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The creation of a global movement for preserving life on earth… right here, right now

In a perfect word, people would do the right thing just because it was the right thing. They would give money to the people of Bangladesh without George Harrison having to produce a concert, and they would have marched to demand clean drinking water for the citizens of Flint without Mark Ruffalo calling them into […]

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The redeployment of Mike Pence, agent of distraction, and the ever widening war with the NFL

This past November, just a few weeks after the presidential election, Donald Trump quietly settled a fraud case against Trump University for $25 million, rather than go to court and respond to charges that the unaccredited education company operating under his name, was, to quote a former Trump University employee, “a fraudulent scheme… that preyed […]

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“Unite the Right” event draws America’s most deplorable racists to Charlottesville for a raging Nazi frat party

Hundreds of Old Navy-wearing white supremacists carrying tiki torches from Pier One Imports gathered in Charlottesville tonight to chant “White Lives Matter” at the base of the Thomas Jefferson monument on the campus of the University of Virginia. Apparently, these men, led by Richard Spencer and other well known members of the professionally aggrieved set, […]

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If you really care about people who are transgender, or just people in general, please stay focused on health care for the next 24 hours

It's a distraction. They've been holding this up their sleeve for a while. They don't want people talking about Trumpcare. — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) July 26, 2017 As much as it pains me to look the other way, and not go off on a long, angry rant about the counterproductive, offensive, and very likely illegal […]

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OK, we’re now officially fighting for our lives. And this isn’t hyperbole.

OK, so the vote to advance Trumpcare in the Senate didn’t got our way today. It was close, but we lost, and now the limited period of meaningless discussion masquerading as ‘debate’ begins. As I mentioned yesterday, both sides can propose amendments during this 20-hour period, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is under no […]

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