Tag Archives: white privilege

Illustrating the incredible power of white privilege, a small army of Trump supporters with assault weapons storm Michigan’s capitol, intimidate legislators, and get to go back to their families afterward

About two weeks ago, several hundred Trump supporters, having been motivated by well-funded social media campaigns, descended upon Lansing, risking their lives to demand that we put the interests of Michigan’s business owners before the public health of our citizens, and re-open the state in spite of the guidance of public health professionals. At the […]

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Today in fake news: Edgy Day

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of instances in which fake news stories, having been seeded through bots by entities that want to stoke the fires of racial animus and political tribalism in the United States, have spread like wildfire across the internet thanks to real people, who, it would seem, care […]

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Brett Kavanaugh, amid serious new allegations of sexual assault, prepares to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, face his first accuser

Thursday morning, assuming things continue as planned, both Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford are supposed to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where they’ll be questioned about a sexual assault that’s alleged to have taken place in ’82, at a house party in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Blasey, […]

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Christine Blasey Ford demands an investigation before testifying against Kavanaugh, and the Republicans push back

I imagine that, had news come out back during the last administration that an adult film actress had authored a book in which she went on at length about the President’s freakishly misshapen cartoon “toadstool” of a cock, it would have dominated headlines for weeks, if not for months. Today, though, in this godforsaken hell […]

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Kavanaugh’s accuser comes forward, detailing the Supreme Court nominee’s drunken attack

Late last week, as I’m sure most of you will remember, Senator Diane Feinstein went public with news that a woman had sent a letter to her office claiming that, several decades ago, Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh, while a high school student, had attempted to rape her at a party. While refusing to identify […]

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