Lies in the desert

Trump’s nonsensical speech at his rally in Phoenix could have been titled that. What lies could I mean? Well, Trump expressed frustration with efforts to negotiate with Canada and Mexico to improve NAFTA, saying he was more likely to terminate the deal. He also blamed “obstructionist Democrats” for standing in the way of funding for …

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Voter suppression is the civil rights issue of this era – The Washington Post

From today’s Washington Post: The events in Charlottesville and the president’s apologia for the right-wing extremists there should mobilize anyone passionate about civil rights. There would be no better target for their energies than the clear and present danger to the most fundamental right in any democracy: the vote. Absolutely correct. We need to start …

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Bannon’s out, who’s next?

I think that Trump couldn’t stand the attention Bannon was getting and terminated him for that reason. We’ve seen that Trump doesn’t think anyone working for him should get any praise or even acknowledgment, sort of like the 1st Commandment on those stone tablets Moses got from the burning bush: “I am the President, thou …

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Here’s an idea

In all the discussion about removing statues of Confederate generals, politicians and soldiers the question comes up: “It’s history. You can’t just eliminate it.” I don’t disagree, but we don’t have to leave the statues in places of honor in our cities like Monument Avenue in Richmond. Why can’t we remove them and put them …

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Charlottesville — VICE Documentary

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. “VICE News Tonight” correspondent Elle Reeve went behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders, including …

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A song for the unmasked alt-right

I suspect the Chad Mitchell Trio would be stunned to know this song of theirs would be newly applicable in 2017 in the United States of America. This one’s for all those whiners who showed up unhooded and unmasked in Charlottesville this weekend only to discover their employers and college classmates didn’t share their enthusiasm …

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Contest everything

After Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, VA, where a mob of white supremacists and Klansmen felt so enabled by the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and the elevation of Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to the highest levels of power in the Trump Administration that they could march unmasked and …

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Unite the Right LIVE UPDATES – Daily Stormer

The Daily Stormer is a neo-Nazi website which calls itself part of the alt-right. Here’s its slogan: Preparing for the race war since 2013. Here’s what one of its publishers wrote on its website at 3:46pm EDT today: 3:46 PM:Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. …

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