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Right on Cue, Media Begins to Normalize Trump

There is no “law of journalism” requiring the press—or Democrats—to treat a far-right demagogue like any other politician.

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Reader: ‘Bernie Sanders Knows Politics Can Save Lives’

In a letter to The Guardian, a reader looks at the dark legacies of “economic hardship and social deprivation” and sees in Bernie Sanders, who lost several family members in the Holocaust, a presidential candidate who grasps that social security and empowerment can protect a population from the potentially deadly “seduction of scapegoating” minorities and the underrepresented.

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The Ruinous Rant of John McCain

The decline of the Grand Old Party into an angry mob is gaining momentum, with crackpot rage displacing common sense on every major issue from public finance to marriage rights.

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Gabrielle Giffords: Tragic Prophet

There is one commentator whose words should enlighten us on the meaning of Saturday’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the savage murders that took the lives of, among others, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. The person is Giffords herself.

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE


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