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31-12-2016, 02:54 PM
Being Politically Active
I greatly appreciated Seth's recent podcast, "One Nation Divisible." I've never been very politically active, but am making it my New Year's resolution to do all I can to resist the damage the incoming presidential administration could do to our nation and planet. Besides The Thinking Atheist, what other sites should I be following? I'm looking for balanced, well-researched sources of information regarding potential legislation and causes I should be aware of, and the shortest path possible to taking action against those that I'm opposed to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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31-12-2016, 03:35 PM
RE: Being Politically Active
Welcome to TTA.

We have all kinds of different nationalities and political orientations here, I am sure you will get some good answers.

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31-12-2016, 03:41 PM
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I'm not active either but I do read these guys FFRF and this fellow seems friendly and well-informed.

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31-12-2016, 03:51 PM
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Congressional Dish podcast

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01-01-2017, 01:53 PM
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I second the recommendation for Friendly Atheist. In fact, there's good stuff all over the Patheos "Non-religious" channel.
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01-01-2017, 02:40 PM
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Another vote for friendly atheist podcast.

As for major news sources, I find NPR to be very balanced and unbiased. I have no idea why people think they 'lean left'.

What sort of political activism do you seek? There are marches scheduled on Jan. 21st, all over the US and elsewhere.

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01-01-2017, 02:41 PM
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I've gone to two anti-trump marches. I wrote my senator and had 15 signatures attached to the petition which I composed myself. I phoned the other senator and sent an e-mail. I've sent money to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name. (loved doing that! ) I've signed several other petitions and signed up to volunteer for the local democratic party. I've never done anything like this. This is a very bold thing for me to do. The one great thing about trump is that the opposing side has something to galvanize and unify them and people like me who haven't participated in politics much, except to vote, are now taking action. Thumbsup

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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