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Editorial: Impeachment without removal ~ is it really worth all the trouble??

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many might think I’m being overly dramatic when I say we’ve watched our democracy die in plain sight. It’s been a slow, painful, messy, bloody death of one of the most cherished institutions history will ever know. Now we can mince words, and say it was never really a democracy because it was always a republic, and while political science majors can have fun with that debate, the reality is our nation, as we knew it will never be the same as it once was.

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Editorial: The Time of the Old White Man Has Passed.

Reading Time: 2 minutes To all the old white men out there who feel like they’ve got something special and want to lead, I have one suggestion for you: 
That’s what the rest of us will be doing.

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I Am Not Going to be Celebrating the 4th of July and Here’s Why

Reading Time: 5 minutes I don’t think it’s appropriate to celebrate a holiday based on a history that has separated children from parents from the inception of our nation and has thousands in custody now that will not be returned to their parents.

I don’t think it’s wise to dedicate a red, white, and blue barbeque to a commercialized notion of God and country when by doing so we’re continuing to sell the illusion that holds this hostile takeover together.

So, as we’re facing down Independence Day wondering how we’re going to get our independence back, maybe the first step is to stop pretending everything is just fine when things are not. Pretending is exactly what they want us to do because if things look like they always have maybe we’re fine enough not to want to demand our democracy back.

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How to Win a Facebook Brawl with a Right Wing Wingnut

Reading Time: 7 minutes Almost sixty comments back and forth later, I realized there was no joy in the debate. I sent this person news stories and articles from more than 25 separate news sources, including and The Bush Foundation website. None of it landed. Don’t judge me for my back-ally comment fight with an idiot. I said all the things you wish you could a lot of the time. You can thank me later.

It ended when my right wing, wingnut “friend” started repeatedly telling me I was ignorant. I enlisted the help of family members to assist me in causing him a heart attack after he expressed he was very angry multiple times and suggested I was causing him a severe headache. The last comment exchanged was from my sister who boldly told him he didn’t want to get in an IQ competition with me – actually, it stopped when my child threw up a stop sign emoticon at the bottom of the comments.

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Top-secret Clearance Cliff Notes – What You Need to Know and Why it Matters.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The main reason the FBI doesn’t grant a top-secret clearance is that during the background check they determine that the person in question is vulnerable to extortion or inappropriate foreign influence.That means that there is something in your past, your personal life or your finances that the FBI believes is so scandalous that you would jeopardize the security of the United States to hide.

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