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Another Crusader wants to judge us

Wendy Vitter: I cannot imagine a clearer example of the current GOP/DJT agenda to stack the federal judiciary with right-wing activist judges. I mean she’s already an *actual activist* for the far right!! And this LIFETIME APPOINTMENT would be her … Continue reading

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Even in a Jones endorsement, it’s still about Moore?

When charisma and entertainment are the most important values in campaigning today, here’s what you get: A weak-sauce local endorsement that’s 3/4 “vote against the disgusting, offensive, embarrassing bad guy,” and at best 1/4 “vote for the good, solid, qualified … Continue reading

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a proto feminist icon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Last night, I watched the final scene of Bride of Frankenstein. Can you believe the Bride only appears in the final 5 minutes? Within mere minutes, Elsa Lanchester created an indelible character — literally an instant worldwide icon. … Continue reading

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Homegrown Nazi sympathizers flourish in the Garden

Essential: Please watch this short film of a “pro-American” rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Yeah, it’s horrifying to see swastika iconography flanking a hagiographic George Washington; explicit calls for the formal establishment of strictly white, gentile control of … Continue reading

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The “Lost Cause” was never noble

Propaganda often masquerades as history… if it was obvious, it wouldn’t work. Arguments including “states’ rights” and “Lincoln was pro slavery” and “Lee was only reluctantly defending slavery” etc. are all whitewashing and apologism at *best*. But here is real, … Continue reading

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We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to start perfect. You just have to start.’

I truly love this statement by a friend of a friend on FB. (Text included below, too.) I feel that it is a very gracious open hand, with true understanding and empathy for a certain kind of oblivious white person who … Continue reading

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