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American Woman

In 1776, there was no illusion that American independence was about anything other than White men. It was about White men arguing with other White men about freedom. The American Revolution really did nothing to address grievances of the poor, people of color, or women—White or Black. When you think about the history that we studied, it was about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. Rarely did we ever talk about a female. Women were just never mentioned. Every now and then, when you really dove into the details you could read about Abigail Adams. She was a

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Simple Math and Joe the Plumber

Were Joe the Plumber working 12 hour days, 7 days per week for 12 months at $50 per hour, he would bring in $201,600 before taxes. This is without one day off. He still wouldn’t be able to afford to buy this business he was talking about. Joe, your five minutes of fame (you don’t merit all 15) are about up. Before I leave Joe, I have to dish up some Joe-isms – Joe on Iraq: We’ve liberated another country. I mean, you know, freedom. Things that every one of you guys take for granted, that Americans take for granted…these guys didn’t

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Jesus Christ prevented violence in Jena

There is that saying – open mouth, insert foot and chew vigorously. Now, meet Jena district attorney Reed Walters. Mr. Walters read a prepared text which included references to God. Now, I’m normally nauseated when most people reference God because it is almost always a way to deflect blame or to inject emotion and sympathy. Mr. Walters knows full well that many Americans believe that racism infects the DA’s office if not many of the citizens of Jena. So, with the spotlight of America shining upon him, he says, “I firmly believe and am confident of the fact that had it

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

Where is The Outrage Topics
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