocy in the US media (not to mention a huge hunk of the blogosphere) about some parts of the original economic stimulus package, in which she specifically addresses the segment from Hardball that I posted about Read the rest

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28 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Why Chris Matthews is not a liberal

Recently while being interviewed by Leslie Stahl (of 60 Minutes, she wants you to know), Rachel Maddow tried to explain to her that Chris Matthews is not a liberal. Stahl was adament that he was, pushing it to Maddow like she was an idiot not to realize something so obvious. Finally Rachel broke it down for Leslie — who… Read the rest

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