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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

Fossil Fueled Fascism
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Fossil Fueled Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There are at least four things about which our current president is quite consistent: He is anti-immigrant and anti-refugee in relation to non-white immigrants. He is anti-Islam, except in the case of Saudi Arabia and its allies. He supports Christian Fundamentalism. He supports the fossil fuel industry. These four things contribute…

The New, True Republicans
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The New, True Republicans

BY GARY EDMONDSON District 43 State Sen. Paul Scott of Duncan has spent the past few months becoming the embodiment of the new Republican Party – the party of racism, rudeness, personal ‘richment and religious hypocrisy. In early December, he announced a bill to eliminate pre-natal services to some of our poorest citizens – in order…

Reconstructing The Politics Of Power Via MLK
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Reconstructing The Politics Of Power Via MLK

BY NYLA ALI KHAN Politics should no longer be an abstract notion for young people, but a concrete method to bring about long-term reforms, which younger generations could build on. Is the politics of Martin Luther King Jr. relevant today? Can the revival of his political ideology compel millennials to recognize the influence that the…

One Step Behind
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One Step Behind

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES The following words from Hannah Arendt have been haunting me as we continue to see the rise of authoritarian and xenophobic nationalism in the United States, Europe, and even in Brazil: “It was the nature of the Nazi movement that it kept moving, becoming more radical with each passing month, but…

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