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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any ...
Failing Ourselves and Our Communities One Injustice At a Time

We Want The Police To Fail

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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any wrongdoing on the part of the police. For others, the response is more of a shrug, sort of “what did you expect? Of c
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Dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, this campaign season just will not end! It feels like we’ve been hearing about 2016 since 2013—probably because we have—but finally we have the major party conventions behind us. Also the ...
Hope Out The Ying-Yang

Everything You Wanted To Know about the DNC 2016 in Philly (But Couldn’t Bear to Watch)

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Dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, this campaign season just will not end! It feels like we’ve been hearing about 2016 since 2013—probably because we have—but finally we have the major party conventions behind us. Also the Libertarian National Convention which blew the RNC and DNC out of the water when it came to brevity and weirdness. But
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The recent FBI announcement of the scale of Secretary Clinton’s disregard for regulations when it came to her official government email has me at a loss for words. From the beginning, the “scandal” didn’t bother me ...
You're Still My Girl But Come On!!

What The Hellary!?!

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The recent FBI announcement of the scale of Secretary Clinton’s disregard for regulations when it came to her official government email has me at a loss for words. From the beginning, the “scandal” didn’t bother me as much as many friends and readers thought it should. I was more troubled by the news of some [&hellip
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Have you heard that America is going to be made great again? I read that on a bumper sticker so it must be true. The good ol’ days will apparently be brought back though the good ol’ days Donald Trump wants to bring back ...
What Do We Stand For?

Winning ‘Muricans, Losing America

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Have you heard that America is going to be made great again? I read that on a bumper sticker so it must be true. The good ol’ days will apparently be brought back though the good ol’ days Donald Trump wants to bring back were the same that involved lynching, women in the kitchen, gay [&hellip
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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years ...
Can The U.S. Admit Its Weaknesses and Still Be Strong?

The Game of Sorry

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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years that he would like to visit the city and with his upcoming trip to the G7 [&hellip
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Hey guess what? It’s still Women’s History Month! Yes, women do get a full month and no, that is still not enough! But we digress… Rather than rail about lack of recognition for more than half of the earth’s ...
Self-Rescuing Princesses

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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Hey guess what? It’s still Women’s History Month! Yes, women do get a full month and no, that is still not enough! But we digress… Rather than rail about lack of recognition for more than half of the earth’s population, The Snap Download would like to use this opportunity to highlight just a few of [&hellip
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Picture it: January 2018, Trumpmerica. A year has passed since Donald J. Trump, née Drumpf, was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of Great America. It only took reporters 30 days to be able to say ...
'Cuz Global Warming Is a Lie!

Trumpmerica: Like a Dystopian Hellscape But Without The Warmth

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Picture it: January 2018, Trumpmerica. A year has passed since Donald J. Trump, née Drumpf, was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of Great America. It only took reporters 30 days to be able to say “President Trump” without nervously giggling and less than that for RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to [&hellip
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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the ...
Overall Score: 6.8

Podcast Review: “Slate’s Whistlestop,” A New Take on Old Politics

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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the Nation on CBS News, political director of CBS News and a political correspondent for Slate magazine, [&hellip
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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless ...
Same Story, Different Day

Mass Shooting Mad Lib

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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless tragedies—we thought it would make more sense to report these fill-in-the-blank/mad lib style. Don’t like it? Ge
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