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Elitism Does Not Tolerate Dissent . . . But We Must Not Conform to Its Line

In a free nation, blindly loyal agreement with and support of the ruling government is not expected. A loyal opposition is in place to counter the indulgences of the ruling party, and compromise and cooperation is the rule of the land, and if the voting citizenry is dissatisfied with the party in power, they take advantage of the democratic process to vote in a government that is better suited to the pressing needs of the time. 388 more words

What Justice Breyer’s Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty’s Defenders

From The Intercept, by Liliana Segura

Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, June 29 — some seven hours before the U.S. Supreme Court would reject the latest challenge to the death penalty in… 412 more words

Tyranny

Did An Immigrant Steal Your Job. No It Was Tesco.

There’s a joke I sometimes do which unlike many of my jokes and stories is based in 100% fact. It goes thus…”I was on the road and found myself in a Tesco supermarket in Wales. 687 more words

Comedy

The lonely American

By Chris Hedges
June 29, 2015
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Michael P. Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, one of the country’s largest racetracks, stood with a group of about a dozen race fans at 8:30 a.m. 1,601 more words

Church & State & Marriage

“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.

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In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor argues Court might as well let inmates be 'drawn and quartered'

Lethal injection was intended to replace traditional methods of execution, such has hanging, the gas chamber, and the electric chair, that were considered cruel and unusual punishment. 380 more words

US Politics

Gone With the Wind? If Only!

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly; it should be thrown with great force.” –Dorothy Parker

Okay, I’ve had enough. And then some! 445 more words

News And Politics