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October 18th, 2018 - 10:57 pm § in Repugnants

Ads claim Democrats “will lynch blacks again” if they win

Arkansas Republicans are running radio ads targeting black voters which claim that Planned Parenthood was created “to exterminate black folks” and “white Democrats will be lynching black folk again” if a Democratic congressional candidate wins. His Republican opponent denounc[...]

October 18th, 2018 - 9:02 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

New Trump outrage: Praising assault of reporter

“President Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May, saying ‘any guy who can do a body slam … he’s my guy’ and made a gesture mimicking a body slam” at a campaign rally Thursday night in Mon[...]

October 18th, 2018 - 12:16 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Flag Fights en Suisse

  The vice president of pro-immigrant organization Secondos Plus has infuriated far-right politicians and others in Switzerland with his “humorous” calls for a new Swiss flag, contributor Meritxell Mir reports.   What started as a joke to provoke reflection on Swiss values has turned into a n[...]

October 18th, 2018 - 1:17 am § in America

What Does “GREAT” Mean?

American “greatness” is exaggerated. Yes, we were great .. WWII was great not just because we beat the horribles, but because we were so generous as victors.   America was also great in 1775 when our founders pioneered the modern, democratic state.   So .. cool! But, America was pretty[...]