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Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons Of Stock In Corps Doing Business With Human Rights Violators

It came as no surprise to see the kneejerk Republican response to President Obama’s decision to open relations with Cuba after more than half-a-century of isolation and sanctions. Clearly, 54 years isn’t quite enough time for this ridiculous policy to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Public Support for Torture is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t Torture

There are certain policy decisions that should never be left up to the American people. I’m not necessarily saying we’re stupid. Actually, come to think of it, I’m absolutely saying too many of us are stupid. 29 percent of us … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: The End of “Stephen Colbert” and the Beginning of Stephen Colbert

In a perfect world, The Colbert Report would’ve shamed Fox News Channel, and perhaps the other cable news outfits, off the air. For nine years, it has relentlessly and hilariously held a funhouse mirror up to the pasty white faces … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The 11 Most Psychotic Things Dick Cheney Said About Torture on Meet the Press

Miraculously, Dick Cheney is still alive. He’s still alive and still the former Bush administration’s most visible and tenacious historical revisionist when it comes to the tactics it employed in the Global War on Terror. So, naturally, Cheney was thawed … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: Are Cops on Steroids a Contributing Factor in Excessive Force Cases?

It kind of makes sense, in a twisted sort of way. If your life was on the line every time you stepped foot into your office, and if there was a regimen of drugs you could take to intimidate or … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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We Officially Live in the Era of the “Obama Economic Boom”

Unless you enjoy looking really stupid, you can’t logically blame the president for the $1.4 trillion deficit in 2009 and then refuse to give him credit for reducing the deficit to $500 billion at the end of this year. Likewise, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Reality of Black Crime and Why There’s No Justice for Eric Garner

As one of my Twitter friends noted yesterday regarding the decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner: James Holmes, who shot and killed 12 people while wounding 70 others in an Aurora … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly: Rams Players Aren’t “Smart Enough” To Understand the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Movement

Line up four white guys in a row. According to a poll I cited yesterday, one of those four white guys thinks he’s smarter than black people. Based on his genetic whiteness alone, he thinks he’s automatically smarter than the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: And White People Still Wonder Why Blacks are Angry About Racism?

The violation was known as “vagrancy.” If you were a black man in the South following Reconstruction, and you were unable to show proof of employment on-demand to the police, you could be arrested and delivered into what Douglas Blackmon, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Between Ferguson and the Reaction to the Star Wars Trailer, Racism is Alive and Louder Than Ever

Perhaps at some point early in its development, the addition of comments under YouTube videos was probably seen as a positive societal advancement in which consumers were encouraged to help sculpt content via accompanying feedback — to idealistically form a … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Squandered the Only Shot at NSA Reform For a Long, Long Time

The Keystone XL pipeline wasn’t the only piece of legislation that was killed on Tuesday. Make no mistake, it’ll unfortunately be back after the new Congress is sworn in next year, but for now it’s been blocked. The other item … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Republican Lawsuit Against Obamacare Gets a New “Liberal” Attorney

You might know the name Jonathan Turley from his many appearances on the old Countdown with Keith Olbermann show and, most recently, from his vocal opposition to President Obama’s use of drones and NSA surveillance. He’s basically Glenn Greenwald but … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bill Maher and the Far-Left Continue to Get Suckered Into Standing with Rand

Not too long ago, Bill Maher opened the door to the possibility that he’d support Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) forthcoming presidential run, forcing many of us to ask how Maher, who’s otherwise pretty savvy, could be so thoroughly flimflammed by … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chris Christie to Veto Bill Banning Cruel Treatment of Pigs by Factory Farms

One of the more frustrating topics we cover here is the National Rifle Association’s remarkable ability to convince Republican lawmakers to routinely vote against the will of their own supporters. Most recently, the NRA has financially coerced Republicans to vote … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Real Winner in Tomorrow’s Midterms: The Meme Culture

It’s times like this when it’s really difficult to not become even more cynical about the intellect of the American voter. In my nearly 30 years covering politics, I’ve seen very elections that are quite this incomprehensible and, sadly, I … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Eric Holder on Press Freedom: “No Reporters are Going to Jail as Long as I’m Attorney General”

A matter of hours after we published a follow-up on reporter James Risen and the Obama administration’s record on press freedom, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday and was asked by moderator Jonathan Capehart … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The GOP’s New and Subtly Racist Anti-Obama Attack Ad Will Scare You To Death

Or maybe not. At the very least, the latest ad from the Republican National Committee is designed to scare the pants off nearsighted, mouth-breathing ignoramuses who are utterly clueless about what’s happening in the world and whether President Obama is … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Once and For All, There’s No Such Thing as “The War on Whistleblowers” and Here’s Why

One of the most tone deaf and unconstitutional things the Obama Justice Department could possibly do would be to imprison reporter James Risen of The New York Times for refusing to testify in an Espionage Act case during which he … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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During Ebola Scare, Ted Cruz Rejects Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee for Being “Anti-Gun”

For several years now, it’s become abundantly clear that the Republican Party is being, shall we say, puppeteered by the National Rifle Association. The heat of a thousand suns has been hurled at the GOP’s relationship to the Koch Brothers, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell Continues to Slither Under the Radar: Repeal Obamacare — Except for Kentucky

Regardless of whether the Republicans win enough seats for a majority in the U.S. Senate, there’s a very real possibility that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be defeated by Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. But if the traditional … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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