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“No politician in history… has been treated worse.” -Donald Trump

Addressing graduates at the United States Coast Guard Academy this morning, our incredibly sensitive President once again took the opportunity to go on at length about his victimization at the hands of America’s intellectual elite. “No politician in history… has been treated worse,” he told the young men and women before him, before launching into […]

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I just finished my first novel in well over a year, and I’m taking the night off

It took me about over a year, but I finally finished Stephen King’s 849-page Kennedy assassination time travel thriller 11/22/63, and, to mark the occasion, I’m taking the night off to binge watch the eight-part adaptation on Hulu. For what it’s worth, I’m not adverse to reading. In fact, I read a lot. I’m a […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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If there’s one thing I learned from the assassination of JFK…

It doesn’t do me a bit of good, as he’s long dead, and I can’t imagine any scenario in which he would have ever worked for me, but, after 30 years of reading about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this is the one thing I’m sure of… Allen Dulles isn’t someone you want to […]

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Tom Hayden talks with me about Ann Arbor in the late 1950s, his time at the Michigan Daily, the concept of participatory democracy, and the circumstances which gave rise to the Port Huron Statement

Earlier this evening, I had the occasion to speak with activist and author Tom Hayden about his role in the drafting of the Port Huron Statement, the circumstances which gave rise to this widely influential manifesto of the New Left, and his evolution from student journalist to impassioned activist. Hayden, who is often credited with […]

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