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Me Sad. Country Dead
Photo by Eduardo Munoz/ Reuters Ah, another week at the circus, with the usual accretion of train-wreck follies : Another rally of delusions and lies, the disclosure our befuddled Dear Leader doesn't know the name of his Defense Secretary while he makes up facts as he goes along, and the admission...
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Dancing With the Angels
Elijah Cummings walks with community leaders in Baltimore 2015 to preach against violence amidst unrest after the murder of Freddie Gray. Photo by David Goldman/AP. Front photo AP So Sad. We mourn the sudden, too-soon passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, 68, son of sharecropper parents, beloved...
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Trump's 1000 Years: You Are A Great Guy. Will You Be My Friend? Emails. Ancient Rome. I Killed ISIS. Let's Make A Deal. Meltdown (Unending)
A slightly altered version of photo released by the White House showing - projection alert - "Nervous Nancy's Unhinged Meltdown." Mazel Tov! We made it to Trump’s 1,000th year day! What he did: Told Turkey and Syria to go fight over sand. Boasted the friendship between Italy and America goes back...
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On War Crimes and Tennis Sheds
Kurds in Syria flee bombing. Photo by I smail Coskun/ HA via A.P. Gruesome Cognitive Dissonance Alert: Amidst the grisly consequences of Trump's feckless, senseless Syrian clusterfuck - ethnic cleansing , civilian devastation and over 160,000 desperate refugees - Grifters Inc, astoundingly, just...
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The Work of Democracy: The Despicable Susan Collins Is Irate A Constituent Actually Asked Her Some Questions
Enjoying a good one, no doubt at the expense of women's health and lives. Getty Image. Front photo by Reuters Poor Sen. Susan 'Sure Let's Put Drunken Rapists On the Supreme Court 'Cause What Could Possibly Go Wrong' Collins, who hasn't held a Town Hall or otherwise inter-acted with the people she...
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Ain't It Funny How An Old Broken Bottle/ Looks Just Like A Diamond Ring
Photo by Oh Boy Records Taking a break to wish the incomparable John Prine - " songwriters' songwriter, " master of tender tales of grace, grief, wit, war, love, junkies, Pluto, murder, Jesus, sausages, old age, broken hearts, Abu the Elephant Boy, the speed of the sound of loneliness and the sweet...
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Now Trump Is Whining the Kurds Didn't Help Us At Normandy and They and We Are Doomed
Photos by Delil Souleiman/AFP. Front photo by Win McNamee/Getty What the actual fuck. With the entire world denouncing his feckless, unconscionable abandonment of US-allied Kurds in Syria to Turkish atrocities, desperate Kurdish civilians vowing to act as human shields, and a humanitarian crisis...
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In His Great and Unmatched Wisdom: WTF GOP?
Bonkers City. Having made the wildly capricious, deeply uninformed, universally excoriated - even by uber-sycophant Lindsey Graham ? - "decision" to abandon the Kurds in Syria who long fought with us against ISIS, Cadet Foggy Bone Spurs then rushed to Twitter to assure everyone it's all good folks...
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Free Speech: Use It or Lose It
Photos from Freeway Bloggers Awash in what Charlie Pierce calls our national, sputtering, demonic "John Le Carré novel starring the Marx Brothers" - now at its "smoking arsenal" stage - it's comforting to remember the resisters out there. Since the Bush era, tireless Freeway Bloggers largely in...
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Nobody Had To Die: A Jury Finally Decided It Was Unreasonable For A Cop To Kill An Innocent Black Man
Jean's mother Allison after the verdict. All photos by Tom Fox/Dallas News In what some deem "a seismic shift " in a criminal injustice system that has long seen police shoot innocent black men and women without being held in any way accountable, a Dallas jury has found former cop Amber Guyger...
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