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Writer. News Junkie. Progressive. Feminist. Standing for the 99%
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Writer. News Junkie - and  have the very busy stream to prove it! Civil libertarian, progressive, feminist, science and history junkie and compulsive poet, but usually friendly. 
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Twitter has used its new rules about violent threats to nab one of the most well-known conservative trolls.
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A Republican lawmaker on Saturday called for the termination of the police chief who released a 2006 offense report alleging that Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," molested five underage girls when he was a teenager.
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Though all the awards had been announced and a week of celebrity sightings and red carpet fanfare was nearly complete, the final word at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night was not from a famous actor, producer or director but from an octogenerian French glaciologist who in a documentary film about his life exploring the icy depths of the Antarctica issued a stark—yet hopeful—plea to humanity over the perils of planetary climate change.
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America is powerful. We are not strong. Now is the time to understand the difference -- and to put away the myths
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Quote: Most Americans who read A People’s History of the United States undoubtedly considered it a major revision. But in fact Zinn’s book was a work of synthesis made possible by a growing body of scholarship, known as social history, which had already unearthed the histories of peoples long neglected by a discipline overattuned to political and economic elites. Social historians sought to prove that even oppressed peoples helped determine the warp and woof of history—that even the wretched had “agency.” endquote

To really understand the past, and why things are the way they are, IMHO, you need to understand everybody's part, not just the elites.  So, yeah, I am firmly in the camp of the social historians. 
The battle over history is the battle to define America's story. This Memorial Day, it is more important than ever
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Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?   Permanent War
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Though all the awards had been announced and a week of celebrity sightings and red carpet fanfare was nearly complete, the final word at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night was not from a famous actor, producer or director but from an octogenerian French glaciologist who in a documentary film about his life exploring the icy depths of the Antarctica issued a stark—yet hopeful—plea to humanity over the perils of planetary climate change.
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As Republican anti-poverty policies fail to reduce poverty, states are doubling down on making the poor miserable
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