Protect Internet Freedom

George Lakoff

Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to restrict American freedom and destroy the Internet as we know it.

They want to hand control of a crucial public resource – the Internet – over to corporations. These corporations will then be able to restrict the flow of information, effectively censor voices of dissent, and charge outrageous prices for access to online services.

This is an attack on American freedom, and it should alarm every citizen who cherishes the free flow of information in the digital age. We can’t allow corporations take control of our Internet. But stopping this nefarious scheme requires urgent action on this issue, most commonly known as Net Neutrality.

I don’t like the term Net Neutrality because it obscures what’s really at stake: FREEDOM. Our freedom to access the information and resources we need to keep our democracy healthy is under threat. Yet, Republicans on the Federal…

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Men won’t save Alabama. Women can.

American / Unionist

By Aristophanes


Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a further analysis of Alabama’s election laws, specifically regarding Roy Moore’s ability to withdraw from the Senate race.

An earlier version of this story stated an incorrect term length for the Senate seat from Alabama. As this is a special election, whoever wins will merely serve the remainder of the pre-set length of the term begun by the last elected officeholder, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who left to serve in the Trump administration. In this case, that is three years.


On Thursday, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell report that could have ramifications for Republican control of the U.S. Senate.

The story, citing more than 30 sources, details several accusations of child molestation against Roy Moore, the conservative firebrand and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore is running as the Republican nominee for one of the state’s…

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Because There’s Nothing Political About Mass Killing

Here’s someone who didn’t pull any punches. Usually he just posts one-liners, but I guess he must have felt pretty strongly about this.

GraceLessLand

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The author says “with the blood of the victims still wet on the ground, people jumped to politicize the event”. But people don’t need to “jump” to politicize something that is inherently political. The decision to murder 59 people and injure over 500 others is not somehow “non-political”, it is the ultimate in politics: making the decision to end someone’s life is about as political as it gets, whether it’s mass murder or the death penalty, or a declaration of war. This statement about “politicizing” an “event” is code for “I love guns”. Apparently there is no appropriate time to discuss gun control because the weaklings who depend on them for their false sense of power and self-worth have no realistic argument against it. Every time one person shoots another these people are complicit in the commission of a crime.

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How To Tell If You Go To A White Supremacist Church — The Boeskool

It’s easy… If your pastor, priest, or leadership is silent about the events taking place in Charlottesville, VA, you attend a white supremacist church. Simple. If your church does not spend a significant amount of time this weekend denouncing, condemning, and speaking out against the actions of the white supremacists gathering in Charlottesville, VA in the […]

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Opinion—Stop calling them Conservatives. They are Regressives. — Russel Ray Photos

I was a late adopter of Facebook. I didn’t see it as being useful to me making money, and I am all about making money while I’m physically and mentally capable of making money. If I get to the point where I’m a burden on society, I’m not going to want to be a part […]

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