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Sick and tired of the usual, grueling day-to-day coverage of the US presidential election? Yeah, me too. Yet there are still 10 days to go until the watershed election day..  Besides the repetitive email scandals on one side and gross sexist, racist rambling on the other side, there are still challenging issues and fascinating stories. […]

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Yes, we could be like the good citizens who voted for a “tameable” Hitler in 1933 to get things back on track. But the alternatives look worse, Here’s Why This Educated, Liberal Couple Is Considering Voting For Donald Trump – BuzzFeed News That’s one hell of a quote, and the buzzfeed interview doesn’t really make […]

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106-year Old Woman Dancing with the Obamas

Today in “I will miss President and First Lady Obama” and also “Why representation matters”: 106-year old Black woman Virginia McLaurin was able to fulfill a dream this weekend by visiting the White House and meeting the Obamas during a Black History Month celebration. So wonderful to see the joy on all their faces. So important to […]

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theparisreview: “The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon” is comprised of direct excerpts from the Watergate tapes. Enjoy poems like “I Can’t Recall” in this rare collection of presidential poetry. I somehow want to read this

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Sixteen-hundred US military families have gotten the call that they’ve had their loved ones deployed to Iraq, they’re flying those missions right now,” Maddow said. “But Congress? Heading home for another seven week break, because they can’t be bothered to think about that right now. They’ve got more important business to tend to – they’ve […]

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Chelsea Manning

I guess we can’t really do anything about the fact that she is gong is going to jail, but is there at least something one could do to get Chelsea Manning into the right jail, a women’s facility? That she gets the treatment she deserves? Update: Chelsea Manning might not want to be transferred to a […]

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Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime. Our country has to take that leap of faith. Hillary Clinton, via: Shakesville: Quote of the Day

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It should come as no surprise that Victor Davis Hanson’s generational advice has met with mixed results. But when you are more interested in a kind of bigoted nationalism than your actual safety, this is what happens. It’s the Racism, Stupid – The Atlantic  Victor Davis Hanson, writing for the National Review, “countered” President Obama’s […]

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The other day, I wrote about still not being sure what Trayvon Martin was supposed to do that night in Florida, when a strange man who turned out to have a gun was following him. A number of commenters asked why he couldn’t have just called 911. And said what? I am a young black […]

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I might just look at this gif of Malia photobombing Sasha’s attempt to snap a photo of her parents kissing until I hate the world less enough to be able to work. (via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk » Photobomb, präsidental)