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What Lee And Grant Did In 1865 And Why It Still Matters

June 23, 2015

When discussions of momentous historical events take place, often the conversation will turn to what professional historians call ‘counterfactual’ notions, the ‘what ifs’ of history. What if Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had not tried to escape France for Austria,…

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Amazon Makes Big Bucks Off Confederate Flag, But Finally Joins The Ban On Sales

June 23, 2015

Amazon dragged its feet on joining the ban on sales of Confederate flag merchandise. After big retailers like Walmart and eBay did so, Amazon was the only game in town. As the next 24 hours showed, there are huge profits to be made from blatant symbols…

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Satanic Temple Challenges ‘Christian’ Hypocrisy With Yet Another Pro-Choice Lawsuit (VIDEO)

June 23, 2015

What do the Satanic Temple and Hobby Lobby have in common? Alas, we won’t be seeing any pentagram doily crochet kits anytime soon…But the Satanic Temple’s gleefully borrowing some tactics from that so-called “Christian” company’s legal team and having its way…

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War Cost $14.3 Trillion In 2014: Does The GOP Think That’s Not Enough?

June 22, 2015

According to recent studies, $14,3 trillion dollars was spent worldwide on armed conflict. To put that figure in perspective, China’s entire economy generated $17.63 trillion worth of economic activity that same year and the United States’ GDP in 2014 was…

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Walmart Stops Selling Confederate Flag Products

June 22, 2015

So, where will racist conservatives shop now? It’s tremendously sad that it took the murders of nine people in a church to finally convince others that the Confederate flag is a hateful racist symbol of treason. But Arkansas-based Walmart has…

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15,000 Bees Swarm Capitol Hill: Are They Trying To Tell Congress Something? (VIDEO)

June 22, 2015

It’s finally happened: Drones swarmed the entrance to the U.S. Senate on Saturday, and the heavily armed police officer with the assault weapon couldn’t do a thing about it. Luckily, these drones are the honey bee kind, not the lethal kind. CNN…

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Iraq War Veteran Fights For His Life Against VA Negligence

June 22, 2015

Alex Vancel is an American veteran of the Iraq War. He volunteered after 9/11, and America called upon him to fight on our behalf in the inferno of Iraq. He is an Army Specialist who did one 15-month tour in…

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Taylor Swift Shames Apple, Wins Streaming Victory For Artists Everywhere (VIDEO)

June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift might be a Republican and, with a net worth of $200 million, she’s definitely a one-percenter. But she also turns out to have a heart. On Sunday, Swift used her massive clout on behalf of her fellow songwriters and recording artists to…

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Graffiti On Charleston Statue: “Black Lives Matter!”

June 22, 2015

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the union upon Abraham Lincoln’s victory in the election of 1860, leaving in December of that same year. South Carolina’s former attorney general, James L. Petigru, remarked that the state is…

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Taylor Swift To Apple: Bite Me (VIDEO)

June 21, 2015

Apple’s launching their new music streaming service on June 30, and Taylor Swift’s got something to say to them: Bite me. Well, okay, she didn’t say it quite like that…But Swift still wrote Apple a pretty strong letter on her Tumblr page and…

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