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A Thanksgiving Dream

I am thankful for the statesmanlike deal between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to suspend use of the filibuster during the next congressional session, in exchange for a commitment to pass major legislation on immigration, carbon emissions, and gun violence.

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Join us for our next monthly forum with two lively segments on the civilian toll in Syria and a progressive guide to holiday shopping. December 2 in Palo Alto.

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“It is Officially Open Season on Black Folks”: Legal Expert Decries Handling of Wilson Grand Jury

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It is Officially Open Season on Black Folks: Legal Expert Decries Handling of Wilson Grand Jury

There’s a reason why they say prosecutors can indict a ham sandwich. It’s because they can entirely control the process.

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Ferguson, goddamn: No indictment for Darren Wilson is no surprise. This is why we protest

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Ferguson, goddamn: No indictment for Darren Wilson is no surprise. This is why we protest

We protest so that some day, some years from now, justice is not a surprise, nor a dream, nor deferred. So that justice just is.

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Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama’s Secret Afghanistan Reversal

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Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

Compare the red-hot media reaction to Hagel's bye-bye to the response to the eye-popping report that Obama signed a secret order to expand the US military mission in Afghanistan next year.

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Just Because Right-Wingers Are Blind With Rage Doesn't Mean Obama's Immigration Action Is Illegal

If you accept the Republican argument, then every executive action save for the most trivial will be subject to the “can the conservative movement whip up a shitstorm” test.

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