Category Archives: National

NYT’s Jihad vs. Senate Tax Bill

I confess I haven’t read up on the Senate tax bill’s details, but the very fact that it is sending the NYT into conniptions (even instructing its readers to call certain Senators) almost abnegates any concern I might have. And … Continue reading

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The Significant Jewish Role in the Civil Rights Movement

From a piece on the “Brave and tragic heroes of civil rights” in the Jewish Chronicle: Estimates suggest that Jews made up half of the young people who participated in Freedom Summer… Clarence Jones, a black lawyer who began working … Continue reading

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Report on Charlottesville Police Response

Released on a Friday (aka ‘weekend dumping’), this independent investigation of the police’s shocking and abysmal response to the Charlottesville rally by former U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy should be headline news, but won’t be, primarily because it reinforces the … Continue reading

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Will Jose Ines Garcia Zarate Write an “If I Did It” Book?

The verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case shouldn’t surprise anyone. In time, we’ll learn the demographics of the jury. It’s SF, so we can infer the jury’s political persuasions (whether white or non-white) and their level of anti-white animus … Continue reading

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Malibu’s Most Unwanted

From an LA Times story on the rise of homeless people gravitating to beautiful, sunny Malibu: Being homeless in Malibu is different. Chris Smith watches ducks land on the lagoon at sunset from his beach encampment, known to locals as … Continue reading

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Muslim Attitudes in the U.S.

From a 2015 Pew survey of Muslims worldwide: [A] Pew Research Center survey of Muslims in 39 countries asked Muslims whether they want sharia law, a legal code based on the Quran and other Islamic scripture, to be the official law of … Continue reading

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Poll: 25% of Troops Report Seeing White Nationalism in Military

From The Daily Beast: In a Military Times poll of more than 1,000 active-duty troops, nearly one in four said they had seen white nationalism in the military. Forty-two percent of non-white respondents said they had personally experienced white nationalism … Continue reading

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CA: Using Wrong Gender Pronoun => Jail

CA is burning, both literally and figuratively, but this is what their Legislature is concerned with: California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient’s “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from … Continue reading

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NYT: “An Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Remake Florida Politics”

Many NYT stories are 50% news story and 50% activist strategy session, with a topping of wish-fulfillment, and “An Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Remake Florida Politics” by Michael Tackett, which is about the exodus, post Hurricane Maria, of Puerto Ricans … Continue reading

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Brooks on Tribalism

NYT ‘conservative’ David Brooks’ recent column attempts to make sense of the tribalism inherent in today’s right wing populism. But whereas Brooks argues goes on to warn that the GOP “is becoming a party permanently associated with bigotry”, Robert Merry … Continue reading

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