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Diaper Banks: How Congressional disdain for poor people makes them necessary

I’m sad to report that it’s Diaper Need Awareness Week here in St. Louis, and across the country–a program promoted by the National Diaper Bank Network. It’s sad, of course, because it’s necessary. And it’s necessary because low-income people can’t afford to buy enough diapers for their infants and toddlers. And they can’t afford diapers,…

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Please stop calling the 2016 election unprecedented: It’s what Trump supporters want to hear

I’ve been thinking about that word—unprecedented. It’s become a buzzword in the 2016 election. Reporters and newsreaders generally frequently use it, but it is most apt regarding the latest outrageous statement by Donald Trump or his spokesliars. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” say reporters. Or, “This is a campaign like no other in our…

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The left has no answer for Syria

This year’s catastrophe of an election cycle has led some on the Left to seek refuge with Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, and while I am not necessarily a member of these refugees, I do sympathize. Hillary Clinton’s neoliberalism, for better or worse, is as abhorrent to many leftists as Donald Trump’s ultra-nationalism. Stein…