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Can we have one?

When Barack Obama was elected President, many of us were looking forward to that honest conversation about Race that we had needed for so long. Did we have it, because I don’t remember it, and based on what’s happening today, lots of people don’t either.

The media is supposed to speak truth to power. But what happens when they instead speak slander to a teenager? The answer is that is costs half a billion dollars. And counting.

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Maybe we can deal with race relations seriously next time?

Dozens Gather In MAGA Hats In Hopes Washington Post Will Defame Them So They Can Become Millionaires

Washington Post settles Nicholas Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro bitten by ostrich-like bird during coronavirus quarantine

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Filed under: MediaRace Issues

Coleman Hughes

This time out, I’m presenting an article written by Coleman Hughes. It’s called “Stories and Data: Reflections on Race, Riots, and Police”. It’s his story, where he looks at the stories and data behind police shooting, and draws conclusions straight from them.

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Stories and Data: Reflections on race, riots, and police

ColemanHughes.org

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Filed under: GovernmentLaw EnforcementRace Issues

Hamilton faces the Cancel Culture

Conservative speakers at college campuses have been dis-invited, turned away by the mob, or required extra security (at the speaker’s expense) to deal with the cancel culture. CEO’s have stepped down, and Republicans have been shown the door in restaurants, but the Left was fine with this.

Then they came for “Hamilton”, and some on the Left grew a spine. Welcome to those of us fighting for free speech. I hope it lasts.

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‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To ‘Cancel Hamilton’ Criticism

J.K. Rowling Smeared As Transphobe, ‘Canceled’ After Saying Biological Sex ‘Is Real’

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

JK Rowling, Over 100 Others Sign Letter Condemning Cancel Culture. One Caves, Apologizes. Rowling Responds.

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Filed under: Cancel CultureFree SpeechTolerance and Diversity

Episode 294: Redefining Words Redefines Law

Neil Gorsuch

The Supreme Court did it again. Once, they created a “right” to abortion out of whole cloth. Another time, they redefined the word “marriage”. Now they’ve redefined the word “sex” in such a way that it could very well bleed through to other parts of law and culture.

Is this how a “representative republic” is supposed to work? (Hint: No.)

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Quote by James Madison

A Dilemma for Gorsuch’s Core Reasoning in Bostock

Alito: Court’s ‘Preposterous’ Trans Ruling Threatens Religion, Speech, Privacy, and Safety

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Filed under: HomosexualityHuman SexualityJudiciaryTransgender

George Floyd

The police brutality that killed George Floyd has brought to the forefront many issues that we must deal with. Most of these we all agree on. But what started out as unifying turned into riots.

In this episode I discuss George Floyd’s death, the protests, the riots, questions of systemic racism, and how we can move forward from here. On the way I ask a few questions that really require an answer.

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What are the Differences in Degrees of Murder?

It’s Past Time to Examine How Police Unions Protect Bad Cops

This Is Easy: Don’t Excuse, Defend, or Encourage Rioters

Opinion: A humble request for those of us who believe that black lives matter

Democrats have run Minneapolis for generations. Why is there still systemic racism?

What you need to know about plans to defund Minneapolis police

Minneapolis City Council resolves to replace police with community-led model

It’s Official: Minneapolis City Council Votes Unanimously to Abolish Police

The Strongest Support for School Vouchers Comes from Lower-Income Families

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)MedicineRace Issues

Trump isn’t alone in outrageous statements

We seem to be in a time of more and more outrageous statements by our politicians. Some blame Donald Trump for this, but really it’s been happening for a very long time.

And listener Susana has some thoughts about how she’s surviving this pandemic.

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Mama Dinosews

Donald Trump Says He ‘Could Shoot Somebody’ and Not Lose Voters

We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short.

After Black Trump Supporter Calls Trump ‘First Black President,’ CNN Contributor Throws ‘Uncle Tom’ Slur at Supporter

The Minority Minority

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)MedicinePartisanshipRace Issues

Episode 291: Post-Pandemic Predictions

Predictions are tough, especially about the future

What’s coming after the virus? What will the economy and job prospects look like after this is all over? How long will things take to recover?

Listener Barb tries her hand at some predictions. But these are not just pulled out of the air. She draws from her own experiences as well as from contacts she has. Take a listen and see if  you agree. If you don’t (or even if you do), let me know what you think as well.

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Dan Quayle [Wikipedia]

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)Economics & TaxesMedicine

Does God get any credit from Cuomo?

Many Democrats are bothered by the fact that their presumptive nominee for President is the old, white male that they have said only Republicans elect. But if you break that number down by race, you may be surprised by what you find. (Or not.)

Andrew Cuomo, governor of the state of New York, is pretty confident that the people have brought down the number of COVID-19 infections, and that God had no part in that. Interesting to hear coming from a Roman Catholic.

And a listener gives her thoughts about what she misses, is thankful for, and is sick and tired of during this pandemic.

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Some Democrats are bothered nominee is an older white man – and they solidly back Biden in November

Episode 143: UK NHS SOS, and the Washington Redskins (Non-)Controversy

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)MedicineRace IssuesReligion

Grieving during coronavirus isOK

I would not want to be any sort of political leader at this time. The potentially life-or-death decisions they have to make, with imperfect models and a virus we knew nothing about, have to be incredibly stress-inducing. I can’t blame them for incorrect decisions in those circumstances.

It’s healthy to grieve for what we’ve lost during the pandemic. And it’s wrong to disparage someone who does that.

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Nolte: The Coronavirus Made Brian Stelter Cry

If You Want A Lesson In Bravery, Don’t Look To Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter Has a Meltdown Over Our ‘Pre-Pandemic Lives’

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Filed under: Coronavirus (COVID-19)Medicine

Episode 288: The Death of the #MeToo Movement

#BelieveWomen…or not

The #MeToo movement had a good run, and it was a good way to let people know how prevalent sexual harassment was in our society. But it was taken over by the Left, with an assist by the media, who made it all about politics. As soon as that happened, it was all over.

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Thoughts on the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings [Episode 230]

Alyssa Milano weighs in on Brett Kavanaugh allegations as #WhyIDidntReport goes viral

Alyssa Milano: I was sexually assaulted as a teen. Here’s why I didn’t report.

The New York Times Denies Tara Reade the Christine Blasey Ford Treatment

Examining Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden

New York Times edits Biden sexual assault coverage, deletes references to past inappropriate ‘hugs, kisses and touching’

Biden, Who Pushed For Believing All Women During Kavanaugh Hearings, Has Been Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Former Staffer

‘Due process’: Alyssa Milano uses conservative argument from Kavanaugh hearings to defend Joe Biden

Alyssa Milano: ‘Believe Women,’ But Joe Biden Deserves ‘Due Process’

Sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden splits Democrats

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Filed under: #MeTooPartisanshipWomen's Issues

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