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    The "Wait and See" Republicans

    Republican reaction to Donald Trump as their presumptive presidential nominee is all over the map. Of course there are those who are lining up to support him, some are digging in their heels and saying #NeverTrump, and a few are simply planning to remain silent. Regardless of how you feel [...]

    Three Centuries of U.S. Writing Against War

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    Patience Not a Virtue With the Islamic State

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    America’s Biggest of All Big Lies

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    Well, it looks like we have our general election match-up: Jeb Bush vs. Martin O’Malley. Just kidding! This isn’t Earth 6 [...]

    Morning Digest: Kelly Ayotte twists herself in knots: I’m supporting Trump, but not endorsing him

    Leading Off: ● NH-Sen: As the GOP tears itself apart trying to figure out what stage of grieving it ought to be in now that Donald Trump is the party’s presumptive nominee, vulnerable Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire finds herself in the in-between phase of “accep [...]

    The Flaws of Do-Gooder Food Ratings

    Everyone knows you should be watching what you eat. But how exactly do you watch the people who grew and packaged it? How do you trust that the food you buy meets the ever-growing list of requisites for a right-minded shopper? Not just the right kind of fats in the right proportion but al [...]

    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has said what many other GOP senators and officials undoubtedly wanted to say but have opted not to: That Don [...]

    In lengthy tweetstorm, Senate GOP’s top Trump critic doesn’t back down; he doubles down

    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has said what many other GOP senators and officials undoubtedly wanted to say but have opted not to: That Donald Trump could be a disaster for both the GOP and the country. To date, Sasse is still the only sitting GOP senator to say he simply won’t vote for T [...]

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Mourning becomes the Elected

    Apologies to Eugene O’Neill, but this election cycle has become a psychodrama, especially on the R side. Lauren Fox/TPM: Donald Trump sewed up the GOP nomination Tuesday despite the clear dangers he poses to his party in November. Polls show him deeply vulnerable against Hillary Clinton [...]

    Primary Concerns Episode 12: Andrew Sullivan Says Trump Will Ruin Us. Is He Right?

    Brace yourselves, America: Donald Trump won. After he dominated the Indiana primary, both Ted Cruz and John Kasich suspended their campaigns, officially making Trump the presumptive GOP nominee for president. Though Hillary Clinton hasn’t officially wrapped up the Democratic nomination,  [...]

    Bernie Sanders Isn’t as Progressive as You Think

    27,500 people in Los Angeles; 20,000 in Seattle; 18,500 in the Bronx: Bernie Sanders is sparking some of the biggest crowds in primary history. For millions across the country, his message is clearly resonating. It’s refreshing to hear someone running for the country’s highest [...]

    Kids to Admins: Charter Schools Have Got To Go

    In nearly 75 cities across the country, students, parents, and teachers marched at their public schools on Wednesday, protesting inadequate funding and charter school takeover, issues that especially impact Black and Latino students in urban areas. The organization Alliance to Reclaim Our [...]

    Fluxfilm No. 4 (lesbian)

    When I take a walk on the bridge with my dead cat in my arms, people say strange things to me. They show unprecedented interest; they must feel certain urges at the sight of a dead thing. When I approach, mirrors crack and coats rip. Beds fall apart, and bookcases topple. When I approach [...]

    Rolling Stones Tell Trump to Stop Using Their Songs

    The Rolling Stones have sent a cease and desist letter to Donald Trump, telling him to stop using their music. They released a statement to the media saying they never gave him permission. I suggested such a letter two weeks ago when I heard the… [[ This is a content summary only. V [...]

    “During the course of 2008, over 120 superdelegates switched their quote-unquote allegiance in that process. In fact, there is a lot  [...]

    Republicans Have a Tough Six Months Ahead of Them

    Every living Republican president has decided not to endorse Donald Trump: Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed every Republican nominee for the last five election cycles, will stay out of the campaign process this time. He does not have plans to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald  [...]

    I’ve been saying for a while that (a) the elevated lead levels in Flint were fairly moderate and probably didn’t cause a huge a [...]

    New Details in Prince Death Investigation

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports new details in the investigation into the death of Prince. It sounds like an intervention was in the works. Andrew Kornfeld was one of the three people at Paisley Park the morning Prince was discovered in… [[ This is a content summary only. Visi [...]