Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Five things you need to know about Trump’s wall

As we’ve discussed, with the economy slowing, and a recession on the horizon, Donald Trump desperately really needs for his base to come through for him on Election Day. As his support withers among suburban white women, farmers, and college educated independents, he needs to keep his diehard supporters happy. And, sadly, that means more […]

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Looking at what happened in Portland, and the President’s response, I’m afraid that things are going to get a whole lot worse

Yesterday, several white nationalist groups descended on Portland, Oregon. The idea, it would seem, was for these heroic specimens of Arian perfection to bait the anti-fascist counter-protestors who had gathered in response into some kind of violent confrontation, in hopes that right-wing “journalists” like Andy Ngo might be able to get a few photos of […]

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As some Republicans begin to stand up against Trump and McConnell on white nationalism and gun control, the fight shifts to Walmart and the corporations underwriting Trumpism

It’s now been a few days since a white nationalist gunman took the lives of 22 people in El Paso and there are any number of things that we could discuss. I’m inclined to focus on Mitch McConnell’s continued refusal to bring House Resolution 8 to a vote in the Senate, but I really don’t […]

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Yet another young white male with a gun goes on a killing rampage citing the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory

Yesterday morning, at approximately 11:00 AM, Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old white male wth a history of racist views, walked into the Walmart next to El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall with an AK-47-style assault rifle, and proceeded to take the lives of 20 human beings. While some on the right, like Texas Governor Greg Abbott, are […]

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Our racist president, being a racist, says something racist

I didn’t want to write about Donald Trump’s most recent racist statements, as, to be honest, I didn’t see as how any good would come of it. It was just a week or so ago that we were talking about how he’d told four freshman Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested” […]

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