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Hillary will never survive the Trump onslaught: It’s not fair, but it makes her a weak nominee

Clinton backers who tout their “realism” need to get real about how she’ll handle the shitstorm coming from Trump<p>There are many nauseating aspects of the new reality TV series, "America Picks a Prez," which airs around the clock on every single channel on earth: the cynical, open-air conspiracy …

We the people, bathed in blood: American foreign policy is no less barbaric than Trump’s

The Donald plans to target terrorists’ families. The Obama administration merely considers them collateral damage<p>The crowd that gathered in an airplane hangar in the desert roared with excitement when the man on stage vowed to murder women and children.<p>It was just another Donald Trump campaign …

Everyone needs to see this video: Violence against students by school police isn’t happening more often — it’s just increasingly being caught on camera

This video of a young man being assaulted by a Baltimore City police officer contains graphic content<p>This video of a young man being assaulted by a Baltimore City police officer is raising questions as to whether the victim was a student or an intruder on school grounds. But the victim of the …

I am tired of fighting racists: This is what white people tell you when you write about race in America

We know where Fox News and Trump vitriol comes from. Getting slimed by idiots in comments and online is maybe worse<p>2015 was a whirlwind year, full of miserable happenings and scant hope for those of us who write about and study the color line in America.<p>The Republican Party finally surrendered to …

A “Hamilton” miracle: I lost the ticket lottery, but discovered something priceless

The show honors the America we need—inclusive, ambitious and generous of spirit, even on the cold streets of NYC<p>It is tempting, when one considers its mechanics, to think of theater as an inherently elitist medium. Where art forms like film and television strive to become cultural phenomena by …

“Poor people lose”: “Making a Murderer,” reality television and our shared mythology of a classless society

“Making a Murderer” is a police procedural. It’s also that rare thing in American film: A story about class<p>Over the New Year’s weekend, I binge-watched Netflix’s 10-part documentary series "Making a Murderer," which follows the remarkable case of Steven Avery – a man wrongfully convicted of rape …

The big microaggression lie: The real story behind the right’s phony war on political correctness

<b>(AP/Reuters/Carlos Osorio/Harrison McClary/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>Let’s be honest: The war on p.c. is really a war on minorities and others who dare raise their voices in protest<p>Alyson Cole<p>January 2, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>Victim talk is back. According to two sociologists, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning, our …

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Donald Trump fails history: How the right’s failure to understand Japanese-American internment drives anti-Muslim hatred

Justice includes an honest, ongoing reckoning with the past, without which we risk repeating our mistakes<p>The legacy of Japanese-American internment during World War II has been in the news recently, with the escalation of anti-Muslim bigotry after Paris and San Bernardino, California, focusing its …

Bernie does what GOPers won’t: Unlike chicken Republican candidates, Sanders not afraid to hammer Trump

Sanders calls out Trump for having no plans to help working class. The Donald responds in usual way: with lies.<p>On CBS' "Face The Nation" this weekend, Bernie Sanders made an obvious but important point about Donald Trump: When you cut through the bombast and the xenophobia, Trump's campaign offers …

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10 Things More Likely to Kill You than an Islamic Terrorist

“<i>I</i> <i>am not terrified of the terrorists; i.e., I am not, myself, terrorized. Rather, I am terrified of the terrorized; terrified of the bovine masses</i> …

We could black out Black Friday: I dream of a national boycott that demands black lives matter as much as black money

Boycotts like #NotOneDime come at a cost, though, to people already struggling on the edge<p>There’s nothing like a good, ol’ fashioned consolation prize. For years, I thought mine was Sarah Lawrence College. At about $50,000 yearly tuition, I would never have been able to attend, had my mother lived …

We’ve been lied to our whole lives: 9 Thanksgiving myths you were taught — and the actual history

The truth is, most of the traditional story isn’t true. Get ready, because I’m about to blow your mind…<p>This time of year, kids always come home with little turkeys in the shape of their hands made with construction paper and tails made of paper feathers. They're taught that Thanksgiving was a …

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Why Forgiveness is Power

<i>“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”</i> <b>~</b>Robert Muller<p>Do you consider …