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  • San Francisco Woman Who Called Cops on Black Girl for Selling Water Says She's Not Racist June 24, 2018
    And adds that she was only 'pretending' to call the cops. The white woman who called the police on an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water outside her San Francisco apartment says she's not racist and that she was only pretending to call.The woman, Alison Ettel, was contacted by the Huffington Post.“This has no […]
    Martin Cizmar, Raw Story
  • Trump's Gang May be Incompetent At a Spectacular Level — But They're Also Cruel and Nasty to the Bone June 24, 2018
    Only we can fix it. Our “I alone can fix it” president has gotten us in another fix, all right. Of course, whenever he screws up big time, Mister I Alone starts blaming everyone but Mister I Alone. He had admitted as much the other day when he was in Singapore for his summit with North Korean […]
    Michael Winship, Common Dreams
  • Obama’s Russia Expert Explains the 'Giant Gap' Between Trump’s Policies and His Friendship with Putin June 24, 2018
    Former U.S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U.S.-Russia relations got this way Michael McFaul served as Barack Obama's ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and before that on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. He is also a distinguished academic, […]
    Matthew Rozsa, Salon
  • Is Queer Culture Losing Its Radical Roots? June 24, 2018
    Has Pride been co-opted? This year’s Toronto Pride parade spectators have been asked to wear black in honor of the victims of serial killers. If you check out popular Canadian gay magazines such as IN Magazine, OUT Magazine and Gay Living, you may find headlines like: “Gay couple travels across Spain with pets” and “Middle-Age, […]
    The Conversation
  • Is Donald Trump a Liar? Maybe Not — and That’s When It Really Gets Scary June 24, 2018
    Our president says blatantly false things all day long. For him, they all serve a large and terrible truth There was and is no law requiring the children of undocumented immigrants to be taken away from their parents at the border. There is no crime wave caused by immigrants in Germany. (That nation’s historically low […]
    Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
  • The Restaurant That Asked Sarah Sanders to Leave Let Employees Vote on Her Fate June 24, 2018
    "This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.” The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia explained why she ejected White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the establishment on Friday evening.Speaking with The Washington Post, owner Stephanie Wilkinson acknowledged that she may […]
    Bob Brigham, Raw Story
  • How U.S. Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Mass Migration Today June 24, 2018
    Migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again crossing the U.S.-Mexico boundary in large numbers. In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico boundary. This year so far […]
    The Conversation
  • 600-Pound Heroin Spoon Sculpture Placed Outside OxyContin Creator's Corporate Headquarters by Protesters June 24, 2018
    The sculpture remained in place for over two hours before city workers arrived to remove it. Addiction profiteer and OxyContin creator Purdue Pharma just can’t get a break. The privately held pill-pusher palace faces myriad lawsuits for being a driving force in the addiction crisis currently gripping the nation, most recently coming from the state of […]
    Jessica Sutherland, Daily Kos
  • Oregon State Supreme Court Denies Request from Bigoted Bakers for Case Review June 24, 2018
    Now they'll try the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oregon State Supreme Court has denied a request from the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, Melissa and Aaron Klein, to review the case against them, brought after they refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.The Kleins were ordered to pay the couple $135,000 – not because they […]
    David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement
  • Rick Scott Gave $600K Tax Break to Child Detention Camp That Engaged in Fraud June 24, 2018
    The governor had the audacity to brag about the place for creating “jobs.” Right now, Rick Scott and Bill Nelson are tied in the polls for a Senate seat. How this is possible after all of the horrible things Rick Scott has done to our state is beyond me.  Rick Scott is somehow always involved in the worst […]
    SemDem, Daily Kos

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