Author: Scott Lemieux

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If you want some laughs on this Sunday, check out the replies to my Tweet noting that Colin Kaepernick would give the Packers a much better chance of remaining competitive than beloved former Giants coach Ray Handley. I’ve seen this here as well, but the number of Packers fans who reflexively defend Mike McCarthy also […]

Linc Woulda Won

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On November 12, 2017

Maybe you don’t believe brave cynical book promoter whistle-blower Donna Brazile. But how can people possibly deny evidence that Hillary and the DNC RIGGED Democratic primaries this compelling?

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A As Donna Brazile continues her tour of pandering to wingnuts and professional 2016 primary re-litigators, multiple people have claimed that she’s being treated unfairly by critics who fall outside these categories, because she never said that the primaries were rigged. This defense, however, completely fails. Not only was the reaction of people like Greenwald […]
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Hot Take of the Day

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On November 8, 2017
Warning: you’ll need sunglasses for this one. Uh… Democratic candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates won more than 220,000 more votes than their Republican counterparts. Democrats won the two-party contest with Republicans by more than 9 percentage points. Nevertheless, Republicans may still maintain control of Virginia‚Äôs lower house, largely due to gerrymandering. Before the […]
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Kindly Uncle Shelby

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On November 7, 2017
It’s not news that Shelby Foote, who dominated Ken Burns’s The Civil War, was a straightforward apologist for the Confederacy: I’m guessing the follow-up question wasn’t “What do you think the best example of principled Confederate support for states’ rights was — their strong support for a federal Fugitive Slave Act or demand for a […]
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