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Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old unarmed black man who was killed by Aurora Colorado police last August for the crime of causing some anonymous person anxiety because he was wearing a mask: According to McClain’s family, the 23-year-old had made a quick trip to the convenience store to pick up an iced tea for his […]
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The Trump Death Cult

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On July 2, 2020
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is calling for the White House coronavirus task force to be disbanded to prevent health officials from causing President Trump‘s message about the economy to be “distorted.” “Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx continue to contradict many of President […]

Casualties of war

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On July 2, 2020

Please read all of this amazing and horrifying piece of reporting on Trump’s pardoning of war criminal Clint Lorance, and how it helped destroy the lives of many of the men Lorance commanded in

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Downfall

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On July 1, 2020
(1) I’m no expert, but is that a Nazi eagle crest? It’s available for purchase from the Trump campaign website. (2) A commenter in the Alito/Thomas thread raised a possibility that had literally never occurred to me: That Alito and/or Thomas would wait until the election, and then retire if Trump lost and/or the GOP […]
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COVID and patience

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On June 30, 2020
One thing that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of attention in all the discussions about what to do about school in the fall (primary/secondary and higher ed) is that the preliminary development work on various vaccines seems to be going well. COVID-19 is apparently turning out to be a good candidate for developing […]

Carl Reiner

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On June 30, 2020

The great comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter has died at 98. The Guardian’s obituary. . . . FMguru flags this great piece about Reiner’s 70-year-friendship with Mel Brooks.

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