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Haiti: Again Alone

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On November 20, 2017
Another day, another Trump decision to whiten America: The Trump administration is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department says conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so […]

Vox’s Mr. Block

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On November 19, 2017

Mr. Block was a cartoon run in Industrial Workers of the World newspapers to depict a worker who was just too dumb and too suckered by the employer propaganda to join the union. Last week, Vox employe

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Truman and the Left

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On November 18, 2017
Not that Matt Stoller’s clownshow of a hot take in ranking American presidents deserves 2 posts, but I have to laugh at the love of Harry Truman. It should be said that Stoller’s knowledge of American history wouldn’t fill a thimble so this ridiculousness is not surprising. He’s made laughably ill-informed statements about the past […]

Fleece the 99%!

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On November 17, 2017

It is impressive how the Republicans aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. To finance a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, the revised bill permanently repeals the Affordable Care Act’s

That Pro-Coal Trump!

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On November 17, 2017

Meet your newly confirmed Mine Safety and Health Administration head David Zatezalo: The coal mining company run by President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top mining regulator has alr

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This is the grave of Pushmataha. Probably born in 1764 in modern-day Mississippi, Pushmataha became a warrior at an early age among the Choctaw and fought in their many wars against their Creek enemies. This was a time of extremely rapid change for the southern tribes, as the deer trade with Europeans that had become […]

Elephants

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On November 16, 2017

Nice to see Trump create policy based on his boys’ love of killing large animals. The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zamb

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