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Trump and Republicans want to make it easier to discriminate in auto lending because of course

When I was a kid, one of the old reruns that played on TV in the afternoon was a show called “Gomer Pyle.” Gomer had a number of catch phrases, one of which (see the image on the right) came to mind as I learned about another thing Donald Trump and his Republican henchmen on …

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‘Our community is already heavily militarized’: Border residents don’t want National Guard or a wall

Campaign Action There’s no crisis at the U.S./Mexico border—according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), unauthorized crossings are at the lowest levels since 1971—but Donald Trump invented one anyway, deploying the National Guard to the border even though they’re prohibited from doing any actual immigration enforcement. But who cares about the basic facts when …

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Saturday’s midday open thread: Killer drones to get smart? Americans want kids in climate classes

205 days remain until the November election Have you picked A candidate or two to campaign for? • Twisted Kentucky governor says teachers’ strike enabled rape of children: On Friday, just hours after protesting teachers flooded Kentucky’s capitol building to rally against a pension reform plan and call for increased school funding, the state’s Republican governor, …

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China does not want a trade war with the US, but it must defend itself | Liu Xiaoming

In flouting well-established international rules, the US is risking its own prosperity as well as that of the wider world • Liu Xiaoming is the Chinese ambassador to the UK A dark cloud hangs over China and the United States. America has announced successive protectionist tariffs pursuant to its domestic laws, forcing China to take …

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Today’s young adults want to redesign capitalism. But into what?

Today’s youth are increasingly unhappy with the way their elders are running the world. Their ire was most recently expressed when thousands of teenagers and others across the country marched on March 24 demanding more gun control, a little over a month after more than a dozen of their peers were shot and killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida. …

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If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start With Big Pharma

Big corporations, not street dealers, are the true authors and profiteers of the opioid crisis. At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a few weeks earlier, he …

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Why does ‘heaven’ want to destroy us? Meditation on the biggest eco-system of all

It is with no great pleasure that I press on my fellow earthlings this unarguable environmental threat: heaven is out to get us. At least by what science fiction writers name “outer space.” By “heaven,” of course I don’t mean that religious construction where selective, saintly beings get rewarded for goodness – a paradise gained …

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Trump says many lawyers and top law firms want to represent him in Russia case

Donald Trump: ‘Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on’ Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that he was not about to hire a new lawyer to represent him in “the Russia case” following a shake-up of his legal team. And he claimed that …

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In case you missed them, or want to listen again, here are 15 speakers at the DC March for Our Lives

Below are speeches delivered Saturday at the Washington, D.C., March for Our Lives. That march, which officials estimated drew 800,000 participants, was one of some 840 such events in the United States and several other nations. There has already been a significant amount of analysis of what the march portends as well as the content of …

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‘We want our voices to be heard’: March for Our Lives protesters in their own words

The Guardian spoke to some of those taking part in the Washington march – and asked what prompted them to protest March for Our Lives – live updates Marchers descended on Washington DC from around the US to call for gun reform in the March for Our Lives demonstrations. Lois Beckett spoke to some of …

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