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Americans Can Always Be Counted on To Do the Right Thing, After They’ve Tried Everything Else

“The Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.” That’s what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said of his ally during World War II. But still in a state of denial about COVID-19, PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO TRY ANYTHING.

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Statue of Nero with a Bird on his Head

Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned

It’s doubtful that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, but President Trump is most certainly fiddling with our election process while Americans are still dying of COVID-19—what has become the “Trump virus”—by the thousands and our economy is going to hell.

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Trump is a Big Fat, Dumb Ostrich! An Infographic

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Federal agents in Portland

The Threat to Suburbia

If we are to believe President Trump, the greatest threat to America is NOT the COVID-19 virus, but the danger posed by the radical left …

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Betsy DeVos

Our Children’s Lives Matter – Defund Betsy DeVos

President Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from public schools that do not open this fall in accordance with his wishes should not be taken …

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Mount Rushmore

Dying of Whiteness

Jonathan M. Metzl’s extraordinary 2019 book, Dying of Whiteness, How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland just gets more relevant as the …

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Charles Booker

From the Hood to the Holler

“From the Hood to the Holler,” that’s the campaign slogan of Charles Booker, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.  I applaud the notion of …

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George Wallace and Trump

Trump, the Jim Crow President

Even more than Richard Nixon’s 1968 “law and order” campaign, Trump’s ugly antics resemble those of former Alabama governor George Wallace, the virulent racist who also ran for President in 1968 and made no secret of his wanting the country to return to Jim Crow.

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Jefferson Memorial

Our Law and Order President

Trump is blatantly fueling hatred and racism to get reelected. Being the “law and order” President sounds a bullhorn that he will keep the Black Lives Matter demonstrators, white America’s latest embodiment of the “other,” safely in their place for another four years!

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Trump's Enablers

Trump’s Enablers

If everything wrong with American law enforcement got fixed tomorrow, African Americans and other people of color would still be suffering injustice until we tackle our society’s overwhelming structural economic inequality. Our system is an unjust, horrific mess!

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I Can’t Breathe

The murders of Eric Garner and George Floyd were about domination, not law enforcement. Putting your knee on someone’s neck while they plead for their life isn’t something that should be covered by police training, it’s a manifestation of sadistic hatred, plain and simple.

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America is All Too Willing to Sacrifice People of Color to COVID-19

Even if they are acknowledged to be “essential workers,” people of color are treated as expendable (i.e., black AND brown lives don’t matter!) and dying in disproportionate numbers because there’s no economic incentive for most white Americans to care whether they lie or die.

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Delivery Man with Packages

The “New Normal” Ain’t Gonna to Be Too Good!

Maybe it’s more efficient to ship every conceivable item in the known universe out of Amazon’s warehouses, but what about the people who lost their jobs at retailers all across America? Even if Amazon could hire them all, do we really want the whole country working for Amazon?

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Trump in the Coronavirus

The Biggest Decision of Trump’s Life (He Didn’t Make It)

Trump will be remembered for his negligent and incompetent management of the COVID-19 crisis, which destroyed our economy and caused the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, NOT the “greatest economy in the history of the world.”

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COVID Protests

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself

The “liberate” protests going on all across the country, some led by gun-toting, right-wing extremists, are trying to turn what should be a non-political public health decision into another rally against the “liberal elite” and the tyranny of big government.

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Robber Barons

Inequality Is the Root Cause of What Ails Us

Our dysfunctional healthcare system, increasingly unaffordable housing, and insurmountable student loan debt all make it obvious that our country’s economic system was a disaster for most Americans long before the COVID-19 crisis.

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When People Are Out of Work, Unemployment Results

“When people are out of work, unemployment results.” Those are the infamous words of
President Calvin Coolidge from almost 100 years ago. Why do so many of our leaders in
Washington seem equally mystified by COVID-19’s impact on the unemployment figures?

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Trump with Puckered Lips

Trump FAILED to Stem the Tide of Disaster

A long list of missed opportunities and errors in judgement led to our America’s COVID-19 disaster. Tracking all of Trump’s mistakes is like reading about his bankruptcies, only this time his failures are not only well documented by the media, but by hundreds of tweets!

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Lincoln with a Face Mask

In the Long Run, We are All Dead

The COVID-19 pandemic tragically illustrates our country’s crippling polarization and economic inequality. It should be obvious that a democracy can’t survive with a wealth gap that leaves so many people living paycheck to paycheck. Talk about a house of cards on the brink!

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What is Trump Without Twitter?

Could Trump Even Function in a World Without Twitter?!

If Donald Trump had led the Confederacy, the Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth might have come much sooner! He probably would have enjoyed leading a nation that’s existence was based on slave labor, but it’s hard to imagine him functioning in a world without Twitter!

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