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Nobody’s A Bigger Bullsh*tter Than Trump

We’ve known for a long time that Donald Trump loves to elevate himself to super-human status. We’ve also known for a long time that words are meaningless to Trump. Very often, his use of words transparently and inadvertently reveal exactly what he’s thinking, especially when he doesn’t want us to … Continue reading

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Trump Defends Sinclair Media Because It’s Made For Him

Over the weekend, it was revealed that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the right-wing company that has been buying up local TV stations, filmed a video where they forced all their news anchors, across all affiliates, to read from the same script, which reads in part: “We’re concerned about the troubling …Continue reading Continue Reading at

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The Parkland Boycott of Laura Ingraham Is Now A “Dangerous” Threat To Freedom

Oh my! I had no idea that the Parkland kids weren’t just after our Second Amendment rights, but our First Amendment rights, too! At least, that’s the argument that The Hill’s Joe Concha is making as he laments the boycott of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers led by Parkland student David Hogg: …we’ve …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Revealed at Last, a Patriotic Form of Black Protest That White People Won’t Object To

The Banter Long Read: As if we needed a reminder about how racist America is, this past week the nation freaked out over mostly black athletes peacefully and quietly taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. This has once again reinforced the unspoken rule that angry …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump’s Antitrust Threat Against CNN is a Dangerous Escalation

Donald Trump has been president for less than six months and he’s so eroded our sense of what is normal in a democracy that this is not the screaming headline of every newspaper:“White House advisers have discussed a potential point of leverage over their adversary” CNN, the official told the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Post-Alexandria, Expect More Restrictions on First Amendment Rights and Zero Restrictions on Second Amendment Rights

At some point in the near past, the Republican Party decided that Second Amendment rights were the only rights that are absolute and untouchable — rights that can not be regulated or restricted in any way. Ever. It used to be that Republican saints like Ronald Reagan could support sensible …Continue reading Continue Reading at

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