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Drags C'mon: A River of Pride (and Improbable Drag Queens)
Back in the day, "a resistance whose time had come." Archives photo Kicking off the global WorldPride event being hosted in New York City this year, hundreds of thousands of people marched Sunday through the liberated streets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising , "the most...
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Only the Best People
One of Manafort's seven (former) homes, this one a 10-bedroomer in the Hamptons. Front photo by Seth Gottfried. Today's small shard of justice and redress was the spectacularly squalid spectacle of the perp walk of Paul Manafort at his arraignment in New York on Trump-proof state charges of...
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With the Tired and Hungry and Scared, Then and Now
After Oscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria and the rest - it turns out they were just two of dozens who've died in the Rio Grande this year thanks to state-sponsored barbarism that now even asylum officials oppose - we took a truth and beauty break with Willie Nelson...
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Melania's Be Best Campaign Is Delightedly Expanding To Help Kids Everywhere Except, You Know, the Ones In the Concentration Camps
World War 2 archives. Front photo John Moore/Getty Images Jesus. The First Escort, mistress of cognitive dissonance, has announced she's expanding her elusive, grammatically challenged Be Best campaign to "better the lives of children everywhere," though evidently exceptions may apply. A White...
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Every Day Is World Refugee Day
The relatively benign scene at the Expo. Photo by Tristan Spinski, New York Times. Front photo by Derek Davis, Portland Press Herald Last week the U.N. declared World Refugee Day to shine a light on the record, almost 26 million poor, brown, defenseless souls our monsters in power keep using as...
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To Keep A Light On: First Responder Luis Alvarez Enters Hospice Care
Testifying before Congress. Photo by UPI. Front photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Luis Alvarez, the retired New York City cop and former 9/11 First Responder who last week joined Jon Stewart to testify before Congress the day before he was scheduled to undergo his 69th round of chemotherapy, has...
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Coates On Slavery: It Was 150 Years Ago and It Was Right Now
Sculpture by Kwame Akoto-Bamfo at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama A day of drama as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and other advocates offered searing, eloquent testimony at a House hearing on proposed reparations to black Americans on Juneteenth, the day in 1865 that U.S. slavery...
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We Have To Do Better: Winning With Love and A Stellar Non-Endorsement
Orlando's "Love Will Win" rally. Twitter photo. Front photo by Paul Brinkmann/UPI So the ghastly MAGA buffoon just kicked off his re-election campaign in Orlando, a town which this month also marks the three-year-anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, and...
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Crying Children In Cages: This Is Not Somewhere Else
Real kids in cages. Photo by Center for Border Protection. Other photos by RAICES Over 3,000 poor, brown children remain penned like animals in cages, sleeping alone under 68-cent blankets in freezing cells thanks to this regime's "purposefully cruel" family separations. In recent days, as...
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Kingston Isn't Sure About the Finale of "Empire"
Happy Father's Day to DJ Pryor and his 19-month-old son, Kingston, who just basically broke the Internet with a home video of the two happily, thoughtfully chatting about the season finale of "Empire." Pryor, a Tennessee comedian and aspiring actor, had just finished watching the show when his...
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