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      First, the ostensible reason for this incident is the Turkmen rebels in Syria. Erdogan summoned the Russian ambassador earlier this week to warn against strikes against the Turkmen in Syria. Second, it’s worth considering that much of this is about Turkish domestic politics. Erdogan is playing to the crowd, in the same way done by […]
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Conflucian Classics


With almost 3000 over 3500 posts and counting, The Confluence has established itself as one of the best liberal blogs around (and we have a Weblog Award nomination to prove it.) Here is a collection of some of our best:


Obama’s New Campaign Strategy: Laughing at Voters – 4/16/08 by katiebird

Obama just can’t stop himself – 4/17/08 by katiebird

Barack Obama Community Organizer – 4/21/08 by bostonboomer

2008 Unity Pony Deluxe (Elite Edition) – 7/16/08 by myiq2xu

What is Wrong with Barack Obama? – 7/26/08 by bostonboomer

TPM: Obama has a problem with “aging white women in battleground states” – 9/16/08 by bostonboomer

Through the Night (The Torch-Bearer Just Keeps Going) – 11/5/08 by Regency

Barack Obama, The Underachiever’s President – 1/21/09 by sm77

Is Barack Obama an Intellectual? – 3/9/09 by bostonboomer

Obama’s 60 Minutes Interview and that Odd, Inappropriate Laughter – 3/23/09 by bostonboomer

How Brilliant is Obama? – 6/6/09 by Steven Mather

Trying to stick a “Far Left” label on Righteous Indignation – 11/7/09 by riverdaughter


The Pensieve – 2/15/08 by riverdaughter

I come not to bury DailyKos, but to praise it… – 2/16/08 by riverdaughter

How a Confluence is not like a Delta – 4/2/09 by riverdaughter

Book Review: The Bloggers on the Bus – 6/6/09 by riverdaughter

We Own Our Votes – 6/8/09 by myiq2xu


Is This Really Happening? – 7/7/08 by bostonboomer



The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pantsuit – 1/19/08 by riverdaughter

I Lost on Jeopardy – 2/23/08 by riverdaughter

This magic number: 2214 Delegate Votes – 4/4/08 by katiebird

Clinton Cocktail Party: Free Milk and a Cow – 5/17/08 by riverdaughter

“If 795 of my collegues decide this election, I will quit the Democratic Party” – 9/9/08 by bostonboomer

Delegate Intimidation at the Democratic Convention – 8/12/08 by katiebird


Single-Payer? What is it good for? – 5/5/09 by katiebird


She’s a sticker, thank God – 3/15/08 by katiebird

I want a President who is tough as nails and really knows her stuff! – 3/23/08 by bostonboomer

The Big “D” Democrat – 8/3/08  by Regency

Always the “Better Woman” – 10/6/08 by Regency


The Power of Narratives – 8/3108 by myiq2xu

The Dignity of “No” – 5/16/09 by Steven Mather


Monday: PUMA Power – 6/2/08 by riverdaughter

You Down With O.P.P.? – 7/2/08 by myiq2xu

If we’re PUMAs, then Obamaphiles are… – 7/23/08 by sm77

Sweeping us under the rug – 7/29/08 by katiebird

PUMA: A Violation of Consensus Reality – 9/4/08 by bostonboomer


Saturday: Truth and Consequences – 8/30/08 by riverdaughter


MSNBC and the Hopes of Adolescent Girls (with pithy update) – 2/9/08 by riverdaughter

Sexism and Misogyny During this Election? — You Betcha! – 11/14/08 by Stateofdisbelief

Why Alpha Males Rule Our World – and How We Can Begin to Erode their Dominance – 5/26/09 by Stateofdisbelief

Hypocrite Watch: NOW”s Kim Gandy Opines – 2/12/09 by bostonboomer


Email Tale – 7/15/08 by myiq2xu

Deprogramming and Kool-aid Detox – 10/11/08 by myiq2xu

Joe Francis Buys Ms. Magazine – 1/10/09 by myiq2xu


My Voting Strategy: A Long and Winding Road – 11/02/08 by bostonboomer

My Voting Strategy: Democracy – 11/2/08 by sm77

I Guess I Just Wasn’t Looking: A Voting Strategy In Hindsight – 11/3/08 by Regency

My Voting Strategy: Loyalty – 11/3/08 by katiebird

My Voting Strategy: Just Say No To Derangement – 11/3/08 by myiq2xu

Monday: My Voting Strategy- Honor – 11/3/08 by riverdaughter


In the Dust of the World Trade Center – 9/11/08 by katiebird



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