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  • Weighing Trump’s Record On Anti-Semitism American Jews have been rocked in recent weeks by a growing wave of anti-Semitic threats and incidents, culminating in this week’s shocking desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis. In light of this, it is not too soon to evaluating President Trump’s response to this new wave of action intended to express hatred of Jews ...
  • Has The Military Entered The Political Fray?  Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The members of what Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, calls “the Church of America the Redeemer” are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of cardinals now ensconced in Washington. Perhaps there was no more striking ...
  • David Brooks And A Figment Of The Neoconservative Imagination Angst in the Church of America the RedeemerCross-posted with TomDispatch.com Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs there is.  The pay may be decent (at least ...
  • As Immigration Courts Lack Funding, Trump Justifies Blocking Access Over the last ten years, funding for immigration courts has remained largely stagnant, even as funding for enforcement expanded. Previous administrations failed to request funding and the slow pace of hiring led to Congressional reluctance to allocate additional funds. Predictably, backlogs ballooned as year after year a steady flow of cases piled up on judges’ ...
  • ‘She Wanted To Be With Her Daughter’ “She wanted to be with her daughter.” This phrase was repeated often in the days following the death of Debbie Reynolds, who passed just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. While the prominence of these two individuals grabbed the nation’s attention, their story resonated because it spoke to our society’s unconditional love and investment ...
  • Who Exactly Are ‘Radical’ Muslims? By Z. Fareen Parvez, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror.” From his inauguration address to remarks to military leaders, President Trump has been warning against “Islamic terrorists.” Many different kinds of individuals and movements get collapsed into this category of radical Islam. A ...
  • CAT AND DOG – Ep.74 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Thursday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • Don’t Try To Co-opt Indivisible Movement, Fulfill It There are two things currently happening in the world of Democratic and progressive politics, which are happening independently of each other, for the most part. This weekend, the Democratic National Committee will meet to elect a new chair. Meanwhile, out in the hinterlands, the progressive wave of energy and resistance to Donald Trump and his ...
  • Trump Is Right On Palestine: A Two-State Solution Is No Longer Viable Just because Trump said it doesn’t mean it has to be wrong. During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly stated that he could support a divergence from a two-state solution in Palestine. He is the first United States president in recent memory to question that sacred article of ...
  • The Economic Growth Myth of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy The Republicans are working hard to continue embedding the economic myth that lowering taxes on the already affluent results in economic growth. It is indeed a myth. And while we need to be cautious about correlation, and there are many other factors intervening in macro-economic growth, it is still relevant to review the evidence from ...
  • The 15 Best ‘Non-Disney’ Places To Travel With Children Where can you take the little ones if Disney is not high on your travel bucket list? The answer can easily be “anywhere else” to parents who are not looking to spend a fortune on a few days of entertainment, juggle massive crowds of overexcited children high on sugar, or wait in line for ...
  • A Definitive Analysis Of Donald Trump’s Handshake President Trump is a mediocre businessman, but he’ll tell you that he’s the best businessman and there’s no better businessman than him. Businessmen need to shake a lot of hands. It’s one of the best ways to seal a deal and we all know who wrote the definitive book on business: Donald Trump. While we’re ...
  • Chairing The DNC: A Multimillion-Dollar Election by Niv Sultan There’s a packed field in the race to chair the Democratic National Committee, whose 447 members will elect their new leader on Saturday. Rep. Keith Ellison and former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez lead the nine candidates who remain in the contest — a relatively diverse bunch hailing from around the country and from ...
  • Milo Yiannopolous: A Post-Mortem Milo was always dispensable. He wasn’t the business end of things. He wasn’t going to wind up in the White House, like his old Breitbart boss, Steve Bannon. In the alt-right eco-system he was useful, but not essential. Provocateurs like Milo did important work—outraging the normies and exposing the cuckservatives. Milo was good at it, uninhibited ...
  • Build Lasting Progressive Change. Elect Keith Ellison Chair Of The DNC. In this perilous and challenging new era, Democratic Party officials are scrambling to catch up with the progressive grassroots resistance and demands for real change. Activists, organizers, and engaged citizens across the country have been channeling major dam-bursting energy and creativity into opposing the Republicans’ cruel agenda, and have already racked up some initial successes. ...
  • Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: The War Is Between Extremists And Moderates Of All Religions, Not Just Islam NEW YORK — There’s a Qur’anic scripture on one of the walls in Imam Feisal Rauf’s office, showing Arabic letters stylized in the shape of a long boat on a blue background of Turkish marbled paper.  Like a captain trying to navigate his boat in troubled waters, Imam Rauf, the 69-year-old founder of the Cordoba House ...
  • How Republicans Divided and Conquered Wisconsin Six years ago on a cold February day, I created a protest sign, my first ever, hastily scribbling the words “Member of the Union of Human Beings. I Stand With Wisconsin Workers.” Although never a union member myself, I reacted with moral indignation when newly elected Governor Scott Walker attacked the collective bargaining rights of ...
  • News Roundup for February 22, 2017 We don’t even know what to say anymore. 1. Trump administration says mass deportations are not the goal. Which doesn’t really align with the all the available evidence. More here. 2. Muslim activists raised over $70,000 to help a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri. This is what solidarity looks like people. More here. 3. Federal judge ruled that ...
  • Irish Women Are Fighting For Their Rights And You Can Help Women’s rights are still an issue we are fighting for on a global scale. The Women’s March on Washington inspired hundreds of solidarity demonstrations across the globe showing that as far as we have come, there is still a way to go. On March 8th women worldwide will be striking in a symbolic movement to ...
  • Psychedelics May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction, According To New Study The criminalization of people who use psychedelics is rooted in myths that are the vestiges of colonialism and the drug war – and, one by one, those myths are crumbling down. We’ve learned in recent years that people who use psychedelics are significantly *less* likely to end up developing mental health problems, perpetrating domestic violence, or ...