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John Steinbeck’s road map for resisting Donald Trump

A recent blog post of the National Book Critics Circle asked members “at this time of cultural shift” in the dawning era of Donald Trump to identify their “favorite work of resistance literature.” The writer Paul Wilner identified John Steinbeck’s […]

John Steinbeck’s road map for resisting Donald Trump

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A recent blog post of the National Book Critics Circle asked members “at this time of cultural shift” in the dawning era of Donald Trump to identify their “favorite work of resistance literature.” The writer Paul Wilner identified John Steinbeck’s […]

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Day without students is a day of better learning for the ones that stay

Recently, some staff at Rubidoux High School were suspended over their social media posts concerning the students who chose to walk out of class and join the Day Without

Democrats should change their primary system

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David Simon leads rally against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Author and the man behind HBO's The Wire David Simon hosted a rally Monday at the Beth Am Synagogue in Baltimore to protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban One

Inside the Michael Flynn resignation letter

So now that Michael Flynn is the first casualty of the Trump Presidency (regime), I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at his

Historical ignorance and the price we pay for it

All this fear being raised over immigration reminds me of the fears our parents had in the 60s and 70s over Communism and pot. Eventually, those fears subsided. Communism

Think and decide for yourself if you want

I’ve never had much use for organized religion. If my mother were still alive, she would be the first to tell you I fought church, bible study, Sunday School,

Donald Trump: The great instigator

It used to be, in the dark ages, before the Internet, politicians used the strategy of deny, deny, deny when confronted by the media over what they said. Now

Donald Trump: The winter of our discontent as Trumpettes party

It’s doubtful Donald Trump ever read The Winter of our Discontent, John Steinbeck’s 1961 novel about greed, xenophobia, and corruption in Eisenhower-era America. But for fans of Steinbeck like me,

John Steinbeck: An antidote to Donald Trump?

A rotten egg incubated by reality television and hatched by retrograde thinking about women and the world, the presidency of Donald Trump is creating anxiety, fear, and a growing

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