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Raw Story: Tana Ganeva: Fred Guttenberg: '“We have irresponsible pathetic leaders who are letting it be that way, but it is changing on local levels. Laws are changing in cities, in states, every day right now. What’s happening is the NRA is suing all of those states and cities for doing it. So, here’s what you do,” Guttenberg says. “Every city, every state should go pass gun safety legislation now. Force the NRA to file a lawsuit all over this country against everybody.”'

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/watch-angry-parkland-dad-makes-bold-proposal-msnbc-bring-nra-knees/
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“It really is kind of a constitution-free zone,”says Patrick Eddington, a policy analyst who has been compiling data on border patrol’s internal checkpoints at the CATO Institute, a libertarian think tank. “I guess the best way to phrase it is that in this area, [border patrol agents] are being allowed to nullify people’s rights.”
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Pawyer, Guns & Money: Scott Lemieux: Paul Waldman: 'In the world Republicans have constructed, a Democrat who wants to give you health care and a higher wage is disrespectful, while a Republican who opposes those things but engages in a vigorous round of campaign race-baiting is respectful. The person who’s holding you back isn’t the politician who just voted to give a trillion-dollar tax break to the wealthy and corporations, it’s an East Coast college professor who said something condescending on Twitter. / So what are Democrats to do? The answer is simple: This is a game they cannot win, so they have to stop playing. Know at the outset that no matter what you say or do, Republicans will cry that you’re disrespecting good heartland voters. There is no bit of PR razzle-dazzle that will stop them. Remember that white Republicans are not going to vote for you anyway, and their votes are no more valuable or virtuous than the votes of any other American. Don’t try to come up with photo ops showing you genuflecting before the totems of the white working class, because that won’t work. Advocate for what you believe in, and explain why it actually helps people.'

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2018/05/no-magic-words-can-dispel-idea-liberals-smug-elitists
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Could the"divine intoxication" be a blessing or a curse due to race, gender, and social class?

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/146671/headless-hearts
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Conservative policies solve nothing. The GOP has a god-like ability to turn bullets into dollars.

https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/horror-in-gaza.html

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Shorter: "Oh please have terrorists 9-11 the USA again so I can win my local election campaign." Perhaps having falling bodies of people crashing down on one of your rallies would be a good PR stunt. Lots of campaign donations I'm sure: BAM! Ka-ching! BAM! Ka-ching! BAM! Ka-ching!

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/05/busted-south-dakota-goper-hopes-terrorist
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The imperial edict to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem has just made a bad situation even worse.

Butterflies & Wheels: Ophelia Benson: 'On Monday, we were confronted with two sets of pictures. On one side, thousands of Palestinians gathering at the Gaza border to protest are being shot down by Israeli snipers. As I write, at least 43 people have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded, according to the Gaza Health Ministry; those numbers will undoubtedly rise. / On the other side, representatives of the Trump administration, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, some Republican donors and a couple of evangelical megachurch pastors who have said vile, bigoted things about Islam and Muslims, are celebrating the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.'

http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2018/ruthless-simplification/
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