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Saying, “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege,” Joe Biden accepts the nomination for President of the United States

TRANSCRIPT: Good evening. Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: Give people light and they will find a way. Give people light. Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much […]

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#Obamagate, the release of Michael Flynn, and the desperate attempt to shift attention away from Donald Trump’s role in the spread of COVID-19

With over 75,000 Americans dead, the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, Tara Reade’s accusations coming under increasing scrutiny, and polling showing the President’s support faltering in key swing states, Donald Trump needed something big… something that would allow him to shift focus away from himself, his impeachment, and the fact that he’d assured […]

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They want to bankrupt the blue states, and kill public unions, but, yes, let’s talk about the injection of Lysol

Toward the end of this past week, it became evident that the Republicans intended to use this horrific pandemic in order to force individual states into bankruptcy. Mitch McConnell, having worked to deliver hundreds of millions of our hard-earned tax dollars to corporations, said this past Wednesday that the states being hit hardest by COVID-19 […]

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The Swedes of Galesburg

Earlier this evening, I was thinking about my grandmother who passed away this last May, and I decided to scroll back through the photos I’d taken the last time I was with her. Well, there among all of the photos I’d taken of her and Clementine, was this one of the telegram that she’d sent […]

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The passing of my Mimi Dorothy

Dorothy Maxine Lambie Avery, the last of my grandparents, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 93 in Lexington, Kentucky, not terribly far from where I was was born 50 years ago, and where she lived for most of her adult life. She was one of my favorite people in the entire world, and […]

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