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There is no debate on critical race theory

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, speaking at a press conference on the ban on federal funding for the teaching of critical race theory on May 12, 2021 (Photo by Michael Brochstein / Sipa USA) .) (Sipa via AP Images) On August 10, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas proposed a amendment to the…

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How Republicans Stoke Anti-Government Hate

Trump supporters attempt to break through a police barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2021 (AP Photo / Julio Cortez). The January 6 uprising, instigated by then-President Donald Trump, may not seem nearly as similar to then-actor Ronald Reagan’s claim in 1961 that government-funded health care for the elderly amounted to “imposing…

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Terrorist groups and anti-aircraft missiles

Taliban fighters patrol inside the southwestern Afghan city of Kandahar, Sunday, Aug.15, 2021 (AP Photo / Sidiqullah Khan). The Taliban, their ally Al-Qaeda and renegade terror group ISIS-K may have inherited hundreds of deadly anti-aircraft missiles fired from the shoulder of fallen Afghan government weapons depots, experts say. SpyTalk. The exact number of missiles and…

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Recall the Recall | Monthly Washington

This reform of the Progressive Era only serves to create mischief in our hyperpartisan era. August 23, 2021 | 2:00 PM California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to reporters at Carl B. Munck Elementary School in Oakland, California, on August 11, 2021 (Santiago Mejia / San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File) The progressives of the…

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Texas’ assault on transgender rights

Gage Skidmore / Flickr FOr just a moment in late May, ACLU of Texas defender Adri Perez felt able to breathe. A Republican-dominated state legislature had introduced about 30 anti-transgender bills. A bill limited the participation of trans people in youth sports. Another classified as “child abuse” gender affirming surgeries for youth. But the legislative…

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Nobody cares who lost Afghanistan

The fall of Kabul is a tragedy. It is not a political responsibility for Joe Biden. August 18, 2021 | 2:00 PM President Joe Biden delivers a speech on Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on August 16, 2021. (Photo by Oliver Contreras / Sipa USA) (Sipa via AP…

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What Vietnamese Will Ask Kamala Harris When Visiting

Recently, at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City, I learned how urgently bright young people want to understand what is happening here. Your future may depend on it. August 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris comment on the passage of the Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Employment…

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Tax the non-empty | Monthly Washington

Protesters rally in front of City Hall against Covid-19 vaccines and mandates for people to get vaccinated, New York, NY, August 9, 2021 (Anthony Behar / Sipa USA) (Sipa via AP Images) More than 700,000 People are flooding the badlands of South Dakota this week for what is sure to be the COVID-19 superpreader event…

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Strange AOC Flex | Monthly Washington

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seen on the steps of the Capitol House during a vigil led by Congresswoman Cori Bush to call on President Biden and Congress to renew the eviction moratorium that expires on August 3, 2021 (Photo by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via AP Images) On Tuesday, the escuadron scored a…

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The Afghan friends we left behind

Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged building after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 (AP Photo / Rahmat Gul). In 2018, a 26-year-old video journalist named Abadullah Hananzai, working for the US-funded Radio Azadi of RFE / RL, was killed in a double suicide bomb attack in Kabul. The second attacker…

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