Divided America

07 Aug 2019

Boycott: Stephen Ross’s Trump Fundraiser Sparks SoulCycle, Equinox Backlash

What happens when a very rich developer who happens to act as chief executive officer for a very large fitness franchise decides to throw a fundraising party for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign? Shit gets boycotted – that’s what happens. It should come as no surprise to Stephen Ross that when

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07 Aug 2019

Tucker Carlson Is a Prophet…for White Supremacists

Don’t worry, folks. Nothing to see here. Everything is all good – just fine and dandy. Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson says there is no white supremacy problem in the United States – like the whole Russia thing, the issue of people espousing white supremacist ideology and terrorizing communities is

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31 Jul 2019

Let’s Talk about Guns and How Lobbyists Are Killing Us

Sunday, it was three people killed in a senseless mass shooting that injured an additional dozen victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Tuesday, a disgruntled employee shot and killed two co-workers and injured an officer at a Mississippi Walmart. What news will it be tomorrow? Going to eat garlic ice

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17 Jul 2019

Yes, It Is Ethical and Appropriate to Call Trump a Racist

A large chunk of the country is up in arms about recent tweets and public comments made by the president that seem to project a, well, super racist tone. In a recent swarm of posts, he’s dubbed a group of four Congresswomen the “squad” and has called on them to

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03 Jul 2019

Reclaiming Patriotism in Today’s America

As a teenager, I had an American flag bandanna I’d wear on my head – not for any particular ideological reason, I just liked it. My grandmother, on the other hand, was not a fan. “If your grandfather could see you now, he’d roll over in his grave.” My grandfather,

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19 Jun 2019

Trump Threatened to Deport Millions, Here’s How You Can Fight Back

Donald Trump desperately wants to win again, so he’s falling back on what worked for him the first time around: dehumanizing and threatening undocumented residents, especially of the brown sort. As part of his official campaign kickoff week, the “president” threatened to start deporting millions of people beginning next week.

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29 May 2019

Mueller to Congress: I Did My Job, Now Do Yours

Throughout the entire Special Counsel process, every move and absence of word by Robert S. Mueller has been methodical and, at least from all outward appearances, professionally ethical at the highest level. Mueller’s surprise announcement from the seventh-floor podium of the U.S. Department of Justice did not deviate from what

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22 May 2019

Dems Might Lose If They Impeach, We All Lose If They Don’t

According to Donald J. Trump, he doesn’t “do cover-ups,” but the claim is difficult to accept given that he also doesn’t do facts. You can’t be a conscious being living anywhere near reality without acknowledging that the president has lied, at least a few times, about things that are easily

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