Friday, April 26, 2019
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First Whistleblower Indicted By Trump Administration Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

There seems to be a lot of confusion about who’s a hero and who’s a traitor these days. Former NSA contractor Reality Winner was sentenced to 63 months prison on one felony count under the Espionage Act for leaking a report to The Intercept on election interference by Russian operatives in the 2016 election. ThreatPost: […]
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John Lewis—a hero whose skull was cracked fighting for justice—urges us: Don’t despair

What with a dreadful Supreme Court ruling on the heels of another dreadful ruling, and the much-feared announcement of the resignation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, it’s been an especially rough few days for progressives.  It’s...
Green Highlights / YouTube Demario Davis Most Underrated LB 2017...

NFL players stayed up all night filling backpacks and delivering them to immigrant families...

Here’s a good news story out of San Antonio, where NFL players Joshua R. Norman and Demario Davis are doing phenomenal work with children and families who’ve recently been released from immigration detention centers. Working with RAICES Texas (Refugee...
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Breaking: Judge Orders Trump to Reunite Migrant Parents and Their Children by August

After a grueling and depressing day of news, a federal judge in San Diego injects a light of hope at the end of the day.  U.S. District Judge Dana Sabaw has ordered the Trump Administration to right a serious wrong by uniting migrant parents with their...
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Citizen asks raging fellow citizen: ‘Why do you hate us?’ ‘Because you’re Mexican,’ she...

Another day, another racist caught on video. Today’s story comes from Southern California, where American citizen Esteban Guzman endured—with remarkable grace and patience—hateful, xenophobic insults from an unidentified (as of yet) white woman. ...
Fox Business / YouTube Democratic leaders rebuke Maxine Waters calls...

Auntie Maxine always has the last word! She responds to faux outrage #Civility

Judging from media coverage today, the most egregious transgression this weekend was Congresswoman Maxine Waters calling for cabinet members of this mal-administration to be made uncomfortable whenever and wherever they show their faces in public...
Patch Collector / Flickr U S Customs and Border Protection...

Here’s what I saw at the border

Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what's really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. There's one thing that's very clear: The crisis at our border isn't over. I went straight from the...
PBS NewsHour / YouTube Family separation is heartbreaking former border...

HHS Secretary makes it clear—children are still being held hostage for Trump’s wall

Despite the pretense of signing an executive order that had little or no effect on how families are treated at the border, and despite making various claims about efforts to reunite families already separated by Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance”...
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Star Trek writers refuse to live in the alternate universe; pledge funds to #EndFamilySeparation

Growing up, Star Trek was a HUGE part of my life. More than Star Wars, Battlestar, or many other science fiction, Star Trek, the series, represented the world I always viewed us working hard to strive for — one where opportunity and possibilities were...
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Historian Pulls Up 1934 NYTimes Opinion Piece Urging Jews Be Civil Towards Nazis.

CUNY professor and historian Angus Johnston pulled up some 1934 NYTimes stories wherein a Quaker calls for Jews to be civil to Hitler and Nazis. Johnston then includes responses from individual Rabbis and Rabbinical society.  Henry Cadbury was the...

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