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An Open Letter to the Guy Wearing a Second Amendment Shirt the Day After the Day After the Santa Fe Shooting:
Lebron James did it when he wore his "I Can't Breathe" shirt after the murder of Eric Garner. Lady Gaga did it when she sported a "Love Trumps Hate" shirt the day after the 2016 Presidential election....
Darryl Richie2 days ago
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Donald Trump recently released a letter from the White House on his Twitter; in the letter he postpones or cancels the June 12th Summit that Trump and Kim Jong Un had agreed to. Trump agreed to meet w...
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I Stand With Colin Kaepernick
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Sedona Schuehle6 days ago
There Have NOT Been 22 School Shootings This Year
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