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Kamala Harris’ Defense of Police Brutality

Given the national furor over the excessive police force, it’s a wonder that Kamala Harris is rumored among Joe Biden’s top picks for a running mate. Harris once prosecuted a mentally ill woman who was severely injured in a police encounter. She also refused to prosecute a corrupt California utility whose negligence resulted in eight deaths and the decimation of an entire neighborhood.

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The Execution of James Bennet

The circumstances leading to the firing of editor page editor James Bennet make clear that when it comes to dishonesty, intolerance, and creating alternative realities, the New York Times and President Trump are two peas in a pod.

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Elaine Luria for (Vice) President

If you know who AOC is and are unfamiliar with the accomplishments of Elaine Luria, I’ve proven my case as to why America can no longer allow Twitter and the media to dominate the country’s political discourse.

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Heroes and Cowards Amid the BLM Protests

Adversity is a test of a person’s courage and character and the Black Lives Matter protests revealed the leaders who were up to the task and those that weren’t. And, of course, there were the shameful.

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May 29, 2020 - Houston, Texas, USA: Police and spectators collide in downtown Houston, TX as rioters protest the beating and killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police earlier in the week.

Rhetoric Won’t Cure America’s Racism

Racism in America won’t be overcome unless executives like JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon and Amazon’s David Zapolsky are held accountable for how blacks are treated at their institutions. Sadly, Democratic leaders and the corporate media have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

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Twitter’s Ministry of Truth (LOL)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he can regulate truth on his social media site. He’s got a better chance of finding a cure for cancer.
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TV’s Most Memorable Supporting Characters

Ken Osmond, who played the two-faced Eddie Haskell on the 60s sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” died last week. It’s been nearly a half century since I watched the show, but I remember Osmond’s Haskell character with great clarity and fondness.

Osmond’s passing got me to thinking about my other most memorable TV supporting characters. To qualify for my list, a show had to be off the air for more than three decades.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Bottomless Kool-Aid

She’s back! Eighteen months after a damning report revealing that Sheryl Sandberg was a ruthless executive ultimately responsible for smearing a prominent Facebook critic and Holocaust survivor with false accusations of anti-Semitism, Sandberg is again fashioning herself as a feminist activist and promoting a dubious Facebook small business program. These are good “make work” activities because indications are Sandberg has quietly been shunted aside.

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Tim Bray, Chris Smalls, and Amazon’s Hollow Soul

Do the names Tim Bray and Christian Smalls mean anything to you? If you’re concerned about the pervasiveness of corporate wrongdoing and the widespread toadyism that enables it, they should.

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