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France and the perceived failure of multiculturalism

The French government announced on Friday that, from now on, public prayer would be illegal. The move, which comes on the heels of legislation prohibiting French students from wearing headscarves and French women from wearing the face-covering niqab in public, is said to be in response to the fact that French Muslims, unable to find […]

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The dead kids in Norway, according to Glenn Beck, were like “Hitler Youth”

I know the folks at Fox News aren’t telling you, but Anders Behring Breivik, the man suspected of killing close to 70 young members of Norway’s Labor Party on Friday, appears to be a right wing Christian fundamentalist. In fact, it would appear that his radical beliefs were, to a large extent, influenced by the […]

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Snyder’s plans for Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan

I haven’t given much time here on the site to Governor Snyder’s proposed legislation concerning Emergency Financial Managers. I’ve been remiss in that regard, and I’m afraid that now it might be too late. As of this afternoon, the bill has cleared the Michigan House and Senate, and, barring some unforeseen development, it looks as […]

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Rand Paul: lunch counter Libertarian

By now, you’ve no doubt heard that, yesterday, Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, who just won the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, said that he would like to live in a world where segregated lunch counters were allowed. And, I’m not exaggerating. Paul, a Libertarian purist, said that, although he detests racism, he feels that […]

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Chomsky on the possibility of fascism, and the importance of financial reform

Addressing 1,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this week, well respected MIT linguist and political critic Noam Chomsky reiterated that we should not underestimate the Tea Party movement. He also warned that fascism in the United States may be a distinct possibility. The following clip comes from The Progressive: …“I’m just old enough to have […]

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