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    It’s Time for Progressive Politicians to Boycott Israel

    Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are among the recently-elected members of Congress who are standing up to the Washington establishment after historic victories. Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley of New York’s 14th congressional district, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib (a Palestinian-American) and Ilhan Omar (a Somali-American) became the first […]

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    Election Day in Georgia

    Election day, finally. The big day, but this one feeling bigger than midterms past. I found myself in a small out-of-the-way bar in Georgia, watching the results trickle in on a floor-to-ceiling screen which encompassed one wall of the establishment. It was, ostensibly, a Stacey Abrams watch party, meaning the bar was filled with younger […]

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    Power and Privilege

    “Power concedes nothing without demand,” said Frederick Douglass in 1857. “It never did and it never will.” Power is privilege, and when in the course of human events power and privilege is exposed and threatened it strikes back with a fury. We are living in a time of reaction; after decades of revolutionary change, those […]

  • Salamone Wants to Help Fix Stuff:  Voting

    In 2016, nearly half of eligible voters in these United States of America opted not to participate in the process. Lack of faith in the process, lack of faith in candidates, and an epidemic of laziness have perpetuated America’s nasty habit of electing politicians who don’t serve the public’s best interest for far too many […]

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    A Specific Absurdity of Trump’s Proposal to End Birthright Citizenship

    In December 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution calling on member states to abolish the death penalty. The passage of the resolution came after similar resolutions were passed by the United Nations Commission of Human Rights and after 91 countries had abolished the death penalty, including Albania and Rwanda, which […]