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To what extent is Donald Trump a surrogate of Vladimir Putin?

Just before the Republican National Convention, the Republican party released their new platform for 2016. The New York Times called it “the most extreme Republican platform in memory.” Among other things, according to the Times, this new platform outlined positions “making no exceptions for rape or women’s health in cases of abortion; requiring the Bible […]

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Civil rights icon Representative John Lewis leads House sit-in to demand vote on gun legislation

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 people dead, Democrats in both houses of Congress have proposed legislation aimed to curb gun violence by expanding background checks to include guns purchased either online or at gun shows, and block anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing deadly weapons. […]

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Running out of things to say about mass shootings… well, almost

I tried to write something last night about the Orlando shooting that just left 50 people dead, but I gave up an hour or so into it. I’d sliced my hand open earlier in the day while working on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street, which made it difficult to type. [My right thumb was […]

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Is the government really coming for the guns of climate change deniers?

Sometimes, on my way home from work, if I can’t find anything else on the radio, I listen to the ranting of WAAM’s Terry “Thayrone X” Hughes. This evening, I happened to tune in during a segment on Obama’s plans to confiscate the guns of America’s self-described “patriots” by exploiting new federal rules intended to […]

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The right would rather mock Obama for his tears than respond to the content of what he was saying about our problem with guns in this country

Today, while announcing the gun control reforms he intends to pass by way of executive order, President Obama became emotional. He got to the point in his speech where he referenced the first-graders who were killed a few years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, and, because he’s a decent man, and a caring father, he began […]

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