May 1971 Vietnam Protest in D.C. – comparison w/today

History lesson – May 1971

by Will Bunch in Philadelphia Inquirer – Jan 13th, 2021

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Philadelphia Police carry a protester away from a July 4, 1966 anti-Vietnam War protest held at Independence Hall. A new study proves police are twice as likely to break up a left-wing demonstration than a right-wing one, like Wednesday’s […]

Whatabout that 70 Million?

Here are ten vignettes exploring the issues:

Vignette #1: by JuanPa@jpbrammer

“So I’m a Mexican American from a poor, rural (mostly white) town in Oklahoma. Missing from this debate? How poor whites see themselves. If you’re wondering how poor, exploited white people could vote for a dude with a golden elevator who will fuck them […]

Jan 8th, 2021

by Heather Cox Richardson – Jan. 8th, 2021

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More information continues to emerge about the events of Wednesday. They point to a broader conspiracy than it first appeared. Calls for Trump’s removal from office are growing. The Republican Party is tearing apart. Power in the nation is shifting almost by the minute.

[Please note […]

Trump v Raffensberger: Jan 2021

by Heather Cox Richardson – January 3, 2021 (Sunday)

************************** Today’s news starts yesterday, when Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to demand he overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia and deliver the state to Trump. Raffensperger apparently recorded the call, keeping it handy in case Trump misrepresented it publicly. […]

Three cheers for socialism

by David Bentley Hart December 29, 2020 in Commonweal Magazine

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Persons of a reflective bent all too often underestimate the enormous strength that truly abysmal ignorance can bring. Knowledge is power, of course, but—measured by a purely Darwinian calculus—too much knowledge can be a dangerous weakness. At the level of the social phenotype (so […]