Congressman Sam Johnson of the 3rd District of Texas speaks at the biannual Texas Republican Convention in Dallas. Over 5,000 delegates from across the Lone Star State heard state-wide officeholders and Texas Republican members of Congress blast the Democratic administration while advocating traditional conservative fiscal and social values. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)

Dale Coberly – GOP PLANS TO GUT SOCIAL SECURITY

GOP PLANS TO GUT SOCIAL SECURITY The  Republicans have opened a new assault on Social Security.  At present all I know about it is what I read  in a Talking Points Memo by Tierney Sneed   Key House GOPer Introduces Bill With Major Cuts To Social Security . The trouble with Sneed’s article is that she does not appear to know …

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BENJAMIN E. ZELLER – WHY KAEPERNICK’S REFUSAL TO STAND IS AN ACT OF RELIGIOUS DISSENT

This past Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made the audacious choice to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem as a form of political protest against police violence and racism in America. The response against him has been swift, angry, and in many cases ugly. A series of commentators—mostly in the athletic and political spheres—lined up to rebuke him. …