"In a way Winter is the real Spring - the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature."
––Edna O’Brien

CNN is Doing the Right Thing to Sue Trump
Bill Lueders, © The Progressive
November 16, 2018

Bob Woodward doesn’t like it one bit. The legendary investigative reporter has chastised CNN because it is suing the Trump administration for revoking the White House press credentials of its star reporter, Jim Acosta. “In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump,” Woodward clucked to an audience in Florida. “Too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this.”

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"I think we may be seeing the beginnings of a resurgence of civic-mindedness in this country. Hopefully the younger generations, which came out in record numbers during the last presidential election, will pass their enthusiasm on to their children. "
––Sandra Day O'Connor

On Armistice Day, we had the luxury of remembering the Great War – while Palestinians are still living its consequences
Robert Fisk, © The Independent
November 15, 2018

There was something gruesomely familiar about the way we commemorated the supposed end of the First World War a hundred years ago. Not just the waterfalls of poppies and the familiar names – Mons, the Somme, Ypres, Verdun – but the almost total silence about all those who died in the First World War, whose eyes were not as blue as ours might be or whose skin was not as pink as ours might be or whose suffering continues from the Great War to this very day.

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"I could not fight the Nazis in the present, as they had the power to still my voice, so I decided to fight them in the future. I would give the coming generations a weapon against any resurgence of such evil. My eyewitness account would record the barbarous acts, and also show the way to stop them. "
––Friedrich Kellner

Democrats Made a Fatal Mistake in the 2000 Florida Recount—and They Are on the Verge of Making It Again
By Jane McAlevey, © The Nation
November 16, 2018

Eighteen years ago, I was sent with other union organizers to Florida to help prevent a political coup. We failed. By a 5-4 partisan decision, the Supreme Court stopped a recount that might have put Al Gore in the White House. Instead, we got George W. Bush—and with him the war in Iraq, huge tax cuts for the wealthy, and eight years wasted doing nothing to stop climate change. Now, as recounts are underway in Florida and Georgia for elected offices that may decide who sits on the Supreme Court and who gets to vote in 2020, we are at a similar crossroads. We cannot fail again.

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"We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. "
––Michelle Bachelet

Lou Dobbs Just Makes Up Midterm Migrant Voter Fraud
By John Amato, © CrooksandLiars
November 16, 2018

This is why Fox Business pays Lou Dobbs the big bucks. Speaking with Trump’s former Deputy campaign manager, from out of nowhere Dobbs asserts that millions of illegal immigrants voted in the midterms. Millions.

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