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Trump And Hitler

By Christopher Brauchli/Common Dreams

What one Christian does is his own responsibility. What one Jew [Muslim] does is thrown back at all Jews [Muslims]. - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (1944)

Being a person of neither creative nor mental ability, he mindlessly finds himself inspired by the actions of a man who, many years ago, like Trump, was driven by a fierce hatred for a group of people he considered threatening to his way of life. In Trump, this hatred manifests itself in Islamophobia.

Both before and after becoming president, Trump's anti-Muslim sentiments were well-known. During the presidency of Barack Obama, Trump repeatedly insinuated in public comments that the president was secretly a Muslim. At a campaign rally in 2015, one of the attendees said to Trump, without being contradicted by Trump, that Obama is "not even an American."

The attendee went on to say to the candidate: "We have a problem in this country; it's called Muslims." As the man spoke, Trump interjected: "We need this question." The questioner then asked the candidate: "When can we get rid of them?"

Trump responded: "We're going to be looking at that and plenty of other things."

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Posted on July 22, 2019

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Posted on April 1, 2019

Trump And Hitler

By Christopher Brauchli/Common Dreams
It is a sad day for our country when comparisons between the leader of Nazi Germany and the president of the United States are apt.

Posted on July 22, 2019

Why States And Cities Should Stop Handing Out Billions In Economic Incentives

By Nathan Jensen/The Conversation
Incentives rarely pay off, and actually do a lot of harm.

Posted on July 13, 2019

Black Ghettos Are No Accident

By Mark Lopez, Richard Rothstein and Silkworm Studio/Aeon
How state-sponsored racism shaped U.S. cities.

Posted on July 5, 2019

'If Grandma Is On the Table, No One Will Blink At The Price' | A Former Drug Company Manager Explains Industry Price-Setting

By Fran Quigley/Common Dreams
As their Gilead counterparts did, Pfizer's team ignored research and manufacturing costs, instead focusing on discovering the maximum price that insurers would be willing to pay, and at what price level physicians would balk at prescribing the drug. Worried about the intimidating nature of a $10,000 per month cost, Pfizer settled on the same approach that cause microwave ovens and flat-screen TVs to so often carry price tags ending with 99 dollars or 99 cents. Executives decided that a new breast cancer drug would be sold at $9,850 a month.

Posted on July 9, 2019

Did The U.S. Supreme Court Just Establish Christianity?

By Robert Tuttle and Ira Lupu/Take Care
The Bladensburg Cross opinion is not just bad law, but horrible theology.

Posted on July 10, 2019

Joe Biden Just Pledged Fealty To The 1% And Got Wistful About White Segregationists

By Eoin Higgins/Common Dreams
"I need you badly."

Posted on June 19, 2019

FBI Sued For Jon Burge Records

From Lucy Parsons Lab via Rachael Perrotta
Lucy Parsons Labs takes legal action against the FBI for refusing to release records about the infamous Chicago police officer who tortured hundreds of people.

Posted on June 18, 2019

The Importance Of Chief Justice John Roberts

By Brianne Gorod/Take Care
This is a trying time for a justice who wants his court to be seen as an impartial institution. The president for months now has been suggesting that the Supreme Court over which Roberts presides is in his back pocket.

Posted on June 17, 2019

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