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The Trump administration uses Quebec shooting to justify Muslim ban, only to find the gunman was actually a white Trump supporter

Last night, a gunman opened fire on people praying at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center, leaving six dead and five critically injured. Somehow, I didn’t hear about it until this afternoon, when I was listening to audio of Trump press secretary Sean Spicer’s surreal and rambling press conference. Spicer, for those of you who […]

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Trump ban on Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with appeasing his racist base

As we discussed last night, Trump’s clearly illegal ban on those entering the United States from majority-Muslim nations was interesting in that not all majority-Muslim nations were included. While Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen made the list, several others, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, did not… which is odd, given that’s where […]

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The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says U-M won’t be releasing the immigration status of its students

I’m proud to see that my alma mater, the University of Michigan, was quick to issue a statement this evening, in light of President Trump’s most recent executive action to ban individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries, to say that they would not be releasing the immigration status of their students. The following comes from the […]

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It took him half a dozen years, but Obama is finally coming for our guns

Perhaps worrying that not enough self-described “patriots” were heading out to join the well-armed Christian militia members who are massing in that abandoned Oregon gift shop to fight federal “tyranny”, President Obama just announced that, starting tomorrow, he’d finally be coming for our guns… If that doesn’t light a fire under the asses, nothing will. […]

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