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The Verdict?

A powerful political ad created by Joss Whedon for Save the Day:

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If I Shut My Eyes, Racism Doesn’t Exist?

A Trump campaign county chairwoman in Ohio has resigned after an interview with The Guardian in which she said a whole bunch of ignorant racist things: She called the Black Lives Matter movement “a stupid waste of time”. She blamed low voter turnout among blacks on “the way they’re raised”. Which is strange because in […]

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Well, That’s One!

Friday night, Hillary Clinton asserted that about half of Trump’s supporters were not persuadable because Trump appeals to and amplifies their racist, xenophobic, sexist, Islamaphobic, and anti-Semitic viewpoints. The Trump campaign quickly condemned the comment, saying that Clinton should apologize. And Clinton did respond that she regretted saying “half”. But is it true that Trump […]

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Outreached

© Jack Ohman The only people who will be convinced that Trump is not a racist are racists. But that may be the whole point. But the more important point is that Trump is making it ok to be racist in America, and this is extremely dangerous. As a must-read article in Rolling Stone puts […]

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We Are Devo

The more Trump’s campaign evolves, the more it stays the same. © Kevin Siers It didn’t take long after reorganizing his campaign and even sorta kinda apologizing for the stupid and hateful things he has said, that Trump put his foot firmly in his mouth again. “With one arrogant boast, Donald Trump stumbled into a […]

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More Republican Racism

In her speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, Michelle Obama beautifully talked about the progress that has been made in America: That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of […]

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Gun Rights or Gun Whites?

© Matt Bors I’ve noticed that reasoning — “he had a gun” used as an excuse for the police shooting someone (even to the point of police planting a gun on a dead person). So if that is considered a good reason for the police to shoot someone, then how can the NRA keep telling […]

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Slavery and the Civil War

Those of us who have lived in the south have seen in person that some people there are still fighting the civil war. They think that losing the actual war was a temporary setback that they will someday overcome. It has almost turned into a religious war, which is why the KKK had such religious […]

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Reality is Strange

© Tom Tomorrow While it is true that the world is a better place than it has ever been in the past, it is still sad to think that we are doomed to continue fighting racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry and intolerance for a long time.

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The Hypocrisy of the NRA

The National Rifle Association usually doesn’t mince words when defending the right of Americans to arm themselves. But we now have a case where a person, legally licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was stopped by the police for a broken taillight. He informed the officer that he had a firearm. The officer asked him […]

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The New Newt?

The most pleasantly surprising response to the recent racial tensions came from Newt Gingrich, while he was participating in a Facebook live chat: It took me a long time, and a number of people talking to me through the years to get a sense of this. If you are a normal, white American, the truth […]

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Reaping what we Sow

It is time for people to stop hating and arguing against each other and realize that neither side has exclusive rights to the truth. Being a policeman is a tough job, and a dangerous job. Mistakes will happen. Most police deserve our respect and admiration. But a few police are criminals and should be removed […]

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Trump goes into Siege Mode?

Donald Trump is going off the deep end over the whole Trump University scandal and lawsuit. As if calling the judge in two of the cases against Trump U “a hater” and saying that the judge should be removed from the case because “he’s a Mexican” isn’t bad enough. First of all, the judge is […]

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Racists, Bigots, and Trump

There are many theories of why people support Donald Trump. One theory is that the voters are angry and hate the political establishment. Middle class workers have been hurt by the economy and are desperate to find someone who can shake things up. Or at least stand up to the special interests who are sucking […]

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White Entitlement?

I’ve been having conversations recently with Bernie Sanders supporters and have felt a kind of desperation coming from them. Like if Sanders doesn’t win (and most of them are still holding out hope for that unlikely outcome) they will be very depressed or angry. Some are saying that they plan to vote for Trump if […]

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