Why can’t we all get along?

As one music group and business after another announce that they will be avoiding North Carolina after that state adopted its new law, ostensibly aimed at restricting the bathrooms transsexuals can use to only the ones that correspond to the gender assigned to them on their birth certificates but in fact allows wider discrimination against the LGBT community and others, Stephen Colbert wonders why we can’t get along the way that Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee did after the bitter civil War.
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Bill Clinton’s missteps on encountering Black Lives Matter protestors

At a recent event in support of his wife’s campaign, Bill Clinton was confronted by Black Lives Matter protestors about how hard his 1994 crime bill affected the black community by putting so many in jail. Kevin Alexander Gray looks at how the myth arose that Clinton was a good friend to the black community and says that the reality is quite different.
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The absurdity and cruelty of the anti-transgender legislation

One of the interesting things about the increased acceptance of gays and lesbians has been the fact that as more of them have come out, people have been startled to discover that many of the people around them, their friends and relatives and co-workers, are gays and lesbians. Having known them for so long with no problems, it becomes harder to maintain their prejudices that they are different in any way other than in their sexual orientation, which has no impact on anyone else.
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Deliberately making it harder to vote

The efforts to make voting harder in the US tends to disproportionately affect poorer people who have less discretionary time and money to enable them to overcome the hurdles being placed on showing eligibility to vote. Although Republicans claim that this is to prevent voter fraud (something that is a negligible or even non-extent problem), that the real purpose of these efforts is to make voting harder for certain groups is pretty much beyond dispute.
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