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July 29, 2015
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Sandra Bland, My Father, and Me

Sandra Bland, My Father, and Me

When I heard of Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas jail, after a traffic stop on a dusty road in Waller County, Texas, I thought of the time my father gave me The Talk that generations of African-American parents have had with their children. My father’s father had it with him, and I’ve already had it with my oldest son. It bears repeating, because it still means the difference between life and death for our children.
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July 23, 2015
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What Will America Lose If Scott Walker Wins?

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker says that he, out of all the GOP candidates, will be “a president who will fight and win for America.” His record as governor shows how much America stands to lose if Walker wins.

What would President Scott Walker’s America look like? What would Walker do for America? Take a look at what he did for Wisconsin. Continue Reading →

July 21, 2015
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Today’s Links July 21, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 16, 2015
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When Republicans finally

When Republicans finally choose their nominee for president, he or she will be already bought and paid, for by one or more of the GOP sugar daddies of the 2016 election.

Never before have so many with little chance of — and even less interest in — being president, declared themselves candidates for the job. In a field of 15 candidates, it’s a given that most of the GOP hopefuls haven’t a prayer of even making the short list of potential nominees. It’s a safe bet that most of them know this.

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July 15, 2015
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Seven Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

Seven Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has scored the biggest sugar daddies in the GOP presidential primary, but it may not be enough to get him the Republican presidential nomination, or the White House.

Everyone knows Scott Walker has been running for president since shortly after he was sworn in as governor of Wisconsin. Today, Walker officially became the 15th candidate to squeeze into the GOP presidential primary clown car, with a tweet, and a Facebook video teasing his candidacy ahead of his formal announcement.
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July 13, 2015
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Today’s Links July 13, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 9, 2015
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Today’s Links July 9, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 8, 2015
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Today’s Links July 8, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 5, 2015
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Today’s Links July 5, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

July 2, 2015
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Today’s Links July 2, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

June 30, 2015
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Five Things To Know About Chris Christie

Chris Christie - CaricatureIt’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.

Yesterday, the two most common reactions to news that New Jersey governor Chris Christie would announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination today were “Really?” and “Why?”

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June 29, 2015
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The Worst Wingnut Reactions to Marriage Equality

The Worst Wingnut Reactions to Marriage Equality

There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.

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June 28, 2015
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Today’s Links June 28, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.