Superbad

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Donald Trump told the Daily Signal in 2015. Trump has repeated this pledge to protect Medicaid multiple times via Twitter.  He’s also broken it multiple times.

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Darkness

How fast did the U.S. take action against Syria? CNN’s Jeff Zelaney was giving Anderson Cooper the latest update on discussions between Defense Secretary Mattis and President Trump, when Cooper cut him off to announce we had launched a series of Tomahawk missiles into the country.

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Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams, U.S. Navy/AP

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Hope Floats

This is a tough one to write. In the wee hours of November 9th, it was announced Donald Trump would be our nation’s 45th President of the United States. Typing that sentence, I feel as if I’m living in the world of Demolition Man… and we all got served a rat burger.

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Fear of a Black Hat

On Wednesday, a New York Grand Jury made the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo’s use of an NYPD prohibited choke-hold resulted in the death of the unarmed African-American Garner in July.

On the same day, NYPD Police Chief Joanne Jaffe tweeted #Wehearyou, a new hashtag aimed at strengthening community and police relations.

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They are clearly having difficulty with hearing the words “I can’t breathe.”

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Abre Los Ojos

“Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.”  President Barack Obama told the Des Moines Register just two weeks ago.  Truer words have never been spoken.
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About Last Night

If you are participating in not only your final debate of a general election but the final debate of your career, you want to go out on top. President Barack Obama did just that.

President Obama displayed a comfortable coolness while discussing last night’s main focus of foreign policy, while at times Mitt Romney looked as if he were diffusing a bomb in a Lethal Weapon film.

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Mr. Wrong

The 11th anniversary of 9/11 saw multiple attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions. In Cairo, several protestors scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy, tearing down the U.S. flag.

They were protesting a film called “Innocence of Muslims,” which portrays the Prophet Mohammed in a negative light.

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