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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

This will not be a column about Sandra Bland, although it could be. Certainly there is cause for outrage over the way a Texas state trooper escalated the routine traffic stop of an indignant African-American woman into a violent arrest; she died of an apparent jail cell suicide three days later. But Chuck would say […]

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I wonder if this is one of the statues provided by Jack Warner to promote his movie “The Ten Commandments”? The Oklahoma Supreme Court says the state must remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state must remove a Ten Commandments monument from its Capitol, after […]

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I just don’t understand why she won’t answer, because her refusal to answer is going to piss off twice as many people as answering would: Hillary Clinton took a strong stance on clean energy Monday, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that her efforts to tackle climate change would parallel President John F. Kennedy’s […]

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.@GovWalker in South Philly: cuts in line, orders wrong thing 2x, doesn't clean up after himself. Frontrunner! http://t.co/Uv1APueyGy — Adam Bonin (@adambonin) July 28, 2015 Several Philly tourists not amused with Scott Walker crashing their lunch. Overheard: “Stand in line with the rest of us.” “Who is that?” — Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) July 28, 2015 […]

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It would be nice if just once, she came right out and told us what she has planned — keeping in mind, of course, that she intends to govern and won’t really offer voters a Christmas list of what they want if she can’t deliver: Hillary Clinton’s newly unveiled climate vision sounds ambitious on its […]

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Mitch knows who signs the big checks: McConnell opened his remarks by saying, “Is this working? I know it’s been a long, but very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David for the important work you’re doing. I don’t know where we’d be without you, and um, and I […]

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TechDirt has the scoop on this shocking/not shocking BFD of a story about Google and the Motion Picture Association of America: Earlier this month, we noted that the Hollywood studios were all resisting subpoenas from Google concerning their super cozy relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, whose highly questionable “investigation” of Google appeared to […]

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Karl Rove vs. the Kochs

Oliver Willis about the split in the Republican Party: At this point the actual Republican Party is a husk. A shell of its former self, it basically exists as a mechanism for getting names on the ballot in all fifty states and not a whole lot else. The real muscle behind the Republican Party are […]

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I just don’t know any other conclusion a rational person could make, other than that the Israelis are trying to ethnically cleanse the country of Palestinians. Bookmark It

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First, we need a straight answer on the Keystone XL pipeline. And hopefully, we can get a Democratic congress and actually do something about climate change: On Sunday evening, the Democratic presidential candidate released a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the […]

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