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Could Our Founding Fathers Pass A Christian Religious Test?

Is it is true that our founders were Christians who constructed our system of government based upon the Bible? Have you ever wondered why jebusfoundsamericaChristian Nationalists are continually publishing and circulating fake quote and documents purported to be from a founding father? Read More→

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Today after work I did a little photo shoot with Tony. Tony is extremely photogenic, and one of my favorite subjects to photograph (Teddy and Tattoo as well).

Chicago homeless people - Toni

Tony - May 29, 2013

Over the past eight months I've been working on a project documenting life on the streets in the Chicago downtown area.

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Tony is one of several homeless people that I have grown to have sincere and unyielding compassion for. He's a good guy who struggles with some psychological issues. He doesn't drink all that often, but he loves to smoke pot. Unfortunately, marijuana greatly impairs Tony's ability to function.

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Tony played bass in a Jazz band back in the late 70's. Today you'll find his backpack filled with his writings on the Bible. I've always found Tony to be kind, compassionate, and considerate. Tony calls me his "photogenesis."

I'm looking into helping Tony get assistance in finding a place to live indoors. He's been living outside for the past ten years.

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Popular Mistakenly Conservative Tea Party Heroes

"Conservatism is an ideology of reaction - originally against the French Revolution, more recently against the liberation movements of the sixties and seventies." -Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind, p.42

Contrary to popular mythology, "conservatism" is NOT a political philosophy per say."Conservatism" is a counter-revolution in response to any liberation movements that may arise (e.g., the conservative resistance to both the abolitionist, and women's suffrage movements, for example). “Conservatism” is NOT a political philosophy nor a political party Read More→

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I spent the day downtown following the Occupy Chicago march. I would say that about 1,500 people attended the rally in Daley Plaza where Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, performed at the Nurses United rally. About 500 people continued the march after the Nurses United rally, walking to Grant Park before returning to the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

These are a few photos of the day’s happenings. There was only one arrest that I’m aware of, and the Chicago police were outstanding. Very professional, friendly, and non-confrontational – all-in-all.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

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One of the benefits of political and social crisis is the rise in the interest in history within the general population. During ordinary, less disturbed periods of history, far less attention is focused on the political events that occur outside one's local social field of vision. Read More→

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Chicago Street Photography by Chuck Jines,

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"The Constitution is rooted in Revealed Law and we live in a Judeo-Christian nation."

The above quotation was taken from a FaceBook thread that is reflective of a popular folk-history meme that dominates the minds of those on the Christian right. However, this Constitutional “revealed law” hypothesis just happens to be absolutely 100% incorrect, despite its popularity among Theo-cons. Read More→

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The Modern "Tea Party" and Historical Ignorance

This is an extremely popular video among Tea Party groups that exposes their profound ignorance of both history, and political philosophy. This Party favorite video has been viewed 3,615,985 times and has received over 12,000 likes. The man in the video (Bob Read More→

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