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On Cherry-Blossom and Conflict-of-Interest Motifs: The Tacky, Relentless Selling of America
No press allowed inside Mar-A-Lago, so we just have these blurry social media photos of white people hunkered down during our national emergency, partying while America burns. While we await the Mueller findings, Trump is greedily hustling to squeeze every cent he can from hard-pressed taxpayers...
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In Praise Of Jonathan Daniels and Ruby Sales: Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
Daniels with the kids. Photo from Episcopal Church Archives Jonathan Daniels, born on 20 March 1939, would have turned 80 this week. A doctor's son and small-town kid from Keene, New Hampshire, he attended Virginia Military Institute and Harvard briefly, then entered an Episcopal seminary. In 1965...
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Lady Liberty Gets Probation
After Trump put people in cages, Okoumou said of her action, "I had had enough. We have gone so low as a country I had to climb as high as I could to raise consciousness.” AP photo. Patricia Okoumou, the Congolese immigrant facing up to 18 months in prison for climbing the Statue Of Liberty last...
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The Only Hope Is To Be the Daylight
In his beloved palm forest. New Yorker photo. Front photo by Lisa Kristine Belatedly, we mourn the passing of WS Merwin, masterful poet as well as fierce environmentalist and defender of justice, who died in his sleep Friday at 91 at his home on Maui, where over several decades he and his wife...
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Now, Now We Come Together
Omar Nabi holds up a photo of his father Haji-Daoud Nabi, which he also posted online with the lament, "Please Dad. Come home." Photo by Jason South. Front photo by Mark Baker/AP "Please Dad. Come Home," Omar Nabi wrote plaintively beside a courtly photo he posted of his 71-year-old father Haji-...
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People Are Getting Busted For Committing Freedom Of Speech, Which Is Not A Good Sign
The offending message. Photos from Bell Visuals For the first time, Capitol Police have arrested an activist for the crime of projecting a political message on a Congressional Building, one of many defiant dispatches over the years by Robin Bell of Bell Visuals. Since Trump's election, Bell has...
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Team Heckler: Liars Not Lawyers
Downing lies. Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images A big bad day for the especially egregious members of Grifters Inc. as Paul Manafort was hit with 16 shiny new charges of fraud and slime brought by New York prosecutors just moments after his sentencing in federal court. The indictment , unveiled by...
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We Say, Let Us Live
One of too many scenes of destruction across Israel. A.P. photo. Facing multiple corruption charges and a tight upcoming election, Netanyahu has as usual turned to strident fear-mongering and racist nationalism, warning he alone can save Israel from the Arab threat and proclaiming that Israel...
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Metalhead Kazoos: 1. Hate: 0
Blythe leads the counter-party. Photo by Scott Elmquist/Style Weekly For a touch of Monday cheer, we commend the several hundred kazoo-playing, tutu-wearing "freaks, weirdos, misfits and regular people of good conscience” who turned up at a Richmond counter-party to drown out vitriolic Westboro...
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On Freedom of Speech and the Revenge of Individual 1
Jessikka Aro photo Ever fittingly, the current pernicious regime marked International Women's Day by presenting prestigious Women of Courage Awards to 10 women around the world who conspicuously did not include Jessikka Aro, a renowned Finnish investigative journalist who has long faced down death...
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