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“There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”
- Popularly attributed to P.T. Barnum

“We need P.T. Barnum, a little bit, because we have to build up the image of our country”
- Donald Trump

As Barack Obama left office the economy had “gained jobs for 75 straight months -- the longest streak on record." Of course, that had not stopped his successor from claiming that he had inherited ...

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Last updated 1 week, 5 days ago.
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False Flag: Mistaking A Symbol for the Ideals It R


“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
- Donald Trump

A confession - I have burned an American flag. In fact, I have burned a few. On one occasion I even involved my young children in the process. We removed the worn, faded flag that had stood outside our house since September ...

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Last updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago.
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Team Red vs. Team Blue - The Further Fragmentation


According to right-wing mythology, conservatives have been stripped of their free-speech rights. However, while attending this year’s Politicon in Pasadena, California, it was the conservative attendees that seemed determined to drown out speakers who did not conform to their world-view. While he is usually busy interrupting city-council meetings of cities he does not live in, anti-immigrant agitator Arthur Schaper took the time to yell out over questioners who had been called on and to disrupt ...

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Last updated 2 months, 1 week ago.
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Separate and Unequal: The NAACP Report on Public E


“We urge you to make this a living NAACP action plan with a mandate and roadmap for saving America’s public schools by advocating for public quality education in every sector.”
- NAACP Task Force on Quality Education

When confronting the newly anointed Los Angeles County Board of Education President about his support for a charter that was failing its students, Alex Johnson accused me of being “against high-quality education for black ...

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Last updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago.
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Indivisible?


“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
- Francis Bellamy, 1892

In these times of hyper-partisanship, the reciting of the pledge has become a competitive sport. I have long noticed that Tea Party types like to emphasize “under God”, perhaps to compensate their imagined attacks on their Christianity. In the Trump era, progressives have taken to ...

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Last updated 3 months, 1 week ago.
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