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During the weekend of February 9th, MSNBC regular Tiffany Cross blurted out the conditions under which MSNBC black pundits work. She said, “If I said a lot of the things that I really think, I would get filtered–we just can’t say that, we have to filter our own voices.” This explains why the black women on Joy Reid’s show can weigh in on the stupid sexist brutish moves of some black athletes and entertainers, but can’t discuss the effect of Michael Bloomberg’s Stop and Frisk policy on black and brown women. They can’t address the rampant sexism at NBC, where, according to journalist Ronan Farrow, wealthy white predators go to bat for each other. He says they protected Harvey Weinstein. More
Unless Bernie Sanders wins enough delegates to capture the Democratic Party nomination on the first ballot, he is not going to be the nominee. The reason will be that the superdelegates–those same people who were his wrath in 2016–will come back to deny him the nomination. The Democratic Party’s superdelegates were a reaction to the More
During the election campaign the BJP minister Giriraj Singh said the Muslim-majority Delhi suburb of Shaheen Bagh was a “breeding ground for suicide bombers”. Campaigning for the BJP in Delhi, Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, well-known for stoking hatred and violence against India’s Muslims, cut to the factionalist chase by saying that (Muslim) “terrorists” should be fed with “bullets not biryani”. More
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John Davis on how plastic came to rival climate change as the greatest threat to life on Earth. Laura Carlsen on Trump’s military threats against Mexico. Jefferson Morley on what the CIA knew about the assassination of JFK; Dave Macaray on the real Jimmy Hoffa; CIA whistleblower Mel Goodman on the lies of the Afghan War; Paul Street on progressive politics beyond impeachment; Jeffrey St. Clair on how torture and murder went mainstream; Rob Urie on the implications of the UK elections for the American Left; Pete Dolack on why capitalism can’t be reformed; Jennifer Matsui on “liberal derangement,” Lee Ballinger on the struggle for “equality.” and much more.