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What MLK Actually Did

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an excerpt from the essay “Most of You Have No Idea What Martin Luther King Actually Did,” by Hamden Rice. It was originally published in 2011, and it has been reprint…

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Boston Review Devotes Issue to MLK’s Legacy

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The first 2018 issue of the Boston Review [ is devoted to the appreciation of, reflections on, and reconsiderations of the many elements of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Kin…

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Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH “Let’s not judge the president on what he says.” New GOP Senate Candidate Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) In case you are wondering whether the context might somehow make the comment …

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I Suppose That It Must Be a “Fake Dictionary”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an item by Jeva Lange for The Week: President Trump’s alleged word choice when referring to African nations during an immigration meeting on Thursday has sparked…

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Politics and Football

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is a summary, provided in the News Hour daily newsletter, of an article titled “College Football and Presidential Politics,” written by Lisa Desjardins for PBS: Last nigh…

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On a More Positive Note from Kansas

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following excerpts are from an article by Larissa Lawrie written for Salon: On November 7, Kansas voters elected Brandon Johnson to serve on the Wichita City Council for D…

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Bonehead Comment of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Kansas Legislator Tries to Reframe Racist Comments as an Expression of Racial Empathy This is from the Daily Beast Cheat Sheet: A Republican Kansas legislator apologized late …

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In Anticipation of Trump’s “Fake Media” Awards

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following news release has been issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists: As U.S. President Donald Trump announces his “Fake Media” awards, the Committee to Protect …

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A Very Trumpy Christmas

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following is an excerpt from an article from the Far-Right media service Newsmax:           “People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” the presiden…

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The Night before Christmas in the Middle East

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Between the Tweetstorm that is the Trump presidency and the maelstrom of GOP legislative politics, a lot of domestic news and even more international news is going largely unn…

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