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September 3rd, 2015

60 Years Later, Echoes of Emmett Till’s Killing

    Friday was the 60th anniversary of the savage killing of Emmett Till.

    Till was a black 14-year-old Chicago boy who was visiting his great-uncle in Mississippi during the summer of 1955.

    It is said that the boy said something to, and whistled at, a white woman.

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This Land Is Our Land

    The other day, my teenage daughter and I were idly browsing real estate porn, a monument to U.S. inequality: a private island in the Bahamas selling for $17.9 million; a 900-acre retreat in Washington state for $11 million; and an 83-acre estate in Colorado for a cool $100 million.

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The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton

    The predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee?

    It’s impossible to see how anyone electable is salvaged from this.

    Then again it’s not, because if you sort through the rabble, you find John Kasich.

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The case against pandas

    Sad, sad news. We lost another panda. The smaller, second, still-unnamed cub perished on Wednesday at the National Zoo, in spite of the best efforts of zookeepers who gave it round-the-clock care.

    I can't take any more of this. First excitement, then devastation. Rollercoasters pale to the emotional experience of watching the panda cam.

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Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class

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Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump

    Pity Poppy.

    When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Barack Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton.

    But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump.

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Are There No Boundaries?

    Isn't there anything that the Republicans will draw the line on? Ethics appears to be an unknown concept.

    It has been obvious for a long time that they would do anything to undermine the duly elected President of this nation, but we did expect that the idea of peace would have some appeal. Perhaps not peace alone; but some restraints on the development of those horrible weapons that, thus far, we are the only nation to ever have used.

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Trump urges GOP toward anti-immigration death wish

    Donald Trump is fast becoming a sort of villainous Pied Piper, tooting the 2016 Republican presidential mice behind him over a precipice to political suicide.

    Despite warnings after the party's 2012 defeat that it must court the burgeoning Hispanic vote or face eventual oblivion, Trump has captured its campaign agenda with a brutal assault on undocumented immigrants from south of the border.

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The Tesla Cheerleader

    Do you remember when Henry Blodget first became famous?

    No, it wasn’t when the then-New York attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, unearthed those notorious emails Blodget wrote as Merrill Lynch’s Internet analyst, the ones in which he privately disparaged companies he was publicly touting. That came later.

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Denial won't defeat Trump

    I know you haven't heard enough about Donald Trump recently, so here's more: At this point, anyone who says he can't win the Republican nomination is in deep denial.

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