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They Are Deplorable

Hillary Clinton was right. Donald Trump supporters are deplorable. As Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jamelle Bouie, and Judd Legum have shown two-thirds of Trump supporters believe President Obama isn’t an American (following the lead of the Birther in Chief, Donald Trump). Sixty percent … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Better Candidate

Senator Bernie Sanders has no discernible path to a delegate majority, yet he continues to argue he ought to be the nominee. One of his arguments is more than a little ironic: that the super delegates he’s said should honor … Continue reading

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Vetting Bernie Sanders

Sanders says he’s the lifelong progressive, an independent, a democratic socialist. He says he’s long been committed to and has long advocated progressive values. He says he can inspire a political revolution that will even the playing field that has … Continue reading

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The Grossly Odiferous Pomposity Debate

I could not bear watching the GOP debate last night, but I did my best to make it through a transcript. Hats off to whomever managed to follow that shitstorm closely enough to produce that thing. Oh my. I thought … Continue reading

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Talkin’ About a Revolution

50% more Republican voters participated in last week’s Iowa caucus than did in 2012 while Democratic participation dropped 30% from 2008. The party reported 171,109 caucus-goers this year compared to nearly 240,000 in 2008. We find a similar story in … Continue reading

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Liberty Weeps

Sometimes horrific events bring out the best in people. We can see examples of this in the Parisians who opened their home to strangers after the terrorist attacks this past Friday; we can see this in those who ran to … Continue reading

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The GOP Isn’t Too Pleased with Their Trump Card

As much as I loathe Donald Trump and everything he says and stands for, I admit it is a delicious irony to hear GOP leadership try to distance themselves and the party from him. It has been their willingness to … Continue reading

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