Dear #MAGA: I Wish I Were Making This Up

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– – We are all in serious trouble: I wish I were lying. My life would be *so much* easier, if Donald Trump were actually a good president, actually had the needs of working and middle class Americans, native born and legal immigrant Americans, the military and veterans, and small business owners on his mind. He doesn’t. His administration doesn’t. The current GOP congress (mostly) doesn’t (there are exceptions to that rule). All those “liberal” values I fight for? Equal pay, a minimum wage increase, worker protections, expecting police officers to follow the rule of law, honoring our treaties and…

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It’s Time for Resisters to be Intolerant: The Paradox of Tolerance

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What is the Paradox of Tolerance? Guess what, Resistance: you don’t have to be tolerant of intolerance. Intolerance of intolerance has a proud history. The paradox of tolerance, first stated by Karl Popper in 1945, states that if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant. That means that whether or not you punch Nazis, you’re not required to tolerate their words. Or the words of white supremacists — or the words of misogynists, or homophobes or transphobes or Islamophobes. Right about now, as good as that sounds,…

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Daily Dance (Doused in Misogyny and Racism)

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You know, sometimes I try to live my day to day life and forget that there are people out there who dismiss, despise, or even hate me because of my gender. I try to forget that there are people who dismiss, despise, or even hate others because of their religion, nationality or the color of their skins. Some weeks the news lets me do this, and sometimes I let it. Some weeks my personal life lets me do this and sometimes I let it. This week, neither has been cooperating. Elliot Rodgers is still constantly in the news. People are…

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