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What’s next, Holocaust jokes?

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On February 10, 2019
Your daily reminder that Donald Trump is a vile piece of shit, and that the 40% of Americans who continue to support him are 100% OK with his puerile racist humor, along with his countless other loathsome qualities. Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she […]
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The kleptocrats

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On February 8, 2019
Fascinating piece by Frank Foer on how the US banking and real estate systems have facilitated the rise of a global kleptocracy: But nestled in the Patriot Act lay the handiwork of another industry’s lobbyists. Every House district in the country has real estate, and lobbyists for that business had pleaded for relief from the Patriot Act’s […]

Frank Robinson RIP

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On February 7, 2019

The great baseball player Frank Robinson has died.  Robinson was the first man to win the Most Valuable Player award in both major leagues.  He was also the first black MLB manager. A story about ho

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The fake Elizabeth Warren scandal

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On February 6, 2019
The parallels here with the Clinton e-mail nonsense are striking, except this “scandal” is even phonier, having no basis in any valid concern about anything: Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that she was sorry that she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that […]

The Virginia mess

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On February 4, 2019

This is getting really ugly: Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement early Monday denying a sexual assault allegation that appeared on the same conservative website that posted a racist ph

Our story so far: On Friday Northam’s personal page from his medical school yearbook surfaces. It includes a picture of two unidentified people, one wearing blackface, the other in a Klan robe and hood. Within a few hours, Northam says he’s in the picture, although he doesn’t say which of the two people is him […]
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