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Daniel R. Cobb: Trump and Friends, Treasonous From Day One?

The news is stunning, but remarkably unreported. Trump, Flynn and others may well be guilty of treason. Here are some of the facts. US intelligence agencies know that Michael Flynn, … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: Postmodern Jukebox — All About That Bass

  Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do ‘Cause I got that boom boom that all … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christina Rossetti: February 14. 1883

A world of change & loss, a world of death, Of heart & eyes that fail, of labouring breath, Of pains to bear & painful deeds to do:— Nevertheless a … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: On the Persistence of Color as a Way of Seeing the World

Less than fifty years ago it would have been illegal for me to marry the woman I’m married to in the state where I now live. I didn’t know this … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Interview with a Racist

. Jared Taylor explains the importance of white racial consciousness to Jorge Ramos, anchor of the Spanish-language television network, Univision. This clip appeared in the Univision documentary “Hate Rising.” . … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss: Political Cartoons

Little-known editorial cartoons by Dr. Seuss re-emerged recently, as critics of President Donald Trump’s order on immigration drew parallels between the author’s warnings seventy years ago and America’s current political … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Ray Bradbury on Violence, Love, Laughter, and Sadness

. In this clip, author Ray Bradbury talks about our relationship with violence, love, laughter and sadness. Bradbury was a fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer, best known … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walter Bargen: Gorilla God

The interview room cold, the angles softly hardened against sound. The inevitable question arises: What makes a good poem? I’m never prepared. On radios across the country, silence pulls a … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nadia Prupis: Town Halls Become ‘Indivisible’ Epicenters as Trump Resistance Grows

With help from an activist manual written by former congressional staffers, Republicans face angry crowds in home states. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was confronted by angry crowds at a town … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

George Yancy: It’s Black History Month. Look in the Mirror.

To many Americans, February, first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976 as Black History Month, is a time to celebrate African-American achievements, ones that were gained against nearly … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Facing Evil with Maya Angelou

. In this video recorded shortly after Maya Angelou’s death in 2014, Bill Moyers remembers a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Ideas As Dangerous As Bullets

Among the latest ungodly alternative facts issuing like toxic fumes from the White House is their brazenly skewed (and woefully misspelled) list of terror attacks the media allegedly failed to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Head in the River

Because I gave you head in the river, the death squad cut off my head and sent it floating away. Up to my eyes I am cast from eddy to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Crimes of the Trump Era (a Preview)

The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment