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Introducing his song about political operatives like Lee Atwater and their manipulations of race and masculinity, “Made Up English Oceans,” Mike Cooley talked about Jimmy Carter kicking off his campaign in Northern Alabama and being greeted by the KKK. “A lot changed after that,” he concludes, and “a lot didn’t.” One can say the same […]

Kavanaugh Kooked?

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On September 23, 2018

Mayer and Farrow, which means what you think it means: As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are i

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Both Sides Do It but the Democrat Party is more neoliberal: Trump administration officials announced Saturday that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the administration deems a drain on the country. The move could […]
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This Year’s Akin

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On September 22, 2018
I see Republicans have discovered another rape philosopher to run in a marginal Senate seat: North Dakota GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer said on Friday that the accusation against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh was “even more absurd” than Anita Hill’s accusation against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were drunk teenagers when the […]

Dude Process

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On September 21, 2018

I have long expressed puzzlement about the invocations of unspecified “process” that is allegedly “due” people who are criticized on Twitter, fired for committing an extensive

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