Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on our site on August 21, 2017. It seems, however, a good idea to rerun it. As we enter the 2020 election season, let us keep in mind how high the stakes are in this year. Remember…vote blue! It’s funny how it will hit you. Reality, I mean. The…

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 In 2008, before the Large Hadron Collider was switched on, fracturing reality and trapping us in this lunatic timeline in which we find ourselves, much was being made of the Democratic nomination for President. The candidates were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and many wondered whether America was ready to have either a black or…

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Jewish, Judaism, Hebrew

Between the calendar dates of July 20 and August 8 of this year (referred to as “the three weeks of mourning”) which correspond (this year) to the Hebrew calendar dates of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av (Tisha b’Av) have a special meaning in the history of the Jewish People. In 70 C.E. imperial Rome breached…

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By Dave McElhaney   Last year during the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Mark Zuckerberg  dodged questions for 10 hours. This included the famous catch phrase  after Utah’s senator Hatch asked him, “How do you sustain a business model  when Facebook is free?”  “Senator we run adds,” said Zuckerberg smirking. But it was Kamala Harris who did the best job of…

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By Michael E. Berumen There are three major forces of our own manufacture that serve to alienate large swaths of people from one another and engender all manner of evil in our species. These are ancient forces; however, they are neither intractable nor ineradicable. One is the extremes of inequality in wealth (and hence, power),…

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