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Healthcare Reform Is Not Dead

The spectacular failure of the GOP health care bill in July, along with the continued antics of the Trump White House, have limited good news for the GOP of late.   792 more words

Politics

A Monumental Discussion: Meg Groeling

I have written several versions of an essay on my feelings concerning the issue of the removal of Confederate monuments and statues, and I am never satisfied that I have expressed myself well, or even accurately. 699 more words

Memory

New 'Distracted Walking' Legislation Will Outlaw Texting, and Even Talking, While Walking

(TFTP) The heinous “crime” of “distracted walking” has become the latest trend that cities in the United States are looking to legislate into nonexistence—relying on tax dollars and the extortion of citizens to solve the problem instead of common sense. 570 more words

States' Rights

Trout Fisting In America #25 - Charlottesvile

This shit has always existed in America. And it’s existed as the lifeblood of the Republican party since 1964. Man, the ugly shit politicians will align themselves with just so they can get the chance to cut taxes for the goddamn wealthy. 1,247 more words

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Unconstitutional State Food, Agriculture Crackdowns Spur Congress to Act

Earlier this summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that could dramatically change the ways states tax and regulate interstate commerce, including commerce in agriculture and food. 38 more words

Cities Seek Sanctuary: Trump Likely to Get a Lesson in Federalism

One might expect Donald Trump and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third to embrace “states’ rights,” what with the baldly racist origins of that term. As it turns out, they’re only fans of state and local power when that power is used in the service of tribalism — the tendency of local populations, especially in Sessions’s neck of the woods, to exclude and target “The Other.” And they’re fans of states’ rights least of all when states or municipalities adopt — Gasp! 1,296 more words

Brendan Beery

1862: "Willing To Exterminate Us"

August 9, 1862

We went to Anna Brown’s funeral this morning, a most sad and touching service. We begin to feel anxious and a little depressed. 740 more words

American Civil War