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Special Project | Have They No Shame?: Week Ending August 29, 2015

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  • And so, let me echo the attorney Joseph N. Welsh, in his famous rebuke of Sen. Joe McCarthy:  "Have you no sense of decency, sir?  At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
  • The Barbarians Inside the Gate
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  • Chris Christie, Ted Cruz take shots at Jimmy Carter
  • Save The Date, Bigots: Ted Cruz Holding Rally To Honor ‘Victims’ Of Gay Marriage
  • Rand Paul Claims People on Disability are Undeserving and 'Gaming the System'
  • Ted Cruz: Vets Should Sell Cookies For Funding, Like Girl Scouts, National Report
  • Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs? 
  • Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Airplane With Black Pilot

Compiled by  David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Chris Christie, Ted Cruz take shots at Jimmy Carter, Ali Breland, Politico

8/23/15 | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both took shots at ailing former president Jimmy Carter on Saturday while on the campaign trail for the 2016 Republican nomination.

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Save The Date, Bigots: Ted Cruz Holding Rally To Honor ‘Victims’ Of Gay Marriage, Jameson Parker, Addicting Info

At the event Cruz breathlessly labeled the “Rally for Religious Liberty,” he has invited a list of Christians who feel the government has ruined their right to worship at the altar of homophobia. According to Cruz’s website the soapbox will feature (and yes, the all-caps are theirs): SPECIAL GUESTS VICTIMIZED BY GOVERNMENT PERSECUTION. The “victims” consist of business owners who have been forced to serve gay people even though homosexuality goes against their “firmly held religious beliefs.”

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Rand Paul Claims People on Disability are Undeserving and 'Gaming the System' Jill E. Bond, Blue Nation Review

  • Except they’re not.
  • America's Disgusting, Boundless Hatred for Poor People
  • The United States of Cruelty

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Ted Cruz: Vets Should Sell Cookies For Funding, Like Girl Scouts, National Report

During a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Texas Senator and 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz made a suggestion that some military veterans may find controversial, if not outright offensive: he believes that the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should sell cookies to raise funds, a concept he admittedly borrowed from the Girl Scouts of America

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Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs? Bill Quigley, Huffington Post

  • It is time all people of good will stand up to the haters, especially those on the Supreme Court, and say, "Until this moment, Justices, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness... You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sirs? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
  • Pat Robertson: Gays Will Force Christians To Like Anal Sex And, Eventually, Polyamory And Bestiality

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Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Airplane With Black Pilot, the Daily Current

Jan 29, 2013 | Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter refused to stay on board a Miami to New York commercial airline flight today after learning the pilot was a woman of African-American descent.

Bernie Sanders must show he takes race as seriously as class struggle

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  • Racism and capitalism are fire and air - one cannot exist without the other but many progressives can’t see that.
  • Bernie Sanders, Speak Up: Militarism and Corporate Power Are Fueling Each Other.

Syreeta McFadden, Guardian

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3500.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=3b9012283ceaa5b4c24b1bfc9b385e52Class struggle is often placed before racial justice in progressive circles. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Friday 14 August 2015 | I am a black American woman from a working class and poor background. I can never separate those identities; they operate all at once. Though it’s critical to create a community where working class people and black people can coexist and share resources, I know that, even if we operate in a class struggle where I’ve achieved parity with white middle-class workers, I’ll still occasionally experience racism in some form about my body in public spaces. Henry Louis Gates was arrested outside his own home in 2009 because his Cambridge neighbor didn’t recognize him and called the police. He wasn’t new to the neighborhood. He teaches at Harvard.

When a white person says they don’t see race, that’s racist: sameness is an erasure when stark numbers – like the disproportionate police killings of black people – show that we don’t all exist in the world with equal safeguards and privileges. Black Lives Matter is a vision for valuing the lives of black and brown people, for whom a trip to work for the fair wages for which we all fought for can end with a black woman in a body bag from a botched traffic stop (and the only reason we know it was botched because there was a dashboard camera and a body camera video to prove it).

Syreeta McFadden is a Guardian US contributing opinion writer and the managing editor of Union Station magazine

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Bernie Sanders, Speak Up: Militarism and Corporate Power Are Fueling Each Other, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Overcoming militarism is just as vital as overcoming oligarchy. We won’t be able to do one without the other.
  • Part 1: Why Won't Bernie Talk About War?
  • Part 2: Bernie Sanders, Speak Up: Militarism and Corporate Power Are Fueling Each Other
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  • 10 Steps to Wean US Foreign Policy off Militarism

Obama Admin Warns GOP: Try To Illegally Defund Planned Parenthood, Things Will End Badly For You

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  • Lawmakers in Alabama and Louisiana should be embarrassed of themselves. If you ever wake up to discover that you’ve received a letter from the HHS letting you know your plan to screw the poor is so repugnant that it actually crosses the line into being illegal, you’re the bad guy. If you then continue to fight the federal government over the issue by spending thousands of dollars in legal fees for a battle you will ultimately lose, you’re approaching comic book villain territory.
  • Jeb Bush didn’t misspeak: The GOP wants to dismantle reproductive health programs.

Jameson Parker, Addicting Info

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Legislative%20Assy%20Hall.jpgAugust 14, 2015 | The Obama administration has put its money where its mouth is in defense of Planned Parenthood. As Republican-led states continue to target the non-profit health clinic over fictional claims hurled by anti-abortion radicals, Democrats in Congress and President Obama have drawn a bright red line in the sand: If you mess with the health care of millions of women, you’re stepping into a world of hurt.

Hoping to call Obama’s bluff, Alabama and Louisiana have both moved to block Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, hoping the lack of government money will force the clinics to wither on the vine. The goal is simple: Destroy Planned Parenthood to prevent women from having abortions by making it impossible for them to find a place to get one. Is that legal? No. No it is not.

The gambit failed and these states are about to learn that President Obama wasn’t messing around.

Jameson Parker: I cover US politics, social justice issues, and other current events which aren't getting the attention they deserve.

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Jeb Bush didn’t misspeak: The GOP wants to dismantle reproductive health programs, Andrea Flynn, Next New Deal / Salon 

  • The former governor's remarks were more than a slip of the tongue. They offered a window into his party's agenda
  • The Battle Over Planned Parenthood

From the Archives | Chris Hedges: The Left Has Lost It's Nerve and Direction

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If the left wants to regain influence in the nation’s political life, it must be willing to walk away from the Democratic Party … and back progressive, third-party candidates until the Democrats feel enough heat to adopt our agenda. We must be willing to say no. If not, we become slaves.

Chris Hedges, Truthdig

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AP_clinbama_lookout30.jpgSeptember 24, 2014 | The failure of the American left is a failure of nerve. It has been neutralized and rendered ineffectual as a political force because of its refusal to hold fast on core issues, from universal, single-payer, not-for-profit health care for all Americans, to the steadfast protection of workers’ rights, to an immediate withdrawal from the failed occupation of Iraq to a fight against a militarized economy that is hollowing the country out from the inside.

Let the politicians compromise. This is their job. It is not ours. If the left wants to regain influence in the nation’s political life, it must be willing to walk away from the Democratic Party, even if Barack Obama is the nominee, and back progressive, third-party candidates until the Democrats feel enough heat to adopt our agenda. We must be willing to say no. If not, we become slaves.

Chris Hedges, a weekly columnist for Truthdig, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries, specializing in American politics and society. 

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