Happy Independence Day

[source: twitter] [source: twitter]   [source: twitter] - The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers… [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the … Continue reading Happy Independence Day

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Link Dump #3

What Calling Congress Achieves (New Yorker) Well, call it a flood. Call it, like Noah, the flood. Never mind the end of the day; last month, Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, got three thousand calls in one night. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, got thirty-one thousand in three weeks. Last year, in a … Continue reading Link Dump #3

link dump #2

religion: Alternative Facts in Bonhoeffer’s Germany (Christian Century) Palestinian Mennonite Seeks Peace Through Respect (Mennonite World Review) Blessed Are The Winners. Big Time. [Garrison Keillor] What Are We Holding On To Letter From an Anonymous Liberal Pastor in Trump Country (religion dispatches)   resistance Congress Deluged With Phone Calls (CNN) Congress’ Phone System Is Broken … Continue reading link dump #2

link dump #1

I’m doing a massive link dump because the number of articles I have saved is completely unreasonable. You can expect the next update of this blog to focus on policy, the Flynn scandal, and various personnel issues the Trump Administration is having. - the president being unintentionally hilarious ‘It’s rubbish’: Translators are struggling to interpret … Continue reading link dump #1