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Bernie, Israel, Britain, and Perspective

It is hard to remember that Israel, now much maligned for how it handles the West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinians, was once a group of fighters seeking to oust an occupying force — the British — from what was, then, the “Palestinian Mandate.”

Throughout the  1920’s and 30’s, as the British restricted Jewish immigration into modern-day Israel, Zionists, who were seeking a homeland, began to form paramilitary groups, like Haganah and Irgun.  They bombed British military installations, and important infrastructure, as Zionists continued to illegally bring in more Jews.

Things came to a real head in 1939, with the release of the so-called “White Paper.”  That document, from the British government, rejected the notion of a partitioned Jewish homeland outright, and severely restricted all Jewish immigration, as a means to crush all dreams of a Jewish homeland.

Then came Hitler.

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What Trump Refuses To Say On Shootings Says It All

It wasn’t until the Associated Press asked him in an interview to address bias against African Americans that Donald Trump even acknowledged that Philando Castile and Alton Sterling were black.

That’s no mistake.

Throughout the days since the tragic murders of Castile and Sterling, and the brutal slayings of heroic police officers in Dallas, Trump’s statements have been carefully crafted to avoid any inference that black Americans face any kind of special circumstance when it comes to their safety.  That includes avoiding any mention that they were black, at all.

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Paul Ryan Commits Political Malpractice (On Purpose?)

Paul Ryan cannot be this stupid.  He really can’t.

FBI Director James Comey barely finished saying the words “no charges,” in relation to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, when Speaker Ryan promised to drag Comey in front of Congressional hearings, implying something just wasn’t right with Comey’s announcement.

Let’s cut to the chase: James Comey can either be an unimpeachable man of integrity, who thoroughly investigated and offered up very harsh, stern rebukes of how Hillary Clinton handled her personal email server, or he is hiding something, in trying to protect Hillary Clinton.

It cannot be both.

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