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Only White Liberals Are Surprised by Trump's Acquittal

The American justice system has never been about right and wrong — it's about white supremacy.

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Here's the thing about the American justice system: It's startlingly predictable.

Not because it's good and fair and always right, but because the opposite is true. In America, American interests prevail over anything else. And since this country is steeped in racism, sexism, classism, and capitalism, why are people so surprised that Donald J Trump was acquitted in his second impeachment trial? Isn't that America doing what America does?

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It seems fitting that the Trump administration would go out with a bang. It also seems fitting that the bang would be unbridled white supremacy and blatant racism.
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Lucy Lawless Is the Warrior Princess We Need Right Now

The star of Xena: Warrior Princess has been schooling Kevin Sorbo's insanity on Twitter, and it's beautiful.

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Back in the '90s, coming home from school meant one thing — for cool kids, anyway — turning on the TV and enjoying two hours of steamy action-adventure nonsense with Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

But time has revealed that not all heroes are everything they're cracked up to be. Seeing Kevin Sorbo transform from the wise and kind hero of weekday adventures to a xenophobic demagogue pushing Christian-conservative propaganda, has been hard to watch. The feeling it leaves us with is one that only Sorbo himself can adequately express.

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What You Can Do If Trump Tries to Steal the Election

Ordinary people will need to stand up to make sure that democracy is preserved.

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After four years with Trump, the day finally arrived. We the people were asked to decide if we'd endure another four years under his orange fist.

At least, it should have been all of our decisions. But ever since the race was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, whistleblowers across the nation—and even Trump himself—have been protesting the election results.

Trump has openly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. His administration has attempted to reduce the number of ballots that will be counted in swing states. He rushed the nomination of a partisan Supreme Court justice just days before the election.

One week before the election, news broke that Trump had been trying to ask Republican lawmakers in swing states if they can ignore the popular vote and appoint Trump-supporting electoral college members. The list of warning signs goes on.

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