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Based on the average of recent polls:

  • Nationally, Hillary Clinton is 4 points ahead of Trump, a statistical tue. She is 6 points better than her worst to date. Her average of 42% is 4 below her best to date.
  • Clinton is leading with 251 of the needed 270 votes, down 34 from her best. Another 117 electoral votes are possible Democratic. Only 57 electoral votes are definitely in the Trump column. Another 56 are possible.
  • In the Senate the Democrats stand to gain two seats and the GOP one. The Dems could possibly win another one.
  • In governorships, Democrats should win 1 . Republicans are leaning ahead in three races, Democrats in two

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Post empire survival guide
Why cross cultural coalitions are important
Where change really comes from
Running out of change
The Clinton-Obama-Alinsky myth
How minorities change America
 
Activism
Becoming and being an activist
Rebellions contain multitudes
No retirement age for rebellion
The gadfly thing
Ralph Nader
Leading the majority: how minorities change America
 
Bad times
Getting through the bad times
The hat trick of survival
Why everything's so hard today
Notes on the end of the First American Republic
 
Counterculture
Getting the counter culture out of the closet
Where is the counterculture when we need it?
Change the culture & politics will follow
 
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Building little republics in a failing empire
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Time for a movement
Rebuilding America
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Amend Senate
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Green Party
 
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Money
Alternative currencies

Credit unions
Credit unions by state
End credit card usury

Printing money
Restore Glass-Steigall
Universal income

War
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Youth
Lower the drinking age

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Boston
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Seattle
 

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STATES
Louisiana
Alabama
Mississippi
Texas
South Carolina
Florida
Georgia
Michigan
Arkansas
 
CITIES
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Chicago
New Orleans
Atlanta
Houston
Cleveland

NEWS
Entropy updates
 
ESSAYS
Finding new homes for the moral and the decent
Brain drain: the hazards of grad school politics
Normalizing failure
The war that never ended
When wrong becomes the norm
The collapse of the First American Republic
The end of treason
Top Rot
Love of trains
Elite emmigration
American beconing a corporate colony
How to get along with other Americans
What's new with me
Backing off of hate
Coming of age with "On the Road"
Eternal fundamentals of leadership (Rev. 8/14/11)
Football and American empire
Why hip is no longer hip
In technocracy we trust
Freedom as a local option
What's a humanities?
Global dumbing: the politics of entropy
Practicing anthropology without a license
The war of the terrified
Factories of fame
Notes on the end of the First American Republic
Notes from a lousy time
Why everything's so hard today
Quiet storm: blowin' in the wind of cultural decay
On the care and feeding of theories
Learning from Orwell & Mussolini
How minorities change America

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ESSAYS
How to keep people going to museums
 
HUMANITIES
What's a humanities?
Five years of failure
 
MEDIA
Arts & Letters Daily
Arts Journal
Art News in Brief

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ESSAYS
Film and facts: The Selma controversy
Making cities black & poor
Mississippi Summer 1964
!965 Mississippi civil rights hearings
Integration of Glen Echo amusement park
How affirmative action debate could have gone better
Marion Barry, Ronald Reagan and the rise and fall of black power
How to get along with other Americans
How minorities change America
 
GROUPS
Black Lives Matter
Color of Change

Ferguson action
NAACP
Urban League
Other groups
 
MEDIA
Black Agenda Report
Black Press USA
Bruce Dixon
Glenn Ford
Margaret Kimberly
Make It Plain
New America Media
NAACP
Root
Mark Thompson
Your Black World

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Drugs
Drugs: marijuana
FBI
Homeland Security
NSA
Police
Spooks
Torture
 
 
Essays
Clues your country may be becoming a fascist state
The militarization of civilian America
The true power of juries
Letter to a spook
How to stay free
Of pink suits, golf balls & civil liberties
Letter to Thomas Jefferson
Mississippi summer 1964
Backing off of hate
 
 
WAR ON TERROR
The biggest threat to America: ourselves
Final thoughts
September 12, 2001
Follow the limousines
An alternative 9/11 report
 
GROUPS

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ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER

CIVIL LIBERTIES
American Civil Liberties Union
Constitutional Accountability Center

National Lawyers Guild

COPYRIGHT
Re-Create
 
GUNS
Gun talk
On guns
Firearm insurance
 
JUSTICE
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION
FULLY INFORMED JURY ASSOCIATION
INNOCENCE PROJECT

NAT ASSN OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
WIKILEAKS
CHELSEA MANNING SUPPORT NETWORK

SPYING
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Electronic Privacy Information Center
Project on Government Oversight

Stand Against Spying

PRISONS
SENTENCING PROJECT
SOLITARY WATCH

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Cyber notes
 
Groups
Guide to stopping internet tracking

American Computer Museum
Digital Freedom Network
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Save the Internet
 
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Ars Technica
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Digital Trends
Register, UK
Torrent Freak
Wired

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Food
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Oceans & water
Population statistics
 
ESSAYS
The value of stone dust
Myths of genetic engineering
A poker player's guide to ecological risk assessment
 
MEDIA, GROUPS, INFO
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Climate Progress
Eco Watch
Energy News
Environmental News Network
Environmental Working Group
Tree Hugger
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Inside Climate News
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Social Security
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The counterfeit economy
How the corpocrats are killing our culture as well as our economy
Born again economics
Short history of the economic American
True cost of Reagan and extreme capitalism
Another way to think about money
The savings & loan bailout
 
Capitalism
Rewriting history to justify greed
The road to fascism gets shorter
The effects of extreme capitalism
Confessions of a vision impaired stakeholder with dubious management practices embarking on an ill-defined mission
 
Corporations
The corporate curse
A short history of the economic American
 
Labor
Why labor unions are essential
 
Money
How's your GDP today?
Printing money
Alternative currency
What banks, academics, the media and politicians don't tell you about money
Reforming the money system
 
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Arne Duncan

Bill Gates
Michelle Rhee
Teach for America
Testing
 
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Graduation speech
Let 'em play
Road to literacy is paved with words, not tests
School reform about class not classrooms
Back to school:Memoirs of a parents' association president
David Mallery
The missing predicate in my life
Bush, Obama and Dr. George
What a Comcast technician taught me about Common Core
A standardarized test for your school Is the
The war on education moves to the college campus

The road to literacy is paved with words, not tests
When the test tyrants enter the firehouse
PLC? WDYMBT?
The fall of the American intelligentsia
 
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Bad Ass Teachers
Chicago Teachers Union
Student Voice
 
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Larry Cuban
Ed Notes Online
Susan Ohanian
Diane Ravitch
Valerie Strauss

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Bottom Line, December 2001
What Dien Bien Phu could have taught us.. .

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Afghanistan
 
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Britain
China

Europe
Haiti

Ukraine
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MID EAST

Phone app to boycott Israel
Time to stop being afraid of Israel
Hidden reason Israel wants Gaza under its control
The case for the Iraq war told entirely in official lies
Preserving a Jewish state or a Jewish soul
Can Israel avoid multi-ethncity?
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AIPAC
Iraq
Iran
Israel & Palestine
Israel boycott
Israel stats
Mid East news
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Syria
Oil factor
 
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Thomas Drake
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Project on Gov Oversight
Edward Snowden
 
 
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HEALTH CARE NOW
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Physicians For Nat Health Plan

PATIENT PRIVACY RIGHTS
PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PHYSICIANS FOR NAT HEALTH PROGRAM
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Health electronic databases
Page for big people
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How much your doctor has taken from Big Pharma
How physicians want to die
How your county ranks in health
The American way of death
 

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Minutes of the Wannsee Conference
Things Irish Protestants should know about their homeland
A brief history of bucking the system
Why Nader didn't cause Gore's loss
Gene McCarthy
Making cities black & poor
Pilgrims' folly
The care & feeding of unsolved mysteries
World Trade Center
Crash of TWA 800
 
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History News Network

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Obama and housing
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When did a Mexican cut your pension?
The mythology of immigration
A history of who's an American

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Right to work myth
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United Students Against Sweatshops
Working America
Working Class Perspectives

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Finding CSAs and farms near you
 
Local
Bipolar America
Bringing politics home
My two years as a politician
Building little republics in a failing empire
The issue that's killing the left
Securing the homeland
Local democracy as well as local lettuce
 
Cities
 
The case for urban statehood
Why smart growth isn't as smart as it thinks it is
Saving the city from itself
How cities became black & poor
 
Housing
The foreclosure plan politicians wouldn't touch
Shared equity plan
 
Groups
Local Progress

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Maine Facts
 
Why Maine matters
Learning to laugh in Maine

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Essays on the media
Journalism: What good old days
How TV turned off politics
USA Tomorrow
Flogging the blogs won't clear the fog
Filler items for young journalists
Why journalism isn't a profession
The loneliest mile in town
Smackdown with Bill O'Reilly
Canaries in Studio A: 1950s radio
Words of cruelty
Confessions of a former British journalist
Washington dinner talk
When journalism went bad
The media's anti-left bias
Flogging the blogs
 

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The Progressive Review (formerly the Idler and the DC Gazette) was first published in 1964 and is one of the oldest alternative journals in America. Regularly ahead of the curve, the Review has opposed federal drug policy for over 40 years, was a lonely media voice against the massive freeways planned for Washington, was an early advocate of bikeways and light rail, supported neighborhood commissions later adopted in DC, and helped spur the creation of the DC Statehood Party and the national Green Party,

In November 1990 it devoted an entire issue to the ecologically-sound city and how to develop it. The article was republished widely.

Even before Clinton's nomination we exposed Arkansas political scandals that would later become major issues. Although our thorough coverage of the story would get us into a lot of trrouble it remains one of the most thorough and accurate accounts of the Clinton story.

We reported on NSA monitoring of U.S. phone calls in the 1990s, years before it became a major media story.

In 2003 editor Sam Smith wrote an article for Harper's comprised entirely of falsehoods about Iraq by Bush administration officials.

The Review started a web edition in 1995 when there were only 27,000 web sites worldwide. Today there are over 170 million active sites.

Our 1990 article on the savings & loan bailout scandal was selected by Utne Reader as one of the ten most under-covered stories of the past decade.

In the 1990s, we began reporting on the dangers of electronic voting.

In 1987 we ran an article on AIDS. It was the first year that more than 1,000 men died of the disease.

In the 1980s, Thomas S Martin predicted in the Review that "Yugoslavia will eventually break up" and that "a challenge to the centralized soviet state" would occur as a result of devolutionary trends. Both happened.

In the 1980s, we reported on the dangers of computerized voting and suggested possible solutions including an independent review of software and an adequate audit trail.

In the 1970s we published a first person account of a then illegal abortion.

In 1971 we published our first article in support of single payer universal health care

In 1970, we ran a two part series on gay liberation.

In 1970, we proposed DC statehood and explained how it could be achieved. We also proposed an elected district attorney which the city would get in 2014.

In 1966 we published two articles on auto safety by Ralph Nader

In 1965 we called for the end of the draft.

In the 1960s we proposed community policing

Before Obamacare was passed, we were one of the few progressive journals warning of the serious problems it posed.

About the editor

The Review is edited by Sam Smith, who covered Washington under nine presidents, has edited the Progressive Review for 49 years, has written four books (two at the request of editors), been published in five anthologies, helped to start six organizations (including the DC Humanities Council, the national Green Party and the DC Statehood Party), was a plaintiff in three sucessful class action suits, served as a Coast Guard officer, and played in jazz bands for four decades.

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The attack on jazz
Thelonius Monk
Bass players
Factories of fame
Punk and protest
Joan Baez' first radio appearance
Music and politics: The sounds of change
Essays on music
A half century of American music
Upright falldown
Jocko Henderson
Why you don't have to like Michael Jackson
 
Recording industry
Why we need a natural music movement
Recording industry vs. music
Where the music went
Music's real problem is downgrading, not downloading
 
Play It Again, Sam - Some recordings of Sam Smith playing with various bands
 

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Unsolved mysteries
The care and feeding of unsolved mysteries
World Trade Center
Crash of TWA 800
 
NATIVE AMERICAN

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2016
 
Don’t laugh, folks. Trump is real
Why I’m voting for Clinton anyway
Third parties & presidential elections
Why the Democrats are in such a mess
The Democrats' denials
 
Misc
How Mad Men control politics
No one left but us
Brain drain: The hazards of grad school politics
A capital without doubt
Why politics doesn't matter much anymore
Democratic Party news
Populism
Hints your country may becoming fascist
How minorities change America
The end of politics
Sex & politics in DC
All in the family
History's hints for third parties
The politics of myth
Bucking the system: A scorecard over time
Why you shouldn't vote for a corporate exec
Bringing politics home
The non political side of politics
 
Money
 
What's a bribe?
When bribery is called free speech
Sam Smith's 1999 speech on campaign financing
 
 
BUSHES

George Bush
Bush family history
 
CLINTONS

Thriving in the gap between criminal law and political integrity
The post modern and the real
Enjoy Obama while you can
The real political spectrum
The Clinton stories the media wouldn't cover
What you won't find in the Clinton museum
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama & Vanna White
The Clinton-Obama-Alinsky myth
Scary uncertainties of the Clinton campaign
Bill Clinton: Our first post-modern president
Clinton and the killer blood
The Clinton legacy
Arkansas connections
Hillary Clinton history
How Bill Clinton rose to the top
The next stop after Hope
Vince Foster case
The Clintons & Marc Rich
 
DEMOCRATS
 
Dismantling the Democrats
Al Gore
Gene McCarthy
Retrieving the Democrats' reason for existence
 
FASCISM
 
Notes on fascism
Clues that your country might be turning fascist
 
GOP
 
GOP NEWS
THE GOP ON THE ISSUES
 
The GOP confederacy
The GOP ghost dance and the young
How to tell a radical Muslim from a radical Republican
The GOP uncivil war
Rudy Guiliani
Mike Huckabee
Marco Rubio

Mitt Romney
Donald Trump

Scott Walker

GREEN PARTY
 
GREEN PARTY NEWS

History's hints for third parties
Why Ralph Nader didn't cause Al Gore's loss
Jill Stein
Global Greens
The Greens were right
Green Party organizing info
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GROUPS

EUROPEAN GREENS
GREEN PARTY OF U.S.
GREEN PARTIES WORLDWIDE

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Green Party organizing info
Map of where Greens hold elected office

MEDIA

GREEN HORIZON

LEADERSHIP

Why Washington doesn't work and what to do about it

LIBERALS
 
How liberals helped create a bipolar America
The difference between a progressive & a liberal
The death of liberalism and what to do about it
Why liberalism collapsed
Talking about liberalism
 
OBAMA

OBAMA NEWS
OBAMALAND
An Obama one night stand
The strange rise of Barack Obama
Why liberals misread Obama
Obama and the American oligarchy
 
PROGRESSIVES

How to jump start the progressive movement
The difference between a progressive & a liberal
 
Left Elect
Coffee Table Movement
 
REAGAN
 
The Ronald Reagan myth
The true cost of Reagan and extreme capitalism
 
SOCIALISM

A brief guide to avoiding socialism
 
VOTING
 
Counting the vote
When bribery is called free speech
 
Fair Vote
Brad Blog
Move to Amend
Center for Responsive Politics

 

OTHER

There is a religious test for high office
The collapse of the First American Republic
How TV turned off politics
Robert Kennedy
The politics of myth
The hazards of grad school politics
The other way to deal with the national debt
Mob politics vs. political movements
Handling the bullies
Bringing politics home
The autistic confederacy
Essays on politics
Moderate extremism

The People's Party
How Americans are distanced from those in power

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Politics
  • 61% of millennials prefer a Democrat in the White House, and 33% favor a Republican, the poll found. In a similar survey released last spring, the gap between the two parties was only 15 percentage points.
  • 78 percent want Citizens United overturned
  • 72% of Americans support a new law that would provide qualified candidate with limited public matching funds for small contributions they raise from constituents. Nearly four in ten (39%) strongly support this proposal.
  • A majority of likely voters among Democrats (75%), Independents (64%) and Republicans (54%) see the wave of spending by Super PACs this election cycle as “wrong and leads to our elected officials representing the views of wealthy donors.”
  • 84% of Americans think money has too much influence in U.S. politics.
  • Majority would ban Super PACS
  • 50% support federal funding of campaigns
Population
  • 59% are concerned that there won't be enough food and resources to accommodate a growing world population
Public works
  • 72% support more funding for public works
Social Security
  • 87% of Americans want Social Security spending increased or held steady
  • Oppose cutting SS annual increase
Taxes
  • 80% favor ending offshore tax havens
Trade
War
  • Believe it's OK to cut defense spending

Washington

  • 81% disapprove of the job that Congress is doing

Women

58% support abortion in most cases

Only 22% favor eliminating all federal funding for Planned Parenthood

70% Favor Legalizing Over-The-Counter Birth Control

Who's pro-choice?

  • 60% of voters said they are more likely to support a candidate who supports fair pay for women, a higher minimum wage, paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.

RELIGION & ITS ALTERNATIVES

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The righteous role of church basements
Lutheran Airlines
Seventh Day Agnostics arise
Backing off of hate
The fight that doesn't matter
Where have all the cool preachers gone?
Who owns faith and values?
Keeping the faith
Psalm of the fast lane
A conversation with God
Where the hell did all the good Christians go?
Growing up part Jewish
Who does God talk to?
Dealing with myth

What the Christian right forgets about the Bible
Freedom of religion includes not doing it
Sweet Daddy Madison
 
Religion & politics
There is a religious test for high office & here it is
The censorship of religion’s real role in politics
The school prayer amendment
Who owns faith and values?
What the Christian right forgets about the Bible
 
Groups
Openly Secular

Secular Policy Institute
United Coalition of Reason
 
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The Humanist

SENIORS

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No retirement age for rebellion
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Nat Com on Preserving Social Security and Medicare
Social Security Works
Gray Panthers
Entitled to Know
STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC & POLICY RESEARCH
ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
NATIONAL JOBS FOR ALL COALITION
RETIREMENT USA
 
 
 
TRANSPORTATION

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TRUMP, DONALD

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A guide to Trump's biggest lies

Trump's corporate rap sheet

How Trump has tried (and suceeded) to avoid taxes

Trump rally thuggery stats

Thirty law suits that reveal the real Donald Trump

Trump's Mafia linked business pal comes to the fore

Variables most linked to a county's support for Trump

Trump uses foreign workers for his beach club

Trump declares war against First Amendment


Via Jim Angel

Trump sums himself up

"I really don’t even know what I mean, because that was a long time ago, and who knows what was in my head.” - Donald Trump, in an interview with NBC News, when asked about a 2002 Howard Stern interview in which he voiced support for the Iraq War. - Political Wire

196 people Trump has insulted and what he has said about them

3 in 4 young black Americans say they’d feel like fleeing the country if Donald Trump is elected

Federal judge rules Trump involved in ripping off union workers

The real Donald Trump

Why Trump is not to be trusted with nuclear weapons

Federal judge rules Trump involved in ripping off union workers

2015

The real Donald Trump

Trump urges collective punishment - a war crime under Geneva Convention

75% of Trump's claims are lies

When the Trump firm blocked black renters

Let's be fair: Trump doesn't hate all Muslims

Almost half of Republicans without a college degree support Trump

Best description of the Trump campaign

Trump would deny full citizenship to Muslims

Donald Trump wants to shut down some mosques

Donald Trump thinks your wages are too high

How the immigration policy Trump praised actually worked

Donald Trump has filed for business bankruptcy four times

The vicious Donald Trump

Trump not only wants the White House, he may want your house too

Trump provided homes for for some nasty people

Trump, the high school bully

TV news channels give Trump five times more coverage than Sanders

Why Trump neds therapy not votes

Trump hasn't voted in a primary since 1989

NY Attorney General says Trump U defrauded 600 students

A business view of Trump

Trump talks (and thinks) like a third grader

Great moments with Donald Trump

Trump likes waterboarding

Who Trump wants in his government

Donald Trump's dumbest remarks

Trump even bought his audience

WAR & PEACE

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NEWS
Peace
War Department
Torture
Veterans
 
ESSAYS
How war hurts the economy
What Vietnam failed to teach us and the French
Behind the Paris killings
Backing off of hate
The good thing about war
Essays on war
Mission creep: the militarizing of America
Spooks & spies
All war all the time
The biggest threast to us: ourselves
Why is the military sacred?
A speech CSPAN didn't like
 
GROUPS
American Friends Service Committee
Veterans for Peace
War is a Crime
World Beyond War
 
MEDIA
Anti-War
Daniel Ellsberg
Tim Shorrock
Spy Talk
Guide to how we helped create ISIS & other terror groups
WASHINGTON DC

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DC FACTS

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SEX & POLITICS IN DC

DC BLACK HISTORY

 DC STATEHOOD

 MARION BARRY

  • DC MOMENTS: A timeline
  • ESSAYS ON DC
  • DC HISTORY
  • DC BLACK HISTORY  
  • DC ALMANAC  
  • DC STATISTICS
  • CONVERSATION
  • LAST CALL: LEAVING DC
  • DC QUOTES
    TUNES FROM A DC MUSICAL: Sam & Kathy Smith, along with Becky Brown, wrote a musical revue of DC history that was performed by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in 1978. The Washington Times listed the show as one of the "Sure Things" for the week. Mayor Marion Barry attended one performance Unfortunately, no recording was made, but years later Sam made a rough recording of some of the tunes for a curiuous reporter.
  • THE ATTICA THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN One year after Attica, there was a prisoner revolt at the Washington, DC Jail during which the director of DC Corrections and a number of guards were taken hostage. But, unlike Attica, no one was killed. Perhaps this is why so few remember what happened on a night when judges, politicians, U.S. Marshals, prisoners, and hostages all gathered in Courtroom 16 to see what could be done - brought together by a single judge who wasn't afraid o talk when others wanted to shoot.
1950s
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1980s & 1990s
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People
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WOMEN

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Women's news
 
MEDIA
MS MAGAZINE

WOMEN'S E-NEWS
WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS

SINGLE WOMEN
MS MAGAZINE
WOMEN'S E-NEWS
FEMINIST NEWS

Groups
FEMINIST ACTIVISM
FEMINIST ECONOMICS

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
INTNL ASSN FOR FEMINIST ECONOMICS

MS FOUNDATION
NARAL
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN
NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER

NOW
UN DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN

 
WORDS & WRITING

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Words & writing news
 
ESSAYS ON WRITING
Post literate America
Words & meaning
SomeRulesForWriting L.L.C. (SRFW)!
A few thoughts about writing
Words and cruelty
What's a humanities?
Cliche challenge
Harder to read than Ulysses
Just words on words
The politics of symbols
PLC? WDYMBT?
 
 
OTHER
Pocket paradigms
Quotations
 
YOUNG

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Young news
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Millenials down on marriage
Generation gap
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GROUPS

Academic Freedom

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Precarious Faculty
How to write like an academic

Student loans
FORGIVE STUDENT LOANS

Youth Rights
COLLEGE FREEDOM
STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY

YOUTH RIGHTS ORGANIZATION

ESSAYS
An apology to younger Americans

Skull & Bones