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Why I want to see private schools abolished

There would still be inequality, but it would be minimised. Absolutely level playing fields are, and always will be, a myth<p>I am inclined towards equality of opportunity for all children. I am also aware that such a phrase is open to multiple definitions – and with most of them, such equality verges …

How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

"Professional protesters"..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide.<p>Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language.<p>"Professional protesters" was the exact term that dictators like …

We Must Be Nothing If Not Watchful

President-elect Trump was great at his meeting with President Obama at the White House this week, but then went paranoid 12-year-old again when he tweeted that night about protesters being "very unfair." On any given day we simply don't know what we'll be getting; we must be nothing if not watchful.<p>…

To Move Forward, Progressives First Must Listen

Donald Trump's ascension to the Presidency has elicited well-warranted despair among those who deem tolerance and inclusion touchstones of a flourishing democracy. What was expected by so many to be a day of jubilation as the first female was ushered into the country's highest office has turned …

The Latino surge of 2016: Early voting points toward the real “hidden voters” of this election? | Salon.com

Back in the early days of the presidential campaign I wrote a Salon column about the devastation that former California governor Pete Wilson had wreaked on the Republican Party when he awakened the sleeping Latino giant with his crude campaign against immigration.<p>You would think that the rest of …

Government

How does Donald Trump lie? A fact checker's final guide

Donald Trump lies like he tweets: erratically, at all hours, sometimes in malice and sometimes in self-contradiction, and sometimes without any apparent purpose at all. The Guardian has catalogued more than 100 falsehoods made by the Republican nominee over the last 150 days, and sorted them …

Federal lawsuits filed in 5 states after African-American voters purged from registration rolls, targeted for intimidation by the Trump campaign

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>In violation of the Voting Rights Act, the NAACP and Democrats allege Republicans have targeted black voters<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>October 31, 2016 9:38pm (UTC)<p>New federal lawsuits were filed in five different states Monday, …

Government

15 drugstore shampoos celebrity hairstylists can't live without

Red carpet-worthy strands don't have to come with a hefty price tag. Look no further than your local drugstore for A-list options at B-list prices.<p>We often assume red carpet-worthy strands come with a hefty price tag. But beyond beautiful packaging, is there <i>really</i> any difference between department …

Hair Care

The year of dark magical thinking: Unskewed reality, Hillary’s health and the rise of the alt-right

<b>Alex Jones; Stephen Bannon; Sean Hannity (Reuters/Jim Bourg/Carlo Allegri/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>How Karl Rove’s 2012 Fox News humiliation unleashed Trump, Breitbart and the demons of the alt-right<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>August 27, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Hey, remember Karl Rove? That guy seems almost …

Government

How the magic of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' can help explain the rise of Donald Trump

Netflix has a hit on its hands.<p>"Stranger Things," its latest original series, has far outpaced other Netflix originals in viewership. In the first 16 days, 8.2 million people watched the science-fiction drama, putting it far ahead of hits like "House of Cards," "Daredevil," and "Jessica Jones."<p>And …

RNC looks to expand outreach to African-Americans

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican National Committee is upping its outreach to black voters as Donald Trump's candidacy faces a steep battle to win over minorities.<p>Concerns that Trump has failed to address issues of importance to black voters have led to low support for the Republican nominee. An …

Trump and the exploitation of right rage: It’s not the economy, stupid, that’s attracting angry white men to him

<b>(Reuters/Eric Thayer)</b><p>The brainwashing of Trump loyalists by right wing media is on display every day — and it’s disturbing<p>Bob Cesca<p>August 13, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>We've all seen the videos replayed over and over again on social media and cable news. The past couple of weeks, however, featured two …

Florida

Liberal Columnist Blasts Rudy Giuliani, Claims ‘White Americans Couldn’t Handle What Black Americans Go Through’

Hardcore rock musician and radio host Henry Rollins wrote a column for L.A. Weekly this week highlighting the trials black Americans face every day. In the piece, Rollins asserts that there are “two Americas” and that the people who ignore this are blinded by privilege that allows them to escape …

Mike Pence is even worse than you think: Trump’s VP pick has a long, disastrous record of opposing LGBT rights

<b>Mike Pence (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>The “religious liberty” governor earns a 0 from the Human Rights Campaign and voted against hate crimes prevention<p>Nico Lang<p>July 16, 2016 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Mike Pence won’t say whether he believes it’s OK to discriminate against LGBT people. The Indiana governor was …

LGBTQI

Paul Ryan's Dilemma: The Republican Party And Its Presidential Candidate

Surely one of the hardest jobs at the Republican convention belongs to House Speaker Paul Ryan, who will preside over it.<p>It's hard even though Ryan has said his responsibilities are largely ceremonial. His job is harder than that of Donald Trump fans, for whom the convention can be a celebration. …

The whole truth about Van Gogh's ear, and why his 'mad genius' is a myth

A new exhibition claims Vincent Van Gogh’s mental illness hampered his work, rather than drove his singular vision – and presents fresh medical evidence about his notorious self-mutilation<p>Madness terrified Vincent van Gogh, yet he also wondered if it was inseparable from artistic genius. In letters …

Cool Down, RBG, and Channel Obama

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s intemperate outburst at Donald Trump shows how much of his toxin has invaded the body politic’s bloodstream. Why has everyone …

Trump's lawyers fight to keep his Trump U. video depositions out of political ads

Donald Trump's lawyers argued this week that his videotaped depositions in two cases alleging fraud at Trump University should not be made public because theywould end up in political ads against him.<p>Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer representing Trump at a hearing Wednesday, argued that among other …

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets her Trump comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's public regret Thursday for her criticism of Donald Trump appears to derive from an effort to extract herself from the heat of the presidential election just as it is likely to get hotter with the upcoming Republican convention.<p>She plainly came to …

Donald Trump and Kids Named in $250M Tax Scam

The lawsuit, unsealed Thursday, describes the scheme as simple, telling the judge ‘there need be no fear of complexity, for there is none.’<p>Four …

Mike Pence Straddles The Line Between Unknown And Unpopular

He is probably Donald Trump's pick for VP. It probably doesn't matter.<p>Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s options for his running mate were, as one headline writer put it, a choice between “the unpopular or the unknown.” His reported pick for vice president, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, manages to …

GOP’s ‘Emailgate’ Response Shows How It Ended Up With Trump

Republicans have spent the Obama years encouraging disdain for the government by endlessly accusing public officials and even the president himself …

The Near Certainty of Anti-Police Violence

By ignoring illegitimate policing, America has also failed to address the danger this illegitimacy poses to those who must do the policing.<p>Last month, the Obama administration accused Donald Trump of undercutting American legitimacy in the eyes of the world. Trump’s call to ban Muslims wasn’t just …

Law Enforcement

Mark Cuban blasts international basketball

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is making the media rounds and hoping to change how the NBA allows its players to participate in international competition.<p>Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, for a long time now, has fought against rules allowing NBA players to perform in international competition, …

Missing Mexico students: 'We shot them then burnt the bodies'

Testimony from three hit men working for the Guerreros Unidos drugs cartel appears to prove that the 43 missing Mexican students were killed on the night of September 26. But their families refuse to believe they are dead until they have DNA proof<p>Agustín García Reyes knew exactly what he was doing …