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America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick’s protest

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife…. … Read the referenced story here: America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick’s protest

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On Afghanistan, Trump Needs to Put America First

Brandon Weichert, Am. GreatnessThe ongoing war in Afghanistan—America’s longest (and most expensive) conflict to date—is a mess and the military has no idea how to clean it up. What began as a simple punitive expedition targeting the terrorists responsible for 9/11 has become an indefinite nation-building exercise … Read the referenced story here: On Afghanistan, Trump Needs to Put America First

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What White America Must Do Next

Eddie Glaude, TimeSaturday, August 12th, will go down as a dark day for America. A coalition of white nationalists attempted to rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Young and old donned swastikas. White militia in full camouflage and many openly carrying weapons set out to “protect” the demonstrators. Angry men and women screamed vile and racist slogans. Violence broke out with counter-protesters. Then James Alex Fields, Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, decided to plow his car into a peaceful crowd protesting the racist spectacle. Heather Heyer of Charlottesville was killed and at…

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Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

At CareerLink, the state job agency in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, custodial worker and former welder Glenn Hendrickson was looking to change careers. Hendrickson was just beginning his search for a new line of work and he did not yet know what would pique his interest. But he for sure wasn’t interested in farm work, except as a last resort. “I’ve had a lot of friends who have had summer jobs, like when they were in high school, picking fruit but I doubt anyone would make a career out of it,” he…

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Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immgration Crackdown

A rural county in Pennsylvania is facing the consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, as businesses in the agricultural-based economy experience labor shortages. Some orchard owners and local pro-immigrant activists are lobbying state and federal lawmakers to raise awareness of the contributions by immigrants in a county that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in November. Bill Rodgers has this report on what is happening in Adams County, Pennsylvania. … Read the referenced story here: Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immgration Crackdown

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America Is Hooked on the Drug of White Supremacy

Carol Anderson, The GuardianThe United States is in a tailspin. White supremacists are on the march – and have left a trail of blood and destruction in their wake. A march in Charlottesville, Virginia, filled with torches, Nazi flags and chants of “White Lives Matter,” culminated in violence that claimed at least one life, and left many more injured. … Read the referenced story here: America Is Hooked on the Drug of White Supremacy

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