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Trump, Corporate Media Are Both Enemies of the People

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CNN's Erin Burnett reports about the Trump presidency during a June 6 broadcast. (CNN)

The mainstream media should be taken to task, but not for the same reasons the president uses in his attacks on the press.

Paul Street, Truthdig


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Aug 23, 2018 | CNN’s liberal and anti-Trump talk show host Erin Burnett was in crisis mode last week. She was rolling her eyes, anxious for the fate of the republic. The cause of her angst? A Gallup poll showing that 57 percent of the nation’s Democrats now respond more favorably to the word “socialism” than they do to “capitalism”—this compared with 47 percent of Democrats who prefer “capitalism” over “socialism.”

Burnett interviewed Jen Psaki, a Democratic commentator and former communications director in the Obama administration, and a gloating Republican political commentator named Scott Jennings. She and her two guests agreed that this dreadful socialism business augured certain defeat for the Democrats in 2018 and 2020.

Paul Street, Truthdig Contributor, holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University. He is former vice president for research and planning of the Chicago Urban League. Street is also the author of numerous books
, , including “Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis” (2007), “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power” (2010), and “They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy” (2014), and a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Z Magazine/ZNet, Black Agenda Report and teleSUR English. He has taught American history at several Chicago-area colleges and universities.

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Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil. Chauncey DeVega <>, Salon

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  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

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Help enlighten others. Be sure to pass this on to friends and kin. We must break the system's  ability to lie with impunity.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, September 1, 2018.

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Feature Article | What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/John%20McCain%20Warmonger.jpgPart 1: The Real John McCain
  • Straight Line Logic recently called John McCain a half-baked warmonger jackass, and there’s no reason his death changes that assessment.
  • Part 2: What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime
  • So many Americans, and the opinion molders who tell themwhattothink, are getting ludicrously carried away.

Publisher's Choice | Political Swamp Mouths: Minnesota's Jason Lewis and Florida's Ron DeSantis, https://www.minnpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_detail/images/articles/JasonLewisHeadPointing640.pngCompiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1:There are new recordings from Jason Lewis’ lightning-rod past as a talk radio host.
  • Will it matter this time?
  • Part 2: Ron DeSantis’s ‘monkey’ comment
  • Just the start of his racist dog-whistling
     

Of Special Interest | Priced Out of Health Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets. John Tozzi, Bloomberg

  • https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iZOqRa.aKFw8/v0/1400x-1.jpgConsumers frustrated by high costs are bypassing the bureaucracy with patchwork plans.
  • “It’s not like I’m trying to say, just go without insurance… . “You have to find something that’s going to work for you.”

Related: The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud.





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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths, Lee Camp, TruthDig / Popular Resistance

  • Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook,lineand sinker. Some fairy tales for adults.
  • It’s time to wake up.

Government & Politics

The DNC Vote to End Superdelegates: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: This is what was passed, does this sound like a Democracy to you?
  • "Smoke & mirrors" by the Democratic party.
  • Part 2: The Danger of Dirty Dems Becoming Woke
  • The only way Democrats are going to get elected anymore is to hide their true beliefs.

The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud, Jeffrey Young, HuffPost
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  • Senate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.
  • Related: Priced Out of Health Insurance, Americans Rig Their Own Safety Nets.
     

Peace & Non-violence

America’s Derangement Syndrome a Danger to World Peace. Robert Gore, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Bomb%20with%20US%20Flag_0.jpgInsanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its Right to Start Wars on a Whim

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 25, 2018.

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Feature Article | American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t For These 8 Myths, Lee Camp, TruthDig / Popular Resistance

Point is, in order to enforce this illogical, immoral system, the corrupt rulers—most of the time—don’t need guns and tear gas to keep the exploitation mechanisms humming along. All they need are some good, solid bullshit myths for us all to buy into, hook,lineand sinker. Some fairy tales for adults.
It’s time to wake up.

Publisher's Choice | The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud. Jeffrey Young <>, HuffPost

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Of Special Interest | America’s Derangement Syndrome a Danger to World Peace, Robert Gore, Strategic Culture / Straight Line Logic

 

  • Insanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Bloggers & Columnists | Ellen Brown, Amanda Marcotte

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Andy Marlette | Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018  / Tampa Bay (FL) Times
The voice of God is powerful.

Business

What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

 

Economics

America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming. Peter Georgescu, Forbes

https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fspecials-images.forbesimg.com%2Fdam%2Fimageserve%2F516302216%2F960x0.jpg%3Ffit%3DscaleWalter Holm, age 67, a Vietnam veteran is living at Transitions, a homeless recovery center in Columbia, SC in 2016. There are other aging veterans who are homeless and looking for work, but not finding it.  (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
 

  • If every employer in America came up with even just one modest step—higher wages, regular profit sharing, tuition reimbursement—to help workers spend and save more, the nation would begin to right itself economically. It needs to happen now. We’re running out of time.
  • Related: From the Archives | Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market

Health, Science, & Environment

Football Won’t Turn Boys Into Men. Jessica Luther, Huff Post

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In truth, the same sport that’s supposed to help our boys grow up into “real men” is killing them.

Human Rights

Understanding the Immigrant Experience, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: 12 Excellent Books to Understand the Refugee Experience
  • Twelve books touching on the refugee experience to offer you more insight and understanding.

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  • Part 2: Public holds false views on immigration.
  • Americans and Europeans largely buy into right-wing stereotypes about immigrants. The reality is much less frightening.
  • Part 3: Refuting the Most Common Arguments Against Immigration
  • I … address these stereotypes and expunge … these untrue arguments used against immigration.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 18, 2018

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Feature Article | Two Things We Can Do to Help Reunite Families, Jim Wallis, Sojourners

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I believe history will look back on this moment of how we treat immigrants in our country as a test of faith for which we will all be accountable and which will shape the meaning of faith and the response of a new generation in our future. It is time to act — and to start by reuniting separated migrant children from their families.

Publisher's Choice | America’s Derangement Syndrome Is a Danger to World Peace. Robert Gore, Strategic Culture  / Straight Line Logic

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  • Insanity of any kind can lead to insane results, and the insanity being demonstrated by so much of the American governing and chattering classes could lead to a war.
  • Strategic-Culture Editorial
  • Related: From the Archives: US Administration Defends Its RighttoStart Wars on a Whim

Of Special Interest | What If Banks Were Publicly Owned? In LA, This May Soon Be A Reality. David Dayen, HuffPost

  • https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b6c897c1900001d0350182e.jpeg?cache=velntvvzmu&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleVoters will decide in November whether to take city money out of the hands of big banks.
  • Related: From the Archives | Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks.

Bloggers & Columnists | Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Jim Wallis



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From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon

It seems police can get away with anything.

Law & Justice


Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Police%20Rush%20Protesters.jpgWhatever the explanation, there is a bewildering disconnect between white tolerance of police misconduct—including homicides—and the call for “personal accountability” that has long permeated our national policy discussions.
  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force

Religion & Spirituality


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  • Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church.
  • Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
  • Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children.
  • The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 11, 2018

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Feature Article | "Criminal Aliens" Vs. The West's Crimes Against Humanity, James Thindwa, Portside http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Families%20Belong%20Together%20Rally%2C%20San%20Diego.jpg

Thousands of people walk down Harbor Drive during the Families Belong Together rally and march in San Diego., Hayne Palmour IV/U-T

  • There is not enough space tocatalogue all the crimes committed collectively by western countries that now feel besieged by migrants of color.
  • Related: Jennifer Harbury: Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback from U.S. DirtyWars  in Central America.

Publisher's Choice | Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says. Mihir Zaveri, New York (NY) Times

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  • Amazon is helping to line the pockets of hate groups.
  • “This is a conversation about morals and ethics and their own terms of service,” said Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and author of the book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.”
  • Related: How did we let modern slavery become part of our everyday lives?

Of Special Interest | Why White Amerikanz Don’t Believe in ‘Personal Accountability’ for Police, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, In These Times

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  • Recent protests have showcased American military might on domestic soil.
  • Related: ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern onexcessive police force

Bloggers & Columnists | Michel Chossudovsky, Amy Goodman, Gary G. Kohls, Ray McGovern, David Swanson

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Activism & Organizing

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  • Part 1: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • It was an act of sinister state terrorism.
  • Part 2: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know
  • Things ... that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.
  • Part 3: The Goals of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
  • Disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

From the Archives | “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.” David Masciotra, AlterNet  / Salon

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  • (We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture.
  • Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society.
  • Related: Torture Is Who We Are
  • Related: Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy


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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, August 4, 2018.

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Feature Article | New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off, Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

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(Trump's) right to claim that Americans are getting the short end. But the primary cause of that fact isn’t bad trade agreements or “job killing” regulations — its the union-busting laws and court rulings that the president has done so much to abet.
 

Publisher's Choice | Five Things That Would Reduce Out of Control Russophobia, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Five Things That Would Make The CIA/CNN Russia Narrative More Believable
I do not believe the establishment Russia narrative.
Part 2: Russiaphobia Is Out of Control
Mueller’s “indictment” of 13 Russians and 3 companies is just another hoax.

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There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism.

Bloggers & Columnists | Caitlin Johnstone,  Paul Craig Roberts, David Swanson, Thom Hartman

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Paul McCartney brought James Corden to tears with the story behind 'Let It Be.' Mark Shrayber, Upworthy

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Watch the full video below, free your tears, feel the full spectrum of your emotions, and then get to work making the‌‌ world the awesome place we all know it can be.
 

Critical Thinking

Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Complexity is largely ignored in today's moral judgments.
  • We are quick to condemn, with scant effort to understand.
  • Part 2: The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times
  • You can’t stamp out conscience.

Government & Politics

Special Report | Trump Is in Major Legal and Political Trouble — His Desperate Attempts to Escape Could Lead America to Catastrophe. Thom Hartmann <>, Independent Media Institute (IMI).

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Donald%20Trump%20%7C%20Salon%2C%20Getty%3AMandel%20Ngan.jpgWhile the time for freak-out is hopefully far in the future, imagining and gaming out our response to some of the worst-case and most extreme possibilities is not at all a hysterical reaction. If anything, it’s the essence of prudence.
  • What do you think he could do? And how should we best react?
  • Related: From the Archives | The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

AHNC | A Shakespeare Quotation

"How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!" Wm Shakespeare

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 28, 2018

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Feature Article | Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil. Chauncey DeVega, Salo

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Lunch counter sit in protest, 1960; Anti Trump protest, 2018 (AP/Mark Lennihan)

  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

Publisher's Choice | Five Things That Would Reduce Out of Control Russophobia, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Five Things That Would Make The CIA/CNN Russia Narrative More Believable
  • I do not believe the establishment Russia narrative.
  • Part 2: Russiaphobia Is Out of Control
  • Mueller’s “indictment” of 13 Russians and 3 companies is just another hoax.
     

Of Special Interest | New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off. Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/McDonald%27s%20Employees%20Fight%20for%20Higher%20Wages.jpgWhy we fight. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

(Trump's) right to claim that Americans are getting the short end. But the primary cause of that fact isn’t bad trade agreements or “job killing” regulations — its the union-busting laws and court rulings that the president has done so much to abet.
 

Bloggers & Columnists | Heather Digby Parton, Chauncey DeVega


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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Donald%20Trump%20%7C%20Salon%2C%20Getty%3AMandel%20Ngan.jpgSeries | A Nation Under Trump, Week Ending July 28, 2018, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: Trump’s incompetence: Secret weapon?
  • Is this terrifying bumbler the GOP’s secret weapon?
  • Part 2: Your rage at Trump is justified.
  • Your rage at Trump is justified: Don’t let scolds like the New York Times shame you for it.

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Mainstream media’s moral cowardice: Time for the (NY) Times (and everyone else) to stand against evil.

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countersit in protest, 1960; Anti Trump protest, 2018 (AP/Mark Lennihan)

  • In covering Trump, media too often defaults to lazy what-aboutism. History tells us cowardice will be punished.
  • Related: Your rage at Trump is justified.

Chauncey DeVega, Salon

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June 22, 2018 | False equivalency is a form of moral cowardice.

On Wednesday, the New York Times featured another story on the political discord and chaos caused by Donald Tump's presidency. The Times' headline read "In Era of Trump, Incivility Spreads in a Divided Nation."

Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at Chaunceydevega.com. He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show.

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Your rage at Trump is justified. Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon

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  • Your rage at Trump is justified: Don’t let scolds like the New York Times shame you for it.
  • There’s a myth that goodness exists independent of rage. It’s a lie to keep those being held down from rising up.

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Welcome to Evergreene Digest This Week, July 21, 2018

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Feature Article | This Political Hell was Created by Rigged Primaries and Horrible Establishment Candidates, Not “Protest Votes.” Ian Berman, MintPress News

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  • The only way I will ever accept my choice being called a protest vote is if establishment Democrats acknowledge the primary was insurmountably rigged on Clinton’s behalf.
  • Buck the Establishment


Publisher's Choice | The Most Incompetent Demagogue In History, Robert Kuttner, Huffpost
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I don’t know why
We may not be perfect
But heaven knows we try
But all around
Even our old friends put us down
Let’s drop the big one
And see what happens…
- Randy Newman, “Political Science,” 1972


Of Special Interest | Collin Daybell | Republicans and Democrats
 

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Bloggers & Columnists | Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Glenn Greenwald

 


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Activism & Organizing

Chris Hedges: Know That If We Resist We Keep Hope Alive. Christopher Smiley with Chris Hedges, Dandelion Salad

  • “Accept sorrow—for who cannot be profoundly sorrowful at the state of our nation, the world and our ecosystem—but know that in resistance there is a balm that leads to wisdom and, if not joy, a strange, transcendent happiness. Know that if we resist we keep hope alive.”
  • Related: Don’t let the Democrats censor the real resistance, Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)


Government & Politics

 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/42591212255_707f2b483b_z.jpgThe Intelligence Community is Neither by David Swanson, David Swanson, Dandelionsalad

  • and Sam Husseini Dragged out of Press Conference
  • and Debate: Glenn Greenwald vs Joe Cirincione
  • Related: David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism”


Human Rights

The Trump policy of separating children from their parents is what the US has always done. Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigration%20Banner_0.jpgPart 1: Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children is Reminiscent of Indian Boarding Schools
  • The Trump administration of separating children from their parents is not a novel idea. It is not a new thing exercised by the federal government.
  • Part 2: Separating Families? It’s What the US has Always Done
  • The solution is … to call upon all Americans to be better humans.
  • Related: Column: Sorting out facts and fears in the immigration debate, Michael Leiber, Lyndsay Boggess, Bryanna Fox and Richard Moule, Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay (FL) Times

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Series | Make America Kind Again. Sarah Thebarge, Patheos


Maybe America needs to become kind for the very first time.
 


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