Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam is the editor at FlaglerLive.com. Reach him at: ptristam@gmail.com or follow him through twitter: @pierretristam

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 9:15am
Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception. He’s the Republican Prototype.
Republicans are panicking that Donald Trump is ruining their good name while Democratic atheists are praying to god that Trump somehow manages to stay in the race through many a debate. They think this ex-Democrat and Republican apprentice who made “branding” the tackiest marketing trick on earth...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Enough Abuse: Close Seaworld
Four years ago People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the insurgent organization better known as PETA, sued Seaworld on behalf of five killer whales. That was ridiculous in itself. Animals have protected rights. But there is no legal basis for suing on behalf of an animal that has no say in...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:15am
Indiana and Arkansas Retreat From Hate Laws. Florida Plows Ahead.
Not long before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, Earl Warren, the chief justice, was at the White House for a stag party. President Eisenhower didn’t know how the court would rule...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:30am
Brian Williams and Baghdad Bob
In 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton lied when she claimed that she’d run across an airport tarmac in Bosnia to avoid sniper fire. It was left up to the comedian Sinbad, who was on the same trip with Clinton, to set her straight when he recalled that the only scary part of the trip was where they could...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:15am
When Bigots Hide Behind Religious Freedom
On January 6, a day before the massacre of the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran as fire chief and boss of 1,000 employees. Evangelicals have accused the mayor of firing the chief for his religious beliefs, which happen to be virulently anti-gay. Cochran...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:15pm
Cops Get Away With Murder Because They Know They Can. It’s America In Black and White.
In the space of nine days, two grand juries in two different towns found it unassailable for a cop in one town to shoot and kill an unarmed man 12 times, and for a bunch of cops in another to brutalize an unarmed man as one of the cops put him in a fatal chokehold. In both cases the murdered men...
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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:45pm
Ebola Isn’t a Problem in the US. Hysteria and Xenophobia Are.
One of Philip Roth’s last books, published four years ago, was called “Nemesis.” It takes place in Newark in 1944. A polio epidemic is ravaging the city. There’s panic. There’s suspicion. There’s racism and other forms of bigotry as Jews or the disabled are accused of being carriers. At the time no...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:45am
Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings and the American Death Penalty
We are going to war again in Iraq and expanding the bombing to Syria, the seventh country in the Middle East to be graced with American bombings since 2001 (not including Gaza-Palestine, where American bombs are piloted by Israeli largesse). We’re doing this why? Because two Americans and a Brit...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:45am
Obama’s Poisonous ISIS Moment and The Snare of Remote-Controlled War
You’ve heard by now of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest impersonation of his more hysterical half. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), he told an interviewer last Sunday, is “right now crucifying Christians in Iraq, literally nailing Christians to trees.” It’s a lie of course. It’s also an old...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 10:52am
The Soft-Core Terrorism of America's Gun Worship
For some reason Adam Putnam, Florida’s agriculture commissioner and governor wannabe, felt compelled to hold a press conference last week to boast about the number of concealed-carry weapons license holders in the state. That number will top 1 million this week, doubling in just five years.
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