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The Southerm Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok puts Michigan hate groups in context

This evening, I had the occasion to speak briefly with Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok. I’d reached out to Potok, who serves as editor-in-chief of the Center’s quarterly journal, the Intelligence Report, and its blog, entitled Hatewatch, as I hoped that he might be able to shed a little light on William […]

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Because I haven’t the energy to write anything tonight that’s even remotely interesting… I give you a 19 year old Jennifer Granholm on the Dating Game

I was searching for footage of Debbie Stabenow on the first season of Temptation Island, but this is as close as I could come.

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Operation Empire State Rebellion

I’m doubtful that anything will happen tomorrow, but I suppose it’s a good thing that people are at least talking about the growing income disparity in America and the government’s role in making it happen. The following comes from Gary Roland, who is planning tomorrow’s protest in New York City’s financial district: WHEN: Occupation begins […]

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Matt Taibbi writes another great article that will outrage people, and ultimately make no difference

Every time I read a new article by Matt Taibbi, it occurs to me that I should probably stop making blanket statements about the poor state of American investigative journalism. I don’t say it enough, but I’m incredibly thankful that he’s out there, exploring that fertile strip of territory between those cultivated so successfully by […]

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Will the Republican party survive the Tea Party?

Mother Jones, if you haven’t seen it yet, has a great piece on Congressman Bob Inglis. Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, recently lost his reelection bid – something which he credits in large part to the Tea Partification of the GOP. Here’s a clip: …It was the middle of a tough primary contest, and […]

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