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A conservative justice on the Supreme Court asserted after the overturning of Roe v. Wade that other rights were safe, including LGBTQIA rights, birth control, and interracial marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts, who has long had a bee in his racial bonnet, started his quest in 2013 by eliminating section...

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  • October 31, 2022

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

It’s not enough to call names but to make a values connection with all people. Nicolle Wallace & Matthew Dowd did just that as they decimated the Texas GOP. Kudos to Nicolle Wallace & Matthew Dowd x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • September 7, 2021

Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 2021

I took a moment, in the interest of “fair and balanced” reporting, to tune into Fox News’ coverage of the opening of the 1/6 Committee hearing, last week. Of course, the scrolling chyron across the bottom of the screen calling it the Pelosi Committee was an obvious attempt to prejudice...

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  • August 2, 2021

Layaway, on-time, and paying-something-down-on-it have been very familiar phrases in black, brown, and poor neighborhoods for generations; credit was for the people who did not need it. Financial freedom because of race, religion, and status was prohibitive for countless numbers of Americans and immigrants. The constant pressure of having to...

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  • July 14, 2021

There is a lot of media hand-wringing over a little mind with tiny thoughts who has been elevated into a big political voice by the liberal press. Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson, a distant heir to the Swanson frozen-food fortune, is as slimy and indigestible as a pile of cream...

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  • July 7, 2021

It is usually a minefield of critical backlash, and what about(s), when you compare the oppression of Jews to the descendants of enslaved Africans in America, but I am going to wade onto the battlefield. What I am not going to do is use the comparison of the holocaust and...

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  • June 9, 2021

Living with the nagging uncertainty of being racially discriminated against and worst not being believed shatters the psyche. The most devastating effects are that people of color start to accept their treatment as their unchangeable fate. Asking white friends to hail a cab at night, telling one’s kids to keep...

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  • June 7, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 2021

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

These are days fraught with political battles over cultural histories abjuring complexity. Today it’s The Wall Street Journal and the reactionary path to critical race theory, the latest bit of Trumpist ignorance now projected into personnel policies and the larger revisionist history project that would deny the historical relevance of slavery...

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  • May 27, 2021

Voter rights legislation is winding its way through Congress with the foregone conclusion that Senate Republicans will scuttle it. Equitable voting rights legislation for blacks in America has been a 400-year exercise in hypocrisy. One man, one vote has been turned on its head so often, Ringling Bros. should have...

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  • May 19, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

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  • April 19, 2021
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I thought it was brilliant how panelist @LZGranderson used his last 38-seconds to tell a white supremacist truth we continue to dance around. Panelist gets real by changing the subject x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Our mainstream media infrastructure does not cater to critical thinking. In fact,...

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  • April 18, 2021

Jen Psaki did not hesitate as she defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield for claiming the truth about America’s beginning Jen Psaki schools NewsMax reporter See full episodes here. Psaki defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman. The NewsMax reporter asked if President Biden would fire her for claiming the...

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  • April 16, 2021

The Black Codes of the late 1800s are making a comeback in America. These ordinances were meant to control the free movement of people of color using minor infractions as the reasoning, which was a literal attempt to keep black people in their place. The beginnings of policing in America...

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  • April 16, 2021

Economist on Morning Joe displayed the obscene nature of inequality. The wealthy got much richer during the pandemic. It demonstrates a failed economic system. Pandemic exposes inequality further See full episodes here. Former investment banker Steven Rattner appeared on Morning Joe and displayed some eye-popping charts. It is imperative that Americans understand these charts. A...

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  • April 8, 2021

The CEO of YouTube just announced that Donald Trump will be let back on the platform. Bloomberg News reports that Facebook is likely to lift Trump's ban as well, allowing him to once again push his lies and racist conspiracy theories all over the Internet. — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) April...

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  • April 7, 2021

Yesterday the state of Georgia defined election integrity as—black people not voting. Republicans love to throw around the image of liberal politicians in hemp-filled rooms manipulating the lives of “real Americans.” Well last night, in a guarded room, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, flanked by a clique of hoodless, conveniently masked...

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  • March 26, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021

We haven’t gotten past the angst-ridden discourse of privilege and buoyancy even in law schools. Then again E. Jean Carroll really wants that DNA sample from Trump and only good lawyers are going to make that happen. The Georgetown law school said Sandra A. Sellers, an adjunct professor, had been terminated,...

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  • March 12, 2021

It is true that white supremecy reigned on Jan 6th and still does but stupid does not actually know any color.  This guy is everything opposite of Eugene Goodman. How this man aligns himself with whites who are using him as a black prop is beyond me.  From Right Wing Watch. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/…...

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  • February 19, 2021

The not-guilty verdict ending the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump was as expected, but it revealed something even more sinister about the Republican party. After the Senate trial ended, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, made a public display of the hypocrisy in the GOP. He prattled on about the former...

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  • February 15, 2021

For much of the world’s history, we have been ruled by violence and its descendants. Kings won their thrones by having better fighters than their opponents. Transfers of power meant inheriting that throne or by violently seizing it. On those rare occasions where power changed hands non-violently from one living...

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  • February 15, 2021

Living, working, and surviving as a black man in a national community that sees you as an inferior, from time to time the question is asked, ‘ do you think there will be a second civil war?’ In my lifetime, I remember the question being asked when my great-granny clutched...

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  • February 1, 2021

In April of 2009, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that a burgeoning crop of former American military right-wing extremists would be marching down the throats of democracy someday, and Republicans choked on the truth. Ms. Napolitano was so ostracized by right-wingers, who ironically labeled her actions traitorous, that...

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  • January 11, 2021

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

Ever since the first enslaved Africans stepped off ships, suffering from dysentery, malnutrition, and pleurisy, the marker was laid that race is the predominant politic in America. I highly recommend that if you see slavery as some sort of isolated cruelty, you read the 1619 Project. There has been criticism...

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  • December 14, 2020

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

http://www.metrotimes.com/…www.metrotimes.com/… Lock the MF up.   Wow.   The headline reads, “ Lock the motherfucker up”.   Click the link and see. For all the nefarious crap Florida Republicans pulled in 2000 — there was plenty, beginning with a racist purge of the state’s voter rolls — at least that was a legitimately close election. A 537-vote...

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  • November 22, 2020

From The Intercept: IF SEN. DAVID PERDUE wins reelection in Georgia’s runoff in January, the Republican Party will almost certainly maintain its Senate majority. Perdue, an outspoken climate denier, urged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords; voted against a Senate resolution that affirmed that climate change is real and that...

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  • November 14, 2020

In the midst of increased voting plurality is this also true: “Trump appears to also have increased strength among rural Black voters across the ‘Black Belt.’” Will that then also reveal itself in the Georgia special US Senate election on 5 January. x REUTERS/IPSOS POLL: About 80% of Americans, including...

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  • November 11, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • November 7, 2020

If you could afford it and your kid was smart enough, I hope they went to law school. Over the next few months, the number of lawsuits filed and billable hours could fill a Trump tax auditor’s ledger. Psychoanalysis, Life-Coaches, liquor store owners, and Ouija Board makers will see a dip...

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  • November 4, 2020

He utterly humiliated this anchor in his last appearance, so she wanted to “redeem” herself. This is the man who got a standing O at a Fox town hall event. As you can see, she tried setting Pete up so she could knock him down.  It went as well as...

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  • November 3, 2020

Obama is speaking up about Donald Trump's claim to the economy both he and Biden worked to rebuild. He made it clear it is a farce. Obama made it clear Trump did nothing for the economy x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Former President Obama did not allow...

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  • October 25, 2020

Sure, there is something to be afraid of when a group of gun-toting terrorists brandishes weaponry to cover their intellectual deficiencies. Whether they or their ilk, make plans to kidnap governors, or declare the “Proud Boys are here” in a profanity-laced group tirade directed at the Speaker of the House...

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  • October 21, 2020

Black lives are endangered by the cops who know they can kill blacks at will. Activist Eleanor Goldfield talks herd immunity on return from Sweden. Black Lives Matter – not to the legal system x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

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  • September 23, 2020

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color...

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  • September 21, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

Trump won in 2016 by running an insurgency campaign. Hillary was the epitome of the liberal elite who had taken over government and were using it to make us pay reparations to Blacks, to make every woman get an abortion, to …. well, insert your own QAnon screed. Trump was...

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  • September 17, 2020

Another Trump presser today, there were more of the same lies especially about the availability of COVID vaccines. Trump furthermore went full disinformation about mask use. CNN’s Dana Bash referred to Trump’s account as “propaganda”. http://www.pscp.tv/… x In opening statement, Pres Trump calls on @joebiden to “stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories.”...

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  • September 16, 2020

Men’s basketball has been in the Bubble and fittingly (I guess) the women are in the Wubble. Baseball is playing before packed houses of canned noise and football began in earnest yesterday, before empty seats of orange, blue, and green. Boxing and professional wrestling (if you consider that a sport)...

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  • September 14, 2020

Tump is officially in trouble. For those who continue to believe that those completely wedded to him will not dump him, I believe they are dreaming. Trump really in trouble this time x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live...

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  • September 9, 2020

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Moderator: Mr. Trump, how would you protect the suburbs? Trump: BOO! I am not sure at what time or where the first presidential debate will take place but I feel certain the answer to every question put to Mr. Trump will be; BOO! The President is ignoring the...

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  • September 9, 2020

There’s a BeijingBiden website, but Trump seems to have decided not to use this insult in speeches, leaving that meme to surrogates and media bottom-feeders. The meme was important to the Trump campaign in April, but since China “prefers” Biden, no amount of “China Virus” can offset Americans’ awareness of...

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  • September 9, 2020

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil...

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  • September 6, 2020

Trump’s desperation shows in attempting to try nearly anything, however inept he was in trying to confuse the public about voting by mail. Such wackiness is meant to avoid the oncoming publication of the Michael Cohen book. Similarly, Trump could appear to have won in a landslide with only 15%...

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  • September 6, 2020