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John Prine as Tender Poet: The Best That I Could Do
Prine, a happy enchilada in his work. Getty Image Three months after the grievous loss of John Prine - songwriter's songwriter, big-hearted good ole boy of wit and grace, beloved best friend to thousands of ardent admirers he'd never met - his home state of Illinois has named him their first...
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Together Against Evil Personified
Walking Bubba's car to the front. AP photo Because it's not Russia's treachery or Barr's corruption or his own catastrophic failure on COVID, Trump just launched a racist attack "breathtaking even by (his) usual standards" on Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's only black driver, for not apologizing for the...
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An Unholy License
Getty Images This beleaguered Fourth evokes the searing words of Frederick Douglass as he furiously recounted , as a black man to his white audience, "the immeasurable distance between us" in his speech asking, "What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?" His answer: "A day that reveals to...
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Ha Ha: Rotten to the Core
Aurora cops' idea of good times Four Aurora, Colorado cops and sick fucks just got fired for thinking it was hilarious to replicate choking Elijah McClain to death, taking photos, and passing them around, including to one fellow cop "to cheer him up" - a grisly move McClain's family compared to...
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Tweet, Donny, Tweet!
Illustration by Damon Dahlen/AP photo Kudos to the Dem activists and hive minds who came up with Defeat by Tweet, a new independent super PAC that makes Trump pay for every vile, lying, hateful scrap of bile he spew s - with grassroots racial justice groups the recipients of his unwitting largesse...
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Going Full Nazi (Again)
Wow. The dog whistle's become a fog horn these dark and threatening days with Trump's new re-election merch: An "America First" t-shirt that looks uncannily like the Iron Eagle, the symbol of the Na zi Party. " It’s not an accident," wrote the progressive Jewish group Bend the Arc, which a few...
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Protest In Harmony for Elijah McClain - Until Rioting Cops Teargas His Violin Vigil
Jeff Hughes saves us all. Photo by Giles Clasen. Front photo by Reuters This weekend, thousands of peaceful souls and string players gathered at Violin Vigils in Colorado, Chicago and New York to honor Elijah McClain , the young massage therapist, violinist and innocent killed last year by police...
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Overwrought, Bellicose White Privilege Chap. 4,7346
Exquisitely illustrating why peaceful, unarmed people of color are in the streets decrying the brutal fact that peaceful, unarmed people of color are regularly, senselessly shot, a pair of white St. Louis lawyers just pulled guns on protesters simply walking past their uber-gaudy, $1.5 million,...
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"Please Forgive Me," Said Elijah McClain As Three Cops Murdered Him
Artwork by Matty Miller Another one. This week, three Aurora, Colorado cops were removed from active duty and the state's governor announced a new investigation into the death last year of Elijah McClain, a slight, gentle, quirky, vegetarian, 23-year-old massage therapist with "a child-like spirit...
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More Shocking Than All the Lies: The Leading Cause of (Far Too Often Needless) Death In America
Andrew Jackson and his like-minded bestie. Photo by Andrew Harnick/AP Huh. Despite our estimable leader's willful, febrile good cheer - all good, great job, no virus, you're the virus, don't need testing, let's go shopping! - COVID-19 is skyrocketing . Wednesday saw the highest confirmed single-day...
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