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In an alternate Republican universe, Comey’s testimony yesterday vindicated the President

I don’t have time to say much this morning, but I felt as though I had to share this tweet of Trump’s. Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017 By way of background, here, from the New Republic, […]

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Trump appears to call for the assassination of his rival, stating that “Second Amendment people” could keep Clinton from appointing judges and destroying the country

The above comment was made by the Republican candidate for president earlier this afternoon in Wilmington, North Carolina. If you don’t believe me, you’ll find the unedited video below, in which Trump clearly suggests that second amendment enthusiasts might be able to stop Clinton from appointing judges and further “destroying” our country. Let that sink […]

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How different would things be now, if Bush, after the 9/11 attacks, had responded, “The answer to violence is even more Democracy”?

The following video is of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, addressing the press and the people of Norway after the murder of nearly 100 people on the tiny island of Utøya. It is the kind of thoughtful response to terrorist violence that I longed for here in the United States after the attacks of 9/11, […]

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Is the death of Amy Winehouse really newsworthy?

While I feel terrible that Amy Winehouse has passed, and sickened by the fact that her death is destined to become a punchline on talk radio, the really terrible thing, I think, is that it’s going to dominate news around the world for the coming days, bumping the mass murder in Norway, and the current […]

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Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 18 others shot in Arizona

Remember how, several months ago, we were discussing Sarah Palin’s decision to show her perceived political adversaries in the crosshairs of a gun? Well, one of those people, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was shot this morning. The motivation of the shooting is not yet know, but, given that the Congresswoman was the first of […]

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