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The White House ties the hands of the FBI, severely limiting the scope of the Kavanaugh investigation

Remember how we were talking yesterday about how, thanks in large part to Republican Senator Jeff “I Think I May Have Located My Vestigial Backbone” Flake, there was going to be an FBI investigation into the charges of sexual abuse against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Well, the more time that passes, the more it […]

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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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A Kavanaugh classmate at Yale alleges that the Supreme Court nominee shoved his penis in her face at a party… and, believe it or not, that’s not even the worst story about the man to come out today

Well, it looks as though there’s another allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh. This one dates back to the Supreme Court nominee’s freshman year at Yale, when, according to a classmate by the name of Deborah Ramirez, he dropped his pants and thrust his penis into her face at a party without her consent. […]

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Danny Fields… the man who signed the Stooges, discovered the Ramones, and changed the world

Almost a year ago now, I received an email from a reader of this site by the name of Bob Nolan, who, knowing of my love for the Ramones and Stooges, suggested that I talk with a friend of his named Brendan Toller. Brendan, he told me, had been working on a film about Danny […]

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Robert Reich: “There should be a surtax on the super rich”

It’s nothing we haven’t discussed here at least a hundred times before, but it’s always nice to happen across a new, persuasive article on the subject of America’s super-rich, and how critical it is that we begin taxing them at a level befitting a first world nation… It would be nice, though, if it wasn’t […]

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