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Posts published in December 2010

Weekly Address: Merry Christmas from the President & First Lady

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished families across the country a “Merry Christmas” and encouraged everyone to support the troops and their families this holiday season. Anyone can visit www.serve.gov to find ideas for what they can do to help our servicemen and women and their families.

Merry Christmas

The entire blog team here at TheLiberalOC wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. From celebrations of Winter Solstice to Christmas; from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa,…

The Productive 111th Congress

I still shake my head when I think that Americans have returned power to Republicans in the House of Representatives, when the very policies of…

The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Obama Signs Repeal Legislation

Today, at the Department of the Interior, President Barack Obama kept his campaign promise to end the ban on gay and lesbian Americans serving openly in the armed forces of the United States. With his signature today, the President put in motion the end of a policy that has hurt our military as a whole, that has forced thousands of those who serve to do so under a cloud of anxiety and isolation, and that has stood as a symbol of the barriers to unity and equality in our country.

The Holiday Greetings Pour In

  It’s Holiday card time, and some of our favorite politicos have been sending in their warmest season’s greetings to 2010’s best political blog (according…

Austerity: Who’s really paying for the great recession?

Austerity budgets cut at the core infrastructure costs of services provided by local governments. Such cuts weaken our infrastructure of public services ultimately causing them to break under the weight of trying to do too much with too little. Breaking government, starving the beast, is the goal of anti-government GOP elected officials like Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, who are now focused on using the ruse of austerity as a means to that end.