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The National Humiliation We Need

The National Humiliation We Need


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  2 Comments  •  4 minutes ago

July 4 and America’s crisis of the spirit. We Americans enter the July 4 weekend of 2020 humiliated as almost never before. We had one collective project this year and that was to crush Covid-19,...
Trump’s Re-election Message Is White Grievance

Trump’s Re-election Message Is White Grievance


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  1 Comments  •  18 minutes ago

Republicans in D.C. just pretend not to see it. A lot of Republicans are acting puzzled about Donald Trump’s re-election pitch. “He has no message,” one Republican source told Reuters. “He needs...
Republican / Conservative/ Trumpster  Battle Cry For 2020

Republican / Conservative/ Trumpster Battle Cry For 2020


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  86 Comments  •  9 hours ago

"THAT MAN (or woman) HARASSED ME FOR NOT WEARING A MASK" !!!!!  the woman yelled at employees and customers, saying that people were harassing her for not wearing a mask, including...
Why is there a hostility towards science?

Why is there a hostility towards science?


By: gordy327  •  Op/Ed  •  393 Comments  •  12 hours ago

One thing the Covid crisis has shown us is the apparent hostility the general populace has towards science. This is (a simplification) demonstrated by people refusing to social distance or wear...
Is Tammy Duckworth qualified to be president?

Is Tammy Duckworth qualified to be president?


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  112 Comments  •  2 days ago

Illinois junior U.S. senator, Tammy Duckworth , is apparently under consideration for the vice presidential nomination with Joe Biden.  I was listening to the NYT podcast The Argument and...
Something to think about

Something to think about


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  53 Comments  •  3 days ago

Trump understands what his critics don’t: The current lockdown is unsustainable

Trump understands what his critics don’t: The current lockdown is unsustainable


Via: heartland-american  •  Op/Ed  •  85 Comments  •  3 days ago

We need to get the country back to work.  I can’t wait to get back. It will obviously happen in stages.   By Easter it would be stupid to lock the whole country down at the same level as now....
Trump’s only campaign promise is to make bigotry safe again

Trump’s only campaign promise is to make bigotry safe again


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  19 Comments  •  3 days ago

Trump’s only campaign promise is to make bigotry safe again JUNE 29, 2020 “White power!” shouted the elderly man, raising his fist as he drove his golf cart past a group of demonstrators...
If Americans Grappled Honestly With Their History, Would Any Monuments Be Left Standing?

If Americans Grappled Honestly With Their History, Would Any Monuments Be Left Standing?


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  45 Comments  •  6 days ago

Trump's Grotesque Tulsa Speech and the Cult of Trump - BillMoyers.com

Trump's Grotesque Tulsa Speech and the Cult of Trump - BillMoyers.com


Via: thomas  •  Op/Ed  •  18 Comments  •  6 days ago

An interesting take on the Rally last weekend. If you would rather listen to the interview, go here
Which One Did God choose ?

Which One Did God choose ?


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  45 Comments  •  one week ago

I would like to see someone ask Kayleigh McAnany this question at her next press briefing - Ms McAnany, you have said that God chose Donald Trump to lead America, but Al Sharpton told George...
George Floyd and the dominoes of social injustice

George Floyd and the dominoes of social injustice


Via: thomas  •  Op/Ed  •  49 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

A credible and astute argument regarding the social contract and the differences of the same between Black and White people.
We are in the retreat-from-Moscow phase of the Trump presidency

We are in the retreat-from-Moscow phase of the Trump presidency


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  26 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

we are in the retreat-from-Moscow phase of the Trump presidency https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/13/opinion/sunday/trump-presidency.html We are in the Götterdämmerung now, the final phase of...
Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In - The New York Times

Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In - The New York Times


Via: thomas  •  Op/Ed  •  25 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/15/magazine/jon-stewart-interview.html?searchResultPosition=1
Will Bill Barr Go to Jail When This Is All Done?

Will Bill Barr Go to Jail When This Is All Done?


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  66 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Trump Gives Speech About Civil Rights Issues - Nations Fact Checkers Called In For Extra Shifts

Trump Gives Speech About Civil Rights Issues - Nations Fact Checkers Called In For Extra Shifts


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  5 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Nations Fact Checkers Report For  Emergency Duty To  Check Trump's Speech On Racial Issues President* Trump gave a speech on police and racial issues a few minutes ago. The nation's fact...
Taxation and Unemployment

Taxation and Unemployment


By: yourlordandsavior  •  Op/Ed  •  37 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

 Often, when people toss the people won't work thing around, it's because they also think when you pay "taxes," it's a gift, except when they want something specific, in which case it's "my tax...
A Speech to the Nation on Race and Unity. Can Trump Pull it off?

A Speech to the Nation on Race and Unity. Can Trump Pull it off?


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  13 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

UPDATE: The American Urban Network is reporting  that senior advisor Stephen Miller, the architect of the nation’s most extreme and brutal immigration policies, including the Muslim ban and...
Questions for those who like to think...

Questions for those who like to think...


By: thomas  •  Op/Ed  •  151 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

(Here is my second attempt because I accidentally closed the window trying to put a picture in after typing for an hour... So it probably won't be anything like I had it originally.) Several...
Millennial George Floyd Protesters Prove The Times They Are A Changin

Millennial George Floyd Protesters Prove The Times They Are A Changin


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  25 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don't stand in the doorway Don't block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled The battle outside ragin' Will soon shake...
Mitt Romney : Black Lives Matter

Mitt Romney : Black Lives Matter


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  55 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

I am not a fan of Mitt Romney. His private equity (vulture capital) firm Bain Capital, ruined thousands of lives by "creatively destructing " companies and causing thousands of people to lose...
George Will : No one should want four more years of this taste of ashes

George Will : No one should want four more years of this taste of ashes


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  80 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

The Wheels Are Coming Off The Trump Train

The Wheels Are Coming Off The Trump Train


By: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  9 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

News item -   Covid nurses cheer George Floyd protesters   News Item -  religious leaders have condemned the administration's treatment of Americans protesting the death of George Floyd...
People pushed to the edge

People pushed to the edge


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  50 Comments  •  one month ago

What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd's neck while Floyd croaked, "I can't breathe"? If you're white, you probably muttered a horrified,...
 Biden, Trump and the uneven politics of outrage

Biden, Trump and the uneven politics of outrage


Via: john-russell  •  Op/Ed  •  25 Comments  •  one month ago

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