POINTS OF LIGHT
Now more than ever
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If you stab your finger, don't bleed on the quilt. (Photo, K.Sherretts)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Points of light
As I usually do when I'm visiting, I spent a morning quilting with the ladies at my mom's church. While we work, they talk matter-of-factly about their gardens, families, doctor visits, neighbors that need a hand. They are kind and funny. It's hard for me to believe that most of them still support a president and a party that has so completely abandoned not only their interests, but their basic values. (Benjamin Soskis in the Washington Post argues that the Republican Party, remade in Trump’s image, no longer cares about volunteerism and service).
Washington Post/Can He Do That?: Trump says that even if there were collusion, there was no crime. (17 min)
What are the legal lines surrounding collusion? An analysis of the legal and political consequences of President Trump’s claim that “collusion is not crime.”
Mother Jones: A Federal Judge Just Ordered the Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA by Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn
DC District Judge John Bates’s decision may conflict with another DACA ruling expected in Texas next week.
The Atlantic: How History Classes Helped Create a 'Post-Truth' America by Alia Wong
James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, finds that American history is taught in incomplete, distorted, or otherwise flawed ways—leaving students less capable of thinking critically, and weakening our country’s civic health.
Rolling Stone: The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’ by Tim Dickinson
Some of Donald Trump's latest tweets. The rest of his tweets are all propaganda about how great HE is making America great again (sigh).
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