Divided America

29 Sep 2020

Trump v. Biden: Why the Debate is Almost Pointless

Former Vice President Joe Biden faces President Donald Trump Tuesday night on the debate stage, but voters hoping for any level of substantive policy discussion are almost guaranteed to walk away disappointed. Trump’s debate performance in the 2016 campaign was all insult where intellect should be, and nothing in the

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26 Aug 2020

Militia Teen Kills Two Protesters After Far-Right Violence Warnings Go Ignored

A self-described militia group calling themselves the Kenosha Guard on Facebook had scheduled a Tuesday “call to arms” event, which was promoted by Infowars with an event listing page screenshot. Before it was taken down, the event page said: “Any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city

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19 Aug 2020

A Recipe for Revolution When Government is Willing to Let Us Starve

By Sunny Dell People talk of revolution like they make New Year’s resolutions. They all sound so committed and serious at first, and then the idea fades away as the days tick by and inconvenience settles in. But what happens when it’s more inconvenient to not revolt, when we have

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05 Aug 2020

The Utterly Exhausting, Infuriating State of Covid-19

Life as we know it came to an abrupt halt across the Bay Area on March 17. At the time those sweeping shelter-in-place orders were issued, most people understood that the benefits far outweighed the inconveniences. After all, we didn’t want a repeat of the traumatizing scenes we’d just witnessed

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29 Jul 2020

Feds Are Phasing Out of Portland, but Will State Police Be Any Better?

Federal agents who have increased tension in Portland over the past couple weeks will finally be leaving the area, but not without leaving scars behind. Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she’d reached an agreement with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and the federal agents will begin a “phased

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15 Jul 2020

Reopening Schools: How Partisan Politics Put Our Children at Risk

The current battle over children and reopening schools in the throws of a growing pandemic is both complex and dangerous. There are valid concerns on both sides of the argument, but hyper-politicization is preventing the nation from having a productive debate, leaving our children hanging out there as pawns. In

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15 Jul 2020

What Do Anti-BDS Laws Tell Us About America’s Future?

By Ian Firstenberg On Monday July 13, Republican Governor Mike Parson of Missouri signed an executive order prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or BDS, movement that calls on international lawmakers to end “support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.”  Missouri is the

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01 Jul 2020

The ADL’s Objection to Ethnic Studies Curriculum Prioritizes Zionism Over Students

By Ian Firstenberg The Oakland Unified School District on May 28 voted to adopt a resolution to Assembly Bill 331 in support of a statewide high school ethnic studies draft curriculum. The Anti-Defamation League immediately wrote a letter to the district urging them to “reject the flawed initial version.” The

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