MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

History

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Heil to the Drumpf

TweetTrump was not elected on a platform of decency, fairness, moderation, compromise, and the rule of law; he was elected, in the main, on a platform of resentment. Fascism is not our future—it cannot be;…


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The gathering storm

TweetAnyone trying to figure out how Donald Trump became the presumptive presidential nominee of one of the two most powerful parties in the United States, itself the most powerful nation in the world, would have had…



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April 9, 1865

TweetThe anniversaries of noteworthy historical events come and go all the time, but I would be remiss if I didn’t note that 150 years ago today, Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House in…


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The fabric of the U.S.

TweetAllen West reported to us on July 29 that he enjoys the chance he has to “educate, edify, and challenge us all to think beyond the obvious.” He then takes exception with a statement that President Barack…


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Shameful frat party

TweetWelcome to Arizona State University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon: Proudly setting humanity back 200 years: Fraternity suspended for throwing racist MLK party with watermelon cups. Sad to contemplate that these are the adults of tomorrow.





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MSNBC host steps in it

TweetIt’s one thing to blast Sarah Palin for her “rank ignorance,” callousness and flimsy grasp at history. Quite another to suggest that someone should shit in her mouth two girls, one cup style. This is…