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An Open Letter to Judd Apatow

I'm a rape survivor and your comparison is invalid

  APRIL 24, 2017 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

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Trump hasn't taken my freedom or my sense of trust in myself from me

Judd, Can I call you Judd? I don't know you and after your attempt at "comedy", I don't want to. I let a lot slide but as a rape survivor, someone...
#Rape #Donald Trump #Judd Apatow #Election #Comparison

Jill Jankoski

Religion, When Extremism?

Religions often seek dominance

  NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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Most religions write down the word of God as they interpret it and misinterpret what they write down

The question, when is religion extremism, is answered with the statement, any time it turns into an ism. There are two principal isms where religion...
#Church #God #Spread #Religion #Extremism

John Sammon

☕️ Aaron Stipkovich

Dear world, please stop making stupid people famous. https://t.co/hcE29SAulr

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I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject gets equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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Ex-Cia Facing Italy Jail

State Department ignored her pleas

  JULY 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN NEWS AND WEB REPRINTS  

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She may become the first CIA officer and U.S. diplomat imprisoned over Rendition

A former CIA officer and diplomat who has repeatedly denied playing a role in one of the most notorious U.S. counterterrorism programs is set to...
#Sabrina De Sousa #Cia #Italy #Hillary Clinton #Rendition

Aaron Stipkovich

the 9/11 Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories won’t keep us safe. Vigilance will.

  JUNE 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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If the fault for 9/11 lies with our leaders, then it lies with us -- since we elect them.

Conspiracy theories are comforting in some strange way. In a “shades of gray” world they hold out the prospect that there is some simple, black...
#911 #Terrorist #Isis #Jfk #Conspiracy

Charles Faddis

the Man Card

Clinton's more than her gender

  MAY 6, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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There's apparently no symbolism to having white guys in charge

I'm not the least bit surprised Trump’s
#Misogyny #Donald Trump #Woman #Man Card #Feminism

Fraser Sherman

Oppressed By the Poor

Once again, conservatives say the poor are vile

  MARCH 25, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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No political insider really wants an outsider to come in and shake things up.

Some conservative pundits, upon seeing working-class and poor white people voting for Trump and cheering him on, have formed a theory to explain it:...
#Donald Trump #Ted Cruz #Nationa Review #George Bush #Authoritarians

Fraser Sherman

25 Things Trump Can Say

I'm Not Normal

  MARCH 22, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The fact that he hasn’t said some of these is not the point. The point is he could say these.

Here are 25 things Donald Trump could say and get away with it. The fact that he hasn’t said some of these is not the point. The point is he...
#Donald Trump #Comedy #Republican #Hillary Clinton #Thought

John Sammon

the Effects Of Ms-13

One of the most notorious and violent gangs, and you.

  MARCH 14, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Terror and bloodshed aside, the effects of MS-13 elevate Hispanic street gangs to a new level.

Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, is one of the most violent, fastest growing criminal organizations in the United States, and it is quickly...
#Gang #Ms-13 #Mexico #Violence #Drugs

Edward Carney

As Bad As They Are

Our enemies' evil cannot excuse our own

  FEBRUARY 24, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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Trump’s argument is that it’s okay to enjoy being the bully or the torturer

"Grapple not with monsters lest you become one." -- Nietzsche. It's often hard to know how to defeat evil but becoming as evil and vile as...
#Torture #Water-boarding #Religious Freedom #War On Terror #Rules Of War

Fraser Sherman

a Tale Of Contradictions

U.S. and China

  FEBRUARY 3, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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Communist China and capitalist America will be bound by dreams of money and profit for a long time

On an August day in 1983, I went to a hospital in Shanghai to visit my father. He’d developed liver problems in the mid-1960s while being tortured...
#China #Capitalist #Communist #America #Cancer

Aaron Stipkovich

Christian Terrorism

Some conservatives say it doesn't exist

  NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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In the 20th and 21st century, pretty much everyone has adopted terrorism at some point.

If there's one thing right-wingers dislike talking about, it's right-wing terrorism. Therefore I'm not surprised that Sen. Ted Cruz recently...
#Christian #Terrorism #Abortion #Ted Cruz #Islam

Fraser Sherman

Alas, Babble On

or, How Social Media Will Create the First Earthlings

  NOVEMBER 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

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The nation state is dead or dying--long live the global citizenry, at long last free of tribalism.

Alas, Millennium: Century 21 & An Age of Global Citizenship In another Age, dubbed 'Gilded' by its greatest chronicler, two strong men...
#Earth #People #Tribal #Kipling #Twain

J B Pravda

The Democracy Alternative

There's really no substitute

  MAY 27, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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The U.S. is one of the very few where a post-revolutionary leader peacefully gave up power.

Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst system of government, except for all the alternatives. This is apparently news to economist...
#Democracy #Revolution #Middle East #Bryan Caplan

Fraser Sherman

Blood and Death

The strange cult of the drug cartels.

  APRIL 28, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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The depiction of their worship was popularized in the hit series Breaking Bad.

Cinco De Mayo's cultural flair will spill out into the streets soon and, if you look, many faces will host a ghostly grin, bearing a close...
#Mexican Cartels #Santa Muerte #John Lee Brook #Arturo Leyva

Randall Radic

Jean Valjeans of America

We are better than this

  APRIL 14, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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How can we give to each other and help each other when there is not a crisis staring us in the face?

If we begin to look at all life as a gift, all life that is special, all life that has a right to be free, then perhaps we can begin a dialogue of how...
#America #Walter Scott #Les Misrables #John Oliver #Police

Victoria Medina

Aaron Stipkovich

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Let's start with Strategy

ISIS and Obama: The predictable has happened.

  FEBRUARY 13, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE  

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Like everything in US political discourse... all room for nuance or original thought is removed.

The predictable has happened. As the President prepares to go to Congress and request new war powers for the fight against ISIS, the debate about...
#Cia #Foreign Policy #Isis #Islamist #Politics #President Oba

Aaron Stipkovich

American Sniper

Coming home was the real struggle.

  FEBRUARY 4, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT  

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Chris Kyle may not have been an angel, but he was a hero.

This past Saturday, I took the opportunity to see American Sniper, the movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. With 160 confirmed...
#Ptsd #American Sniper #Chris Kyle

Robert Cleveland

CIA, Mossad Op in Syria

US officials blow the whistle on secret mission

  FEBRUARY 3, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN STIPKO LIVE  

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We don't know yet, and we're trying to sort that out. - Mike McConnell

Five former U.S. intelligence officials, speaking under the condition of anonymity,
#Hezbollah #Cia #Mossad #Syria #Israel #Lebanon

Aaron Stipkovich

Heroism and Debt

Is making a mistake by public safety officers not possible?

  JANUARY 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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You want to know how to get a police officer angry? Say your taxes pay his salary.

At the Dec. 27 funeral of two New York police officers, fellow officers turned their backs in protest to a projected screen image of City Mayor Bill...
#Bill De Blasio #Protest #Police #New York

John Sammon

Understanding Terrorism II

The main focus of the real terrorist with political ends

  JANUARY 19, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE COPELAND CHRONICLES  

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...to cause the other side to react with rage and fear thereby provoking an irrational response.

So far it appears that the attack on
#Terrorism #Fear #Politics #Response #Irrational

Aaron Stipkovich

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