General Commentary

A TAX SCAM CAROL – CHAPTER 5

A TAX SCAM CAROL – CHAPTER 5

Chapter 5 Christmas Renewed Although Scrooge had not slept a wink and had traveled great distances since the ringing of one bell, he found himself possessed of a vigor he had not experienced since his childhood. Bright light streamed through the window, and he grabbed for his telephone, quite uncaring of the hour or the past. “Quickly,” he tweeted, “what

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A PUN IN THE OVEN

A PUN IN THE OVEN

Donald Trump caused some brief confusion on Tuesday when he announced the pardons of “Drumstick” and “Wishbone.” Some White House reporters scrambled to determine the code names of the two persons possibly targeted by Special Counsel Robert Muller, while others desperately sought records to confirm whether Trump’s two sons had changed their names from Eric and Donald, Jr. As it

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A TAX SCAM CAROL – CHAPTER 4

A TAX SCAM CAROL – CHAPTER 4

Chapter Four The Final Spirit   Ebenezer Trump had no sooner returned to his bedchamber, cap snugged tightly over his irreverent hair, under which thoughts of Tiny Mike Pence Sanders whirled a-gog, as though dancing to a fiddler filled with frenzy when a single skeletal hand penetrated the curtain surrounding its bed. So unexpected this was, and so terrifying, the

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UNFRIENDED

UNFRIENDED

We are truly a nation divided. As much as I want this to change, I have to be honest with myself and I do not believe that it will. I have always prided myself on being surrounded by different kinds of people, politically and otherwise. On the political spectrum, I have Democratic, Socialist, Green Party, Libertarian, and Republican friends. Not

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Gun Control: The Time Is Now

Gun Control: The Time Is Now

I am a gun toting, second amendment advocating, NRA supporter who is ready to talk gun control. Enough is enough, America. Children are going off to school with bulletproof panels in their backpacks because shootings have become so rampant here, and it seems to be the only way to protect them when guns are not going anywhere. In the very

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Roy Moore and the Triumph of Tribalism

Roy Moore and the Triumph of Tribalism

Let’s begin with what is known. On November 8, 2017, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore held a lead on his opponent of anywhere from seven to ten points, depending on the poll referenced. On November 9, 2017, The Washington Post published a bombshell article detailing a number of allegations of serious sexual impropriety, and at least one case of sexual assault, all

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Crude Keystone Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon discovered my passion for

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The Creative Coalition Launches #KeepTellingPeople™ Campaign

The Creative Coalition Launches #KeepTellingPeople™ Campaign

Partners with Birds Nest Foundation and Storio Creative To Stand Up Against Sexual Harassment November 14, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, The Creative Coalition announces the launch of #KeepTellingPeople™, a PSA campaign created to empower all people to help eradicate the sexual harassment and assault epidemic. The PSA is directed by actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly

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Sixteen Women Sexually Harassed and Assaulted by President Trump Tell Their Stories

Sixteen Women Sexually Harassed and Assaulted by President Trump Tell Their Stories

Sixteen Women Sexually Harassed and Assaulted by President Trump Tell Their Stories   Los Angeles – Brave New Films released a new video today, “16 Women and Donald Trump,” which tells the stories of sixteen women who have publicly reported being sexually harassed and assaulted by President Trump. The women have all spoken out individually about Trump’s forcible attempts to kiss, grope,

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All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

Georgia’s Secretary of State has implemented America’s least-secure elections, and voter data has been compromised multiple times during his tenure. This has been a tough year for those of us who believe in the sanctity of American institutions. We’re tired of corruption and are growing impatient at the intentional degradation of norms from the Trump administration and Congressional GOP. Many

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Me Too

Me Too

I was 15 years old, smoking a cigarette at the bus stop right in front of my high school. That is where I met a man I will call Bob. Bob was in his mid-fifties, with salt and pepper hair, pale white skin, piercing blue eyes, with an old-school Chicago accent. He sat next to me and made a comment

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Making Elections Great Again: A Prescription To Increase Electoral Fairness in the Age of Citizens United

Making Elections Great Again: A Prescription To Increase Electoral Fairness in the Age of Citizens United

In 1992, I was a junior in high school in Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire. At the time, Manchester had a population of about 100,000, and during that cold winter it seemed at least half of those people were presidential candidates. Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Bob Kerrey, and Jerry Brown all made appearances at my high school.

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

"Seeking Better Angels of Our Nature" Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes, I soon

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Mueller Can’t Fix Our Broken Brains

Mueller Can’t Fix Our Broken Brains

In a brilliant article written for Vox.com by David Roberts, we are introduced to what the author calls an “epistemic crisis” that has changed the very nature of knowing itself, at least for many Americans: Epistemology is the study of knowledge, and of the rationality of belief.  Some things we think, some things we believe, and some things we know

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A Woman Without A Party

A Woman Without A Party

My background. I am in my early forties, a doctoral candidate, and a public-school teacher of 15 years. I was raised in the Midwest, middle class, in an extremely segregated metro area. It was the 1980s. My family were diehard Reagan Republicans, as was I. Perhaps I still am, though the “Republican” part of that moniker has made me more

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Just What A Predator Needs

Just What A Predator Needs

A Marriage and Family Counseling licensing exam question asks what a child molester looks like.  A scary monster?  The answer is that there are no distinguishing physical characteristics, i.e. they look normal.  Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman joining ranks of WeinsteinGate dispel Harvey Weinstein as archetype.  Webster defines 'predator' as: "one that preys, destroys, devours." Thanks to Oprah discussing child

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Conversation With a Retired Lieutenant

Conversation With a Retired Lieutenant

It’s not everyday you get to eat with a retired  Lieutenant and talk about social issues going on in this society. That’s exactly what I was able to do this October evening, Going in I was scared Working up my nerves to have this conversation and I’m 6’6 315 but it was a conversation worth having. Retired Cop  Dom  Interview

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Toto, We’re All Going to Kansas: Trump and Ryan’s Dangerous Tax Folly

Toto, We’re All Going to Kansas: Trump and Ryan’s Dangerous Tax Folly

In 2012, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback started a grand experiment designed to forever prove the supremacy of Conservative “trickle-down” economics.  Huge tax cuts, especially for large businesses and rich people were supposed to spur growth and wealth was supposed to flow downhill.  Well, as we all know it’s not wealth that flows downhill. In 2016, years after Kansas had been

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Let’s Change The Channel

Let’s Change The Channel

I hear this all the time: “________ is dividing this country!” Insert anyone’s name from contemporary politics in there and the chances are good that you’ve heard that, too.“Bernie is dividing this country!”“Trump is dividing this country!”“Hillary is dividing his country!”“Oh yeah? Well, what about Obama! He did nothing but divide this country for 8 years!” It’s all white noise,

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Greg Boyle: Hubris to Humility

Greg Boyle: Hubris to Humility

Greg Boyle founded Homeboy Industries 30 years ago to help those that nobody else was interested in helping – inmates and ex-cons – giving them a chance to reassimilate. Today, it's a thriving $16M social enterprise that helps thousands of men and women a year By Allana Baroni  [Reprinted from CSQ Magazine]   Seventeen years ago, during a visit to

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#HerToo

#HerToo

Abduction. Child marriage. Rape. Forced prostitution. These are the stark realities for millions of women and girls across the globe—and their stories are not being heard. Just last year, 9 million girls were forced to have sex against their wills. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children; some 250 million were married before age 15. And

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America’s Hypocrisy on Gun Deaths

America’s Hypocrisy on Gun Deaths

In 2015 and 2016, a tropical mosquito-transmitted disease infected some 42,000 Americans in the continental United States and its territories. There was a coordinated governmental effort to control and contain spread of the virus. Major League Baseball moved games from Puerto Rico to Miami in response to player concerns about the disease.  Olympians withdrew from their respective teams rather than

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Donald Trump’s Useless Eaters: #FreeRosa in the era of ascendant Fascism

Donald Trump’s Useless Eaters: #FreeRosa in the era of ascendant Fascism

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. In the same year, his National Socialist (Nazi) Party began a systematic campaign of public ridicule and private sterilization, isolation and murder of the disabled in Germany. When the Nazis were not stopped from claiming these first of their victims, the most vulnerable population among their citizens, the way was paved for

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“Trick or Treat.”

“Trick or Treat.”

Harvey Weinstein in the wild - Halloween themed. Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a student at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay; double majoring in Democracy & Justice Studies, and History. At the beginning of my college career, I intended to major in Art and then perhaps teach the subject. However, as I continued to take various classes,

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#FreeRosa

#FreeRosa

Imagine a ten-year-old girl is suffering from critical gall bladder pain.  She’s been nauseated, maybe vomiting. Oh, and she has cerebral palsy. Her family takes her to the hospital, she’s changed into a hospital gown, and as the doctors place her under the fog of general anesthesia, a nurse reassures her everything will be okay. Now imagine that same little

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What My Country Can Do For Me

What My Country Can Do For Me

Last week, two days after being laid off from what once looked like a completely secure job, I found myself dialing 9-1-1 and requesting an ambulance for my disabled daughter. From the back of the ambulance, I digitally signed to accept a severance package that was less than what I hoped for, because it kept my family’s insurance active until

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What Color Are America’s Better Angels?

What Color Are America’s Better Angels?

Like so many Americans, we struggle to fathom current events and the ongoing resurgence of racial tensions in our country, and to reconcile them with our personal experience. On the road for Lovin America, we get to know people from every corner and culture in our country as individuals, and acceptance is easy, the exchanges human and inspiring. And yet,

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