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1916 or 2016?

The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.  1,088 more words

Social Commentary

Trumping quietly: modern bullshit

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I’ve been reading a few things about how Donald Trump has affected the current US political debate and it got me thinking about the parallels with British politics of today. 692 more words

Politics

Hillary Clinton's Steal of the Day!

The Democrats bank on people not being interested enough to bother finding out how Clinton could be winning by such a large margin.

But ask yourself: How could Hillary Clinton possibly be beating Bernie Sanders by 648 delegates (27% of what is needed to secure the nomination) when he is pulling off a number of upsets and is virtually tying with her elsewhere? 277 more words

Politics

Mass Incarceration Statistics: The Sentencing Project

Prison populations began creeping up in the late 1970’s, exploding in the mid 1980’s. The graphics below represent a 500% increase over the past thirty years. 124 more words

From The Staff

Trump Is Not The Problem—It's Our Fearful Neighbors & Fellow Citizens Seeking Demagoguery

News Flash:

While Donald Trump represents much of the worst of our humanity, if not him it would be someone else fulfilling the role of cheerleader for the disenfranchised. 254 more words

Ideas

fbi v. apple decrypts candidates

As in 2016’s first eight contentious weeks, rallies, polls and posturing are similarly shaping week nine. Clinton v. Sanders and Trump v. Pope are but a couple of the headlines. 731 more words

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