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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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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Control your impulses, turkey

Why did Trump tweet a reversal of policy toward transgender military personnel? If this reporter in Politico is right, it’s because a House bill which contained funding for his precious border wall was being held up by a bunch of so-called fiscal hawks (that’s their excuse; I suspect the usual bigotry) who didn’t want any …

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Resist, Elections Officers, Resist!

Have a little attempted voter suppression with your lunch. Kobach asked the Connecticut secretary of state’s office to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data, including the full names of all registered voters along with their addresses, dates of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, voting history and …

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Good grief, Texas

Texas’s politicians are all trying to prep for a gig in the Freedom Caucus in the US House. How else can this be explained? Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims This is not a joke. Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious …

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Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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Buffoons in NC are at it again

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a spiteful little man named Mark Brody who thinks his and his Republican party’s views on transgender people are righter than any old governing athletic body like the NCAA or the Atlantic Coast Conference. He and four co-sponsors have introduced a bill in the NC State Legislature which states that …

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Saving our best places

Among the many things I have admired about President Obama is his concern for America’s historical places and his willingness to protect them. By invoking the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate the sites, Obama has now used the act more than any other president. He has created or expanded 34 national monuments, two more …

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