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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Queen Of Soul, RIP: Barack And Michelle Obama’s Moving Tribute

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Barack and Michelle Obama on Thursday released a moving statement about the death of Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” who performed at the former president’s first inauguration, and brought him to tears during the 2015 Kennedy Center honors.

“America has no royalty,” the Obamas wrote. “But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring.”

Noting Franklin was born and raised in Detroit as the daughter of a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, the Obamas wrote that in the six decades she performed, “every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine.”

“Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha hoped define the American experience,” the wrote.…

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Trump Aide Miller Compared To Nazis — By His Uncle

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

The uncle of Stephen Miller said the White House adviser and President Donald Trump are using Nazi-style tactics to dehumanize immigrants and minorities.

Dr. David Glosser, a retired neuropsychologist, denounced his nephew and the president as hypocritical bigots in an essay for Politico, describing how the families of both Miller and Trump had benefitted from immigration policies they want to end.

“I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Glosser wrote.…

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Danziger: See You In September

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.