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CA-Sen: Barbara Boxer (D) Officially Calls It Quits, Lists 100 Accomplishments

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I received an e-mail today from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA) with a video message (posted above) that confirms that she will not be seeking another term in the U.S. Senate. Before leaving, Boxer has posted a list of...More

race, racist, Cliven Bundy
 

160 Reasons Cliven Bundy Should Just Go Away

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“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and...More

climate change, inequality, unemployment, Russia and Ukraine conflict
 

Will April Stand-Offs Bring May Hand-Offs?

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Ignoring climate change, inequality and unemployment, America has focused on a showdown with a Nevada rancher, which now transforms from news story to GOP talking point for this year's midterms and the Presidential race to come. Ignoring international outrage and...More

 

Running For Everything, Standing For Nothing

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Two campaigns for governor come to an end yet we don't ask how these winners stand to govern -- rather how Christie's victory boosts his Presidential run and how McAuliffe's win may bolster Hillary's race. As we deal with the...More

 

God in the Classroom

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Two weeks into my sophomore year in university I decided to meet up with an old friend from freshman year. She was a Muslim from Kuwait and a very interesting person to talk to considering her background. We were discussing...More

 

Race Relations in America

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If one paid attention to MSNBC, Think Progress, or the Daily Kos, and according to the numbers, approximately one does; one would believe that a hurricane of white supremacy is ripping this country to pieces. A vast army of over-weight,...More

 

It's Politics Stupid!

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In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup." The financial gloom that swept over the US...More

 

An Old White Lady's Thoughts on Race

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My first memory of any recognition of race was the day I brought my new friend home for lunch. My grandma must have been watching us come up the steps because she met us at the door and said it...More

 

Bad Gas Not Normally This Much of A Problem

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Its March 18th, do you know where your podcast is? On this date in history back in1937, 298 school children experienced the worst gas of their lives, and not the kind that would provide their schoolmates with smirks, giggles, and...More

 

A Sensible Approach to the Gun Debate

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The tragedy in Sandy Hook has brought the national conversation to gun violence, which inevitably leads to the seemingly insurmountable differences between those who advocate for gun control laws and those who vow that the only way to get their...More