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July 27, 2016
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Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

Mothers of the Movement: Out of Grief, Unity and Hope

The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention. Yet it should never have been necessary.

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July 27, 2016
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Today’s Links July 27, 2016

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

July 26, 2016
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Mothers of the Movement Address the Democratic Convention

Mothers of the Movement Address the Democratic Convention

Tonight, the Mothers of the Movement will leave no doubts about to which party black lives truly matter.

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July 22, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Slouching Towards Cleveland

Wingnut Week In Review: Slouching Towards Cleveland

For four days, the Republicans convened Cleveland, officially nominated Donald Trump, and wingnuttery abounded.

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July 21, 2016
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Roger Ailes: How The Russ Meyer of the Newsroom Sped His Own Demise

Roger Ailes: How The Russ Meyer of the Newsroom Sped His Own Demise

The ouster of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, set in motion by a long history of sexual harassment, portends big changes for the network he created — and the party it has consumed.

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Ailes, by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, sprouted a Bill Cosby-esque crop of similar allegations against Ailes. Not long ago, that wouldn’t have been enough to dislodge Ailes as king of the Fox News mountain. But the ejection of Ailes’ old ally Rupert Murdoch from his media throne left Fox News parent company in the hands of a younger generation of Murdochs, who have the future of the network to think about, and no particular love Ailes.

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July 20, 2016
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Today’s Links July 20, 2016

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

July 19, 2016
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Today’s Links July 19, 2016

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

July 15, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: A GOP Platform for Which Century?

Wingnut Week In Review: A GOP Platform for Which Century?

The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.

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July 15, 2016
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Donald Trump Appeases Extreme Right With Pence Pick

Donald Trump Appeases Extreme Right With Pence Pick

In appeasing the extreme right by choosing Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump reveals how he hopes to secure enough votes to win the presidency.

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July 14, 2016
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Three Years After Justice Failed Trayvon Martin

Three Years After Justice Failed Trayvon Martin

In the three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Live Matter movement was born, so many more have been lost even as so much progress was made.

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July 14, 2016
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Today’s Links July 14, 2016

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

  • Black Lives Still Matter
    In order to truly ensure that, we will have to confront the broader culture of violence that has long gripped this nation.
  • What Sanders' Endorsement Of Clinton Can Teach Us About Fighting Fair
    Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president Tuesday, ending a long, and at times bitter, battle for the nomination.
  • You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through, So Be Kind
    We really never know what’s going on in someone’s life—what news they might have gotten that day, whether they just lost their job or have a loved one who is ill. That’s why it’s so important to lead with kindness as often as we can.
  • Philando Castile Should Still Be Alive
    I shouldn’t have to find the right words to talk about it with my 5-year-old son. I shouldn’t have to tell him that Mr. Phil was killed by the police for no reason. I shouldn’t have to explain that the people charged with protecting us all too often end up killing people with brown skin.

July 12, 2016
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Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes

Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas Through A Father’s Eyes

The horrors we witnessed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas are rooted in racism that has haunted our families for generations, and is perhaps at its deadliest when embodied in law enforcement and embedded in our communities.

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July 11, 2016
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Today’s Links July 11, 2016

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

July 8, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Selective Outrage

Wingnut Week In Review: Selective Outrage

Three shootings made national news this week. Most Americans were outraged by all three. However, conservatives were outraged by one, and silent about the other two.

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July 3, 2016
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Today’s Links July 3, 2016

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

July 1, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Benghazi Committee Takes A Bow

Wingnut Week In Review: The Benghazi Committee Takes A Bow

It took Republicans four years, over $7 million, eight congressional investigations, 11 hours grilling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 800 pages to reveal nothing new about the Benghazi attack. But that doesn’t mean it’s over.

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June 30, 2016
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Paul Ryan’s Sickening Obamacare Replacement

Paul Ryan’s Sickening Obamacare Replacement

After six years, and more than 60 votes to repeal health care reform, Paul Ryan and House Republicans have come up with a GOP alternative to Obamacare that’s guaranteed to make millions of Americans sick.

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June 28, 2016
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Today’s Links June 28, 2016

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

June 27, 2016
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A Lifeboat In A Loan Shark-Infested Economy

A Lifeboat In A Loan Shark-Infested Economy

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed new rules to rein in payday lenders and their outrageous fees. Now, the CFPB needs to take the next step to protect Americans from these corporate loan sharks.

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