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Thanks for the Mammaries: No Choice For You!

Women have made progress in controlling their own bodies over the past few decades. Hey, it was nice while it lasted. So far, July has been no day at the beach for women. First, the United States stunned attendees at … Continue reading

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Summer 2018: Beach, Barbeques and Bias?

At a neighborhood pool, on the Fourth of July, 2018, a white man called the cops on an African-American woman for swimming while black. Not quite, says the man, pool chairman Adam Bloom of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She didn’t have … Continue reading

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Though Battered, FBI Still Keeping Us Safe

On Wednesday, the people of Cleveland got to watch their Fourth of July parade and fireworks displays in peace, thanks to the FBI. FBI officials said that Demetrius Pitts, an American citizen also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, who has … Continue reading

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Sorry, No Three Day Weekend For You

Looking forward to your upcoming Fourth of July time off this weekend? Or is it next weekend? Or neither? By now you know that the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, giving new meaning to the expression … Continue reading

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Two Plus Two Equals Five? You’d Better Believe It

Monday is late author George Orwell’s birthday, and his chilling classic “1984” unfortunately seems more timely than ever. Winston Smith, the book’s hero, is brainwashed to love dictatorial “Big Brother,” while forced by the state’s thought police to not only … Continue reading

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De Blasio’s Elite School Plan Doesn’t Pass the Test

Mayor Bill de Blasio probably thought he’d make himself a hero to people of color with his plan to diversify NYC’s elite schools by eliminating the admissions test. Oops. “I’m not sure if the mayor is racist, but this policy … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theorists Darken America’s Door

From alien invasions to dark conjecture about the Kennedy assassination and 9-11, conspiracy theories have always abounded in this country. But I can’t remember a time in our history when more ugly, hurtful, provably false theories have been spread than … Continue reading

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Psst: It’s Alexa, and I’ve Got Some Gossip For You

Dear Alexa: I can’t trust you anymore. It was bad enough when you eavesdropped on my private conversations, but now you’re passing them on to others. Shame on you! True story: A woman in Oregon who only gives her name … Continue reading

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Normalizing Piggish Behavior Doesn’t Fly

Honesty is the best policy? Seriously? That’s so 20th century! I’m too cheap to pay for my dog to fly, so I get a fake “emotional support animal” certificate online. I’m too lazy to walk through a parking lot, so … Continue reading

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Trump Scopes Out Month to Remember

The next month promises to be an exciting one for President Trump. One of my most unreliable White House sources slipped me the transcript of Trump’s meeting with Chief of Staff John Kelly to plan the president’s daily schedule through … Continue reading

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