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    The week that changed the nation
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/politi...rights-change/
    The times, they are a changing, suddenly at whiplash speed.

    After a momentous week, same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states, the Confederate flag's historic hold on the political institutions of the Deep South is fraying by the hour and Obamacare, after defying another attempt to dismantle it, is now reaffirmed as the law of the land.

    And as a capstone to these seismic events, the first black president of the United States spent Friday afternoon singing "Amazing Grace" on live television in front of an African American congregation.

    Political and social conventions on civil rights and race relations that for decades have seemed immovable are being swept away in a cascade of grass-roots change. Politicians have been left struggling to keep up.

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    What a week.

    These changes have mostly been good, while the "pen and the phone" have not always been beneficial to the American people.

    Yet remember: Roof wanted create a "a race war," and it seems he has had some initial success, at least.
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    It's been a great week, a superb trifecta against a few deep rooted insanities. Long overdue.
    The right wing ass handed butthurt is resounding as we see divisive dolts like Gov. Jindal crying that courts that 'we' don't agree with should be eliminated.
    Here's an inside scoop on a special moment in the White House; https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/behin...e-fcf648c3f84f
    Meanwhile...
    http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/260...-neighborhoods

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN05jVNBs64

    Even if you disagree with Obama's politics, this was a chicken skin moment.

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