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Half-A-Mind To Fail

BY GARY EDMONDSON  We’ve done OK since leaving our caves, save for our perverse propensity to try to eradicate each other. Even when resources are not scarce, some folks seem to prefer to kill and plunder instead of sowing, reaping and creating themselves. Maybe we just crave more elbow room. Human footprints on the once-sacred...
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Rendering The Lard

UPDATE: Gov. Kevin Stitt today vetoed SB 251.  BY DAVID PERRYMAN One branch in my family tree connects directly to the Ozarks and while most regions of the country have unique sayings that have been passed down through generations, none are more numerous or colorful than those repeated over the decades by residents of the Appalachian...
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Bernhardt Would Be Another Disaster At Interior

BY FROMA HARROP Back in 2016, candidate Donald Trump said he opposed a Republican bill designed to grease the wholesale transfer of America’s public lands to states. “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great,” he told Field & Stream, “and you don’t know what the state is going to...
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Are The Racists On Viral Videos Mentally Ill?

BY FROMA HARROP Most everyone who spends time on social media has come across videos in which a white person is screaming racial insults, usually at a Latino or African-American. A recent example shows a woman at a ShopRite in East Haven, CT, barraging a black man with racist invective. But look more closely at...
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It’s Not Socialism; It’s What People Want

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “Socialism,” snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. And the obedient crowd of faithful Trumpistas snarled back in unison: “So-shull-izz-ummm!” And there you have the entire intellectual content of the GOP’s 2020 re-election strategy under Generalissimo Trump – slap Democrats silly with a scurrilous campaign branding them as...

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