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Make America Rake Again

As of right now, 76 people are known to have died in the drought-stricken Sierra foothills of Northern California, where a wildfire, dubbed “Camp Fire,” has been burning for 10 days. As 1,276 people are still unaccounted for, this number is expected to rise considerably over the coming days, as the smoldering remains of over […]

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Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember Obama having to take a note with him when he met the parents of those who died at Sandy Hook, reminding him to have empathy

Yes, the above photo is real. Those are Donald Trump’s hands holding a note reminding him to be a decent human being. The photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer this afternoon, during his “listening session” with the survivors of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the relatives of the dead. Point […]

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Ohio seems to be swinging toward the bright light of modernity… let’s hope that it continues

No Republican in modern history has made it to the White House without winning Ohio, and, for that reason, Mitt Romney has been spending a disproportionate amount of time crisscrossing the buckeye state with relevant, of-the-moment cultural icons who can really help him connect with the masses, like super-wealthy golf course designer Jack Nicklaus, and […]

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Putting an “I Support the Troops” magnetic ribbon on your car is one thing, but having wounded vets transported through your neighborhood is quite another

OK, I may well be overreacting, but I just read an article about some Ann Arbor residents who are up in arms over the temporary use of shuttle busses to transport wounded soldiers through their neighborhood, on their way to and from the VA Hospital, and I feel obligated to fan the flames of outrage. […]

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The Republicans are “Going to hurt some people,” and they know it

We all know that the gap between rich and poor in America is growing wider, right? Well, it looks like it might get even worse, if the Democrats aren’t able to turn the debt ceiling debate around. According to reports out today, the new plan being championed by Speaker of the House John Boehner would […]

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