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The Ku Klux Klan Accomplished One Positive Thing

The Ku Klux Klan Accomplished One Positive Thing

The Ku Klux Klan doesn’t get credit for a lot of good things, hate groups don’t lend themselves to positive perspectives, but for Republicans they did something good; by being associated with Democrats throughout their history, the KKK insured Republican control of the South in the modern era. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a minor movement in the 1860s, begun by a small group of...

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“That guy doing Potsie is unbelievable”

If you watched the movie “Ocean’s 12”, you may recall a scene where George Clooney and Brad Pitt (well, their characters – but you always know you are watching George Clooney and Brad Pitt) can’t sleep and are watching “Happy Days” reruns – in Italian. At one point Clooney says “That guy doing Potsie is unbelievable” – referring...

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Tea Party Supports Segregation -Sociologists

It’s not really a surprise to anyone that the social sciences in American academia skew far out of the political mainstream, and so even less of a surprise that sociologists are blasting their polar opposites on the right, who call themselves part of the “Tea Party” movement. But the level of partisan spin in a pre-primary American Sociological Review paper is surprising even...

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin – Appeals Court Upholds Race-Based Admissions

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin – Appeals Court Upholds Race-Based Admissions

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race” – Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 ruling (2007) In 2007, Roberts issued those words, because a Seattle school district failed to show how its racial policies to achieve desegregation by mandating segregation...

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Supreme Court And EPA Emissions – Sometimes You Don’t Want Them On Your Side

The Obama administration is in something of a pickle. The EPA does not report to the public and so the Obama administration had directed them to implement strict new regulations on American energy companies. Why? America is actually doing quite well when it comes to emissions and energy has led the way. CO2 emissions from energy are back to early 1990s levels and coal, the dirtiest energy source,...

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