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Mike's Blog Round Up

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Mike's Blog Round Up

Understandably, events in Baltimore continue to command attention, and I think that's a good thing. There needs to be an open public discussion about police brutality and more broadly about the plight of an underclass – largely black in some areas, but not in others, and one that is found in all parts of the country, in one form or another – rendered largely hopeless by a plutocratic economic system and a mostly indifferent (at best) political system. There needs to be a discussion about why these protests are happening, and about what is happening. And while the right continues to froth and drool, there is a great deal of intelligent discussion happening elsewhere, as usual.

Alicublog: The modern conservative movement, a toxic stew of racist paranoia and Nixonian lawn-order.

Ramona’s Voices: A community rising from the ashes and working to build Baltimore anew.


Infidel753: In losing the battle over gay rights, Christian fundamentalists are losing an existential war.

No More Mister Nice Blog: Hillary Clinton, the need for criminal justice reform, and Republican knee-jerking.

Can It Happen Here?: Bernie Sanders, stepping up to challenge Hillary's (inevitable?) coronation.

Round-up by Michael J.W. Stickings of The Reaction. (Twitter: @mjwstickings.) I'll be here all week.

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