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Days of Race and Ethnics

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 4th, 2021

By Ed Raymond 

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Why Can’t Whites Jump?

In 1946 I graduated from Morrison County District #54 with two others, a German boy and a Polish girl. I’m French. I graduated from Little Falls High School in 1950 with 241 other lily-Whites. Oh, it’s possible that some might have had a drop of Black or Hispanic blood or two in their genome. The ethnics were more interesting. There were three Roman Catholic churches in town. The German and French were on the east side of…

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Death at the OK Corral, DSA

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 28th, 2021

The only cure for our firearm pandemic is to reduce our number of firearms to the rate held by the 37 most developed countries, limit their power and capacity, and track all ammunition.

By Ed Raymond

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Why American Kids Need More School Active-Shooter Drills Than Fire Drills

The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area has a population of about 250,000. The Divided States of America has 330 million. The best estimate of the number of usable firearms in the country is 425…

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Engine of Inequality

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 21st, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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21 January 2021

What Job Pays 90 Bucks an Hour and You Just Have to Keep Repeating “NO”?

There evidently is a great deal of truth in the old adage: “Those who don’t know history are bound to repeat it.” The Divided States of America are beginning to look more like the Roman Empire and the Vatican each day. The power of Rome grew and died over a thousand years because only sometimes it acted like a real empire.

Modern life is quicker and…

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WARNING! The Fascists Are Coming!!

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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The Only Way to Defeat Trumpistan Is to Pass the Democratic Party’s Platform

Since 2013, when Chief Justice John Roberts declared the election of Barack Obama had proven that racial discrimination no longer existed in the United States, the Republicans have closed 1,688 polling places.

Texas alone has closed 750 while Arizona and Georgia have closed hundreds in counties where there are lots of colored people. In Texas counties that had gained the most…

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Normal It Ain’t

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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08 March 2021

Dennis: “Why Did Jesus Turn Water Into Wine When He Could Have Changed It Into Chocolate Milk?”

As I listened to our resident Mara-Loco psychopath Donald Trump address his cult at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) emphasizing his “America First” white supremacist program and ranting about immigrants, I thought of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem about America and his second stanza written about a half-century ago:

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Dr. Frankenstein Built Another One

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 1st, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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28 February 2021

How Can We Reform Victims of Trumpism, QAnon, and the New Ku Klux Klan?

In a Hialeah, Florida grocery store, a Hispanic man asked a white woman standing behind him, in both Spanish and English, to move six feet from him as they stood waiting to check out. She ignored him and “mumbled bad words” at him.

Out in the parking lot, as he was putting groceries in his car, she came within one foot of his face, yelled: “This is not going to…

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Death of a Nation

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 23rd, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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21 February 2021

Have We Eliminated ‘The Giants Of Racism, Extreme Materialism, And Militarism’?

In 1915 President Woodrow Wilson saw the first American motion picture ever shown in the White House, “The Birth of a Nation,” based on the book “The Clansman,” by Thomas Dixon. Jr.It was a three-hour movie, part fiction and part history, covering the lives of the Northern pro-union Stonemans and the Southern pro-Confederacy Camerons.

I first saw…

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Analysis: It Can Happen Here

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 15th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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February 18, 2021

Maybe the Prophet Down on Interstate 94 Was Wrong

As a student of American literature, I have read some of Sinclair Lewis’s many books: Main Street, Babbit, Arrowsmith,Elmer Gantry, and It Can’t Happen Here come to mind. Born in Sauk Centre in 1885, Lewis was evidently a troublesome Minnesota teenager because he tried to run away from home at age 13 to become a drummer boy in the Spanish-American War (Philippines, Cuba, Guantanamo…

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Whatever Happened to Local Control?

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 11th, 2021

By Ed Raymond

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When the Free Market Gets Very Expensive for the Little Guy

About 15 years ago we spent two winters in Sun City, Arizona when the right-wing Republican legislature was playing a child’s game of “King of the Hill,” passing all kinds of junk aberrant bills about abortion, sex, gender, free speech, race, voting, and playing “doctor.” It was a constant source of entertainment because we didn’t have to live long-term with the craziness. After all,…

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Cauldron of Chaos

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 2nd, 2021

By Ed Raymond 

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Are We Heading for ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble’?

Shakespeare’s MacBeth is a play about chaos that results when a person in the human chain of being rises above his level of competence. In our society we call it the Peter Principle. We have just finished four years of chaos with many more on the horizon because we elected a man to the highest office…

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