Nick Anderson for March 23, 2023

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    dotbup  11 months ago

    Say you’re in a room with 400 people —

    36 don’t have health insurance.

    48 live in poverty.

    85 are illiterate.

    90 have untreated mental illnesses.

    230 of them (56%) can only read at a 7th grade level or less.

    And everyday, at least 1 person is shot.

    But 2 are LGBT so you decide ruining their lives is a priority.

    and roughly 30% of Americans will have trouble understanding these numbers.

    Wyoming, Utah banned trans high schoolers from participating in women’s sports, there are ~ four trans athletes in the state this would affect, Utah only had 1. That is what’s happening right now.

    GOP Priorities

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    DrDon1  11 months ago

    How sad … Republicans think they should be in positions of Leadership & CONTROL!

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    nyg16  11 months ago

    the GQP would add, except for the twice impeached and disgraced former president

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    jqmcd  11 months ago

    Nah, they’re already focused on how it says “all MEN” and there go women’s rights right out the window

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    ferddo  11 months ago

    The alt-righteous who use “woke” as an insult don’t have any particular definition for “woke” because they only care to use it as an insult. Most of them won’t some right out and say it, but to them “woke” means “anything that I think a liberal likes – I must hate it no matter what because I think that owns the libs”…

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    Frankfreak  11 months ago

    ^Much like when they used the term “snowflake”, until the snowflakes had an avalanche during the elections.

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    Grandma Lea  11 months ago

    Read the works of Baruch (de) Spinoza and John Locke FRS (Fellowship of the Royal Society), Spinoza postured that people who are treated in a negative manner will themselves treat others in a similar manner for some psychological reason. Spinoza was a survivor of español Inquisition and he watched the Hebrews who escaped and fled to Denmark turn a round and treat other people in a simular manner in their new homeland. Locke’s political-legal principles continue to have a profound influence on the theory and practice of limited representative government and the protection of basic rights and freedoms under the rule of law. If you visit James Madison’s home, both writings are there and indicate some degree of influence on the U.S. Constitution. The sub-sequential auto-da-fé that would follow the court represented in this comic occurred prior to the U.S. becoming a nation but to me represents the linkage and mentality of people who repress the rights of others. And yes Madison was a slave owner.

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    Duane Ott  11 months ago

    I am glad to see that, at last, I am not alone in not being unable to define “woke.” I was just getting used to being called as….. liberal, when suddenly I was a woke liberal and had no idea what that meant.

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    AtomicForce91 Premium Member 11 months ago

    No, just treating people equally and not defining them based on the boxes they check.

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    Addled Brain  11 months ago

    It’s sad what has become of one of the two great US political parties .. the Republicans. Selfishness and self-righteousness abounds. It’s not about “woke”, it’s about being unaware and uncaring.

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    cherns Premium Member 11 months ago

    FWIW: Kermit Roosevelt III, in The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story ( https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/N/bo146791172.html ) makes a convincing case that the current popular interpretation of those words is a complete misunderstanding of what they actually meant at the time. (In a way, this should be obvious, since the authors of those words included slave-holders.) Since that original time, various activists—prominently Abraham Lincoln and MLKing Jr, as I recall—have twisted and re-interpreted the words into a common understanding that is false to the original, but much much better in moral terms.

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