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    Roe; Wade; Sink

    We are wading now into levels of irony not previously seen. Is it possible, after fifty-plus years, it will be Democrats who put the final nails in the conservative fantasy of a Roe v. Wade coffin? We are at the crescendo of the long-game, the culmination of a decades-long plan by conservative radicals to stack […]

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    But Our Chains

    Read Part One here. When it comes to real transformation, it has become apparent that today’s progressives are just like yesterday’s liberals, and they will only go as hard for an issue as it cuts into their own lives, and will not examine or build around the broader issues that affect other lives. They will throw […]

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    We Have Nothing to Lose

    Author’s Note: I struggle with many of the current political terms for various communities, as many are defined against the idea of whiteness, or through colonial rule, or for political expedience, or in contrast, rather than connection to each other. I continue to struggle to find terms that honor the history, complexity, and humanity of […]

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    Kennedy’s Swingin’ Legacy

    Adieu to the double agent. With political polarization being what it is nowadays, this may be, to paraphrase Tony Montana, the last time we’re going to see a double agent like this again. I am speaking, of course, of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy earlier this week. Nominated by President Reagan in […]

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    Trump’s Muslim Ban Has Nothing to Do With National Security

    In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s ban on travel from five Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia) and two countries that have been historically uncooperative with the American Empire (North Korea and Venezuela). In her inspiring and heartfelt dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor compared the ban to Korematsu v. United States, […]

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    The Paradox of History’s Wealthiest Nation

    American ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently expressed outrage over a report calling attention to the desolate conditions of her glorious homeland. “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America,” Haley wrote to Senator Bernie Sanders in response to his call to uphold international human rights treaty obligations […]