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Leid Stories—Stephon Clark’s Death: A Need for New Tactics in Civil-Rights Advocacy, Especially in Police Killings—03.29.18

Funeral services are being held today for Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old father of two shot dead on March 18 by two Sacramento Police Department officers investigating a complaint about broken car windows. Clark was in the back yard of his grandmother’s home, where he and his family also lived, at the time of the shooting. The officers, when they came …

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David Michael Green – The Loser’s Way (or What Do You Do When Your Politics Suck?)

What do you do if you’re a freakin’ loser? Oops, sorry – I don’t mean you.  I mean ‘you’ as in your ideas and your party.  And, actually, I probably don’t mean ‘your ideas’ and ‘your party’ for most people reading these words.  So let me rephrase.  What do you do if you’re a regressive Republican, and nobody’s anymore buying …

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Stephen Lendman – Rebooting Hillary. “Hillary is New and Improved”

Polls show increasing numbers of voters dislike and distrust her. She’s losing ground to Sanders and bested by Donald Trump. Voters rate her poorly on honesty, trustworthiness and transparency. When asked to describe her, “liar” is the word most often mentioned – then “dishonest,” untrustworthy,” and “criminal.” Read More

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Joe Conason – ‘Fascist’ Trump Isn’t First Demagogue Laughed Off As A Buffoon

Although he is still a clown, nobody laughs at Donald Trump anymore — which may be the real purpose of his candidacy, at least as far as he is concerned. The casino mogul is pleased to instill fear among Republican elites, as he dominates their presidential nominating contest — and forces them to face a hard question about the man …

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MATT FEENEY – Mob Injustice

Presenting the Best Picture award at this year’s Oscars, Sean Penn did all the right things to provoke a public shaming, and only by the grace of his hyper-celebrity did he escape unshamed. He split the envelope’s seal and stood squinting at the winner’s name. Then he paused dramatically and mumbled to no one in particular: “Who gave this son of …