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Diversity War

Recent Facebook meme: “America – My Ancestors Didn’t Travel 4,000 Miles for the Place to Be Overrun by Immigrants” It is a continual and stupefying realization to me that a large percentage of self-professed “patriots” in the United States oppose … Continue reading

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Islamophobia Rises

On Wednesday, March 9th, Anderson Cooper of CNN conducted an interview with the leading candidate in the Republican primary race for President. This is a small (and oft-repeated) snippet from that conversation: Anderson Cooper: “Do you think Islam is at … Continue reading

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The Real Ebola Epidemic

Up till now, we’ve been lucky. Ebola has infiltrated the United States but has only claimed one victim here. It has, however, exposed some of the serious flaws in our health care system. As several experts have pointed out, our … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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Obama Accomplished Nothing, Nada, Zip

Another election season, another Big Lie. Oh, sure, the classic Big Lies are still out there: Social security is going bankrupt and must be privatized; union members are overpaid featherbedders; Democrats are wasteful spenders who are soft on defense; Barack … Continue reading

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Why the 14th Amendment?

There has been a recent spate of arguments in favor of amending the United States Constitution.  Pressure to amend an amendment, actually. This new push is coming from conservatives, but it’s not a new impulse among them, and their true … Continue reading

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