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President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big Business

After Charlottesville, corporations proved more responsive to public uproar than many elected officials, even if they aren’t totally cutting ties with the White House. A deadly attack by an avowed white supremacist shocked the nation. The president’s response came swiftly, and triggered raw emotion. Despite a sometimes strained relationship with …

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How A Failed Vote To Bail Out Wall Street Predicted Trump’s Rise

Candidate Confessional revisits the 2008 fight over the collapsing economy. WASHINGTON ― Since Donald Trump took office, Americans have come to expect a nearly daily assault on presidential norms. This week the president refused to fully repudiate neo-Nazis who marched with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia. The previous week, he appeared …

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Of Historical Statues And Monuments

Historical statues and monuments are in the news, but sadly not because Americans have taken a new interest in understanding their history. Statues of men who supported the Confederacy, prominent generals like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, for example, have been appropriated by White supremacists (this is nothing new, …

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With Supreme Court Appeal, Texas Wants To Keep Congressional Map Intact

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to keep boundaries intact for the 2018 election.If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t likely be for redistricting. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed Friday that Abbott has no plans to ask lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional …

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Woman Protects Trump Supporters From Crowd, Showing Us How To Combat Hate

“What better way to show them they are wrong?”A woman demonstrated perfectly how best to tackle hate, as she helped supporters of President Donald Trump navigate through a crowd that was yelling and spitting at them during a rally in Boston Saturday. The woman, a 27-year-old named Imani Williams from …

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John McCain Just Finished His First Round Of Chemo And Radiation Treatment

“His resilience & strength is incredible,” his daughter tweeted.The Arizona senator marked a major milestone Friday, with the completion of his first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Both the Republican senator and his daughter, Meghan McCain, celebrated the news with posts to social media. “My father completed first round …

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Trump And Sessions Unmask Historical Links Between The Drug War And White Supremacy

Sessions has rolled back decades of criminal justice reform.President Donald Trump’s defense of white nationalist groups in the wake of Charlottesville is shocking, but not really surprising to anyone who has been following his Administration. From appointing Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, to his war on immigrants, to his embrace …

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Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank

A network of diaper banks now alleviates some of the suffering caused by the 1996 gutting of welfare.WASHINGTON ― When Avaye Armstrong got pregnant almost two years ago, she had a job waiting tables at a Buffalo Wild Wings. She enjoyed the work and it paid well on game nights. …

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It’s Not Just Trump, Federal Law Enforcement Is Not Very Focused On Far-Right Extremism

Fewer resources are devoted to combating rising violence from white supremacists and far-right domestic terrorism.WASHINGTON ― The death of 32-year-old anti-racist protester Heather Heyer at the hands of a white supremacist on Saturday was the most recent of at least 65 fatal incidents perpetrated by right-wing extremists in the United …

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New Bill Would Require Donald Trump To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn’t a psychiatrist, but she wants to make the president see one.A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require President Donald Trump to undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is stable enough to stay in office. Rep. Zoe …

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