Articles by: Dylan Hock
Dylan Hock is a poet, novelist, professor and social activist. He is published in a number of little magazines and has an essay on the muzzling of Ezra Pound included in the anthology Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity. He is an editor for Reverb Press and a contributing writer/editor for If You Only News and Liberal America. He is a board member of The James Jackson Museum of African American History and tech manager for the Ezra Pound Society. Follow him on Ello, Google+ and Twitter! To stay connected to a savvy collective of writers from all four sites, and more, follow Politricks on Facebook and Twitter.

Tea Party-Backed Texas Legislator Proposes Full Legalization Of Marijuana (VIDEO)

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“All that God created is good, including marijuana. God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana that the government needs to fix.”

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Iranians On The Street Respond To Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech (VIDEO)

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There’s been a lot of talk and hubbub around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address before Congress, but what does Iran think of the matter?

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Students Find Teacher Hanging In Classroom, Dies Of Cardiac Arrest

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It is still too early to determine how long the teacher had been hanging there before she was discovered by students, but likely not long.

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California GOP Makes History, Votes To Officially Recognize Gay Republican Organization (VIDEO)

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Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Charles Moran: “A lot of us knew we were Republican before we knew we were gay, so this is home for us.”

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O’Reilly Claims Presence At JFK Assassination Suicide, But These Recordings Prove Otherwise (VIDEO)

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Bill O’Reilly: “[I] was about to knock on the door [when de Mohrenschildt] blew his brains out with a shotgun.”

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Kurds Offer Glimpse At The Heartache Of Family Members Joining ISIS, al-Nusra (VIDEO)

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“I tried to convince him not to go, but he didn’t want to change his mind. He wasn’t a bad person.”

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New ISIS Video Shows Destruction Of Museum’s Ancient Relics Dating Back To 7th Century B.C. (VIDEO)

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ISIS: “These statues and idols, these artifacts, if God has ordered its removal, they became worthless to us even if they are worth billions of dollars.”

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Watch John Boehner Respond To Question On Looming ‘Clean DHS Bill’ In The Strangest Way (VIDEO)

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After a moment of uncomfortable laughter, Boehner attempted to rub in the gesture… even further by commenting on it.

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Netanyahu Widens U.S. Rift, Declines Private Meeting With Dems: Compounds ‘Misperception Of Partisanship’ (VIDEO)

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Folks can thank John Boehner, once again, for spreading further the ever-growing national divide in the U.S.

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Barbara Boxer Wallops Giuliani: ‘Ask Osama bin Laden If President Obama Loves America’

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Most intelligent people know and understand the president’s position, which is why Boxer swiped at Giuliani on Twitter.

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Philly Cops Kill Man For ‘Driving Without Lights,’ But Guess What This Surveillance Video Shows

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Bet you can’t guess the answer to this one.

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Video Rallies ‘Westgate Style’ Attack On Mall Of America, But For God’s Sake – Keep SHOPPING (VIDEO)

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Shop ‘til you drop, America.

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Virginia Governor Pumps His Proverbial Fist At Boehner’s ‘Threat’ To Defund Homeland Security (VIDEO)

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The dysfunction in Washington is partisan politics, which really puts American families at risk.

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Man Arrested For January Bombing of Colorado Springs NAACP Office

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Authorities are still in the throes of determining whether the bombing will be classified as a hate crime.

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Even This Former Romney Advisor Calls Giuliani’s ‘Obama Doesn’t Love America’ Remark ‘Insane’ (VIDEO)

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If you’re having trouble finding something to be thankful for today, be thankful former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani is nothing more than a loud-mouth has been.

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Drop-Out Scott Walker Calls Critics Of His Smarts ‘Elitist’ As He Sandbags State’s Universities (VIDEO)

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Former Gov. of Vermont, Howard Dean: “I worry about people being president of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science.”

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Hilarious HomeMade Signs Posted All Over Los Angeles Shared To Social Media (IMAGES)

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Sometimes you have to take life into your own hands and make a laugh in the dumb gray world.

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Hundreds Of Graves Vandalized In French Jewish Cemetery Along German Border (VIDEO)

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French President François Hollande is calling the act “odious and barbaric,” an anti-Semitic aggression at odds with French values.

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Demonstrators Pour Red Paint On Officers’ Memorial, Cops Call For Chief’s Resignation (VIDEO)

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The tug of war between freedom of speech and law enforcement continues, but at least this time no real blood was spilled.

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New ISIS Video Shows 21 Kidnapped Egyptian Christians Beheaded On Beach Outside Tripoli (VIDEO)

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“This undeniably means that the group now views Christian populations as not only targets but also part of the bigger ‘Crusader plot,’ not separate from the US-led coalition or aggressors.”

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