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On the one hand, the president makes nonstop outlandish claims in his recent @ABC interview about my campaign and R… https://t.co/4tfreqN5l3

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Independent Journal Review
The 2020 Twenty — Bill Weld

This is IJR's third segment of The 2020 Twenty. We're asking every 2020 presidential candidate 20 questions on their plans, policies, outlook, and background as well as some lighter ones to help our readers get to know the people and their personalities as they compete to run the country. There are several Republicans who have criticized President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the only candidate trying to stop the president from the same side of the aisle. The 2020 election will not be the first time Weld's name will appear on a ballot against T

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The Grist
Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down

It was a sweltering late summer day in southern Florida when Becky Harris took her dogs to run along the bank of the St. Lucie River. Her white Pomeranian, Pandora, was off leash while Kylie, her Rottweiler mix, trotted alongside her. Suddenly, Pandora took off down the grassy hill toward the beach and was soon tearing into a dead fish. Harris tried to yank it out of her mouth, but Pandora bolted under the sea grapes to polish it off. Within hours, the normally bouncy Pandora was so lethargic that her head fell into her water bowl. Harris took Pandora to the closest veterinary ER, where the l

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Counter Punch
Catch 2020 – Trump’s Authoritarian Endgame

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a version of events quickly challenged by Iran and the owner of the tanker. These accusations are reminiscent of similar charges lobbed at the Iranian regime in May, with some in the press naturally drawing parallels to the propaganda surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which in 1964 facilitated the disastrous American involvement in Vietnam. Alarmingly, Pompeo clarified he considers the 2001 Authorization for Use of M

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Hot Air
Is Alex Jones getting a bad rap on that story? You know the one I mean

"Lawyers for Sandy Hook families say Alex Jones sent them child porn," blares the headline at the CT Post. When I first saw it, I missed a breath. Why the hell would he mail evidence that he"s into child porn to people who are already suing him? Did he miss a memo that possessing and transmitting child porn will get you hard time in a federal pen? But read the story. He didn"t mail it, and it wasn"t sent to the families. It was sent to their lawyers in the course of discovery for the defamation suit he"s facing. The law firm representing the families of the 2012 mass shooting, stated in c

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Counter Punch
The Dark Side of Brexit: Britain’s Ethnic Minorities Are Facing More and More Violence

Pictures of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up in Germany where he had just left school. His teachers brought him to celebrate his graduation on a trip to Canterbury, where he was assaulted and beaten half to death by a gang of youths in what local people are convinced was a racist attack. It took place at 6pm on 6 June in Rose Lane in the centre of the city about 250 yards from Canterbury Cathedral. Daniel received a merciless beating from his numerous attackers, which left him close to death.

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WND
Ronald Reagan's lost letter to his dying father-in-law

With Father"s Day and the 15th anniversary of Ronald Reagan"s death (June 5, 2004) at our backs, I"ve got a great and inspiring story about the 40th president and his father-in-law that readers will find fascinating. Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty, who had been working on a biography of Nancy Reagan, discovered a long-lost letter from President Ronald Reagan to his father-in-law at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library among the personal belongings of the former first lady. Loyal Davis was Mrs. Reagan"s father and a pioneering neurosurgeon, and he was just days away from death.

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Hot Air
Grab a tissue: Budweiser tribute on Father’s Day tugs at heartstrings

Talk about a welcome tear-jerker of a commercial. Budweiser has one for you as a tribute to all the stepfathers out there who stepped up and parented children who came into their lives via marriage. An advertisement in support of stepfathers is a good hook. It"s an untraditional one for Father"s Day, where the main focus is on biological fathers. We know the rate of divorce is almost 50% so there are a lot of stepfathers out there. This ad shows three stepfathers and their stepkids, all now grown adults. Spoiler Alert: They all ask to be formally adopted by their stepfathers. I know. Gra

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Zhi Zhu
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Independent Journal Review
Trump Wishes His ‘Worst and Most Vicious Critics’ a Happy Fathers Day: Here’s How Other GOPers Are Celebrating

President Donald Trump wished everyone a happy Father's Day, including his worst and most vicious critics,&"; as other members of the Republican Party joined in to celebrate the day honoring dads. In a tweet published Sunday morning, the president proclaimed a Happy Father's Day to all,&"; even extending the wish to his fiercest detractors and proclaiming it is a fantastic time to be an American.&"; Happy Father's Day to all, including my worst and most vicious critics, of which there are fewer and fewer. This is a FANTASTIC time to be an American! KEEP AMERICA GREAT! — Donald J. T

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@DonaldJTrumpJr SPEAKING OF SICKOS: Did daddy normalize all his affairs, particularly the one with Stormy Daniels t… https://t.co/0AgHhrgw4D

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WND
Without fathers, does freedom die?

(Image courtesy Pixabay) The first formal "Father"s Day" was celebrated June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd heard a church sermon on the newly established Mother"s Day and wanted to honor her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, who had raised six children by himself after his wife died in childbirth. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd drew up a petition supported by the Young Men"s Christian Association and the ministers of Spokane to celebrate Fathers" Day. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson spoke at a Spokane Fathers" Day service. President Nixon, in 1972, establishe

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WND
1 day only! Radical discount on award-winning video Bible!

Over 10 years in the making, the award-winning "WatchWORD Bible" – comprising the entire New Testament, word for word, on video – has been widely praised for bringing Scripture to life in an amazing new way. It has sold nationally for $299.99, and WND has sold it for $199.99. But more recently, thanks to new manufacturing and distribution partners, WND has been able to make the entire 10-DVD "WatchWORD Bible New Testament" available to our readers for much less, selling many sets for only $79.99. However, TODAY ONLY, as a gift to our valued readers, WND is making the entire "WatchWORD Bi

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Independent Journal Review
Mike Huckabee Hits Back at Obama Adviser-Turned-CNN Analyst Who Trashed Sarah Sanders’ Legacy

Fox News contributor and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) went after CNN analyst and former adviser to former President Barack Obama (D) David Axelrod for the latter's recent comments effectively calling his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a liar. During a Friday appearance on Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum,&"; Huckabee was asked for his thoughts regarding Axelrod's recent comments where he suggested that his daughter was the fire marshall to a pyromaniac&"; during her tenure as President Donald Trump's press secretary. If you are the spokes

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Zhi Zhu
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...recorded him describing his [Cohen's] effort to buy and bury embarrassing photographs involving the Falwells. M… https://t.co/g0zHXpZvxE

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WND
Unredacting the dots

Just because the media report a story, doesn"t indicate they know what it really means. Two unrelated stories emerged this week. They are connected by a common theme, but I haven"t seen anyone connect the dots yet. So, here goes: On Thursday, June 13, Oberlin College was hit with the maximum putative damages allowed by law, in a case that had already handed down $11 million in actual damages to Gibson"s Bakery, a multi-generational small business. Thursday the bakery got $22 million in punitive damages. The message was that the jury didn"t appreciate the college"s effort to destroy a family

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WND
The ultimate Father's Day

Father"s Day is almost upon us. I find it interesting that the one day of the year when the most phone calls are made is Mother"s Day, while the one day of the year when the most collect calls are made is (you guessed it) Father"s Day. Some people have hands-on fathers, while others have fathers who are somewhat distant, disinterested and not really engaged in their lives. Sadly, some have dads who have abandoned them altogether. And some have fathers who have died. But there is one thing that we all have in common, regardless of what kind of father we have had on earth: We have a Father in

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WND
More Robinson, please

Hurray! What a joy to see Dr. Robinson on WND [ "Public schools: The most racist institution of all" ]. I hope he is a regular addition from here on. His article resonates so strongly with me because we know people personally who worked for and retired from the California school system in administration. Not only did they make healthy six-figure incomes during their careers, but their retirements also approach and meet six figures. Along with that, one of them is passing down a percentage of that retirement (inheritance) to relatives who are in their 30s, which will finally expire once they h

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Dan Friedman
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Times take on the Falwell pool boy story doesn't have a much new detail on those personal photos, but it seems to s… https://t.co/AHeNeKdjHg

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Independent Journal Review
Sarah Sanders Holds Back Tears Reflecting on Her Time at the White House: ‘The Honor of a Lifetime’

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had tears in her eyes as she spoke about her time at the job on Wednesday. I'll try not to get emotional because I know cry can make us look weak sometimes, right?&"; Sanders said to a room full of people. This has been an honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime, I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president.&"; During her time as press secretary, Sanders faced criticism from journalists for her tough and unwavering approach to the job. However, Sanders

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Falwell (fell well) endorsing Mr. Trump instead, becoming one of the first major evangelical leaders to get behind… https://t.co/rWA8uQOolJ

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Counter Punch
Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry

The Friends of the People caricatured by Isaac Cruikshank, November 15, 1792, Joseph Priestley and Thomas Paine are surrounded by incendiary items Beyond Common Sense , most Americans know little about Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Few know that at the end of Paine’s life, he had become a pariah in U.S. society, and for many years after his death, he was either ignored or excoriated—the price he paid for The Age of Reason and its disparagement of religious institutions, especially Christianity. Early in The Age of Reason , Paine attacks the hypocrisy of religious professionals: “When a ma

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The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen - The New York Times https://t.co/nCSDlm3t3b

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Roaming Charges: In the Land of 10,000 Talkers, All With Broken Tongues

Mexican wolf. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + This seems like a big deal to me, but then I don"t get out much: The world’s seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly three species a year since 1900. + From 2001 to 2017, the Pentagon"s emissions totaled 766 million metric tons, according to a new Brown University report . That makes the U.S. military by far the world"s largest single source of CO2 emissions. + The planet’s carbon concentration jumped 3.5 parts per million last year—more than twice as fast as it grew as recently as the 1980s and 50% faster than the average

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Carla Peterson
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AGAIN...Take away the tax exempt if they want to be involved in politics! The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Co… https://t.co/pHWxqg86DM

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Counter Punch
It Can’t Happen Here: From Buzz Windrip and Doremus Jessup to Donald Trump and MSNBC

It"s my sort, the Responsible Citizens who"ve felt superior because we"ve been well-to-do and what we thought was ‘educated," who brought on the - ;Fascist Dictatorship - ; * Doremus Jessup, a liberal and social democrat, reflecting ruefully from an American fascist prison in Sinclair Lewis"s novel It Can"t Happen Here (1935) There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. * Buffalo Springfield, 1966 Sinclair Lewis’s widely read and semi-satirical 1935 novel It Can"t Happen Here resonates chillingly with current events in the United States. Published as fasc

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Counter Punch
Edward Seaga and the Institutionalization of Thuggery, Violence and Dehumanization in Jamaica

Introduction The island of Jamaica has achieved international notoriety as a space of unbridled violence and as one of the main hubs for the trans Caribbean and trans-Atlantic drug networks within the illicit global economy. These features of Jamaican society developed rapidly after 1980 when Edward Seaga, became the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica. As the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) 1974 to 2005, Seaga was associated with the refinement of a mode of politics that garrisoned poor Jamaicans into areas controlled by political contractors. Seaga was born in Boston in 1930 and died

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Zhi Zhu
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Counter Punch
Straight People Don’t Need a Parade

Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston. Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties . That’s right: According to ThinkProgress , the organizers of the “straight pride parade” have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on social media. Especially after neo-Nazis invaded Detroit Pride celebrations , this stunt feels like no joke. That said, here are the circumstances under which I would support a straight pride parade: When straight people are raised in a world in

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The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen - The New York Times https://t.co/pdu638zONc

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Counter Punch
The Fullness of Half Pint

Half Pint performing in Monterey, California. Photo: Stephen A. Cooper. Half Pint (né Lindon Andrew Roberts) is one of the most famous, gracious, and conscious of the cadre of iconic reggae singers in the world. His songs have been covered by superstars such as The Rolling Stones and Sublime and, whether publicly or privately, and in most cases both, true reggae lovers have on many occasions – at home, in the dancehall, at a party, or wherever – found themselves trying to imitate the inimitable, soulful sound of Half Pint. On May 24, after he delivered an energetic, exciting, one-of-a-kind

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Zhi Zhu
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That backstory, in true Trump-tabloid fashion, features the friendship between Mr. Falwell, his wife and a former p… https://t.co/RpLCgApaOx

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Counter Punch
Sword and Sheath Songs

That Anna Magdalena Bach’s musical Notebook of 1725 indulges in jokes about penis size is a fact as incontrovertible as it has been uncomfortable for guardians of the Bach legacy, especially editors charged with preserving the moral purity of the collection’s repertoire in the hands and minds of the millions of young keyboard students who have learned from it. The 1725 Notebook has been celebrated for its pedagogical value as much as for its piety, yet the original owner did not adhere to later moral codes separating coarse hijinks from upright devotion: thus Anna Magdalena inscribed a raucous

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