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An FBI Agent Went Undercover to Study White Supremacist

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An FBI Agent Went Undercover to Study White Supremacist

s. He’s Now Speaking Out About Racist Police. One Capitol Police officer was caught taking a selfie with a member of the white supremacist mob that overtook the US Capitol last week. A second officer has been suspended for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and directing insurrectionists around the building rather than handcuffing them. The storming of the Capitol has revived concerns about the ties between police and white supremacists, in part because officers arrested far more Black Lives Matter protesters this summer than they did Trump supporters who broke into the legislative building with weapons, at least one...

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I thought we would have some sunshine today.  This morning there were peeks of blue sky off to the north (by the bank) but it was just a tease.  Within five minutes of taking this picture the thick clouds were back and stayed all day.  All

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I thought we would have some sunshine today.  This morning there were peeks of blue sky off to the north (by the bank) but it was just a tease.  Within five minutes of taking this picture the thick clouds were back and stayed all day.  All

Day.  Ugh. We got a dusting of snow overnight.  See it on the arms of the chair?  But it was warm enough today that it all melted away as did much of the rest of the snow.  Not that I'm complaining, but this is one dry winter. Again today I had one devil of a time mustering up any oomph today.  I vacuumed (not my favorite activity) and washed a sink of portion containers and that was about it.  Writing wasn't bad today, the prompt was the best one so far this year and I managed to write a page....

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We’ve all done it — looked into the eyes of these people trying to find something, anything that would be an identifying mark; a glitch

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We’ve all done it — looked into the eyes of these people trying to find something, anything that would be an identifying mark; a glitch

  Other than a slightly-overconfident and crazed look, like they get it and we don’t, they seem like the people we grew up with; sat next to in church; those nameless faces you recognize when dropping a child off a soccer practice — hey there, how’s it going? Today, they show up everywhere donning gear that offends. You avoid them in stores because they are maskless. They think Donald Trump is a god. They think that Democrats run a child-molesting cabal and a massive, convoluted conspiracy is hell bent on enslaving all of us. They love you if the president...

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Many of the faces were already familiar.

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Many of the faces were already familiar.

We saw them in real-time, smashing Capitol building windows, scaling walls, and parading through the halls of Congress, beaming with self-satisfaction. We could see their every emotion as they desecrated monuments, urinated on carpets, and sat behind lawmaker’s offices as if winning something they had fought so very hard for; a treasure they had valiantly won after a long and brutal struggle. We saw their faces because they wanted us to. This was not an insurrection, it was a live-streamed social media white fantasy. They’d chosen their costumes with great care: some ridiculous American caveman cosplay or a patriotic Pinterest...

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The 2021 Online Teaching Toolkit | Free Guide - Top Hat

The 2021 Online Teaching Toolkit | Free Guide - Top Hat

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just shutter campuses and force classes online—it exposed student desires to be engaged in their learning and to see a greater return on their college investments. Get the free kit   What’s Inside the Toolkit We’ve combined three of our most popular online teaching resources into one handy kit. It’s perfect for anyone new to online teaching or for educators looking to take a fresh approach in the winter term.  In This Kit You’ll Get: Templates and tips you can use to plan and design your online or hybrid course Active learning strategies and exercises for...

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