“We must not be enemies,” counselled Abraham Lincoln on the treatment of his political adversaries and, more importantly in his mind, fellow countrymen. “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Lincoln’s point is eloquently made and absolutely correct – it is important to try our best to see eye-to-eye…

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 It’s often the case with psychiatric illness that the sufferer is the last person to notice the symptoms.  This was certainly the case with me, when I found out that I’d been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Here I was, thinking that I was justified to be scared that a provably criminal idiot with the…

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After meeting with Kanye West again, Trump decided to candidly share his choice for an official song for his administration with the press in the oval office.  He said, “This one goes back a few decades, but I think it really captures the current moment perfectly…  Back when America was great and women understood their…

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In increasingly divided political times, it’s important to try to find common ground. A frequent criticism of modern politics is that it has become too entrenched and that people tend to exist inside political bubbles. With this in mind, I decided to make a concerted effort to understand the other side. After all, Republicans can’t…

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Alicia Norman is our resident filmmaker and animator here at LiberalResistance.net. She’s also a musician, a freelance writer, a wife and mother, and a whole bunch of other things besides. She is also a feminist, and she is not 100% thrilled with the annoying habit of some men sexually harassing women and then afterwards claiming…

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Editor’s Note: We now present the next excerpt from Philip Becnel’s new satirical novel, Freedom City. Just to remind you, in the book he envisions a fascistic post-Trump America. But, fortunately, a band of merry monkey wrenchers sets out to defend democracy. This week, we are giving you chapter 4, which is (alas) the last…

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“Thoughts and Prayers” Found Dead,  World Completely Unfazed by Bette Blackwell The world reacted with a total lack of surprise at the announcement of the expected and entirely timely demise of the phrase, “Thoughts and prayers”. The cause of death was massive overuse. The first use of the phrase, most often stated as “(Our/my) thoughts and prayers…

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Okay, have you had it up to there with right wing nutcases going on, and on, and on about their favorite conspiracy theories? Absolutely exasperated by their nonsensical babbling about Illuminati, UFOs, Multiverses, Baby-Eating Lizard People in rubber human suits…? Us, too. However, we’ve got with us today a satirical writer who can give ‘em…

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Origins III: Joseph Kaline By Philip Becnel Editor’s Note: Readers will recall that we are running four excerpts from Philip Becnel’s new satirical novel, Freedom City. In it, Becnel envisions a post-Trump America that is a little too much like something out of Orwell. Fortunately, he also envisions a band of merry pranksters who plan…

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Editor’s Note: This week we begin something new. LR Net is happy to present several excerpts from a new satirical novel, Freedom City, by Philip Becnel. By turns funny and furious, the book takes a delightfully savage look at a near future America in which Trump has gone, but his toxic legacy remains. Fortunately, a…

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