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The Real Deplorables, Pt. 2

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The Real Deplorables, Pt. 2

December 14 marks the anniversary of the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School four years ago. It is a wound that will not heal: there are so many little children to remember who were cut down even as they were awakening to life. There are the educators, too, who gave their lives trying to…

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The Real Deplorables

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The Real Deplorables

Hillary Clinton’s ill-conceived reference to half of Trump voters as “a basket of deplorables” may have cost her the Presidency. Not all Trump voters are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamophobic – more than half are likely just desperate and tired of waiting for someone to notice. As they say, not all conservatives are racist, but…

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Fidel Castro, In Context

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Fidel Castro, In Context

First of all, let me clarify that I am not a fan of Fidel Castro. Fidel was an authoritarian dictator who brutally crushed any opposition and silenced dissent with the blunt instruments of imprisonment and torture. The United Nations and Amnesty International were right to condemn the abuses of human rights perpetrated by order of…

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Of Hard-Boiled Frog

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Of Hard-Boiled Frog

Let’s get one thing out of the way: we live in a fascist country. The President-Elect of the USA has the open and public endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party, and every lesser neo-Nazi, fascist and racist organization in the land. As Sinclair Lewis famously said, “When fascism comes to America,…

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Orwell’s Dark Vision Takes Form In The Real World

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Orwell’s Dark Vision Takes Form In The Real World

In a convulsion of massive stupidity the likes of which the world has seldom (if ever) seen, a majority of American voters chose last night to burn down the house we all live in rather than work on repairs. Understandably infuriated at the failure of cowardly and corrupt elected officials to protect them from the…

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Hypocrisy, Cowardice and Greed: The Unholy Trinity of the New Right

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Hypocrisy, Cowardice and Greed: The Unholy Trinity of the New Right

Another day, another headline linking Donald Trump to racism and violence. Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned out by someone who spray-painted “Vote Trump” on the side of the building before fleeing the scene. Hopewell Baptist Church is a black community of faith. Trump supporters will, with their usual total disregard for evidence…

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Finally – A Real Case Of Election Fraud!

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Finally – A Real Case Of Election Fraud!

Actual cases of voter fraud are few, far between, and hard to come by. For all the screaming on racist fantasy websites like Breitbart about dead Democrats and buses full of dark-skinned folks, there have been only 31 confirmed cases (meaning there was actual evidence, as opposed to suspicion and paranoia) since the year 2000. During…

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Gary Johnson & Grizzly Adams

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Gary Johnson & Grizzly Adams

Ah, Gary. First you had the original “Aleppo Moment” (the new way to describe the condition formerly called living under a rock) and now, again, you prove yourself totally clueless with regard to the world around you. This is, of course, a natural state for a Libertarian. Don’t get me wrong: there are some very appealing aspects…

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Why Christians Cannot Vote For Donald Trump

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Why Christians Cannot Vote For Donald Trump

Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way. Whatever your brand of Christianity, whatever your political views or your placement on the continuum between conservative and liberal – if you call yourself a Christian, you are calling yourself a follower of Jesus Christ. You are professing to believe in Jesus Christ as God Incarnate, whatever…

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Today is September 11

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Today is September 11 – the fifteenth anniversary of an event that has arguably given the date more significance around the world than any other day on the calendar, with the possible exception of January 1. Each year on this day, there are many articles published in reference to the murderous acts of hatred that turned an average…

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