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  • Charles Blow: The Russians Exploited America's Racist Past to Swing the Election for Trump February 19, 2018
    They used legitimate grievances to force young black men and women to lay down their best weapon: the vote. The Russian government exploited America's shameful racist history in order to elect a virulently racist man as President. As Charles Blow writes in his Monday column, "the black vote was specifically under attack, from sources foreign […]
    Ilana Novick, AlterNet
  • Students Who Survived the Florida Shooting Are Stepping onto the National Stage to Demand Gun Control February 18, 2018
    Five teenagers invite the nation to march with them to end mass shootings. Seventeen people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Their peers and family members want this mass shooting to be the last one, and in order to drive that aim home, they are […]
    April M. Short, AlterNet
  • Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom? February 18, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1088945'; Click here for reuse options! These are troubling days in the United States. There is a sickness eating at the body and soul of my home country, and it is on full view for the world to see.When the news broke on Valentine’s Day that 17 people—mostly […]
    Christian Christensen, AlterNet
  • Robert Reich: The Meaning of America February 18, 2018
    We are forgetting the ideals on which our nation was built. When Trump and his followers refer to “America,” what do they mean?Some see a country of white English-speaking Christians.Others want a land inhabited by self-seeking individuals free to accumulate as much money and power as possible, who pay taxes only to protect their assets […]
    Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
  • John Oliver's 6 Big Lessons on How to Report on Donald Trump February 18, 2018
    The late-night comic has some sound advice for us. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" returns to HBO Sunday, Feb. 18, for the British comedian's fifth season, after a brief hiatus. Though, as he tells a room full of reporters at the network's Bryant Park headquarters Monday, he and his team never stopped working. It's certainly an […]
    Rachel Leah, Salon
  • Why Corporate Democrats Do Not Support Immigrant Justice February 18, 2018
    Liberal politicians can -- and must -- be pushed further to the left. "Liberal academics are busy supporting the DREAM Act or whatever helps them avoid being called racist."This is how a member of Chicago's Moratorium on Deportations Campaign expressed her frustration at the lack of critical analysis surrounding the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that had just […]
    David B. Feldman, Truthout
  • Florida Student Survivors Announce 'March For Our Lives': Here’s a Time to Talk about Gun Control February 18, 2018
    “This is about the adults. We feel neglected, and at this point, you’re either with us or against us." Surviving students of the Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, have set a date for lawmakers, and everyone else in the country to discuss gun control: March 24."People keep asking us, what about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is […]
    Charlie May, Salon
  • 'Scared' Trump Blamed FBI for Shooting to Deflect from the Russia Probe Says Ex-FBI Official February 18, 2018
    "He’s scared out of his mind and playing with the parents of America." Appearing on AM Joy, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi harshly criticized Donald Trump for attacking the FBI over the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, in an attempt to deflect attention away from Friday’s bombshell indictments of 13 Russians accused of […]
    Raw Story
  • Thom Hartmann: We Live in a Country That Has a Totally Corrupted Political System February 17, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1088932'; Click here for reuse options! The young people see this situation for what it is: Corruption. As the school shooting in Parkland, Florida has shown, what was considered insanely corrupt political behavior 40 years ago is now normal. And you can thank right-wingers on the Supreme Court. Back […]
    Thom Hartmann, AlterNet
  • Watch: NRA-Backed Congress Members Refuse to Offer More than 'Thoughts and Prayers' as Student Survivors Mount Protests February 17, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1088928'; Click here for reuse options! Their responses are telling. A gunman killed 17 high school students last week in Parkland, Florida. A new video from NowThis shows the responses of NRA-backed representatives in Congress to a reporter who asked them for “any solutions at all, other than […]
    April M. Short, AlterNet

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