Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Today in fake news: Edgy Day

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of instances in which fake news stories, having been seeded through bots by entities that want to stoke the fires of racial animus and political tribalism in the United States, have spread like wildfire across the internet thanks to real people, who, it would seem, care […]

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Matt Gaetz says we need a border wall, not universal background checks, to stop gun violence in America

When the Democrats took back the House of Representatives during this last election, it gave them the ability to once again set the legislative agenda. And, today, we saw how important that was. For the first time since the Republicans took control of the House during the 2010 midterms, there was a hearing in the […]

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“We’ve got some difficult days ahead.” -MLK

As of yesterday, the White House was saying that, President Trump and Vice President Pence had “no scheduled plans” for Martin Luther King Day. Today, however, they visited the MLK memorial in DC, where they stood for approximately one minute before leaving. Donald Trump, as he left, made the a brief, yet inspirational, speech. “Good […]

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Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips of Ypsilanti is mocked by young Trump supporters in Washington, DC

If you’ve been on social media today, you’ve likely seen footage of a smirking, young Trump supporter appearing to mock a Native American drummer in Washington, DC during yesterday’s Indigenous Peoples March. If the Native American man in the video looks familiar to those of you who, like me, live in Ypsilanti, Michigan, it’s because […]

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Not wanting the American people to make the connection between the border wall and white nationalism, the Republicans attempt to force racist Congressman Steve King, the wall’s biggest proponent, from the House

I guess we should just be happy that the Republicans have finally decided to turn on Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa. While we’re congratulating Republicans for doing the right thing, though, and joining Democrats to formally condemn King on the floor of the House for questioning whether the term “white nationalist” should be considered […]

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