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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards.

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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part One

I’m ashamed to be an American, an Italian-American, a Hispanic-American, an African-American, what have you. If there’s got to be an “American” suffix to complete the descriptor of my national identity, then I have to resign myself from now on to wear it as a badge of dishonor; and so should you!

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California Bans Plastic Bags, and Zaps Your Freedom

With the passage of Proposition 67, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. It also requires most stores to charge shoppers 10 cents for either reusable plastic bags or paper bags. The idea is to manipulate people into using cloth totes to carry home their groceries. Hooray for the environment? Maybe.

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Election 2016: How to Live Tweet like Hillary and Donald

Election 2016 may go down as the Year of the Tweet, as the miniature messages have become a weapon of choice for all the candidates running for president. If you'd like to get into live tweeting, here are my techniques for setting yourself up, what software to use, and how to be a more effective Twitter communicator.

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