U.S. News: What do ESPN, Reality TV, and CNN have in common?

Came across this wonderful article in the NY Times: CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It - Inside the strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create -- The New York Times, By Jonathan Mahler, April 4, 2017 Jeff Zucker is the President of arguably one of the nation's largest and most respected news media outlet, CNN. …

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Confirmed: “States Rights” = “Fuck Those Niggers!” – The Use of Coded Racism in the Modern GOP.

Little over a decade ago, the Republican establishment finally admitted to their definition of "States Rights". It was doozy! Lee Atwater, one of the leading GOP strategists of the 1980s. He ran George H.W. Bush’s successful campaign in ’88 and later served as chair of the RNC. This is a clip from an interview that …

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Confirmed: Voting Restrictions Key to Republican Electoral Success

Let's talk about voting in the U.S.. Back in 1980, Paul Weyrich said on video the following words: "Now many of our Christians have what I call the 'goo-goo syndrome.' Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have …

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Gun Control: Three Unorthodox Arguments in Support of a Better World

It's time to throw my hat into the gun-control debate. Truthfully, I'm not keen on the arguments from either side of the debate. The pro-gun reform advocates have some very good and  logical points; however, they usually land on deaf ears or are defeated by the experience of the opposing camp. I'd like to present …

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Pope Francis: Don’t Believe the Hype!

The hype surrounding the new Pope has to stop. There’s nothing progressive about Pope Francis. Whatever the TV or your friends are repeating is false or completely out of context. Let me walk you through some of the most talked-about points: Homosexuality We all heard the now famous line from the Pope when asked about …

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic: Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Clyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of …

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On Heroism: Forced Troop Worship & Compulsory Patriotism

Hi, The day before the 2014 Veteran's Day, Salon published an articled titled "You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy". Below are some key takeaways: Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly …

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