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Maxwell Frost: A New Hope
Amid all the chaos and divisiveness in Washington comes a political story of hope. Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old activist from Orlando, Florida, is the US representative-elect from his home state. And, as his website makes clear, he’s focused on one thing, “Change Can’t Wait.” “Mr. Frost,” The New York Times reports, “who is of Lebanese, Puerto Rican and Haitian descent...
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December 9, 2022
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Ignore Trump: I Was Wrong!
Last week, I wrote that the media needs to ignore former president Donald Trump. I was wrong. None of us should ignore Donald Trump. Time and time again, Trump has proven himself to be a bigoted, misogynistic, narcissistic and dangerous liar. Now, he’s crossed the Rubicon . . . no course correction . . . no going back . ....
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December 6, 2022
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The Supreme Court: “Ethics, What’s That?”
The Supreme Court has dealt with serious issues this past session: Immigration; Climate Change (the court rolled back the EPA’s ability to reduce the country’s carbon footprint; big mistake); in a rarely seen Second Amendment ruling, the court has allowed law-abiding citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-protection, (Bigger mistake); overturning Roe v. Wade (HUGE MISTAKE). Then there’s...
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December 2, 2022
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Memo to The Media: Ignore Trump
“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.”— Lincoln Too many have become slaves to fear and prejudice losing the best parts of themselves to an ideology of lies and hate. I was in the process of writing about the media’s continuing obsession with reporting every word and action about Donald Trump and the...
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November 29, 2022
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Thankfulness is Hard to Come By
This began as a story about gratitude, and yet, we can’t turn away from the cancer of hate and violence that is slowly eating away America’s soul. With the recent shooting at an LGPTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado that left 5 dead and 18 injured,  “Far-Right influencers made LGPTQ people into targets,” The Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Hatewatch...
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November 23, 2022
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Memo to Democrats: Don’t Gloat
Note: On assignment, but I’ll be back! No high-fives. No victory laps. No champagne room. You’re not out of the woods, yet. Watching Democratic leadership win back the Senate, you’d think they had won the Super Bowl. They didn’t. What we all won was a return to democracy, and a keen sense that most Americans don’t want to hand over...
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November 15, 2022
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The Bird is The Word
“A-well-a everybody’s heard about the bird! Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, bird is the word . . . ”—The Trashmen, 1963   What do you do if you’re the richest billionaire on the planet who has built the premier electric car company on the planet, and has invested billions in SpaceX to eventually go to...
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November 11, 2022
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Stand for What’s Right!
Integrity: firm adherence to a code of moral values—uprightness. A rap star spouts antisemitic and anti-Black remarks and refuses to apologize. A basketball star apologizes for antisemitic remarks only after he was suspended for his actions. A Supreme Court Justice will not step aside from legal decision-making on any issue brought before the court regarding the 2020 election involving the...
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November 7, 2022
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The Lies of Alex Jones: Contemptible, Now, ACCOUNTABLE!
Returning to duty Monday, November 7! Alex Jones, the belligerent, hostile, influential media host of Infowars was held accountable for his lies concerning the murder of 20 first graders and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on November 2012. After a 4-week trial, the jury awarded damages to the eight families totaling almost $1 billion. Jones...
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October 14, 2022
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Great Moments in Republican Hypocrisy
How much toxicity can American democracy take before it collapses? Here’s pro-life conservative pundit Dana Loesch speaking about the scandal surrounding former pro-football player, anti-abortion advocate, and Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker after Walker denied allegedly paying for an abortion for his girlfriend. “I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the...
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October 11, 2022