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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 […]

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Doesn’t Know What Due Process Is

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been given the tall task of defending the Trump administration, which she has chosen to take on. She has now, once again, been completely flat out wrong on due process. During a White House Press Briefing, Sanders stated: “Just because you don’t see a judge doesn’t mean you aren’t receiving due process.” […]

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    “The Gift of Trump” (Updated)

    This week, an update on “The Gift of Trump.” By now we have likely all seen the disturbing images of immigrant children being held in cages. This, the policy of separating and detaining families who have crossed the border “illegally,” only the latest of Trump’s grotesqueries on immigration. So how in the hell is this […]

  • Interview: Alex Jones’s Ex-Wife on Him, Their Children, and Bernie

    Earlier this month, Alex Jones harassed Bernie Sanders at LAX Airport. He repeated a litany of conspiracy theories about the Senator and at one point called him the “King of Communism.” I spoke to his ex-wife Kelly about the incident and the ongoing battle for custody of their kids. GC: You told Newsweek that your […]