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An Extremely Worrying Meme

The other day, I saw the above meme on the People For Bernie Instagram feed. I did a search for the picture itself, and discovered there is, indeed, a back story. Something about two celebs having a “bromance.” And the image has become a general meme symbolizing pride before a fall. But what I found…

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Oh, Look. It’s Flipper

So the New York Times is reporting that one of Michael Cohenโ€™s most important business partners, Evgeny A. Freidman, has agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller. In other words, heโ€™s flipped. What does that mean? It means that the man who probably knows more about where Cohen left the straight and narrow is now testifying…

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NRA President Delusional About Source of School Shootings in USA

Following this past weekโ€™s tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, Oliver North โ€“ the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) decided to try and blame the school shootings that have been happening in the US on boys living in a โ€œculture where violence is commonplaceโ€ and where they are all…

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The Nation: The USA Is Way Too Close To Ukrainian Nazis

Editor’s Note: Stephen F. Cohen, a professor of Russian Studies and Politics, has argued that the USA is far too forgiving of Fascistic parties in Ukraine. The following piece by the writer who uses the pen name “Andreas” explores that argument. However, we should note that there are also positive aspects of Ukrainian politics. See,…

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Deplorables Threaten Violence (again)

Sometimes you just need a little reminder of how awful they really are. Trump supporters, I mean. The Deplorablesโ€ฆ And for todayโ€™s little aide-mรฉmoire, consider this story from Salon (though originally on Alternet): Billboard in Maryland warns liberals to โ€œget your gunsโ€ if Trump is impeached. Yes, it seems that some charming fellow in Calvert…

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Meeting With The Enemy

ย Whilst we normally credit writers at LR as best we can, this piece was sent to us and is being published anonymously for fairly obvious reasons – itโ€™s an account of some family issues with those involved potentially quite obvious. Names etc have been changed. On a recent trip out of state, my boyfriend and…

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Blundering Our Way To Hell

By Michael Jay Tucker So, I read something short but significant the other day. It was just a few lines, really. Not even a full paragraph. But powerfulโ€ฆ and terribleโ€ฆ all the same. Something that hints at our destruction. The passage in question is from Steven Simonโ€™s essay, โ€œPowder Keg In Syria,โ€ in the current…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

It’s been a busy week, unfortunately. Among the many things we’re watching on the web are: There’s been another school shooting, this time at a Texas high school. At the moment, we’re hearing that there are eight dead, but it could go higher or lower. That noise you hear in the background is the NRA…

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