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The October surprise that wasn’t… The failed Republican attempt to frame Robert Mueller for rape one week before the midterms

With momentum slowing for Republican candidates after the racist killings in Louisville, the anti-Semitic mass murder in Pittsburgh, and the attempted assassination of several prominent Democrats by a Trump supporter, the leaders of the far-right are doing everything in their power to turn things around before next Tuesday’s midterm election. They’re telling lies about protections […]

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11 are dead in the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history

Remember how, not so long ago, we were talking about how the Republicans, in a desperate attempt to remain in power and avoid being held responsible for their actions, had made a conscious decision to spread a false story about a bloodthirsty gang of would-be terrorists, funded by “globalists” (code word for Jews), making their […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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Betsy DeVos v. Dwayne Wade

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which shut down in the immediate aftermath of last month’s mass shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead, recently reopened. And, today, there was news that the students had received two distinguished guests, one of whom talked with them at length about their experiences, and the other, who, refusing […]

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Spending this last night of winter with Boris Karloff

I had a great post in mind for tonight about Hope Hicks and Delta Airlines, but, as I figure this might be our last big snowfall of the winter, I’ve decided instead to just sit in front of the fireplace with a glass of scotch and watch Boris Karloff in Targets.

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