The genesis of a caravan. Human beings coming North to beg the U.S. to make their lives valid.

Want to know the principle reason for the generation of the humanitarian caravan coming out of Central America? Look no further than our own imperial foreign policy in this hemisphere. Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation School of the Americas Watch

On a panicked president using the military as a political prop one week before an election.

Veterans slam Trump for border 'stunt' With his decision to deploy more than 5,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has ordered more military personnel to the US southwest than he has serving in some of the world's most contentious combat zones. Senior military officers have defended the deployment on national security grounds …

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On God and Partisan Political Religion

Open Letter to Evangelical voters supporting any and all Trump candidates: Are you going to sacrifice your children along with our children to the Imagined God of racism, violence, cruelty and persecution? Your choice is clear. You as choosers must own your own choosing. You cannot blame the imagined evil formulated by your presidential hero; …

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Mansplaining to men … in a way that even the dumbest tone-deaf guys can relate to.

Man Perfectly Explains Women’s Rage Today Using Brutal Analogy So That All Men Can Finally Understand It There is no way of talking around or explaining away the analogy in a way that will make he or she who attempts it look really really ignorantly bad. Excerpt: Moxon said that his analogy – like any other …

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For those who worry and dare not speak out because the consequences might be too unpleasant.

Thread by @DavidNeiwert:  "There’s been a lot of hand wringing in the media pundit corps and centrist politicians these days about the loss of comity, post-Kavanaugh. And then Donald Trump made them all look absurd with his remarks at his rally last night." Comity" is a big word I know, especially for folks who don't …

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let your powder dry out and form up with the rest of us.

We're past the nomination and voting. From this point on the real revolutionary war begins. This is not the time to be stumbling out of the gate. The buck stops ... where? Is the Democratic Party willing to disavow any right to ownership of a nation's agenda and concede that right with disingenuous cowardice to …

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It’s time to step out of the shallow end of the religion pool

On mental constructs:  Old Wrathful pictured above typifies the predominant religious mental construct of the masculine god of patriarchal order. The Pieta on the right suggests to me a more accurate and beautiful rendition of the Divine. That which gives right-wing social conservatives the fuel for self-righteous anger is an unconscious assumption that they are …

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