Category: America

Death by Doughnut

Black WWII soldiers asked a White woman for doughnuts. They were shot. By Justin Wm. Moyer, January 15, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EST   The Black soldiers — Allen Leftridge and Frank Glenn — were challenged by a White sergeant, according to a witness. When a White armed guard arrived, he fatally shot the two …

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Morality in a box

In rural Georgia, an unlikely rebel against Trumpism By Stephanie McCrummen, December 22 at 6:00 AM   BEULAH, Ga. — As he pulled into the parking lot of Beulahland Baptist Church on Election Day last month, nearly everything about Cody Johnson suggested he would vote a certain way. He was White. He was 33. He …

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MAGA Violence

MAGA Election Violence Absent—For Now By Elaine Shannon, November 9 2022   Anybody heading for Phoenix to snarl traffic for Kari Lake and Blake Masters? To Harrisburg to storm the state capitol for Mehmet Oz? To Atlanta to burn it all down for Herschel Walker? So far, no. FBI-Homeland Security warnings of violence around the …

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When a tangled web woven unravels

1950s U.S. Foreign Policy Looms Large in Lebanon By Jacob Boswell, July 29, 2022   The Cold War may be over, but the legacy of containment looms large over Lebanon. For decades, the U.S. has been the single largest financial supporter of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), in a bid to balance Iran’s influence in …

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Thank you for your service

  ‘I didn’t know who I was any more’: how CIA torture pushed me to the edge of death By Abu Zubaydah, Sat 29 Jan 2022 04.30 EST   I found myself chained to a steel bed in a white room. As soon as I started letting myself fall asleep, a small amount of water …

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American Moloch

The Anti-vaccine Right Brought Human Sacrifice to America By Kurt Andersen, January 25, 2022   In the early phases of the pandemic, as the coronavirus spread in the United States and doctors and pharmacists and supermarket clerks continued to work and risk infection, some commentators made reference—metaphorical reference, fast and loose and over the top—to …

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Just past daybreak

  His Name Was Emmett Till By Wright Thompson, September 2021 Issue, The Atlantic   The dentist was a few minutes late, so I waited by the barn, listening to a northern mockingbird in the cypress trees. His tires kicked up dust when he turned off Drew Ruleville Road and headed across the bayou toward …

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