Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

No Executions in California

This is from the ACLU: Governor Gavin Newsom just made history: this morning, he announced that California will not carry out executions on his watch. This announcement marks a watershed moment in the fight for racial equity and equal justice … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Declares War Against News

President Donald Trump has long lashed out at the media, specifically any medium that says or prints anything negative about him. “Fake news” has become his catchphrase perhaps even more than one he tried and failed to trademark: “You’re fired.” … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is Losing His Wheels

Some really astonishing things have happened in American politics in the past two or three years. But things are moving from the unexpected to the predicted. 1) Donald Trump was named the Republican Party nominee. When he announced his candidacy, … Continue reading

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The Statue of Liberty

The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and … Continue reading

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Attention Writing Fans and Pirates

As a writer, I think it’s just fine if somebody copies what I’ve written without my getting paid for my work. Just like I think it’s fine if I don’t have to pay for my Internet service, or my computer, … Continue reading

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Do The Oppressed Support the Oppressors?

An opinion by guest blogger Faizeh Al-Zarqa.  This was originally posted one year ago, but is as relevant today as it was then. A couple weeks ago, we were watching Samantha Bee and she was showing a clip of Rep. Louis … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Mouth and Brain

To me, Donald Trump being president of the United States is not a Republican/Democrat issue. It’s an American issue, and ultimately a world issue.  There are so many problems here, but for now I’ll focus on one: sounding like a … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day America Steals Children

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using a Bible verse to justify ripping children away from their parents. They’ll hint the parents might not get their children back. The government actually admits they’re using this as a threat. What … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on Politics at Polling Places

The United States Supreme Court said Minnesota’s ban on political clothing at polling places was too broad and vague. SCOTUS Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.said: “A shirt declaring ‘All Lives Matter,‘ we are told, could be ‘perceived’ as political. … Continue reading

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Babies Can Consent: 16-Year-Olds Can’t

  In some parts of Australia, 15 year olds aren’t old enough to give consent to another person doing things with their genitals. In other parts, 16 year olds aren’t old enough.  In some cases, neither are 17 year olds. … Continue reading

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