General Commentary

General Commentary

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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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The fight over taxes and why it matters for so much more than taxes

The fight over taxes and why it matters for so much more than taxes

You’ve probably heard about the tax plan that President Trump and Republicans are trying to jam through Congress. But if you’re a normal person, your eyes probably glaze over when the subject turns to taxes. I am a nerd who spends all day thinking about tax policy, and I am constantly boring the people around me by talking about it.

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No Taxation without Rep…er, Medication!

No Taxation without Rep…er, Medication!

For those without children, baby showers provide the perfect opportunity to explore a foreign and fascinating world almost as alien as the bottom of the ocean. A short visit to any Babies R Us, Target, or even Barnes & Noble will reveal educational baby and toddler toys that new parents clamor for. Ridiculously simple, but so important to early cognitive

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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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Frozen: The Story Of A Deportee Who Couldn’t Talk

Frozen: The Story Of A Deportee Who Couldn’t Talk

My name is Ella. I am from Uganda. I identify as lesbian, and I have been in a long term relationship with my girlfriend. Uganda is not tolerant of such relationships so we had to keep things secret. Things were okay until the night of 23rd October 2016. We were in a lodge making love and people in the city

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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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Looking for a Hero (White Horse Optional)

Looking for a Hero (White Horse Optional)

In November of 2016, my middle daughter, Rosabel, was able to vote for the very first time in our presidential election.I remember being so excited for her because, as many of us assumed, we were about to elect our first woman president. We were also painfully aware of the alternative a brash, arrogant narcissist; an accused sexual predator who had

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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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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

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

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

The Creative Coalition Launches #KeepTellingPeople™ Campaign

The Creative Coalition Launches #KeepTellingPeople™ Campaign

The fight over taxes and why it matters for so much more than taxes

The fight over taxes and why it matters for so much more than taxes

No Taxation without Rep…er, Medication!

No Taxation without Rep…er, Medication!

All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

All Americans Need to Support the Recall of Brian Kemp

Me Too

Me Too

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

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Mueller Can’t Fix Our Broken Brains

Mueller Can’t Fix Our Broken Brains

A Woman Without A Party

A Woman Without A Party

Just What A Predator Needs

Just What A Predator Needs

Conversation With a Retired Lieutenant

Conversation With a Retired Lieutenant

Frozen: The Story Of A Deportee Who Couldn’t Talk

Frozen: The Story Of A Deportee Who Couldn’t Talk

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

Let’s Change The Channel

Let’s Change The Channel

Greg Boyle: Hubris to Humility

Greg Boyle: Hubris to Humility

Looking for a Hero (White Horse Optional)

Looking for a Hero (White Horse Optional)

#HerToo

#HerToo

America’s Hypocrisy on Gun Deaths

America’s Hypocrisy on Gun Deaths