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Cinco de Mayo, explained: how a Mexican battle cry became an American holiday

It’s certainly worth celebrating how Cinco de Mayo relates to the defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War. On Saturday, many Americans are celebrating a holiday they likely know almost nothing about. I’m speaking, of course, of Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for May 5. Read the full article at www.vox.com.

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This is why Pence’s sickening embrace of Arpaio is so important

An opinion from Jennifer Rubin. Look her up. Vice President Pence’s recent welcome for the convicted and pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio, now a Senate candidate, was a new low in the sorry tale of Pence’s self-debasement. He declared at an event for America First Policies (more about that outfit in a moment): “A great friend of this president. Read...

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How Russian Facebook Ads Divided and Targeted US Voters Before the 2016 Election

While this is truly depressing, it’s even worse knowing that so many people believe things based on unsubstantiated claims in an ad or an article headline. (Note: this behavior is not unique to either the right or the left – or the center, for that matter.) When Young Mie Kim began studying political ads on Facebook in August of 2016—while...

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Heaven and Hell

While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so...

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Another Side of the Healthcare Issue

It seems to me that when it comes to healthcare issues, many people are focused on the quality of care, cost of care and prescription drugs, and access to healthcare for everyone. Sure these are critical issues, but I think there is another big area that is being ignored even though it should be one of the easier problems to...

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A few things to keep in mind on Election Day

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