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Re: Voting Rights Watch 2012

EbonyRose ·
Yeah, well .... that's all well and good .... but the fact that ALEC is returning its focus to "economic interests" is not a good thing, either!! That simply means that they will be funneling even MORE money into buying and selling politicians, corrupting the legislative process, and bribing their way into even harsher economic policies that financially harm the rest of us.
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Voting Rights Watch 2012

sunnubian ·
Voting Rights Watch 2012 RSS Feed Tracking the assault on democracy, in partnership with Colorlines.com. Time to Undo ALEC's Damage Brentin Mock <abbr class="published" title="2012-04-17T13:38:38-14400">on April 17, 2012 - 1:38 PM ET</abbr> No longer able to defend themselves on Voter ID and “Kill at Will” legislation they helped popularize—as much as they tried—the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is finally dropping both from their agenda, announcing today that they...
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Note to Obama: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

sunnubian ·
Ari Berman Ari Berman Note to Obama: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid Ari Berman <abbr class="published" title="2012-10-15T11:21:25-14400">on October 15, 2012 - 11:21 AM ET</abbr> President Obama has described this election as a “make-or-break moment for the middle class.” The last three weeks of the election are now a make-or-break moment for Obama’s campaign. He built a commanding lead following the Democratic convention and the release of Romney’s 47 percent’s video by...
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Re: Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' | The Nation

Yemaya ·
Does that mean I'll get my medicaid tax payments back then?
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Re: Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' | The Nation

sunnubian ·
Very good point. I wish you could have been right in his face to ask him that question point blank. I'm sure you would've heard nothing but stammering and silence. But, really, it is amazing that it is the majority of their voters who are going to need to rely on Social Security and Medicare and/or Medicaid the most in their retirement or if they become disabled before retirement. It is as scary as hell to know that there are so many Americans, American voters in this country actually stupid...
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Re: Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' | The Nation

EbonyRose ·
Yep, that was a good article!! And brings up a very important point about most American voters!! The fact that MOST voters do not take seriously (or even truly understand) the Republican Party's threat/promise to END welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Departments of Education, Housing, Civil Rights, and Justice ... among others ... whether or not they put the "as we know it" on the end of it or not!! They are and always have been serious as a heart attack about that .. and, if...
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Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

sunnubian ·
Mychal Denzel Smith RSS Feed All the blackness that's fit to print. And some that isn't. Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014 Mychal Denzel Smith on January 3, 2014 - 12:43 PM ET Share (Reuters/John Gress) I like the Colorlines “ Racial Justice Bucket List for 2014. ” The activists and organizers included provide a good mix of the concrete/practical and more abstract/idealistic steps we should take toward achieving true racial justice. It’s obviously not an exhaustive list, as you’d need books...
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Let's Not Normalize This Thing Called 'Terrorism':

sunnubian ·
Aura Bogado Let's Not Normalize This Thing Called 'Terrorism': A Conversation With Sohail Daulatzai Aura Bogado <abbr class="published" title="2013-04-22T11:19:40-14400">on April 22, 2013 - 11:19 AM ET</abbr> Last Tuesday, I was looking forward to a lecture at Riverside Church featuring Sohail Daulatzai on black, Muslim, South Asian, Latino and Third World international movements. Daulatzai teaches at UC Irvine, and his new book, Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim...
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Ending Rape Illiteracy

sunnubian ·
Ending Rape Illiteracy Jessica Valenti <abbr class="published" title="2012-10-23T16:38:42-14400">on October 23, 2012 - 4:38 PM ET</abbr> This week, a DC-based feminist group projected the phrase “rape is rape” onto the US Capitol building. The action was meant to highlight survivors’ stories and bring attention to the way rape is often mischaracterized. The sentiment may seem an obvious one—who doesn’t understand what rape is?—but the message, sadly, is much needed. Tuesday...
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Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Nation Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous by John Nichols It is no secret that political candidates are capable of doing awful things when they are reach the desperate final days of an election campaign. But trying to scare American workers into believing that a government initiative that saved their industry was some sort of secret scheme to shutter major plants and offshore jobs is more than just creepy. It’s economic...
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Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' | The Nation

sunnubian ·
Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' | The Nation John Nichols | | RSS Feed Breaking news and analysis of politics, the economy and activism. Text Size A | A | A Text Size A | A | A Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid' John Nichols <abbr class="published" title="2012-09-24T23:36:20-14400">on September 24, 2012 - 11:36 PM ET</abbr> Paul Ryan admits that he’s an “end Medicare as we know it” candidate. But,...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Kocolicious ·
Good luck with that! As I always say first we need to EDUCATE our people regarding their history-since they quietly took it outta of the schools. And then we have to rebuild our communities....street by street....neighborhood by neighorhood. I got in a debate with a colleague about this very thing who says in order to eradicate racism, it must start with the community as a whole. I disagree. First it must start with "self-love" [teaching our children how to love themselves] within a micro...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Yemaya ·
I agree with #2... we gotta stop being respectful to those who don't respect us! #1 and #3 are just feel good statements.
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I agree with #2... we gotta stop being respectful to those who don't respect us! #1 and #3 are just feel good statements. I don't agree that their just feel good statements. As a people we are good at pointing out when language is being used to trick or run head games on us, but are very POOR at understanding how, why framing is so important. I'd push #3 further than "mass incarceration" and use the more descriptive phrase that Chomsky and several others...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

RadioRaheem ·
#4. hang around with token White friends, esp. at night and at nightspots. #5. put a college sticker in your car window, whether you have a degree or attended a college or not #6. look for phone apps that allow recording secretly, esp. good for Police interactions (stop and frisk and general harassment from the Pigs)
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

sunnubian ·
"I'd push #3 further than "mass incarceration" and use the more descriptive phrase that Chomsky and several others use..."The criminalization of Black life "" **************************************************************************** I just posted this in another thread: The drug war is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old ‘race war’
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: #4. hang around with token White friends, esp. at night and at nightspots. #5. put a college sticker in your car window, whether you have a degree or attended a college or not #6. look for phone apps that allow recording secretly, esp. good for Police interactions (stop and frisk and general harassment from the Pigs) Hell, I wonder if it's going to get to the point where Black people, particularly Black youth, and especially young Black males are going to...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

RadioRaheem ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: #4. hang around with token White friends, esp. at night and at nightspots. #5. put a college sticker in your car window, whether you have a degree or attended a college or not #6. look for phone apps that allow recording secretly, esp. good for Police interactions (stop and frisk and general harassment from the Pigs) Hell, I wonder if it's going to get to the point where Black people, particularly Black youth, and especially...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: Hell, I wonder if it's going to get to the point where Black people, particularly Black youth, and especially young Black males are going to have to wear bullet-proof vests as normal attire and have all our cars retro-fitted with panoramic video-audio cameras, while being strapped. That's a great idea my sista. Seriously. If their parents can spend all this money on iphones, expensive clothing and shoes...surely they can invest in their child's safety if they have...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Kocolicious ·
Brotha RR wrote: + Pretty much...safety first!!! it's a chess game, you need to make moves that matter!! You got that right, my brotha! But!
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

RadioRaheem ·
Another list.... Beware...they are going in HARD!!! http://www.clutchmagonline.com...order-to-end-racism/ 15 Things Black People Must Do In Order To End Racism JULY 29, 2013 BY NOVA SLIM Facebook Twitter 289 Google Pinterest Tumblr Email 1. It is the responsibility of the Negro to reject any history of America that includes slavery. Reminding the Negro of slavery will cause him to resent all white people, even though slavery ended years ago. Slavery must not be regarded as American history,...
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Raptor ·
Politics with no economics is like symbol with no substance. Get our economic house in order,then may blackfolk revisit this thing called "racism", being more and better equipped to deal with it.
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

sunnubian ·
You know that the above post by RR is facetious, right?
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

Raptor ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: You know that the above post by RR is facetious, right? No, I did not know. I did not read the post by RR. However, my post was in response the "3 ways" article.
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Re: Three Ways to Fight Racism in 2014

RadioRaheem ·
http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1593047 1.27.2014, 04:26 PM West Virginia man kills new neighbor without warning, thinking it's his property: cops WEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL Police do not know why Rodney Bruce Black, 62, of Barboursville, W.Va., decided to kill the two men he thought was on his land. A West Virginia man shot and killed his new neighbor and the man's brother without warning as the two inspected their land. The shooter told police he thought his alleged victims were breaking into...
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Re: Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous

EbonyRose ·
His goose is cooked!! And from the look on his face these days, he knows it!! Even (Republican) haters fell in love with the President this week over his handling of Storm Sandy!! You can go on and stick a fork in (the liar who still lies even after being called a liar by the people he's lying about!!!) ex-Gov. Romney. He's done!!
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Re: Let's Not Normalize This Thing Called 'Terrorism':

Muhammad Cipher ·
Very interesting read. He touched on several things that are subjects themselves. The "good Muslim, bad Muslim" narrative and how terrorism is defined within the political frame of what the U.S. finds acceptable is a conversation that is directly related to Black people and the struggle we face, how its framed, and the neutralization of descension.
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

Kocolicious ·
First off, if the united nations didn't vote for Israel to be a country in the 1940s after WW11, many of the SAME jews would still be under the thumb of Nazi Germany. This group has been persecuted by damn near EVERY nation in the world and now that they finally got a piece of land stolen from the Palenstinan[sp], they are using reverse racism on the very people they SOLD into slavery. Ain't nobody forgot that. So if they can call blacks niggers, then returned the favor and called them nasty...
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Re: Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Be Joining the More Than Half a Million Americans Jailed for Drug Offenses

Kocolicious ·
Oh now doing cocaine is a disease but when blacks getting caught using the exact same drug it is deemed a crime. This is OBVIOUS racism. But!
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

DennisKalita ·
It’s cool that some liberal Israelis publicized this. The orthodox crazies are the night wing haters - same in Islam too. I protested for action against the nightmarish genocide in Sudan. I met some folks who suffered like hell in Darfur. I almost forgot, one of those meetings was held in a Jewish temple. As far as cheering the Arabs to exterminate the Jews, don’t forget it’s the Arabs who are doing the killing in Darfur. Who should klll who? Maybe the Arabs will have to go too. If we want...
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: First off, if the united nations didn't vote for Israel to be a country in the 1940s after WW11, many of the SAME jews would still be under the thumb of Nazi Germany. This group has been persecuted by damn near EVERY nation in the world and now that they finally got a piece of land stolen from the Palenstinan[sp], they are using reverse racism on the very people they SOLD into slavery. Ain't nobody forgot that. So if they can call blacks niggers, then...
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Re: Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Be Joining the More Than Half a Million Americans Jailed for Drug Offenses

EarthAndSky ·
What's wrong with this picture? Trey Radel, Florida House of Representatives, Republican, white male admits to being a habitual illegal drug(cocaine) user. Punishment: None, so far (except for cries for him to resign). Most likely, he will be forced to undergo treatment for his 'disorder' and will be placed on probation. Outlook: Bright. No problem getting a job in the future. Will still be able to vote and engage in blatant hypocrisy (among other shenanigans). John Doe, random person in...
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Re: Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Be Joining the More Than Half a Million Americans Jailed for Drug Offenses

Norland ·
The "rules" and "laws" are devised and written by them so that the "subhuman wooly-haired" Human Zoos can be filled to the maximum to keep the slave labor in continuation, so that they can make those billions needed to claim this is the "Greatest Country" in the whole wide world!!! Isaac Hayes showed us how beautiful the African male body is wrapped head to waist in chains.
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

sunnubian ·
Jewish people, just like any other people on this planet are made up of groups of people with varying viewpoints and prejudices. Particular racism against Black people in Israel probably is because the majority of them are coming from predominately Muslim countries. That, and the fact that so many Jews have chosen to "forget" their past of suffering racial hatred, brutalization, torture, sadism and cold-blooded murder by racist, hate-mongering Natzis, not to mention that, after 600-800 years...
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

Norland ·
As Africans in America, tell these people "WELCOME TO THE CLUB"!!!!!
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Re: Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

DennisKalita ·
These Jews also forgot they came from Africa.A lot of them got bleached through Euro inter-marriage but they still got that DNA. Orthodox types start off being religious and end up being righteous assholes.
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Re: The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits

sunnubian ·
"It wasn’t the KKK that wrote the slave codes. It wasn’t the armed vigilantes who conceived of convict leasing, postemancipation. It wasn’t hooded men who purposefully left black people out of New Deal legislation. Redlining wasn’t conceived at a Klan meeting in rural Georgia. It wasn’t “the real racists” who bulldozed black communities in order to build America’s highway system. The Grand Wizard didn’t run COINTELPRO in order to dismantle the Black Panthers. The men who raped black women...
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

Yemaya ·
Most of the states with voter ID laws have very high concentrations of African Americans.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
I think that it is going to come back to bite them in the butt; come election time, I think more people than they have anticipated will have gotten their IDs and many people that they have assumed have them already are gonna have trouble getting them.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

EbonyRose ·
Yep, I think you're right, Sunnubian!! I think the fact that this attempted treachery was found out early enough to be able to start doing something about it - couple with the positive efforts of the Obama Administration/Dept. of Justice to quash many of these states' laws - will make it so that "they" are not able to disenfranchise as many people as they HOPE they will!!! But also, I'm thinking - and with any luck - that their biggest "bite-in-the-butt" will come from their own mouths ....
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Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
"I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy."-- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett      Dear Nation Friend:If Mike Bennett has...
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The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits

sunnubian ·
Mychal Denzel Smith RSS Feed All the blackness that's fit to print. And some that isn't. The ‘Real Racists’ Have Always Worn Suits Mychal Denzel Smith on April 11, 2014 - 5:25 PM ET Share Representative Paul Ryan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) This week we’ve commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the monumental piece of legislation aimed at outlawing discrimination based on race. A three-day-long “civil rights summit” was organized at the LBJ...
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Is Obama Moving the ‘War on Terror’ to Africa?

sunnubian ·
ZoË Carpenter RSS Feed DC dispatches. E-mail tips to zoe@thenation.com . Is Obama Moving the ‘War on Terror’ to Africa? ZoË Carpenter on May 28, 2014 - 5:34 PM ET Share A vehicle belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi burns after a 2011 air strike by US forces. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military’s gaze has settled on Africa. That isn’t news for anyone who has followed the expansion of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the continent.
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Pelosi Blasts Proposed Food Stamp Cuts, Says Farm Bill Is Endangered

sunnubian ·
Pelosi Blasts Proposed Food Stamp Cuts, Says Farm Bill Is Endangered George Zornick on June 20, 2013 - 10:27 AM ET Nancy Pelosi. (AP Images) UPDATE: The House of Representatives, by a 195-234 vote , failed to pass the farm bill on Thursday afternoon. It failed along lines very similar to what Nancy Pelosi predicted below; she estimated only somewhere between 26 and 39 Democrats would support the bill, and 24 did. Sixty Republicans voted no, and the bill fell 23 votes shy of passage. Notably,...
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Romney's Obscene Posturing As A Wall Street Critic

sunnubian ·
George Zornick RSS Feed Action and dysfunction in the Beltway swamp. E-mail tips to george@thenation.com . Romney's Obscene Posturing As A Wall Street Critic George Zornick <abbr class="published" title="2012-10-04T12:07:16-14400">on October 4, 2012 - 12:07 PM ET</abbr> Among the many obfuscations of Mitt Romney last night , this was perhaps the biggest laugher of them all: ROMNEY : Dodd-Frank was passed, and it includes within it a number of provisions that I think have some...
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Microcosm of Why Public School Is Political

sunnubian ·
Why Do Some of America's Wealthiest Individuals Have Fingers in Louisiana's Education System? Matthew Cunningham-Cook October 17, 2012   Last fall, a coterie of extremely wealthy billionaires, among them New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, turned the races for unpaid positions on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) into some of the most expensive in the state’s history. Seven pro-education “reform” candidates for the BESE outraised eight candidates endorsed by...
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Racism, Torture and Impunity in Chicago

sunnubian ·
Racism, Torture and Impunity in Chicago Flint Taylor February 20, 2013 | This article appeared in the March 11-18, 2013 edition of The Nation. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, stands behind police superintendent Gary McCarthy as they join Chicago area mayors in voicing their support for stricter gun laws during a news conference at City Hall Thursday, December 20, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)   In Chicago, Black History Month is a time when some of us reflect on one of...
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Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

sunnubian ·
Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land David Sheen and Max Blumenthal October 21, 2013 About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and activists. For more, read Max Blumenthal's article, " Israel Cranks Up the PR Machine .” : Israel...
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Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Be Joining the More Than Half a Million Americans Jailed for Drug Offenses

sunnubian ·
John Nichols RSS Feed Breaking news and analysis of politics, the economy and activism. Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Be Joining the More Than Half a Million Americans Jailed for Drug Offenses John Nichols on November 21, 2013 - 12:37 PM ET Share Florida Rep. Trey Radel gives a news conference regarding his cocaine possession charges. (Reuters/Steve Nesius) Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who has wisely determined that he does not want to become an American version of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, says he...
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Re: Microcosm of Why Public School Is Political

Xumbrarchist ·
The Loch Ness monster!?!?! ROFLMAO Xum
 
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