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  • What I Learned When I Visited Adelanto

    By Lisa Eve Cheby   the high desert stretches     hours west of airbnbs and selfie backdrops    here Joshua Trees weep their ancient heads                                   droop [...]

  • Make a Difference

    By D.R. James —a villanelle to commencement speakers everywhere   Tonight, fatigue’s grim flower unfurls, but Gandhi, gunned down, had this to say: “Be the [...]

  • Solstice

    By Dotty LeMieux   It’s delivery day at St. Vincent’s Dining Room men unloading trucks with bread, canned goods, day-old everything for the homeless and [...]

  • Of Bicycling and Hope

    By Christopher Wu   It was seven in the morning on a brisk Saturday when I set out to ride my bicycle from my apartment [...]

  • Cyber War Won

    By Jim Hanson   Attention Americans! War is now Peace. Connectivity is Security. The First World Cyber War to have the final virus and end [...]

  • I’m at the End of My Rope

    By Wilda Morris (or This Vocabulary Is to Die For)   When push comes to shove, I have to admit, we spend a lot of [...]

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Videos worth watching

Emma Gonzalez: “Six minutes and about 20 seconds”
Washington D.C March for Our Lives, 24 March 2018

From SNL’s Kate McKinnon:
Hillary Clinton

From CNN’s Don Lemon to Trump:
What grade are you in?

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

By Noel Paul Stookey

Kellyanne Conway’s Interview Tricks
from Vox

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

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