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Right Parties Like A Russian

So we know, now, that people on the American Hard Right flew to Moscow to party with Putin’s Pals. Ollie Ward, writing in The Hill Reporter, says that the recent cache of Russian officials’ emails released by hackers shows that individuals associated with “Bradley Foundation, a prominent financier of right-wing groups in the US, attended…

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Alex Jones’ Really Bad Month

Alex (InfoWars) Jones is having a really bad month. First,  the FDA has announced that it will be a lot more zealous in the regulation of food supplements. And, guess what? It turns out that Jones makes most of his money from sales of just such supplements. The right-wing, conspiracy-laden, bat-sh*t crazy politics is just…

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Trump To Declare Emergency

News outlets are reporting that Trump will sign a budget bill but also declare a national emergency to get around Congress and get funding for his wall. By the time you read this, it may already have happened. The Daily Beast among other news services is saying that this will begin a long, draw-out legal…

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Enquirer In Deep Sh*t

The alleged newspaper, The National Enquirer, has a long history of being on the side of Right Wing figures, and of doing its level best to smear Left Wing ones. (What the newspaper wrote about Obama and his family made even Fox News look “fair and balanced.”) But, now, the Enquirer may have finally gone…

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A Liberal Napoleon?

There is an interesting, if at times disturbing article on The Week’s site. In What American liberals could learn from France’s neo-Bonaparte, Matthew Walther argues that progressives need to learn from France’s president Macron, specifically, he says, we should copy his “his ability to put a neo-Bonapartist ideology — the improving, totalizing but intensely personal…

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Flash: Ayers Won’t Stay

CNN is reporting that Nick Ayers, a young and rising star of the GOP, has decided not to remain in the White House. This was a shock in that he had been widely rumored to be Trump’s next chief of staff. Why he has elected not to remain is unclear. But, Ayers is an astute…

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Russia/China Will Interfere In 2020

This will come as a surprise to nobody, though the GOP will doubtlessly proclaim themselves shocked, shocked…and refuse to admit that it is happening. But, according to NBC, American intelligence agencies are saying it is pretty much certain that China and Russia will both try to interfere in the 2020 elections, hoping to keep useful…

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Facebook Don’t Need No Stinking Transparency

Ever wondered just how much a problem Facebook might be for American democracy? Well, here’s a little hint. The online publication, The Stranger, recently paired with the advocacy research group, ProPublica, to produce a database of all the “dark ads” appearing in American media. Notes The Stranger, “Such ads were used by Russians during their…

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A Field Guide to Christians

Having trouble telling one Evangelist from another? Not sure if the Christian you’re dealing with hates you or not? Well, help is at hand. Writing in Raw Story, Sarah Burns says that a “A new report from the Center for Religion and Civil Culture at the University of Southern California revealed that evangelical Christians can…

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Muons

He was a nice guy with a bunch of answers. They wanted to kill him. Could she keep him alive? Fiction by Victor Storiguard.

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