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  • An Old Dog Never Barks at Gunmen

    By Bola Opaleke  – Neither should you, a wise man once said. Even pickaxes and sledgehammers would do just fine – like pickaxe-men or sledgehammer-men. That reminds me of people that left raising a finger of “revenge my death” up so high as the bullet-ridden [...]

  • Take This Memo by Tara Campbell

    Memo to the Executive Director of Enough Already with the Guns, USA From: Director of Market Research, Irrational Fears Division To: Executive Director, Enough Already with the Guns, USA (EAWG USA) I’m writing to follow up on our discussion about whether any lessons can be [...]

  • The No-Knock State

    By Jemshed Khan                        Upon hearing that Barret Brown was jailed (again) SWAT teams rumble streets. Men in black smash down doors. No one bothered to knock 65,000 times last year: Hinges ripped from the [...]

  • Letter to Santa

    By Anne Anthony   Dear Santa, You disappointed me. I was (mostly) good last year. Maybe I cursed, but I was frustrated and baffled. Somehow my family (?), my friends (?), my neighbors (?) voted in a president who—and I’ve got to be honest here—terrifies [...]

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Videos worth watching

Know the enemy: Watch NRA spokesperson belittle gun,
control, Pres. Obama, and the majority of the rest of us

Scene from ‘All the President’s Men?
View four more at The Public Theater NYC

How to Jam the Trump Brand
from Naomi Klein at The Intercept

Pursuing the Dream: What You Need to Know About DACA
Immigration, and Beyond, from Brave New Films

“Hijabi” by Mona Haydar
from her upcoming album One

Eating Twinkies With God
a short film by Meir Kay

TED: Reared in Westboro Baptist Church
and engaging across ideological lines

How free is our freedom of the press?
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film
warned of climate change danger

24 things nobody does better than Trump
from Vice News

By Noel Paul Stookey

Kellyanne Conway’s Interview Tricks
from Vox

Racism as a Spectrum with Mamoudou N’Diaye from Mic. Take the test.

Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance, from The Power of Choice Project

Kellyanne Conway returns to 1984 with “alternative facts” from Meet the Press

The Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Miseducation of Dylann Roof from Southern Poverty Law Center

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Baba Gil Scott-Heron from Jabari Akhenamen

To Breitbart from Weather.com: Climate change is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans.

Undocumented youth brace for a frightening future under Trump, from Think Progress

Liberal v. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, from Big Think

MSNBC town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Trump voter gets reality check from Sanders

“Prove it”

from Tess Rafferty and Steve Cohen.

Code of the Freaks, a documentary

on disabilities and Hollywood

“Beyond Political Correctness” by Tess Rafferty

From Occupy Democrats

“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed

covered because, well, sad …

“Reverse Racism” by Aamer Rahman

An oldy, but ever more relevant

Founders of Black Lives Matter

interviewed by Mia Birdsong, via TED