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OpEdge: The Koch Administration

by Marc Jampole FUNNY HOW everything seems to always work out well for some people. Take the Koch brothers, David and Charles, who kept a billion dollars in their and their associates’ pockets that they had planned to spend to sway the 2016 presidential election for just about any Republican candidate other than Donald Trump. […]

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Make America Great Again #3: Explain FOIA

by Lawrence Bush THE FREEDOM of Information Act (FOIA) has been a bone of contention between liberal advocates of open government and conservative advocates of “national security” since it was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1968. Anyone who thinks that FOIA is sacrosanct and beyond outright repeal by our Republican-controlled federal […]

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OpEdge: Trump’s Lies about John Lewis

by Marc Jampole JOHN LEWIS said what a lot of us have been thinking: that Trump is not a legitimate president because of voter suppression laws in a handful of states that broke to Trump by micro-thin margins and decided the results of the Electoral College. The Georgia Congressional representative also implied that Trump delegitimizes […]

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O My America: What We Might Learn from Trump

by Lawrence Bush I ATTENDED a screening this week of Lilly Rivlin’s new documentary film, “Heather Booth: Changing the World.” Jewish Currents co-sponsored the event, and the audience included a lot of veteran New York activist leaders as well as a sprinkling of younger progressive organizers. The spirit of both the film and the remarks […]

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OpEdge: The Make-Busy Congress

by Marc Jampole THERE MIGHT BE some possibility of convincing Donald Trump and the Republicans not to build a wall along the Mexican border if they sincerely felt threatened by an invasion of undocumented immigrants. Once they learned that more of the undocumented have been leaving the U.S. than entering over the past few years, […]

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The Elites Close Ranks Behind Trump

by Richard Greeman AS AMERICANS all over the land sat down to a stuffed turkey feast to celebrate our country’s founding myth — the Pilgrim Fathers welcomed by the Indians — the North Dakota National Guard, militarized local police and (unlicensed) security guards were brutalizing unarmed Standing Rock Sioux Indians gathered to protesting construction of […]

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