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Meet Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska). He has had a lot of problems in the past with illegal contributions, saying awful things, ethics investigations, etc. However, most recently, he went ahead and just got real racist. What he said was so awful, Majority Leader John Boehner made a public statement about it.

He has since published this apology:


"During a sit down interview with Ketchikan Public Radio this week, I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California. I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.

Migrant workers play an important role in America's workforce, and earlier in the said interview, I discussed the compassion and understanding I have for these workers and the hurdles they face in obtaining citizenship. America must once and for all tackle the issue of immigration reform."

So his horrific racism was due to hearing his dad say it when he was 12. That would sound genuine were it not for him being a 79-year-old congressman, and his glowing 100% rating from the anti-immigration group, Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is actually a hate group.

If you shared this, maybe we could help him apologize for not resigning yet? And maybe you could just go ahead and ask him to resign?

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21


Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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