1939

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2,...

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  • December 2, 2020

Next Saturday will feature an outdoor rally in Portsmouth New Hampshire to re-infect the northeast. x Trump has visited his properties 366 times since becoming president and today is the 274th time at one of his golf clubs, per CNN tally. @tru62 captures Trump from afar at his Virginia club...

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  • July 5, 2020

The NewYorker’s Susan Glasser finds a single word to describe the Trump era that really isn’t about underpants gnomes, even if it applies to most Trumpian policies, such as they are. There must be one of those long German words for all that soul-sickening worry, right? Some tortured mouthful of...

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  • December 30, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: Friends, If you’re committed to taking back the Senate next year, I need you to pay attention to Kansas. Yes, Kansas. The Sunflower State hasn’t elected a Democrat...

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  • November 21, 2019

Donald Trump canceled his weekend trip to Poland in order to “monitor” Hurricane Dorian. Yesterday, Trump proved he listens intently to his weather briefings, claiming he’d never heard of a Category 5 hurricane before (four such storms have occurred while he’s played president). But despite the urgency, Trump managed to get...

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  • September 2, 2019

I published a diary in October of 2018 that I titled, Trumpism views climate change as a free, endless driver of genocide via natural catastrophe. This diary is partly a republish of a section of that diary. The article below focuses on an extensive interview with Ivana Trump that she...

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  • July 18, 2019

Writers, bloggers, commenters, and pundits nearly exhausted the dictionary in the runup to the president’s July 4th Trumpapalooza™. With his tanks, parades, flyovers, and personal address, Donald Trump’s appropriation of America’s Independence Day rightly earned descriptions ranging from inappropriate, disgusting, and self-serving to grotesque, Orwellian, and masturbatory. But word that...

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  • July 7, 2019

Now, this really warms the cockles of my heart. According to new reporting in The Hill, The Pampers President isn’t the only one having trouble keeping his mind on the task at hand. It seems like a lot of his subordinates and lackeys are having problems on keeping their own personal and political opinions to...

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  • May 15, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter “Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism after an ad sales representative said network leadership deemed it inappropriate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The spot was to double as a promotion of this year's...

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  • February 14, 2019

Being a history teacher means any time I have the pleasure of finding artifacts I want to learn as much as I can from them. Sometimes the lessons I receive don't have the outcome I wanted, but still give me profound insight into how much American society and our values...

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