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When a Nation Detains People Without Trial…

… it tosses a person into supermaximum detention for years because he shares the same name as someone else… … more than once… … or simply because he looks like someone else in a picture. How many times? The truth is classified. The United States

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$399 Bulletproof Whiteboards? Utterly Unneeded in 2014 and 2015.

When the privatized military contractor corporation Hardwire Armor Systems started selling $399 bulletproof whiteboards to freaked-out school administrators in 2014, I bet $1,000 that despite the deployment of thousands of these whiteboards (at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars) there wouldn’t be a

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Rand Paul Tries To Increase Regulation Targeting Victims of Persecution

With the introduction of S. Amdt. 2899, Rand Paul has shown himself to be well within the fearmongering mainstream of the Republican Party. Senator Paul is happy to join in the ranting and raving against refugees pursued by politicians like Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, because he’s seen that making refugees into objects of fear has been a successful strategy of self-promotion for his opponents.

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Statistics To Help You Stop Freaking Out About Mass Shootings

Please share this graphic with your social media network to help tamp down the latest panic about mass shootings. No matter what our individual beliefs are about gun control or mass gun distribution programs, we all should agree that we don’t make the best decisions when we’re freaking out.

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Is America Not Safe?

The claim that America is not safe is something that terrorists want you to believe, because that belief gives them power over you. Asserting that America is not safe is a terrorist tactic, and politicians who try to gain power by claiming that Americans are not safe from terrorism are terrorists themselves.

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Welcome Refugees! America Is Happy To Have You!

The American majority welcomes refugees, and will do what we can to make sure that our government gives them the help you deserve. America is happy to add refugees to our multicultural community of human progress.

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John Kasich’s Warning About Growing Republican Fascism

You might not care that Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one, but think about this: If he keeps going and he actually becomes President, he might just get around to you, and you better hope that’s there someone left to help you.

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Bob Goodlatte Talks Like There’s A Terrorism Crisis, Acts Like We Need An Oil Change

The day after Goodlatte sent a letter to the President warning that Syrian refugee Islamic State terrorists are poised to exploit every single opportunity to attack the United States, in a bloody onslaught that will devastate our country from coast to coast, Goodlatte has closed up his committee, left Washington D.C., and is preparing to settle in with his family tomorrow for a peaceful Thanksgiving turkey dinner followed by a nice long nap. Crisis? I don’t think so.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?