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Opinion: Confidence in the military erodes as culture wars rage

After a sharp decline in military confidence, we must realize using the military for political feuds is not in the country's best interest.

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Malled to Death: Killing towns with consumerism | Bohemian | Sonoma & Napa Counties

By Craig J. Corsini One can describe them any way one likes. The most polite may be “artificial topography,” but I prefer “armpits of retail,” “land tumors,” “commercial biowaste” or “bacterial infections upon the landscape.” I am spea

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Would You Fall for It? [ST08]

Watch this video ad-free and sponsor-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/notjustbikes-would-you-fall-for-it-st08In the 1950s, the US automobile industry...

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Yes, Homelessness Is a Housing Problem

It’s time to acknowledge that our lack of housing created something like a natural disaster and as we begin the years-long effort to catch up, the crisis should be treated just like the catastrophe it is.  

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The Housing Crisis is the Everything Crisis

Dude, where's my affordable housing?CHAPTERS: 0:00 Introduction2:28 The Problem5:06 Solving Poverty7:34 Solving Homelessness8:27 Helping the Environment11:06...

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Q&A: How San Diego can become a more walkable city

City planner and author Jeff Speck shares insights into how cities can move away from a car-dominant culture.

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An Epidemic of Loneliness and the Dark World of Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists

What I found in the deepest reaches of the Internet and the lost art—and political potency—of true human connection.

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Column: Is turning right on a red light your California birthright? Absolutely not!

Cities are increasingly outlawing the practice of right turns on red lights as a way of saving pedestrian lives.

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Brittney Griner is free from Russia. Why are some people booing?

Salt Lake City is notoriously vicious toward Black athletes, but these jeers were something else.

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Blowback Over Griner’s Release Exposes Depth of America’s Divisions

Past hostage exchanges have sparked criticism, but the response to Brittney Griner’s homecoming has been fueled by the politics of race, gender and sexual orientation.

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    Opinion | Why these MAGA faithful refuse to celebrate Brittney Griner's release

    Conservatives are obsessed with a patriotism litmus test rigged against Black Americans.

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    The Murder of the U.S. Middle Class Began 40 Years Ago This Week

    Reagan’s firing of striking air traffic controllers was the first huge offensive in corporate America’s war on everyone else.

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    Opinion | Serious Question: Is Twitter Worth Saving?

    This particular social media giant may be beyond saving, but the idea of a public-interest social network is something worth fighting for.

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    Colorado Rep. Boebert's shameless act after LGBTQ club shooting

    Any Republican leader who has the nerve to offer up hollow “prayers” after the Colorado Springs shooting after helping to mainstream homophobia is shameless.

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    U.S. Military Will CRUMBLE If It Doesn't Take THIS WAKE UP CALL! (Part 1)

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    Dave Chappelle monologue disappoints on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Chappelle's monologue seemed filled with justification and minimization.

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    What Happened to Liz Truss Can’t Happen Here

    The prime minister’s downfall shows that British democracy is still working. American dysfunction is far worse.

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    Column: How the GOP counts on Democrats' goodwill to conceal its own cruelty

    Republicans get away with flying migrants in a political stunt and voting against disaster aid, only because they know others will cover for the cruelty of their policies.

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    Opinion | The Rise of the Right-Wing University

    Despite its liberal reputation, academia is being flooded with right-wing money and ideologies.

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    Americans' Addiction to Parking Lots Is Bad for the Climate. California Wants to End It

    “Like the Dutch have reclaimed land from the sea, we can reclaim land from parking”

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    Copstagram: Inside law enforcement's terrifying social media bubble

    Thanks to poor oversight of social media networks, the police are living in a horrifying parallel reality.

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    Death in Navy SEAL Training Exposes a Culture of Brutality, Cheating and Drugs

    The elite force’s selection course is so punishing that few make it through, and many of those who do resort to illicit tactics.

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    The Toxic Masculinity of Tactical Survival Gear

    In the wilderness, it isn't cheap, paracord-wrapped hatchets and trenching tools that we need to survive. It's each other.

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    Voices: The left has a language problem – just look at the Anne Frank ‘white privilege’ debate

    Here’s my advice: stop showing off! I’m sure you’re very clever, but you are in an ideological war with people whose entire political philosophy is built around simplicity

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    Baseball, barbecue and losing freedom this Fourth of July

    Life in post-hypocrisy America creates a newfound understanding of what "home" really means.

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    Why Beto O'Rourke is right to talk politics today | CNN Politics

    When Democrat Beto O'Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference Wednesday in the wake of a mass school shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead, he was shouted down for making the tragedy political.

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    How a Plague Exposed the "Christian Nation" Myth

    The evidence is in. The United States can finally abandon the pretense that it is a Christian nation. For most of us, this isn't news. Since its

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    George Carlin SHREDS Republicans in resurfaced megaviral abortion rant: 'They're ANTI-WOMEN'

    George Carlin nailed right wing hypocrisy on abortion more than 25 years ago. Francis Maxwell breaks it down.Video by Francis Maxwell.Donate to MeidasTouch: ...

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    David Gergen on the state of our democracy: "We can't continue on the path we're on; it's unsustainable."

    The advisor to presidents from both parties believes today's aging leaders should step aside for a younger generation.

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    ‘Eco-Anxiety’ Might Be the Best Reaction for Saving the Planet

    “You are feeling the effects of profound unhealthiness that surrounds you, promulgated by business as usual.”

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    No, Hank Hill WOULD NOT vote for Trump, I tell ya hwhat

    HOORAY TWITTER DISCOURSE! Recently twitter decided to debate whether or not Hank Hill would be a Trump supporter. As a huge King of the Hill fan, this felt l...

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    The GOP’s attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson are nasty even by Republican standards

    Republicans turned the hearing into a blizzard of misleading attacks, many of which seem designed to appeal to QAnon supporters.

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    Progressives Denounce Big Oil for 'Shamelessly' Price-Gouging Amid Ukraine War

    "Now more than ever, we can see why it is so essential to double down on our transition to renewable energy," said Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Barbara Lee.

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    Wanna help Ukraine? Stop whining about gas prices

    $4 gas is probably coming. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes you'll squeal and demand the West lift sanctions on Russia.

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    Opinion | This Is Putin’s War. But America and NATO Aren’t Innocent Bystanders.

    Russia’s president is trying to hide his poor leadership by becoming a nationalist avenger.

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    What Happened When They Banned Cars

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    White People Have Noting to Fear About Critical Race Theory

    By Joni Halpern Today there is a raging controversy, especially on the part of White Americans, about “critical race theory.” There seems to be a belief commonly held among White Americans that cri…

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    Opinion: Arsonist who targeted Gonzalez-Fletcher home must be caught and severely punished

    The attack on the home of the prominent Democrats may have been prompted by their political stands. That is outrageous.

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    Opinion | These Are Not the Best of Times

    Bad news on the culture war battleground that is our schools, where wingnuts in power are begetting a flood of untrue, inexact, "pedagogically pernicious" and proliferating "educational gag orders" - no sex, race, class, "anti-American ideology," "divisiv

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    Australia's national day should be one of pride. Instead it commemorates an invasion: opinion - CNN

    January 26 marks the day the dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples began, and sets up European invasion as an important source of Australian identity and pride. In doing so, it ignores more than 60,000 years of pre-colonial histor

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    We Found the One Group of Americans Who Are Most Likely to Spread Fake News

    One subset of conservatives expressed the greatest tendency to promote false news stories. Here’s what it means for the fight against misinformation.

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    Rudy Giuliani Is (Probably) Screwed

    Former prosecutors say he is in an excruciating legal predicament — and could very well flip.

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    How Likely Is A New U.S. Civil War? | The Mehdi Hasan Show

    Author Barbara F. Walter warns in her new book that the country is closer to a civil war than it has been for more than 100 years. She joins Mehdi to discuss...

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    Marijuana Is Here to Stay, But Local Sales Bans Drive it Underground

    by Paul Armentano / Times of San Diego / Jan. 9, 2022 The majority of Californians in 2016 cast votes to displace the illicit cannabis market with a taxed and regulated marketplace — one that would…

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    One Year On, No Prosecution of Anyone for Plotting Coup, Let Alone for Conspiracy or Treason

    Thoughts on the Capitol Riots One Year On By Mat Wahlstrom Most people respect authority because they believe it to be justified by objective criteria, such as scientific evidence, transparent elec…

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    Florida Banned Critical Race Theory, But Can’t Define What It Is

    Florida's Board of Education has banned Critical Race Theory. But it's not all that clear if officials know what they voted for...or if activists understand ...

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    Jon Stewart: “That’s Not Cancel Culture”

    The comedian speaks about his new show, the potential return of Donald Trump, and controversial comedy.

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    We’ve Got a Long Haul, If We Really Want Liberty and Justice for All

    by Ernie McCray “Liberty and Justice for All.” That just might be America’s biggest lie of all. I mean a young man, a White teen, with a rifle that looks like an AR-15, appears on a scene where peo…

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    Opinion | Kyle Rittenhouse sobbing shows what's wrong with America

    Before Kyle Rittenhouse cried on the witness stand, and no matter how a Kenosha judge rules in his case, his supporters have made sure that he comes out a winner.

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    Is Alec Baldwin Going to Jail for the Death of Halyna Hutchins?

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    Holiday shopping won’t be easy this year. Let’s just buy less stuff.

    Thanks to the supply chain crisis, holiday shopping won’t be easy this year — even if you buy early.

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    Opinion | Rich Jerks in Space

    The frivolous use of large amounts of resources by the very rich is a problem for the economy and society.

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    Uma Thurman: ‘The Texas abortion law is a human rights crisis for American women’

    Opinion by Uma Thurman / Washington Post / September 21, 2021 I have followed the course of Texas’s radical antiabortion law with great sadness, and something akin to horror. Now, in the hope of dr…

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    Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

    Opinions around the word Hispanic versus Latino or the newer Latinx are rooted in personal experiences. Here's a look at how more than 62 million people in the U.S. fall under the Hispanic umbrella.

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    Dubai Is A Parody Of The 21st Century

    The worst of urban planning and capitalism, plus some slavery for good measure. Welcome to Dubai, everyone.Check out my Patreon tiers: https://www.patreon.co...

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      More than a laugh: Kamala Harris' is a sound check for a divided country

      To gauge how some people view Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, look at how they respond to her laugh.

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      LGBTQ: American churches, Scripture get it wrong on gays and lesbians

      Churches will continue hemorrhaging members until we face the truth: Being a faithful Christian does not mean accepting everything the Bible teaches.

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      The comedy and tragedy of Derek Chauvin's probation request

      For stealing a human life, Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, feels Chauvin should get no time at all.

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      WORDS MATTER

      The origins of our words give us great insight into our culture. Our children pick up on these subliminal messages.Native Strength is the Native American ce...

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      Do All Veterans Think The Same? | Spectrum

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      The Costly Success of Israel’s Iron Dome

      The country’s missile-defense system tells a national story.

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      Tucker Carlson Loves Cops Unless They're Fighting Off MAGA Rioters

      According to Carlson, Capitol Police who support a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection are launching “a new war on terror.”

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      End commanders’ power to block military sex assault cases, Pentagon panel says

      The recommendation by an independent review commission goes against decades of vehement Pentagon arguments to keep cases within the chain of command.

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      'Disney Karen' Jonathan Vanboskerck slammed as racist s**thead for saying 'wokeness is ruining the experience'

      'You're a mediocre, racist, misogynistic manbaby,' one Twitter user slammed Vanboskerck

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      What Would Jello Do? Part 92: The Return of Mass Shootings

      Mass shootings are back with a vengeance. Jello examines the causes of these shootings and what we should do about it. What Would Jello Do? is an informal sp...

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      Opinion | Derek Chauvin Is Guilty: ‘A Huge Nationwide Sigh of Relief’

      Readers hail the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial, but one writes, “Justice will be when people of color can live in a country where they do not have to fear the bias of racist law enforcement.”

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      7 Times Rush Limbaugh Made Jokes About Other People Dying

      When news broke Wednesday morning that Rush Limbaugh had died of lung cancer, many of us made wisecracks on social media. Others admonished us for making wisecracks upon someone else’s death. But the fact is that making mockery of other people’

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      Statement from Dr. Seuss Enterprises - Seussville

      Today, on Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises celebrates reading and also our mission of supporting all children and families with messages of hope, inspiration, inclusion, and friendship. We are committed to action.  To that end, Dr. Seuss Ent

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      Dr. Seuss did not get canceled. But if you think he did, you have a bigger problem. | Opinion

      So much that’s alleged about what’s been “canceled” or “banned” is either heavily exaggerated or outright untrue.

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      50 years of tax cuts for the rich failed to trickle down, economics study says

      Tax cuts for the wealthy didn't boost the economies of the U.S. and 17 other countries — but they did worsen income inequality.

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      Opinion | This Biden nominee is being smeared as anti-Semitic. Here's why, and how to fight it.

      A lawyer whose career was spent championing the rights of Jews and other marginalized people is being maligned for things she never said. It's not right.

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      No. You’re Not Getting “Canceled” for Being a Conservative

        Disney announced the firing of actress Gina Carano over an Instagram post the company called “abhorrent.” The post ended up being the straw that

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      Don't blame a lack of education — QAnon proves privileged white people are losing their minds too

      QAnon should be the death knell of the idea that wealth and education can insulate people from conspiracy theories

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      Macho Politics Defined Trump's Presidency, Culminating With Capitol Riot

      Amid all the chaos of the Trump presidency, he has been consistent in his fixation on emphasizing and protecting his own manhood. Rioters at the Capitol reflected that attitude on Jan. 6.

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      Parler’s Rise Was Also Its Downfall

      The app that stoked the insurrection is gone, but something else is destined to replace it.

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      How Police Handled Pro-Trump Mob Compared With Protesters For Black Racial Justice

      The way police handled Wednesday's onslaught showed that "some people are ... given certain kinds of leeway or space, and other people are not," says African American studies professor Eddie Glaude.

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      A Political Obituary for Donald Trump

      The effects of his reign will linger. But democracy survived.

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      Sweden hits record for new COVID-19 cases amid warning that herd immunity is not 'ethically justifiable'

      Sweden's chief epidemiologist warns herd immunity is not "ethically justifiable" as the country hits its highest daily case figure since the pandemic began.

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      The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn’t Be A Model for the Rest of the World

      Sweden's unique approach to the pandemic has drawn interest from other countries. But the data are clear: it's largely been a failure.

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      How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest

      Within weeks of the gathering that drew nearly half a million bikers, the Dakotas, along with Wyoming, Minnesota and Montana, were leading the nation in new coronavirus infections per capita.

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        The Case Against Trump (and why some of your friends and family no longer want to speak to you)

        I love this country. I always have. But the last few years in the USA have left me truly aghast. Just when I think that there are no more surprises left in American political life, I am handed a fr…

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        Why Trump resorted to torching the debate

        Unlike in 2016, he lacks a clear message or line of attack against his opponent. What remained was bullying, interruptions and ad hominem provocations.

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        Clean Energy Group Warns California Car Ban Will Tax the Grid

        One clean energy trade group in California is warning that California’s bold new goal of phasing out gas-powered cars within 15 years will drive up power demand from electric cars by 25% -- a potential problem for a state that has been struggling to kee

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        The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That's Made the U.S. Less Secure

        A new report shows that a $50 trillion redistribution of income to benefit the richest has made America less healthy, resilient, and secure

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        Poll: Most support athletes kneeling in protest, speaking out on social issues

        A majority of Americans say they think it is appropriate for professional athletes to kneel during the national anthem in protest and use their platforms to speak out on social issues, according to a new Washington Post poll.The survey released on Thursda

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        WHY COLUMBUS SUCKS

        Some statues belong in museums so people can learn the horrors of the past in order not to repeat them. They do NOT belong in places of honor. Native Strengt...

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        Shootings Expose Racial And Economic Divide In Kenosha

        Kenosha residents are experiencing pain and fear, according to the Urban League president, in a city with a history of Black oppression.

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        The 11 Biggest Lies Recruiters Tell, According To The Internet

        Ahh, recruiters: the future soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine’s first official introduction to the U.S. armed forces and a figure who will live in infamy

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        The Navy needs to fix itself because it keeps screwing up

        If all of the military services were baseball teams, the Navy would be the 1962 Mets – a team so bad that columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a book about them called, "Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?"

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        Op-Ed: Trump can't postpone the election. But here's why we have to take his tweet seriously

        President Trump’s tweet today is unprecedented, and we have to consider whether the president truly intends to lead us down a dangerous path.

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        Feds, right-wing media paint Portland as ‘city under siege.’ A tour of town shows otherwise

        In a city of 650,000 spread out over 145 square miles, national figures focus on police crackdowns on protesters on a scant few blocks night after night.

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        'Tax us': Ultra-rich call for higher taxes to aid coronavirus recovery

        Disney heiress Abigail Disney is among the millionaires calling for governments to impose higher taxes on the wealthy to help fund the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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        Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?

        A religious historian explains why Trump wasn’t a trade-off for American evangelicals.

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        Five Women Veterans Who Deserve to Have Army Bases Named After Them

        The U.S. Army has 10 installations named after Confederate generals. Zero are named after women

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        Observations from inside Seattle's CHOP

        In my nearly two days at the CHOP, I was in search of the truth, the leaders, and the message.

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        We Are in the Middle of an Unprecedented Climate Experiment

        The pandemic has shut down the most polluting industries around the world and turned us all into more adaptable consumers. That still isn't enough.

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        Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims

        The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service can remove them for violating its policy against "COVID-19 misinformation."

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        Opinion | Four Students Were Killed in Ohio. America Was Never the Same.

        The Kent State shootings marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.

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        Here's Why Herd Immunity Won't Save Us From The COVID-19 Pandemic

        It's hard to predict things in a pandemic. The situation changes so much on a daily basis that everything you thought you knew last week is wrong by the end of the day. Things are changing so fast that even the solid certainties that we thought we we

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        Will Small Independent Restaurants Go Extinct in San Diego?

        The co-founder of The Rose in South Park says that her business, along with many others, is in jeopardy

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        Rethinking Freedom, Government, and Expertise in the Time of COVID-19

        A misplaced fear of government action and a lack of trust in science have tragically weakened the U.S. response to the pandemic. .. With the COVID-19 crisis we are being asked, and in many cases ordered, by the government to drastically change our lives:

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        Trump’s Good Friday tweet shows his ignorance about Christianity

        The president has no idea how to speak to Christians because he knows nothing about Christianity

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        ‘We Send You Our Thoughts and Prayers’

        Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news

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        Flattening the curve on coronavirus: What California and Washington can teach the world

        New data suggests the two West Coast states may have slowed the spread of coronavirus. How they did it.

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        This Pandemic is Not a Vacation

        There have been a lot of discussions surrounding how to behave socially during the Covid 19 pandemic, yet a lot of the basic precautions are being ignored, and certain actions are affecting smaller communities across the globe. While we all should be self

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        YIMBYs – Newest Handmaidens of the Growth Machine

        Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news

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        Gross Foods Baby Boomers Won’t Let Die - Daily Choices

        Thanks for nothing, baby boomersThanks to baby boomers, we have 25 of the worst foods of all time. Baby boomers describe the people who were born in the 15-year-period following WWII. Many people were celebrating prosperity and economic security during th

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        America is Aging. And Seniors Will Suffer Disproportionately From a World Built Around Driving. — Strong Towns

        Our world is isolating and disempowering for Americans who don’t drive. As the number of senior citizens reaches an all-time high, this desperately needs to change.

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        Can Spirituality Exist Without God? A Growing Number Of Americans Say Yes

        Spirituality is about “constantly coming back, looking inward, getting re-centered, and looking beyond ourselves," Krista Tippett says.

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        Column: Do women regret their abortions? Absolutely not!

        A long-term study finds that women are relieved right after they have abortions and are still relieved five years later.

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        | Why Self-Driving Cars Won't Fix Our Transportation Woes

        article by Cameron Roberts  It’s 2035, and you’re going to a movie. As you walk out the door, you reach for your phone instead of the car keys because you don’t have a car. Instead, you’ve ordered your ride to come to you. The car that arrives ha

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        Faith Salie on the Gen Z putdown "OK, Boomer"

        For the young people of Generation Z, who have inherited from their elders a world full of rising waters, disappearing species, crippling debt and crumbling ...

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        The real reason Amber Guyger was convicted

        It’s the rare case of a police officer being held accountable for taking a black life. And it tells us a lot about juries.

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        Chipping away at choice

        If I’m to believe those who know what they’re talking about, it’s not a matter of if the Supreme Court will take up a case that restricts or even bans certain kinds of abortions, it’s a matter of when.

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        Freedom from religious discrimination

        In this current socio-political climate, it’s become increasingly difficult to have certain conversations without them devolving into arguments.

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        Why millennials will miss Boomers when they're gone

        Millennials mock Boomers as out-of-touch reactionaries. But we have lost a way of thinking they pioneered

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        Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It

        The automobile took over because the legal system helped squeeze out the alternatives.

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        Duncan Hunter’s down with war crimes

        There was a time, not so long ago, when a member of Congress admitting to posing for a selfie with the dead body of someone he’d killed in combat would have been a national scandal.

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        Disneyland of War, short documentary

        The U.S. government is manipulating children to think that war and violence is fun and glorious.
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        Director Chris Smiley and Producer Mike Hanes, an Iraq War combat veteran, challenge the glorification of war and violence in our culture while exposing the propaganda of the Miramar military air show. This air show is one of many outlets where war and violence is given a warm, inviting, and exciting aura. The utter horror and brutality is never understood by so many. Promoting a positive image of war and violence to people, especially children, is extremely dangerous. There is absolutely nothing cool, exciting, or heroic about ripping limbs, burning flesh, or shredding the organs of another human being. We need the public to understand the horrific nature of war and violence to be able to stand firm and vigorously question calls for war.