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Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win

theatlantic.com - Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. I’ve made no secret of why, as a Republican, I oppose Donald Trump and what ...

Untangling the Meaning Behind Jeff Mixon's 'Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County' Group

Shared by Steve Rhodes

clevescene.com - Jeff Mixon has his own way of doing things.  He sits on the executive committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. But his activist organization has reportedly endorsed U.S. Sen. Robert Portm...

The Country’s Worst Anti-Voting Law Was Just Struck Down in North Carolina

Shared by Janice Fraser

thenation.com - On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, ruling that states with the longest histories of voting discrimination no longer had to approve their voting chan...

Jill Stein on vaccines: People have ‘real questions’

washingtonpost.com - Speaking at a temporary campaign office in Philadelphia during the week of the Democratic National Convention, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein refuted the notion that 2016 voters must...

Asian Americans decry 'whitewashed' Great Wall film starring Matt Damon

Shared by Steve Rhodes

theguardian.com - A chorus of outrage followed the release on Thursday of the first trailer for The Great Wall, a fantasy adventure set in China more than 1,000 years ago, which stars the white Hollywood star Matt D...

Kevin Smokler

Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

Deno's Wonder Wheel

Shared by Helen Rosner

atlasobscura.com - Around the turn of the century, a Romanian-born amusement engineer named Charles Herman decided he wanted to create a ride that would combine the thrill of a scenic railway, Ferris wheel and Chute-...

The Horrifying Face of Laffing Sal Once Swept the Nation

Shared by Loueyville

atlasobscura.com - Follow the line of confused faces, and you'll find the 6-foot-tall, freckled, curly-haired, gap-toothed animatronic monstrosity. As an antique that's still in use, there’s something both dated and ...

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