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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

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Now that we’ve seen 24/7 coverage of both major party conventions and suffered through “the tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” foisted on us by the parties, candidates and media, perhaps it is high time that a grassroots effort were made to create a third party that actually represents the American people and not just the fringes of the political spectrum. For now, let’s call it the American Party. The platform of the American Party is formed by a commitment to a global-competitive level of free public education for all Americans with a focus on building character, ethics, leadership and imagination for the betterment of all people and not just those who pay to play and have privilege based on wealth, power and racial heritage; next, restoring and maintaining the Middle Class because nations with a healthy and vital middle class are stronger for everyone – by building a new and better infrastructure that is environmentally sound with a return of manufacturing in the United States and creation of well-paying skilled labor – the Middle Class will be the backbone of our nation; and lastly, by returning all levels of government to the basic reasons they were created in the first place – to maintain public services that allow for the safety, security and well-being of the populations they serve – not the out-sourcing, buck-passing, political pigs at the money trough filled by special interests and dark money brokers intent on wealth and power at the expense of all else that we have today. If we are ever going to take back our country, we had better do it soon because this election cycle has clearly demonstrated that there isn’t much time left before the only options are more-of-the-same and bat sha@t crazy – oh, wait….

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/28/2016 at 8:54 AM

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Today: Pigs Meet Trough…®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

As Democratic candidates run, sweating in the Philadelphia heat, to the now unleashed money handlers, all rhetoric concerning campaign reform is tossed like confetti. It is a convention after all.

"I hope the DNC rethinks their strategy." Strong words there.

Right. Guess what Mari, the DNC has now been vindicated, the fix is in and no amount of malfeasance on its part will be criticized by the party. As long as the preferred, pre-selected candidate wins. The economy is rigged, the presidential campaign is rigged, so yes, it only makes sense to vote for Hillary Clinton.

In Bizarro World.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2016 at 8:40 AM

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Oh, silly me.

Don't bother to contact emergency services, that's a socialist thing.

Let's hope you can make it to the hospital on your own and let's hope that you have a very ample bank account.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 7:55 AM

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Julie Heston:

Are you having a problem with your keyboard or are you having a stroke?

I hope that you or a loved one has contacted emergency services if it's not the keyboard.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 7:46 AM

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Mari, after reading your voting strategy I came to the conclusion that it is the definition of insanity. You may not fear Muslims, but after thousands have been murdered by radicals, our NATO members like France and Germany may be looking to deport Syrian refugees.

Now the Democrats appear anti police.

Canada wouldn't have you.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 07/28/2016 at 7:21 AM

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A vote for Hillary is a knife in Bernied back. We can never achieve socialist utopia with the queen of wall street.

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Posted by Julie Heston on 07/28/2016 at 6:29 AM

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It's always funny when far-left liberals show up every 4 years and cry about the presidential candidate. It's like, where were you the last 3 elections when Democrats were losing Congress and the Senate to Republicans? Or the statehouse? etc., etc.
When the Green Party can win a single state-wide election, I'll pay attention. When Bernie-Democrats can win a plurality of state-house seats in a single state, you'll have something to talk about. Until then, keep your heads down and work.
While Bernie was being a pure independent all those years, Hillary was working hard for the Democratic party, taking the endless slings and arrows of the Republicans for him. Now they all turn on her for not being their pure savior. Bah humbug

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Posted by bslap on 07/28/2016 at 6:13 AM

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Canada still sounds like your best option. You can't comprehend the difference between test and strength. That's exactly what iscdraggingbthis countryvdown. Indecision and poor decisions. Hillary and Bull have enriched themselves on this countries good will and ignorance. So that's your vote? Even Bernie fell for it.

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Posted by Julie Heston on 07/28/2016 at 6:07 AM

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30-40 UNARMED black men, I apologize for the mistake. My source is the same as yours. In 2015 there were 38 unarmed black men shot and killed by police, so far this year there are 19.

Those other 100+ you want to add to the mix were ARMED at the time they were shot. Even amongst the unarmed men, most were shot after being tazed and continuing to attack officers or were going for the officers guns. GO read the reports, I did. A few more are tragic accidents and then, what's left? Maybe a handful of cases that amount to a bias or abuse of power by the police, and that is for the Justice Department to investigate, you know, the department headed by an incredible competent black woman who was nominated by a black president!

And meanwhile thousands of young black men are going to be murdered by other young black men.

Police officers are judged both by their badge and their race, the combination of the two can be lethal as we have seen in Dallas and Baton Rouge. To many of these people white cops are the 'devil' and black officers are 'Uncle Toms' or 'house *******'. Stereotypes and tropes that rob communities of the power to fix themselves by externalizing their issues are incredibly damaging for all of us in this society. The trope of the racist and abusive police officers hunting young black men is a most dangerous one and is one of the biggest threats to the futures of all Americans, not just the black men who are dying because of it.

How may more black men have to die before people like you realize that the police are a part of the solution and are not the problem?

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/19/2016 at 1:17 PM

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"The myth of police hunting black men is as racist a trope as there ever was and only continues the subjugation of black men and women by avoiding the real issues within the community."
"There is racial/bigoted violence directed at police officers every day in some of these communities. "

are you trying to say that stereotypes and prejudice towards police is a form of racism, as if police officers are a race

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Posted by Palisades on 07/17/2016 at 10:00 PM

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" There will be about 30-40 black men killed by police this year whereas there will be about 4000+ black men murdered by other black men this year."

where did you get these obscene numbers

there have already been 146 black people killed by police this year…

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Posted by Palisades on 07/17/2016 at 9:57 PM

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Mari, Three more officers have been murdered and four wounded. Do you believe that the debt has been paid in full ? Do you believe that there has been enough blood shed to compensate for the two men shot by police and that the protests by the group B.L.M. can stop now ? If you do, lets hear you're thoughts on the 'matter'.

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Posted by Dave D on 07/17/2016 at 9:55 AM

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This makes me think that some in the media are actually inciting violence.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/16/2016 at 10:04 PM

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Mari Herreras , what is wrong with you ? If those entrusted to enforce our law fail to do their job and are reckless in their judgement, then they will be held accountable. However, a jury of their peers will be the ones to pass judgement upon them and find them either guilty or not guilty, and not a reporter or vigilantly mob, who have become both judge and jury and are ready to lynch them without having the luxury of due process.

Many African Americans in America, were lynched without a trial, they were found guilty solely on the basis of the color of their skin and murdered. However, isn't the' Black Lives Matter' organization demanding officers also be found guilty without a trial, just because of the color of their uniform ?

Before you write a negative opinion on such a sensitive subject, you must first take into consideration what is at stake. 99.9 percent of our officers are honorable. By the way, have thee officers, who shot the two black men, have they had their day in court ? Have they been given the opportunity to give their testimony before a jury ? Well have they ? No they have not ! But you assume that race played a part in the shooting. Mari, let me give you a piece advise, do some investigating reporting " Take a vacation to the city of Chicago and ask to be taken on a drive along in the hood. I guarantee you that you will have a change of heart about the brave men and women in blue, who risk their lives to make sure journalist and members of the black lives matter can sleep comfortably during their watch.

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Posted by Dave D on 07/16/2016 at 8:39 AM

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Like I've mentioned to you before, Wrong, Again's ignorance runs deeper than you can handle.

P.S. If you ever consider changing your username, you should change it to tablecloth. For some reason that's what my auto correct keeps changing your name to whenever I type it.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/15/2016 at 7:15 AM

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stalecloud - perhaps before your time

Clinton Honored As 'First Black President' at Black Caucus Dinner

Clinton told he was honored to be considered America's "first black president."

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Posted by What, Again on 07/15/2016 at 7:10 AM

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"Bill Clinton already took the mantle of first black president."

What the @$&% does that even mean???

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Posted by stalecloud on 07/15/2016 at 6:28 AM

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Obummer had no problem lighting up the White House in purple when Prince died. But, he refused to light it up in blue to honor 5 Police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Says a lot.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/14/2016 at 12:10 PM

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All lives matter , not just black . When a white person gets shot by a black cop , no one days a word ! So what does this tell you ?
Enough said .

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Posted by Anonymous on 07/14/2016 at 11:50 AM

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Obama has been the "Big Divider," instead of bringing people closer. His constant racial bias before knowing all the facts as made him like Sharpton and Jackson.

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/14/2016 at 10:00 AM

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