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The etymology of “beazel”

I’d wanted to write last night about Donald Trump’s ever-changing position on mandatory background checks for gun sales, and the pathetic way in which he publicly grovels at the feet of the NRA, but, when I saw that one of my favorite films, Preston Sturges’s delightfully thoughtful 1941 screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels, was going to […]

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As some Republicans begin to stand up against Trump and McConnell on white nationalism and gun control, the fight shifts to Walmart and the corporations underwriting Trumpism

It’s now been a few days since a white nationalist gunman took the lives of 22 people in El Paso and there are any number of things that we could discuss. I’m inclined to focus on Mitch McConnell’s continued refusal to bring House Resolution 8 to a vote in the Senate, but I really don’t […]

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Yet another young white male with a gun goes on a killing rampage citing the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory

Yesterday morning, at approximately 11:00 AM, Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old white male wth a history of racist views, walked into the Walmart next to El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall with an AK-47-style assault rifle, and proceeded to take the lives of 20 human beings. While some on the right, like Texas Governor Greg Abbott, are […]

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Putin, Trump, and the killing of journalists

This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to say that the investigation against him and his associates — the investigation that has already yielded multiple convictions and guilty pleas — is “illegal and rigged”. He then went on to add — quoting Rush Limbaugh — that those investigating him “ought to […]

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Matt Gaetz says we need a border wall, not universal background checks, to stop gun violence in America

When the Democrats took back the House of Representatives during this last election, it gave them the ability to once again set the legislative agenda. And, today, we saw how important that was. For the first time since the Republicans took control of the House during the 2010 midterms, there was a hearing in the […]

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