Articles by: Deborah Montesano
Deborah Montesano is a proud to be a lifelong liberal, a writer and blogger for liberal causes, and a social activist. She keeps leaning further and further to the left, trying to tilt her insanely red state of Arizona in the same direction. Along those lines, her husband describes her as a congenitally optimistic person, whether the evidence warrants it or not. Please join her on Facebook, twitter, @thepoliticali_1, or her blog,

8th Grade Feminist Is The Winner In Dispute With Narrow-Minded School Officials

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This girl is so savvy about feminism. Let’s help her pass it on.

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Nebraska Conservatives Battle One Another Over Repeal Of Death Penalty

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If only all conservatives were like this coalition in Nebraska, the country could get moving again.

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That Plan For The Bible To Become Tennessee’s State Book: Derailed

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The state senate might have stopped the bill for wing-nut reasons, but at least they stopped it.

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Ted Cruz’s Crazy Cuban Father Preaches That Diversity Is Un-American (VIDEO)

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Just what America has always needed : A Cuban immigrant to explain the evils of diversity.

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Obama’s Move On Cuba Is A Win For America, But A Loss For Rubio

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Rubio’s loss, the world’s gain.

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Man Reacts To Accidental Death Of Toddler By Shooting And Killing Two (VIDEO)

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America’s tolerance for gun violence has claimed two more innocent lives.

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Seattle’s ‘Up’ House, Symbol Of Corporate Defiance, Is About To Be Sold (VIDEO)

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Up, up and away. Does everything eventually yield in the face of corporate encroachment?

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New Mexico Just Pulled The Plug On ‘Policing For Profit’

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Whatever happened to due process?

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Bill Maher Offers Elizabeth Warren $1,000,000 To Run For President (VIDEO)

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A grassroots movement that starts with $1,000,000? Why not.

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Arizona’s Polygamous Moms Throw Chickens To Keep Former Cult Member From Retrieving Her Kids (VIDEO)

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Well, when chickens are all you’ve got …

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North Charleston Mayor Orders Body Cameras For Every Officer As Protests Grow

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May Walter Scott’s death bring an end to the abuse of police power in North Charleston.

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Ferguson, MO Voters Defy Predictions, Elect A City Council That’s Half Black

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The voters prove change is possible!

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Homeless Men Accused Of Assault Pled Guilty, Then A Video Changed Everything (VIDEO)

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The homeless are among the most powerless members of our society — a setup for false accusations.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Bought A Belize Island To Help The Environment And ‘Change The World’

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Environmental activism for the 1%. What a life!

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No, Yoga In Public Schools Is NOT Turning Kids Into Hindus, Says California Appeals Court

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It’s a bad week for Christians’ “religious freedom.” They can’t even triumph over yoga.

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Leading Israeli Paper Says Agreement With Iran Is ‘Not A Bad Deal’

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The Israeli paper Haaretz thinks Israel will have a hard time fighting the new agreement. Netanyahu wasted no time in trying.

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Atheists Now Have A Safe Haven In Madison, Wisconsin

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Discrimination against atheists in America is so severe that more people say they don’t believe in God than will say they are atheists. Madison, Wis. is the first U.S. city to do something about it.

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Federal Judge Halts South Dakota’s Abuse Of Native Families

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The Native families of South Dakota have suffered immense disruptions because of governmental abuse. A federal judge has just come to their aid.

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Joe Biden’s Done It Again – This Time On Who Can Keep American Jews Safe

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In exquisitely bad timing, the release of Joe Biden’s remarks can do nothing but undermine his boss.

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Pharmacists Take A Vote: No More Participation In Executions

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Executions are about to get messier as healthcare professionals refuse to help.

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