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With midterms approaching, the evil of the right is on full display

With the midterms fast approaching, and the prospect of both houses of Congress, as well as several statehouses, potentially flipping, Republicans across the country are becoming increasingly desperate. And, as you might imagine, this desperation is manifesting itself in truly terrible ways. In Texas, with the young, dynamic Beto O’Rourke gaining momentum, Ted Cruz has […]

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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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