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Feature Article | Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Measure of the State of the Nation and Our Happiness, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: A People’s State of the Nation
  • We now face a daunting, festering array of challenges that were decades in the making.
  • Part 2: The Measure of Our Happiness
  • The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”
  • Related: UN Report SaysUS is a “Shithole Country.”
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Lots of Fs for These Ds: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Ds Supporting Trump and War, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Lots of F's for These D's: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Democrats Aiding Trump's Right-Wing Court Takeover
  • Progressives will hold Democrats accountable if they don't take the fate of our courts seriously.
  • Part 2: Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace
  • What hope is there that one of the Democrats seeking the presidency in 2020 could be a real peace candidate?

Of Special Interest | Media & Technology

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Teodrose Fikre, Ghion Journal

  • It’s like observing the book Animal Farm in real life; social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google (are) the pigs telling the rest of the livestock that “all animals are equal … except the ones who walk on two legs are more equal than others”.
  • Related: It's Time for Journalism to Stand Up to Trump.

Bloggers & Columnists | Madea Benjamin, Ilhan Omar

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In Books, Literature, & Ideas | History News Network - Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective.

In Government & Politics and Religion & Spirituality | Church and State highlights the importance of secular government. We cover church-state separation, Christian Right, population, futurism, atheism, free speech and other issues.



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Business

How corporate America invented ‘Christian America’ to fight the New Deal, Ron Briley, History News Network / Church and State

http://churchandstate.org.uk/wordpressRM/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/nixon-mar-16.jpg / President Richard Nixon and the evangelist Billy Graham, 1970. (Photo: Bettmann / Corbis)

Ministers cooperated with big business to formulate an ideology that the New Deal was a threat to traditional American Christian values of free enterprise and individualism while promoting the false pagan deity of statism.

Foreign Affairs

Ilhan Omar: We must apply our universal values to all nations. Only then will we achieve peace. Ilhan Omar, Washington (DC) Post

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Let us apply these universal values to all nations. Only then will our world achieve peace.
 

Government & Politics

John Pavlovitz | Liberals Don't Understand Why Trump Won
 

Series, Universal Empire | Part 2: How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Truthdig

https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Joseph_Pulitzer_and_William_Randolph_Hearst_798.jpg / An 1898 editorial cartoon by Leon Barritt. The cartoon features newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer, left, and William Randolph Hearst dressed as Yellow Kid, a popular cartoon character of the day. It is a satire of their papers' role in drumming up U.S. public opinion to go to war with Spain. (Wikimedia)

  • From the outset of the Cold War in the late 1940s, an odd coalition of ex-Trotskyist radicals and right-wing business associations had lobbied heavily for big military budgets, advanced weapons systems and aggressive action to confront Soviet Communism.
  • Related: Series, Universal Empire | Part 1: American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante's Vision of Hell
  • Related: The Price of Empire ~ umber haque

Peace & Non-violence

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Switching from all-volunteer to mandatory military service could force Americans to reconsider their ever-expanding empire.
 

Religion & Spirituality


Misogyny Is the Catholic Church’s Original Sin, Sady Doyle, Medium


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Allowing female leadership could be the only way to save the ailing church
 

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