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What a difference a year makes

One year ago this evening, at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama, referring to the tone of the Trump campaign, coined the phrase, “When they go low, we go high.” One year ago. Michelle Obama addressed the DNC: 'When they go low, we go high'. https://t.co/2DDo0ETklD pic.twitter.com/RqIOceXUwH — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 26, […]

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Donald Trump, who unquestionably would have been a war hero if a bone spur in his foot hadn’t kept him from serving in Vietnam, questions the heroism of former prisoner-of-war John McCain

Appearing on stage in Ames, Iowa today at something called the Family Leadership Summit, presidential candidate Donald Trump had the above to say about Republican Senator John McCain, with whom he’s recently been at war on the subject of immigration. [Trump, it would seem, has an issue with McCain for not believing, as he does, […]

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The New York Times says a special prosecutor should look at the role Bush and Cheney played in CIA torture program

I’m happy, of course, that the New York Times came out today advocating for the prosecution of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and those in their administration responsible for green-lighting the use of torture against those thought to have knowledge of terrorist activities directed at the United States. I can’t help but wonder, however, how much […]

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Talking erections at the doctor’s office

I went to the doctor a week or so ago for a long overdue physical. After exchanging a few pleasantries, the doctor, who was probably about ten years younger than me, laid me out on his table and poked around at me for a while, awkwardly asking the kinds of questions that you ask a […]

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Daniel Ellsberg calls on other whistleblowers to come forward, before we’re at war with Iran

Chris Hedges, who I often quote here, just interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, hastening the end of the Vietnam war, and contributing toward the downfall of Richard Nixon. And, as it’s been a while since we’ve discussed the increasing severity with which our nation has been cracking […]

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