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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Thomas Frank interviews Bernie Sanders for Salon. Go read it all: I’ve followed what you have been saying for a long time. You and I are both concerned about the big change of our time, which is the concentration of wealth in this country, deindustrialization, the slow decline of the middle class.  The not-so-slow decline […]

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In case you missed yesterday’s news coverage.

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Christians acting like Christians

Not all Christians are buying into homophobia — at least, not on this campus! When an anti-gay preacher decided to visit a Virginia university yesterday (16 September), he was expecting a perfect opportunity to spout his nonsense for everyone to hear. But it turns out, not many people could hear his sermon. Instead, the James […]

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I know this happened with my mother-in-law, and she absolutely refused to talk about it: Why is it important for you to believe that there is life after death? It was not important for me, at all, to believe. I’m a journalist. I don’t go around thinking, “I really hope there’s life after death.” Indeed, […]

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Mohammed is 14

He has been in intensive care for three weeks and lost 12 members of his family in the Rafah bombing in Gaza. Now he dreams of the day he can have artificial legs. Look at this half-starved kid smile, it just breaks my heart. Please give to one of these Gaza relief organizations, as much as you […]

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons.

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Great idea

Abortion clinic on a boat, where they’re in international waters.

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Mo’Ne Davis, of course: “She has an effortless media savvy,” says Peterson after a day at WHYY, talking on radio about the death of Michael Brown and unrest in his hometown of Ferguson, Mo. “Juxtaposed with the loss of Michael Brown’s life, the emergence of Mo’ne is a great relief.” In his opening monologue, Oliver […]

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The shittier the news gets, the more I love baseball. I watched another great game in the Little League World Series last night: Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West vs. Rhode Island’s Cumberland Americans. Cumberland battled JRW’s batting powerhouse until the final out, but couldn’t pull out the winning run. What was really amazing was the speech […]

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The Taney Dragons, a Little League team based out of a Philadelphia playground, is ONE GAME AWAY from playing in the World Series. ONE GAME. I’ll be watching tomorrow at 6pm EST, on ESPN2. And what makes it even better? Their ace pitcher, Mo’Ne Davis, is a girl. From The Good Phight: If you had […]

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