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The O’Keefe Brief: Not Another Government Shutdown

Remember when the U.S. government shutdown for 16 days in 2013 because Republicans in Congress opposed Obamacare—you know the law that gave millions of uninsured Americans access to affordable healthcare? (Thanks a lot Obama.) Well guess what? You’re not having deja vu, Republicans are threatening to do it again. Here’s another flashback. Remember in 1973 […]

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Of course #AllLivesMatter, But Here’s Why You Need To Stop Saying It To Me

By now you’ve probably seen the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Created by three Black women in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin—and now the subsequent high-profile killings of other unarmed Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement—it is a hashtag often used after statements that expose the oppression and violence that Black Americans still face […]

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No, YOU Need a History Lesson: The Confederate Flag Is a Symbol of Hate.

I was a very poor 16-year-old so, as you can imagine, having a car was out of the question. Wherever I needed to go, I walked—which was not always pleasant on a Florida summer day. It was on one of those hot days, while walking to the corner store, that a red truck slowed beside […]

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