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Why Bernie Sanders Matters More Than Donald Trump

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It used to be (not so long ago) that when a liberal politician was accused of being a socialist, they’d adamantly reject the notion. It’s easy to understand why. What kind of American leader, after all, would want to be identified with a system that has not only consistently failed throughout history, but also stands…

Journo Apologizes to the President for an ‘Ungrateful Nation’

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Dear Mr. President, The problem isn’t you. It’s them, the American people. They just don’t understand how utterly magnificent you are. They don’t realize how undeservedly lucky they are to have you as their president. They should be lavishing you with endless praise, not questioning your impeccable judgement, criticizing your glorious policies, and soiling your…

Lindsey Graham Ponders a Brad Pitt Candidacy

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Back in 2004, I ordered a DVD of that year’s Republican National Convention highlights off of a GOP website. Little did I know (though I really should have) that from that day forward, my email address would end up in the hands of practically every Republican candidate running for national office—well, in the hands of…

The Liberal Privilege of George Takei

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Imagine for a moment if a reporter asked actor Walter Koenig (best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek television series) a question about President Obama, and Koenig responded this way: “He is a clown in blackface sitting in the White House. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong…

Dukes of Hazzard Neutralized; Let the Healing Begin

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When Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina called for the removing of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol earlier this week, I was impressed with how she went about it. She presented a thoughtful and compelling case, and acknowledged those who disagreed with her without demonizing them. It was the mark…